The World Championships

This is the memory I will have for many years of Nov 11, 2017 at the IPE World Championships. It may not have went down how I dreamed, but it went down perfectly.

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Let’s back up 24hrs though…I was happy that my wife Stacie was able to join me for the trip to Kansas City for this competition. It was a nice little getaway for us and she was very supportive and encouraging (just scored some bonus points there 😉 I am extremely thankful to our parents Steve and Pat for coming down to watch our 4 children.

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We stayed at the “host” hotel which is extremely convenient because there is always lots to do the day before a contest and it all happens at the host hotel: registration, polygraph, spray tanning, and competitors meeting. What I love about the International Pro Elite is that they take natural competitions seriously and polygraph everybody as well as liquid testing for top placements.

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Of course I could barely sleep the night before the contest. Between excitement, having to pee numerous times, and get up at 4:30am to start eating sleep was scarce. At that point I just stayed up to continue eating and prepare for the battle to come. Stacie and I showed up at the performing arts theatre around 7:30am Saturday, Nov 11th. What is great about the IPE organization is that it’s like a big family. While we are all mentally and physically preparing for the competition we are also hanging out and having a good time as the top photograph shows. The Pro Elite World Championships was the best of the best. They came from all over including Africa, Maryland, New York. Cayman Islands, Wisconsin, England, Canada, and more. Athletes had to qualify with top pro placings to even compete at this event. There were 15 other competitors in my Pro Men’s Physique class and it was stacked. All the guys had amazing physiques. I did not get a top placing, but I have zero regrets because I know I came in at my absolute best and hopefully inspired many along the way. It was an honor to be able to stand on the World stage with such amazing athletes.

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Where the real fun and memories took place…

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(My friend Eric Murphy who took 3rd at the Worlds)

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(Top L: Anthony Pieper who took 2nd place at Worlds, B.L: Oscar Leon)

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(Cyrus Russell from Africa)

Congratulations to all these guys. Special thanks to the International Pro Elite, John Arnold, Keith with HunterBodies Fitness for putting on a high-caliber event, a platform for natural athletes, and a friendly community. Thank you John with Team Gorman for your friendship and expert coaching. I am proud to be a part of all this.

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(Right off stage from pre-judging with coach John Gorman)

Now it’s time to enjoy the coming holiday’s with family. It doesn’t stop here for me. This is a lifestyle and I will be back in the gym on Monday. What’s next for Wittig? I plan to keep inspiring, motivating, and working to better myself and this world. Specifically I need to finish my next ISSA personal trainer course (my 4th) and my new e-book trainer currently in progress. I will step on stage again in 2018. Thank you all for your amazing support and many messages I’ve been receiving before and after the show. You are loved.

Extremely Blessed,
Michael Wittig
ISSA CPT
IPE Natural Pro
Kaged Muscle Athlete
All socials: WittigWorks

 

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Got to Love Twitter lol

I love Twitter for the main fact that you can often correspond with some of your favorite celebrities. Now I am a big CT Fletcher fan and have built a friendship with him over the last. Some “Tweets” went down yesterday that are downright hilarious to me. I felt like sharing them with you in hopes you get a nice laugh.

It all started with this Tweet..

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Notice I tagged CT and Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan Retweeted this btw which is awesome. Then I received this reply from someone random…

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Ok, not really a big deal. This is social media and stuff like this does not really bother me. I know my legs are not one of my strong points, but I definitely work them hard. That photo was taken looking down to highlight my back and arms.

I then politely posted this response…

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Now this is why I love CT. Check out how he responded…

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Thank you CT! And as a bonus this happened…

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My Worlds Contest Prep Diet

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(My 8 week transformation. Top: Aug 29 and Bottom: Oct 24.)

I have been getting a lot of question of what I have been eating during this current contest prep. I am going to be completely transparent and share what I have been eating since when this contest prep began 10 weeks ago. This was a 11 week long prep and we are 8 days away from stage time as I write this.

Protein and fats stay relatively the same and I’ve done a gentle carb cycle since day 1 which ranges from 150g, 200g, and 250g (off day 1xwk, low day 4xwk, high day 2xwk). Easy. What I am sharing below is my low day which the majority. On my off day (Sunday) I eat slightly less carbs and on my 2 high days I eat a bit more. Small adjustments were made depending if I was losing too fast or stalled.

5:00am Upon waking: 1 scoop Re-Kaged whey

6:00-7:00am Breakfast: Oatmeal 3/4 cup with sprinkle crushed walnuts, cinnamon, and 3 strawberries. 1 whole egg and 9 week whites. *High carb days I always go high protein pancakes or waffles (Kodiak Cakes or P28).
Supplements: multi-vitamin, Kaged Muscle: 2 Clean Burn (30mins before), 1 Purcaf (organic caffeine), 2 scoops of Hydracharge with 1 scoop BCAA and 1 scoop Glutamine.

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10:00am Pre-workout: 1 scoop Kaged Muscle Pre-Kaged and sometimes 1 scoop of Citrulline.

10:30am Start workout: 1 scoop whey with 10 grams Dextrose. 15-20mins into workout 1 scoop of In-Kaged.

1:00pm Post workout: 1 scoop Re-Kaged with 20 grams Dextrose.

2:00pm Lunch: 8oz lean protein (chicken, turkey, beef) and 2 cups mixed veggies.
Supplements: 2 Clean Burn (30mins before), 2 scoops of Hydracharge with 1 scoop BCAA, 1 scoop Glutamine, and 1 Purcaf.

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4:00-5:00pm Snack: 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt with sprinkle of crushed walnuts and light honey drizzle.

7:00pm Dinner: 8oz lean protein, 2 cups mixed veggies, 1 cup rice (dry measure).
Supplements: 2 Clean Burn (30mins before) and 1 scoop of Hydracharge. *On my off day I cut the rice.

10:00pm Before bed: 1 scoop Kaged Muscle Kasein slow digesting protein.

This nutrition is 1 aspect of preparing for this contest. The other two include cardio and my weight training. I am releasing my full “Human Transformer” video covering all 3 topics this weekend. Sign up for my free e-newsletter now so you don’t miss it. It’s free, I only send 1x a week max, and I never share my list. Sign up HERE!

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Special thanks to one of the top natural contest prep coaches in the world, John Gorman with Team Gorman, who helped guide me throughout this prep. If you need a top natural coach hit up John and let him know Wittig sent you to get in the door 😉

-Wittig, ISSA CPT
IPE Natural Pro
Kaged Muscle Athlete
All socials: WittigWorks

Wittig’s 150K Giveaway!

Wittig Giveaway!!! In celebration of hitting 150K followers on my Facebook.com/WittigWorks I am doing a massive giveaway. The Grand Prize (1): @fitmarkbags Envoy meal management back pack ($160), @swoleoclock watch ($190), @grippedfitnessaudio wireless headphones ($70), a @wittigworks “No Wimping” shirt and custom program & nutrition plan by me ($150). Three (3) runners-up will get my e-book trainer collection (5) and WittigWorks shirt. To enter do ALL of the following:
1. Follow me on @wittigworks
2. Join my FREE email list HERE! I only send 1x a week and never share my list.
3. Comment on my contest IG post HERE sharing your more inspirational accomplishment or something you would like to accomplish.
4. Tag 3 friends in your comment from #3.

**This contest is open world-wide. Model/color of watch and headphones may change. The contest starts now and ends Nov 14, 2017 at 11:59PM CST. I will announce the winners on my socials and e-newsletter on or before Nov 19.

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Double Down Leg Beat Down

This most recent leg workout was so nasty I had to share it with you all. Whoever tries this is going to hate me ha. It will be most brutal while you endure it and expect to hurt in the morning. I am 3 weeks out from the natural IPE World Championship so this is part of my cutting contest prep. My goal is to retain muscle and shed body fat. This workout will get it done. Follow my daily workouts with video of all on my Snapchat & IG Story WittigWorks both.

Legs:

Superset 1: Do these two exercises back to back without rest even between sets. This is a true non-stop superset. 5 sets.

1a. Hammer Strength Leg Extension: 5×15-20 reps
1b. Step Up Knee Up: 5×30 total reps (alternate legs)
 Note: Use a regular extension machine if you have no access to Hammer Strength.

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Superset 2: Do these two exercises back to back without rest for 1 set. Do 4 sets total. Keep rest short between sets. No more than 60 secs.
2a. Smith Machine Split Squat: 4×15
2b. Jump Squat: 4×25

VMO Giant Set 3: Do these 4 exercises back to back without rest for 1 set. Do 3 sets total.
3a. VMO Hack Squat: 15 reps (place ball between knees as shown)
3b. Side Step Overs: 30 reps total (alternate legs)
3c. VMO Leg Press: 15 reps (place ball between knees as shown)
3d. Side Step Overs: 30 reps total (alternate legs)

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4. Sissy Squats: 4×20. Only 30secs rest between sets. Use pause rest if necessary.

5. Glut/Ham Raise: 3×15. Short rest periods.

6. Uni-Lateral Kettlebell Straight Leg Deadlifts: 3×15. Just go back and forth between lets with no rest until done.

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Optional HIIT:
Battle Ropes: 15 secs alternating, 15 secs slams, 30 secs rest x 10

I am able to do these consistent, intense, and severe workouts with the support from the Kaged Muscle Supplements unholy trinity of Pre-Kaged, In-Kaged, and Re-Kaged. They will help you go to hell and back. Get 15% off Kagedmuscle.com with my code Wittig15. I might have had two In-Kaged’s during this leg beat down.

Michael Wittig, ISSA CPT
IPE Natural Pro
Kaged Muscle Athlete
All socials: WittigWorks

Trashing the Triceps

I haven’t posted a muscle specific workout up here in awhile. This last Triceps workout was something special though and I want to share it with you. It had the ‘Ceps hurting for days- my kind of workout. And now I share this pain with you…

Triceps:
1. Bilateral DB Extension: 5×25,20,15,10,10
Note: Do these on a slight incline. Notice the palms are not overlapping. View video here.

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2. Uni-lateral Superset: Do both exercises back on Left arm and then both on right arm for 1 set. Do 3 sets total.
2A. One Arm Kick Back: 15-20 reps
2B. One Arm Overhead DB Extension: 15 reps

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3. Reverse Pushdowns FST-7 blood restricted: 7 sets of 10-12 reps. Only 30 seconds rest between sets and hold arms up over your head during rest. View video here.

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-WIttig, ISSA CPT
IPE Natural Pro
Kaged Muscle Athlete
All socials: WittigWorks

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