Last month, I started my Anti-Dad Bod journey. This post will be a update towards my commitment toward getting into the best shape of my life by my 30th birthday. I have one month down now and I’m going to report my progress thus far.
As noted in the introductory post, I’m doing a custom written bodybuilding workout with a high rep, high volume scheme. For some of my lifts, I’m going as heavy as possible so I expect some strength gains, but the overall goal is hypertrophy, and even in just one week I can feel the changes. Last time I update you guys, I said I wanted to focus on trap/shoulder development. I have to say that I cant believe how my body is starting to look. See below:
Traps and Shoulders are starting to show, and upper pecs too. Arms grew 1 inch in a month. Sorry for the shitty pic.
After Month 1
I stuck to my plan to not really drink and limit carbs. My weight has actually dropped from 177 to 173 today. I feel less fat on my body and more muscle than ever before.
I went from drinking a few times a week to almost zero alcohol. I will have a whiskey on the rocks here and there which is a big change from drinking beer a few times a week. I am sleeping better than ever I’ve noticed and I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go.
I ate relatively clean to begin with, but I’ve cut almost all carbs, sugars and processed food. I start my day with protein shake, then I eat a huge amount of meat (usually around 10-12oz of chicken or pork), then a similar sized dinner with spinach or broccoli. Meat, and veggies are the only food I’m eating now. For drinks, Im only drinking water and black coffee. My macros are: 169g of protein, 75g of GOOD fats, 19g carbs.
Overall, I am feeling great. Lifting heavy and high volume is starting to feel normal to me an I’ve noticed a change in how my clothes fit. Pants waist and bottoms of my shirts are looser while the arms/chest are tighter. I also don’t feel as much fat on my body and definitely feel more muscle than I ever have.
More compliments from the wife and even the guy who wrote my lifting program is happy with my results thus far.
I don’t plan on changing too much because everything is going the way I want. I want to lose more body fat but not necessarily more weight in general. Everywhere I check estimates my starting bodyfat at 22% and I’d like to get it down to about 18-19% by next months check in.
I’ll be upping my cardio to try and facilitate this, but my lifting/diet will stay the same. As always, comment or message me for any more info