Destination Abs: Week 9

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

Welcome back to Destination Abs. As you may have noticed, I have not updated this journal/log for about two weeks. There are two reasons for that. I won’t get into that too much. Last week, I kind of fell off the wagon while celebrating my grandfather’s life with family. I have no regrets about that. Since Friday I have been back on track with the nutrition. For the final four weeks I will be going back to a full-body strength program I designed which helped me gain strength while in a big deficit a few months back. Nothing too special, just focusing on some main lifts (front squat, trap bar deadlift, and bench), and adding in some accessory stuff at the end for abs, bis and tris. So far, I seem to have dropped weight very quickly in the first 5 days. Training has been great with an increase in my deadlifts and front squats after the first week.

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.

The following pictures are from Day 1, Day 28, and Day 62

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10 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    So Kevin..are you starving on this? Or is it more reasonable? the results are impressive.

  2. Joe-

    Starving? No. Hungry? Yes.

    But that is expected when in a big deficit.

  3. Joe says:

    and your lifts went up? while loosing fat?

  4. Joe-

    Yep. It’s not like we are talking about adding lean muscle mass while losing fat.

  5. Joe says:

    I know..I’ve been listening to the Fitcast since episode 1, and I like Leigh Peele. She doesn’t seem like she’s full of shit..So, I might purchase her book. Im just looking for some feedback on it first.

  6. deb says:

    Looking good. Is your right hip raised?

  7. Deb-

    Nope, just my shorts.

  8. Espen says:

    Looks like the destination really will result in abs 🙂 I am impressed with your discipline!

  9. sal says:

    Its actually not uncommon for people to increase their lifts when they start cutting.. I see it happen over and over again, and every time people are so surprised. But if you think about it, when you cut, you are focusing on your nutrition more than any other time. You are eating more vegetables than you every have before, and avoiding crappy foods at all costs. Inevitably that is going to lead to better recovery and less inflammation, which in turn leads to more effective workouts. It pisses me off when I hear people say things like, oh you can get away with eating whatever you want when you are bulking.. its not true, and thats why so many people put on fat when they bulk. Proper nutrition is the key to proper workouts, and for many people cutting is when they eat the healthiest, or even the only time they eat healthy.

  10. Peter says:

    God bless your Grandfather and your family.