Putting in the work despite a hurt shoulder. This past week I also replaced my morning protein shake with Shakeology and went up to 4000 calories, then started losing weight. I ended up grinding in oatmeal with the morning shake. So far I’m grinding 1 cup of Oatmeal with the Chocolate Banana Nutter recipe. I think I’m going to go up to 1.5 cups of oatmeal in the coming week (I have a lot of oatmeal left over from my P90x journey). I want to put on MMMMMAAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!! Down 1 lb this week despite eating like a rabid dog and taking 2 off days between the Bulk Shoulders and Bulk Chest workouts.
This video illustrates the concept of the drop set in Body Beast where you do two sets of 8 reps back to back dropping weight on your 2nd set. In this video I illustrate how I deal with getting behind in reps with the guys in the video (who are sandbagging!) and I actually fail on the drop set (2nd set of 8) and I drop weight to hit my rep goal. I also show how I mark up my worksheet to reflect the failure on the drop set.
In my 4th week of Body Beast I found my self losing 2 lbs eating close to 4000 calories per day, so I decided to add a few calories to my morning Shakeology. Basically I just follow the Chocolate Banana Nutter recipe but just add 1/2 cup of old fashioned oatmeal to it and grind it up first. I also eat two English muffins with almond butter and flax seed with this shake.
1/2 cup of oatmeal (grind)
1 scoop of Shakeology
1 Tablespoon of peanut butter
10 ounces of water
10 ounces of ice