Posts Tagged ‘cutting’

Lucas Irwin: 57 Days Out

Posted: March 12, 2010 by unbreakablegear in Lucas G. Irwin
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Lucas Irwin's Squat Bar

WEIGHT: 209lbs

So I have officially dropped over 30 pounds at this point and I feel great.  My energy levels are sill high and my strength is holding strong.  While I am not shooting for a specific weight, it looks as though I will be competing at 199-201lbs at 6’2”.  This could put me as much as 8 pounds heavier than the last time I stepped on stage….. you gotta love heavy off-seasons filled with deep squats and deadlifts!  Pretty soon I will shift my eating schedule as the final 8 weeks are upon me.. this is going to be a great Pro Showdown in Houston so I have to bring the A game!

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Lucas Irwin: 67 Days Out

Posted: March 2, 2010 by unbreakablegear in Lucas G. Irwin
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WEIGHT: 214lbs

As of this morning, I am down 26 pounds!  I am actually very pleased with how little my strength has gone down; 315 still feels light on the bench, 5 plates on my back doesn’t seem like it is going to crush me and I can still pull over 400 on my RDLs.  I can live with that.  The cutting down seems to be getting easier every time and being able to listen to your body really speeds up the process.  I am dropping fat faster than before, maintaining a great deal of mass and I am actually taking only a few basic supplements (HMB, Aminos, Protein, Creatine, Vit C, Caffeine).  That is pretty damn natural!

Lucas G. Irwin: 116 Days Out

Posted: January 12, 2010 by unbreakablegear in Lucas G. Irwin
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I had a high-carb day today and my body is absolutely destroying everything that I eat!  I cycle between a low, medium and high-carb day throughout the week and it looks like I may have to increase my numbers on all of the days until my body adjusts a bit; I don’t want to burn and drop too fast at this point.  I start 16 weeks out so that I can take a much more controlled and paced approach in hopes of maintaining as much muscle mass as possible.  At this point I can eat an 8oz sweet potato, 10oz of chicken and a whole mess of green beans and my stomach feels empty within 30 minutes.  This is a good thing, so long as I adjust and dont let it eat me away.

Lucas G. Irwin: DAY 1: 117 Days Out

Posted: January 11, 2010 by unbreakablegear in Lucas G. Irwin
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Weight: 240 pounds

Here we go!!!  I got up and hit up my morning cardio today at Tess Lobon’s Miami Strength and Fitness Club in the Falls area.  I am going to be doing my AM cardio there as opposed to my gym (Brickhouse)  to eliminate any early morning distractions.  When I come to Brickhouse it is virtually impossible for me to walk in and start training without doing some kind of work or worrying about something; training at a different gym allows my to get in that AM cardio with a clear and focused mind.  I will however be training my quads at Brickhouse today; I really cant see myself training my quads anywhere else.

I am hoping to compete at about 200 pounds in May, which will put me at 7 pounds heavier that when I placed 2nd at the WNSO World Championships last year in Montreal.  I am a natrual athlete, so everything has to be absolutely perfect and on point; I have no room for error.  However, with every competition I learn a little bit more about my body and how I react to certain types of training and diets… I am really excited to see how the contest prep is going to work out for me.