“So Matt how’s that weekly blog post been coming? You forget to publish them or what?” Nope just being a lazy bastard as per usual. Okay that’s a little harsh on myself. I’ve actually been writing like a motherfucker. Last month I wrote around 40 articles and a 20,000 word eBook.
Add to that daily emails, daily statuses on my facebook group Beer N Biceps (only for the sexiest and most entertaining people ever – please for the love of God join me), and I’ve also been writing statuses for my facebook page.
So with all that writing to do. It’s probably not a surprise that my weekly blog posting has fallen by the wayside.
I’d love to say that now I have more control over my life and my schedule, that this means I will continue to write this blog every week without fail – but that is clearly not a promise that I can keep. I hope to be successful, and I’ve managed to keep up a daily email every day for a year so I do have it in me to write one blog post about my training/nutrition.
But who knows what the future will bring? Now that I’ve got that out the way, let’s dive in to my current training program.
I started a new program last week after following my old one for 16 weeks or so (I’m not a fan of chop and change), the last program was a bodybuilder split: Chest Mondays, Back Tuesdays etc … And it was great fun, but the problem was always Legs …
I was finding it way too easy to skip that session, and was definitely intimidated by a whole session’s worth of squats, lunges, Romanian deadlifts and all manner of horrible exercises.
Sensibly I had added deadlifts into my back workout, so at least I was managing to be consistent with them! But deep down I knew that if I kept this up I’d eventually end up with a decent upper body and stick thin legs
Not a great look for me. So I bit the bullet and decided to purchase Brad Schoenfeld’s “The Max Muscle Plan”. Mr Schoenfeld is probably one of the best fitness experts around at the moment. Bridging the divide between bodybuilding and academia. Something that all of the best experts do (Alan Aragon, Layne Norton etc).
So instead of creating my own program as usual, I’m following his. The program is pretty awesome, it’s periodised so that each week for the first month is building strength, then hypertrophy, and then muscular endurance. It also has deadlifts, squats, bench press, push press, and underhand rows in one session – so it’s killing me!
The girlfriend came back with a 5kg turkey. She had got it on offer from Iceland the other day for the price of £5!!! It was the talk of the town. So I went in on Saturday and got a second (slightly smaller turkey) for £5. As a result I have been following a turkey-based diet since Saturday. We roasted the turkey, then made stock from the bones, then made a stew, and a winter vegetable soup. So we’ve had a load of veg this week, and it’s been super cheap.
The plan is to continue absolutely rinsing Iceland of their deals each week as it is 1) Cost-effective, and 2) It allows us to eat more veg and more lean protein.
Well that’s all for this week. I’ll try and create a brand new blog post for next week too. Filled with shite photos of turkeys or whatever else we’ve bought at a massive discount that week. If you’ve got any awesome cheap food tips of your own then please comment below. Bonus points if they are easy enough for a lazy bastard such as myself to follow.
Matt “So fucking done with turkey after the last 4 days” Smith
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.