Six Weeks Universe Training – Tip #3
Welcome to Tip #3 of Ed Brown, Jr’s Six Week Journey To The Universe!
4 weeks out!
Let’s address hunger and getting shredded.
According to Ed, “Your body should always be hungry every 2-3 hours. Whenever getting in shape and staying in good shape I learned this from another Mentor, Eryk Bui – 2004 National Middle weight champion and IFBB pro. 1/1 ratio on carbohydrates and protein and ½ ratio of fat.
So if you take in 50 grams of protein and carbohydrates then you are allowed 25 grams of fat. When contest dieting I get stricter on the amount of fat. Even 6 weeks out I eat no beef. All protein sources come from egg whites with one whole egg, Ground turkey, white fish, and grilled chicken breast. Watch out for higher glycemic carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are all from oatmeal and cream of wheat, brown rice, sweet potatoes on leg days, and green vegetables. I eat an apple every now then or an orange. I know fruit has sugar in it but, it makes a great hormone releaser after a tough workout.
The key is to keep the fat intake low, which will give you the ability to eat more to where your body is never to hungry or too full. Along with speeding up your Basal Metabolic rate with more cardio. Stay stricter during your off season diet by eating clean year round. You can be more relaxed on calories from fat and you will grow and stay in good shape year round. 16 weeks out from a show you should be 20 pounds from estimated weight on stage (or beach).
Lee Priest could do it different but, if you notice he didn’t have to get so bulked up later on. He would stay around 230-240 body weight and get completely shredded at 204 body weight on stage and win the IRON MAN and at the NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS believe it or not he weighed 195 pounds. And his body fat was as low as you can go – 3.5 percent. Watch the video of him in the motel and tell me your opinion. Even if you are just wanting to get in beach body shape instead of doing a contest give some of these pointers a try.” – Ed Brown, Jr.
World Class Bodybuilding Success Tip:
Learn to use your mind as a weapon.
What you say to yourself is important and influences your behavior. This internal chatter is called self talk and it is you talking to you. It can make or break you. My friend Joe Vitale gave me a great visual to focus on whenever I am tired, thinking negatively. He said imagine those negative thoughts as clouds floating across the sky. Acknowledge them but let them drift on by and out of your mind. We can’t help thinking down or thinking negatively at times. Don’t ignore those feelings -after all we’re human and we are emotional creatures. Acknowledge those feelings and then watch them fade away as you replace them with positive, healthier thoughts.
“Don’t worry about what others are doing, you must embrace what is special about you.” – The Lego Movie
World Class Workout Challenge:
Self-confidence. You’d be amazed at how many, bodybuilders included, lack self-confidence. There is great power in being confident. Self-confidence is a mindset created by thinking and self talk as opposed to external events or circumstances.
Answer these questions in your mind:
- On a scale of 1-7, with 7 being the highest how self-confident are you?
- Do you believe self-confidence is something you’re born with or something you learn?
- Who are the 3 most self-confident people that you know and what created their confidence?
- Would your 3 closest friends say that YOU are self-confident?
- Do your results reflect your supreme self-confidence?
Most people wait for success. In order to get the results (bodybuilding or otherwise) you’ve never gotten, you’re going to have to become someone you’ve never been.
Visualize it, plan it, DO IT. Action. It all boils down to action.
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