I am 13 days out from my natural pro show Sep 22 in Chicago at the IPE Windy City Natural. There are a few minor changes I incorporated the last few days here at the two week out mark that I wanted to share with you all. Now if I was just cutting body fat to be fit, and not compete, I would not be making these changes. My rate of fat loss as been optimal the last 14 weeks so these changes are just to be as ‘sharp/clear’ on stage as possible. My entire contest prep cut has been my free ‘Diamond Cutter‘ program. For your reference my Daily Nutrition can be viewed in a video Here. At this point everything has been working perfectly so I wouldn’t want to make any crazy or drastic changes. Why try to fix what isn’t broke. Here are small two week out tweaks I have started making:
- Training: I’ve followed my ‘Diamond Cutter” training and cardio since June 1st. At the end of the program we were doing multi-muscle non-stop Giant sets. As of last week I changed to one muscle group Giant Sets with short breaks. This type of training will continue this coming week. Cardio protocol is exactly the same as the DC program. I may start backing it down here soon. I will keep you posted.
- No Cheat Meals: The last 14 weeks I’ve had a weekly cheat meal on Saturdays which are one of my high carb days and HIIT cardio days. It has been typically pizza or Mexican. Starting yesterday (two weeks out) no more dirty cheat meals, but only homemade meals that fit the higher carb macros. Last night I made two 4oz lean turkey burgers with toasted buns, sprinkle of cheese, and ketchup.
- Dropping Beef: I typical rotate my lean proteins between chicken, turkey, pork, and beef. At this point I am going to drop red meat and keep my primary protein sources eggs, chicken/turkey, and Kaged Muscle whey isolate.
- Reducing Supplements: I take a variety of Kaged Muscle supplements throughout the year. Only close to a competition do I cycle off a few supplements just to reduce as much stress from my kidneys as possible to drop subcutaneous fluids. The supplements I will keep moving forward in Week 2 will be the following: whey isolate, Kasein protein, multi-vitamin, vitamin C, Ferodrox* (Kaged Muscle testosterone support), Hydracharge/Glutamine, Citrulline, organic caffeine. I will resume my normal supplement protocol right after the competition. *When obtaining a very low body fat men’s testosterone tends to drop which is why I have been taking the natural Ferodrox. I have been feeling stronger and more viral than previous competitions two weeks out. Get 15% off KagedMuscle.com products with my code “Michael15”.
Next week out starts ‘Peak Week’, the days leading up to a competition, and there will be a few more changes which I will outline next week. Follow my daily contest prep on my IG Story and Snapchat (WittigWorks both). Thank you all for your amazing support. I hope to see some of you at the show Sep 22 in Chicago. Please come out and support. Details can be found Here. Then join me afterwards for a pizza fest! Special thanks to my sponsors Kaged Muscle Supplements, Swole O’Clock, and Elite Training Tulsa for helping make this competition possible.
-Wittig, ISSA CPT
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