Welcome , I am so thankful for you even viewing my Video Blog this much! I truly appreciate it. I will promise that as this progresses I will strive to always make it 100% about delivering fully open and transparent Diet, supplement, training information unfiltered to you.
How will this differ from some of the absolutely great work being done already? I hope from my perspective as a 45 year old, lifelong bodybuilder, athlete in my quest for optimizing myself I am honestly able to add value in someone else’s quest towards their version 2.0
So lets begin,
It is at the moment 1:15am Monday January 30th
I am coming off of a loose eating weekend
The last meal for Sunday January 29th was a #Keto dinner at 7pm
I will now Intermittent Fast Monday and Tuesday to most effectively drop into Ketosis
Today I will wake at 5am to a 16oz glass filtered water with Organic lemon juice and my Core supplements
( Proteolytic Enzyme complex)
( Comprehensive liver Formula)
( formula designed to aide in the efficiency of fats)
I will really limit anything outside of Water and 2 cups black coffee
Update Tuesday 12:15 AM
Day was great
Energy was high
Just wrapping up 18 hours of Hustle and doing
Monday was a Off day from training
Today I will do a brief MWOD session for recovery enhancement as well as to prevent injury.
My diet will be Filtered water and 2 Cups of Coffee
My Meal will be 7Pm
I have been back and forth on training volume/intensity and have settled on a HIT total body program
A- Chest/ Arm Focus
C-Back /Delt Focus
Each day will begin with one of (A,B,C) followed by 4 exercises 1xFailure each to cover total body stimulation.
Post each HIT session I will consume Carbohydrates ( Undecided in what form) I am actually leaning towards 5% Nutritions REAL FOOD…Its a great Carb product that delivers high quality unrefined carbs which should be perfect!
Stay Tuned Everyone and feel free to ask away with questions
“When the intensity of an exercise is increased, the amount of exercise must be reduced. When you train harder, you must train less” Arthur Jones
“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” Bruce Lee
I have completed the initial detoxification & Cleansing portion of my Simplicity program.
I extended the Strictest portion of my reset
4 days completed …
First 48 hours:Water Fasting with prior listed Supplement protocol
Followed by Intermittent Fasting (Keto) Days 3,4,5(6) at a 23:1 with the 1 being one solid Ketogenic meal
The biggest misconception I have personally encountered is that it is not the simple elimination of the entire Carbohydrate macronutrient from ones diet that amplifies Ketosis, rather for me it is the Fasting protocol used strategically.
What instead I practice is this first week “reset”
I find that for me and I suspect many others, eating is more habitual and emotional than we realize.
Resetting my eating patterns involves the initial strict fasting followed by sunday ( day 7) moving to a more manageable Intermittent 18/6 (18 hours fasting/6 hours Keto eating).
Key points I am certain I respect in my diet
Macro Ratio- the highest Protein gets in my consumption is 25% (often staying at 20% to prevent
Gluconeogenesis (abbreviated GNG) is a metabolic pathway that results in the generation of glucose from non-carbohydrate carbon substrates such as lactate, glycerol, and glucogenic amino acids.
Its counter what industry marketing will tell you since it more than likely means Less in Protein supplement purchases.
One thing I believe very strongly in especially with a strategy such as my “Simplicity” approach is use of the Best whole Food selections possible.
At this point in the program I will remain Keto simply because it “works for me” however benefits of balanced Intermittent Fasting are also very well supported. I recommend :
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I will write in upcoming postings about the Phase II (18:6) Portion of my program.
I will cover the disruptive “Refreed” Debauchery mindset of enduring Pain to afford Gluttony.
From a Philosophical perspective this makes absolutely no sense. It is a Instagram sensation to be ultra “On track” all week and go Gluttony 100% +++ on a EVERY WEEKEND..I will dig into this…All I will say is that as the Stoics taught it is the constant movement towards #Virtue that for me automaticaly a reason not to do so.
From a very traditional Physical Culture standpoint it makes no sense because eating junk will develop cravings for more junk NOT less. Its about breaking past the point of the addiction to crappy food and make no mistake it IS #Addiction
#Sugar and #Processed foods are pinnacle just take a evening to watch
Don’t simply take my or anyone onlines word without empowering your own knowledge.
For me a occasional Carbohydrate meal period as needed will absolutely be incorporated however this I assure you will most times be clean Carbohydrate selections such as Baked sweet potatoes, Oats, Rice or the occasional Pizza or pasta ( after all I am Italiano).
Training for me will be a detailed post this week on its on that will lay out the “hybrid” approach that has proven very productive for me.
It is a Multi faceted approach I use
Total Body HIT Training ( 8 exercises maximum) warmups then 1 set to momentary muscular failure
I am a disciple of the Arthur Jones approach and have seen tremendous benefits especially training in a fasting or Intermittent Fasting state.
2.Functional Whole Body training- Brief, HIT
I alternate training every other day and rotate between “Gym” days of Total Body HIT and Home/Outdoor Functional HIT
** I also use Off days as active recovery- there truly should not be OFF Days…
I am missing many and I will hopefully add many many others I my journey continues
How have I changed?
I have changed in my #Mindset. Learning every day. Trusting the process more everyday day. Respecting it.
I have evolved
Its left me with that deep understanding that there is MORE I must do
That Products are not remarkable, a True Story filled with #Generosity (for the right reasons) and #Empathy is.
A Story that ultimately tells us WHY you do what you do
and more importantly WHY we should care?
A sense of security that we cannot be everything to everyone and thats actually a pretty great way to be
Its as Zig Ziglar stated and I respectfully repeat daily “Be a meaningful specific, not a wandering generality”
Be a meaningful specific…Matter More, Care More, People DO MATTER
Wake up happy to engage with your Tribe
Live by the mantra Seth Godin states “People Like US do things like THIS” but unlike all the manipulators- MEAN IT DAMN IT!
Going through the #altMBA was eye opening for me and life altering, its really and truly NOT about added features or “Widgets” and its 100% Not about Price manipulations
Its about Mattering to someone dearly and learning how to matter more – showing you care
It brings me back to the manifesto and how this all ties in ( sloppily at times however Im a work in progress…on my way…striving towards that ultimate goal of Virtue)
I LOVE the industries I am in
I LOVE what I do
I HATE, DESPISE, have absolute DISDAIN for the manipulative manner brands position themselves…Its almost as disgusting as #politics
I simply don’t get it
So I feel its my right and responsibility to do my part, my part and not directly for personal gain. I hope that doing the right thing creates a new movement and if I benefit from that- awesome!
Here are the Problems I see
Brands are created out of one sole vision- Money, Grow, Sell. Thats Fine by business standards but we need more.
Brands Create “touchy feely” story based on Spin. A Truthful story as to WHY you do what you do matters. “People don’t buy what you do they buy WHY you do it” Simon Sinek . A brand can create a illusion however eventually they will slip, mis a detail and then we will know its a manipulation NOT a Story.
Brands are created for the Mass- Think about it. Whats so special about mass produced, commoditized goods? In the Natural/sports nutrition industries commodity we have too much of. Give us the “outliers” the “Fringe” “small Batch”
Brands Broadcast they don’t engage- why? you guessed it, they do not care
Brands don’t understand #Remarkable often doesn’t SCALE…
Sales teams Bastardize Science- I can promise that whats coming will be very Unpopular with these folks and embraced by the victims of the lies.
Consider this a sort of Project Veritas of the Natural Products/ Sports Nutrition industries
How? Who? What? Ok, Ok
This will NOT be funded by any Brand or entity.
It will reside here on the T2 Experiment and I will also make content available on high profile industry vehicles
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people/ thought leaders of interest
anything you would like considered, I am honestly doing this for you