I did not want to post this, but my buddy Ben Crawford convinced me it was blog worthy.
My best mate JReece (Jared Reynolds) and I found a workout on Tim Ferriss’s blog. It is essentially an experiment he undertook on himself to see how much muscle mass he could accumulate in a short amount of time. Read more for yourself here. So on last Monday, January 5th, Reece and I began the January Project.
My “Why”: Because Reece is a great pal of mine, and since I was 15, our friendship has been based on doing fun, crazy adventures. Be it hitchhiking around texas, hunting helpless animals in the forest, fixing destroyed cars, we are always DOING something constructive.
So over all, this project is acting as a catalyst for my buddy and I to spend awesome time together, have meaningful conversations about life, and plenty of jokes. Reece is going to frequent this blog as well, so we’ll be giving plenty of updates. At the end of our venture, we’ll post before and after photographs.
THE PROGRAM IN SHORT:
The Goal: To obtain the most dramatic results in 1 month time
My Prediction: I am eating nearly 3x as much a day, and am cutting my work outs down by roughly 5 hours a week. I plan on gaining at least 15 pounds of fat. My faith is not very strong in the program.
Work out a total of 8 30 minute work outs
Each session has 7 lifts
Each lift has one set of 10 reps
Each rep is done at a 5-5 cadence
Each lift should be done to a point of absolute muscle failure
Roughly 3 minute brewaks between each lift
-Consume 5-8000 calories/day
-Food should be high protien, low sodium, low fat
(chicken, tuna, vegetables, egg whites, etc)
Get as much sleep as possible
Work out every 4th day
A final note: I hate gym culture. I’m not a beautiful person, and am abhorred by the deluge of images we receive from marketing firms that tell us we are to fat, to ugly, to poor, to inadequate. I believe in healthy living, and practice regular exercises in the privacy of my home. The essence of this project is awesomness, not vanity. To be honest, I feel foolish posting the pictures and even telling people about this, less there be a skewed perception of who I am. So I hope this project is entertaining, but not detrimental in anyway.