I started getting serious about training when I was 20, I was getting ready for my first MMA fight.
I had 3 botched surgeries in a row a few years ago which resulted in all of my internal organs shutting down, and I no longer have small intestines.
So getting and staying in shape is significantly tougher for me than most people.
I never took no for an answer. If doctors told me I couldn’t or shouldn’t be able to reach a goal, I would just stay up all night researching as much as I can to find a way to reach my goals. Now that I’ve gained 100lbs without intestines I think it’s safe to say I proved all the doctors wrong.
Remember that someday your life can depend on it.
I typically stick with heavy compound lifts to start off each session, then finish off with moderate weight for a lot of volume for isolated work.
Because of the nutrient malabsorption I have it is crucial for me to maintain an extremely high calorie diet. Mainly high carbs, because I absorb less than 20% of the carbohydrates I consume.
So roughly 10,000 calories a day just to maintain my body weight.
For me, I really need to feel how my body is handling/responding to the food I just consumed so I really need to choose what I eat on the fly. For training I stick with a 5 day split. Legs/Calves/Biceps, Chest/Abs/Triceps, Back/Biceps/Calves, Shoulders/triceps/Abs, and Rest Day
Furious Pete for sure, like me he has had his share of medical set backs and is still making great progress.
And Stefi Cohen, because she is a physical therapist, and I now have so much respect for physical therapists because I wouldn’t even be walking right now if it wasn’t for them. Plus she is showing people that you can be a power lifter and still have a physique that looks good.
I really don’t use many supplements, but for now I am in love with Beyond Raw’s Lit preworkout
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