Destination Abs: Day 134 (Picture Update)

the-fat-loss-troubleshootBy: Kevin Larrabee, CSCS

It has been a while since I have posted pictures for the Destination Abs project. After taking a few days completely off of training I hit it hard for three days with a refeed and on Monday I went back to the normal schedule of lifting. So just to recap, in this phase the goal is to continue to put on lean muscle while limiting fat gain. The process of doing this is pretty delicate but Leigh has been a great help locking in the calories.

I am still doing body part splits (chest/tris, back/bis, lower body) for my training and although I found the workouts dreadfully boring the first few weeks, I have used the rest time in between sets to do mobility work (what we call active recovery). Pandora on my iPhone has been a nice way to burn time in between sets as well (who thought you could lift to The Beatles and Paramore?). I will be talking more about my training next week including some of my favorite exercises that I have put into the program.

Leigh Peele has put together the nutrition portion of this program and I have constructed the training program. If you haven’t read her book The Fat Loss Troubleshoot, you have no idea what you are missing. Leigh has a no bull shit approach when it comes to this stuff. If you are one of those dieters who has smothered the furnace that is your metabolism, Leigh’s book will do the trick to get that fire stoked.

After seeing the pictures Leigh pointed out the increase in abdominal mass and “line” running from my chest through my abs.

Now here are the pictures:

Day 1, Day 52, Day 133



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19 Responses

  1. Justin Gill says:

    Are those cold progress shots or post workout pump shots?

  2. Cold. 5 minutes after waking up. Notice that I am half awake.

  3. sal says:

    somebody is getting some summer sun! haha

  4. Roland says:

    You look seriously bigger! Shoulders, arms, and lats are getting big. You’re doing great, Kev!

  5. Thanks Roland. Defiantly getting there.

  6. Nia Shanks says:

    You’re doing awesome!

    Are you trying to reach a certain weight or just focus on gaining lean mass and let the rest take care of itself?

  7. Nia-

    I don’t give a crap what I weigh. Just gaining lean mass then eventually another cut.

  8. Anna K says:

    Awesome work, Kevin. Your hard work is really paying off.

  9. Emma says:


    You look amazing- it must be so motivating to see your hard work paying off!

  10. megan says:

    STUD !
    Great job. I can see your abs too now.
    Thanks for posting- it’s motivational.

  11. Nia Shanks says:

    Kevin, it sounds like a plan. Keep kicking ass!

  12. Melissa says:

    It’s motivating to see your progress. Also, seeing that the last picture is “day 133” is a good reminder that results like yours don’t come out of a bottle in a week.

  13. Melissa-

    Exactly, you can’t always look at “30 day programs” that will get you the perfect body. Leigh and I have discussed this. And to be where I WANT to be will take a few years. Year 1 is just the foundation.

  14. Paul says:

    Great progress Kevin. Re: 30 day programs etc – I keep reminding myself of something Dan John said in one of your interviews with him: “Little and often, over the long haul” or something very similar. Keep at it!

  15. britboy1996 says:

    Great progress!!! you should be proud of all the work and determination that went into getting you where you are. Don’t stop until you reach your goal. YOU CAN DO IT!!!( water boy)

  16. Thanks for all of the kind words guys. I hope this journal/project can be of some use as inspiration and motivation.

  17. h. says:

    looking tanfastic

  18. Lindsay Chiras says:

    Gettin’ cut Kev – great work

  19. Mica says:

    Great job Kevin! Love the podcast. The body splits your doing is it Chest/tris one day back/bis another an so on once a week?