Setting up the Winning Plan
This was the second consecutive year I’d worked with Brian, and although we had a decent showing at the 2011 Nationals (third in the super-heavies), I knew we had to make major improvements during the off-season if we wanted to not only take the class in 2012, but win the overall. Brian made incredible off-season gains leading up to our contest prep. With this in mind, I knew we couldn’t go back to the same diet plan we’d utilized for 2011. I’d have to go back to the drawing board and create a plan that would enable us to keep the solid gains we made throughout the off-season, while creating a shredded physique.
This year, Brian was not only much larger, he was also leaner and held less water than he had in the 2011 off-season. I knew that his body would go into “diet mode” much more quickly, and that if we didn’t plan correctly, all our gains could be easily dieted away. These issues are extremely important and must be taken into consideration when planning out the diet portion of the program. Stay tuned for all the details in part two next month.