|Art by Robert Mapplethorpe|
During this period, he will need to begin working on building lean muscle. This means some mild aerobics and weight training. The trick is to do it with lower weights but until muscle fatigue occurs. Lots of situps and crunches. He will be getting measured tonight - biceps, waist, thighs, chest, etc. I will have him set-up a side page on his blog where those who are interested can monitor his progress. Ideally, his chest should be 10" more than the waist. By adding the muscle, his body fat level will go down. I'm not sure if the weight drops but his waist size should tighten. The last phase will also be for three weeks. After that, he should be all set to return to a normal diet although one where most of the sugars are limited. This is part of many longeivity diets - processed sugars are just awful for us. It means more fiber, fruit and vegetables along with lean protein.
Sometime this week, I hope to get him alone at the house to take pictures with the feet and who knows what. Hopefully, it will be a return to more of the sexier posts. As for me, I cut my diet cycle down to 30 days - I was struggling with the lower calories. I believe that I am going to need to do a number of cycles to get to where I hope to have him by mid-May.
He remains in the cage as there has really been no chance or need to have him out.
|Art by Lilith|