Welcome to my Round 2 Blog! This time, it’s a P90X/P90X+ Hybrid with a focus of purely on adding muscle.
My goal for round 2 is to add as much lean muscle as possible while adding a little fat as possible. Creating a calorie surplus is neccesary and the undesired side-affect of “bulking up” is some fat to come along with it. I’m OKAY with this because I have confidence I can lose the fat AFTER round 2.
My WeakPoint: My legs!
I’m targetting my weak point in this round: My Legs!! I have chicken legs and it’s time to do something about it. I’ve been doubling up on leg workouts for the first 8 weeks and having some decent progress so far (you can see my updated measurements on the right side).
Here’s a photo of them starting out:
New Weights (Bowflex Selecttech 1090s)
New 50″ TV
New Pull-up Bar
I chose 3600 calories because I calculated my “break even” point at 3000 calories and I wanted to run a 600 calorie surplus, 6 days a week. I started at 176, and like clock work, I’ve been gaining 1 lb a week to reach 184 after 8 weeks.
Each day consists of a combination of:
- Eggs & Veggies
- Greek Yogurt
- Turkey Bacon
- Skim Milk
- 2 fruit
- Chicken / Turkey / Fish / Beef
- Almonds (every day!)
- Whole grain bread
- Whole grain tortillas
- Whole grain pasta
- Veggies such as brocolli, cauliflower, green beans
- Salads with little to no dressing
- Whey Protein
- ON Gainer formula
- P90X Recovery Drink
Round 2 supplements
These are supplements that I added specifically for building muscle. Once this round ends, I will no longer use them.
No-Bomb (MHP) (Nitric Oxide for expanding blood flow)
Prime (USP Labs) (for muscle growth)
Pro Gainer (Optimum Nutrition) (for extra calories)
C4 (Cellucor) (for pre-workout energy)
Check back each week for an update!