Friday, November 9, 2012
Here’s a pic from my chest workout with Eric from earlier tonight…My workouts of late have been great and I’m trying over these next few months to put on more size until I begin my diet in February for my first show on June 1st :)

Here’s a pic from my chest workout with Eric from earlier tonight…My workouts of late have been great and I’m trying over these next few months to put on more size until I begin my diet in February for my first show on June 1st :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Little pic Tori took of both of us during our shoulder workout earlier tonight :)

Little pic Tori took of both of us during our shoulder workout earlier tonight :)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Back on that gym grind

So, the last few days either my back has been acting up or the gym has been closed because of that hurricane sandy. I started working out consistently back in mid-July and had never skipped a workout and stuck to my gym routine to a T. If something wasn’t feeling right, I’d do something else and usually was able to figure it out and get the workout in. Sunday I decided to do my Monday workout since the storm was going to shut down all the gyms in the city and I didn’t want to be 3 days without working out. I walked in and instantly realized my back was fuckeddddd.

I don’t know if I did something to it or my body just needed a break but with the storm and everything, I haven’t done much physical activity like, at all.

It was really upsetting because I don’t walk into the gym and quit. If I set my mind to something, I DO IT!

But today, I am going to go in and kill the workout. I feel rejuvenated from the last few days of resting and I’ll update you later with how it goes! I’m 9 weeks away from starting my 14 week contest prep. I feel like I’ve been in contest prep already but this is just a proper diet and training…I know January - April will be a rough journey but I am SOO excited! 

- Tori

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Sunday, October 28, 2012
Thought i’d share a photo of my progress. I started the diet and training at a weight of 135 and I’m five feet tall…so, yeah…not a good weight. lol  I decided around July that I’d start getting back on the fitness game, lifting 5 days a week and running around 3-4 times a week. I did a really clean diet with only a couple cheats here and there throughout the week. Then, around September at weight of 125, I joined a Bikini team and started prepping for Mets in April 2013.  I’ve been eating 5 20g protein/20g carb meals, two of those meals with a serving a fat and last meal is 1/2 protein serving/ 1/2 fat serving.  I started my first month with a 3 days on - 2 days off, 1 day on, 1 day off split doing shoulder, chest, tri’s - mon, back biceps- tues, legs- wed, shoulder, glutes- saturday with about 3 days of cardio a week.  At my check in for the end of the month, I weighed in at 123 and while it shows progress it wasn’t very impressive so my trainer started me on a circuit training program for October. I do a full body plyo circuit on mon and fri and a full body superset workout on wednesday with 4-5 days of an incline walk for 30-45 minutes. I do only one cheat a week and looking forward to my weigh in with my trainer this week to see how this month’s training has treated me.

Thought i’d share a photo of my progress. I started the diet and training at a weight of 135 and I’m five feet tall…so, yeah…not a good weight. lol

I decided around July that I’d start getting back on the fitness game, lifting 5 days a week and running around 3-4 times a week. I did a really clean diet with only a couple cheats here and there throughout the week. Then, around September at weight of 125, I joined a Bikini team and started prepping for Mets in April 2013.

I’ve been eating 5 20g protein/20g carb meals, two of those meals with a serving a fat and last meal is 1/2 protein serving/ 1/2 fat serving.

I started my first month with a 3 days on - 2 days off, 1 day on, 1 day off split doing shoulder, chest, tri’s - mon, back biceps- tues, legs- wed, shoulder, glutes- saturday with about 3 days of cardio a week.

At my check in for the end of the month, I weighed in at 123 and while it shows progress it wasn’t very impressive so my trainer started me on a circuit training program for October. I do a full body plyo circuit on mon and fri and a full body superset workout on wednesday with 4-5 days of an incline walk for 30-45 minutes. I do only one cheat a week and looking forward to my weigh in with my trainer this week to see how this month’s training has treated me.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Eric’s Diet and Training Update

Hey guys! I wanted to keep you guys updated on my prep and what I am planning on doing in the months to come.  Right now I am at the end of my bulk with about only a month or two left.  I will be introducing cardio back into my routine around the middle of december approximately 500 calories for the week. I may start this sooner but time will dictate this.  Once the contest prep is in full effect I will increase that number by 500 (1000, 1500, 2000 and so forth).  Also, I have decided to change up the diet a little bit and introduce leaner meats such as chicken and fish so it will be a smoother transition when I start the cutting phase.  

Currently I am on an ‘instinctive’ training regime where I typically hit one body part a day trying to take one or two rest days a week.  I have been utilizing lots of heavy compound lifts to increase strength and kickstart some size.  Once the cutting phase begins Im looking to use a Push/Pull/Legs split and concentrate on lots of supersets and other advanced techniques to increase hypertrophy.  

Its a long road ahead, but I am excited for the journey. Also, Tori, Rob, and myself with some friends will be checking out the NPC Eastern’s next week.  The venue is where Tori and I will be competing in the spring.  So it will be exciting to be in the atmosphere where we will set foot on the stage April 2013.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Shitty Quad Workout 10/25

So I had probablyyyy one of the least productive workouts I’ve had in quite some time. Last Friday I had a great calves and quad workout, and then the next day my knees hurt so badly that it was painful to stand up after I would sit down for a bit. Tori (aka my girlfriend aka Victoria Betolatti aka the bikini competitor that participates in this blog) can and will attest to the fact that I was walking around the zoo like a 90 year old man with horribly arthritic knees haha no but seriously. The tendonitis is pretty bad in them right now. Whatever though, I’ll get through it and be far better than ever soon enough. 

So anyway I probably would have been better served to take a week off from training them altogether. I knew as I started warming up and trying to pre-exhaust on leg extensions that it would be a tough workout to get through. On a side note you really shouldn’t be trying to just simply “get through” your workout, you should be enjoying it, because you are bettering yourself and making progress towards your goals, whatever they may be. So when I was thinking to myself “ok I can’t wait to get this workout done with,” I knew it was not going to be my best. 

After four sets on the leg extensions I walked downstairs and did some leg press and step ups on the power squat. The numbers are absolutely not worth posting as this was far from a typical quad workout for me. The pain in my knees was rough at this point. Sometimes times like this can be beneficial though, you learn to listen to your body a bit more and to realize when to push and when to back off a little bit. I’ve had a tough week in terms of eating because I have some sort of a sinus infection and it’s been tough to get the food in that I need to to grow, but I’ve still been getting it done. I’ll speak more specifically on my diet in other posts though.

So tomorrow will be arms and calves and then I get a nice day off to relax on Saturday and spend the weekend with my girl :)