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Wednesday
Jul262017

Road to Canadian Nationals - Bod Pod and FIT3D Testing

There is a lot of info in the video so make sure to watch it for all the details. The short version is I tested at 7.6% using the Bod Pod which was a bit higher than I was expecting since I feel as lean if not leaner then I have been in past competitions. At the end of the day the Bod Pod is just a machine that spits out a number you can use to help you track your progress but it does not indicate what you look like in real life or how you present yourself on stage. That is what is ultimately the most important!

Comparing last year's FIT3D to this year's FIT3D results at 3 days out from the Canadian Nationals, it kind of looks like I have brought up my upper body just a bit and may be heading into this year's Nationals a little bit leaner and more conditioned. Again checkout the video for more info and a look at my FIT3D Animated Avatar that I had done at the Tsawwassen Springs Health Club.

Wednesday
Jul192017

Road to Canadian Nationals - 10 Days Out Update Video

I am now on my third day of low calorie and low carb eating as I get closer to the CBBF Canadian Nationals where I am hoping to defend my 1st place title in Men's Masters Physique Tall Division.

I am only taking in about 1500-1600 calories per day while I am expending closer to 3500-3600 calories per day so this puts me at a deficit of around 2000 calories per day. This will shed the remaining fat very quickly, about a pound every two days. My protein intake still remains high (over 200 grams) while my carbs and fats are very low, about 100 grams of carbs and around 30 grams of fats.

So far so good, it took a couple days for my body to adjust to the low carbs but my energy felt good today so I am pretty sure I am in ketosis (burning fat as fuel).

I also made arrangements to get some body composition testing done next Wednesday which will be 3 days before contest day so I will be in pretty much peak shape and about as lean as I will be getting. The two composition tests I am doing are the "FIT3D" Body Scanner and the "Bod Pod" Body Composition Pod.

Last year three days out from the Canadian Nationals I also had the "FIT3D" Body Scan which creates a 3D avatar with all of your body dimensions. So this time around it will be really cool to see what has changes since then, hopefully for the better!

The "Bod Pod" is something new that I have never done before but is claimed to be the gold standard in body composition testing to find out lean body mass and overall body fat percentage. It does this by figuring out how much volume of air your body displaces to figure out your mass and only takes about 5 minutes.

In past shows I have guesstimated that I'm right around 5% or just a hair under, I guess we'll see what the "Bod Pod" says?

Thursday
Aug112016

Road to the Canadian Nationals - Peak Week - 3 Days Out - FIT3D

Only 3 more days to go till I hit the stage in New Westminster BC for the CBBF 2016 Canadian Nationals competing in Men's Physique Masters and Open divisions. It's getting super real and I am so excited for this event to take place!

Today was my last workout day so I made plans with a neighbour and good friend of mine (Mike Green) to meet him at his place of work (Tsawwassen Springs Fitness) where we had planned to do a workout together and also for me to try out some of their new high tech body analyses Health and Fitness gadgetry. I was mostly interested in the FIT3D body scanner since it maps out a three dimensional image in Avatar form with all of your important body measurements to be analysed and monitored over time. 

Tsawwassen Springs Fitness also has a second body analysis device for measuring your body composition but my research on this one came back leaving me to wonder how accurate it was going to be in terms of reading my body fat and as I expected it wasn't any where even close to being accurate for me coming in at 13%. Sorry I don't think so! Not after what I've been through!

Anyway, I had a great shoulders, arms and abs workout at Tsawwassen Springs Fitness and their FIT3D was really cool. I was very surprised at how quick the FIT3D system scanned me and then seeing my 3D mapped image in an email I received about 15 minutes later. Yup that's me below :)

Today was also my first carb-up day, not a big one, but at least I got to have some oatmeal, rice and sweet potatoes. Tomorrow I will be adding even more carbs so I will have to get some sort of activity in to offset all the extra carb food calories I am now eating. In only two more days (Friday), I will be heading to the CBBF 2016 Canadian Nationals to get register and check into my hotel. This is going to be fun!

Monday
Aug082016

Road to the Canadian Nationals - Peak Week - 5 Days Out Text

We are now well in to Peak Week, only 5 more days to go till I get my spotlight on the stage for representing BC in Men's Physique Masters and Open classes at the CBBF Canadian Nationals. I sure hope I will be ready? I have done everything I believe I need to do to be prepared and I feel I'm on track with only just a little bit more weight/fat to drop over these last few days.

Energy today (Monday) was actually pretty good during my workout but I did find it hard to get my heart rate up where I am use to it being and so my calorie count for today's near 2 hour workout was a bit lower than usual. Nothing a couple of fast paced walks couldn't fix :)

I also wanted to mention that on Wednesday I will be visiting my friend Mike Green who works at Tsawwassen Springs Fitness where they have this super cool body mapping device called the FIT 3D which captures a full 360 degree body scan in 40 seconds using a non-invasive infrared light depth camera. The gym at Tsawwassen Springs Fitness also has a second body composition device I will be getting tested with, using the two of these devices I should be able to get a really good indication of where I am at just days before I step on stage! I should have a video highlighting this by Thursday so stay posted...