Today is the start of the one-week rest period at the end of my current program, which is the Huge in a Hurry “Get Big” program. I measured my weight this morning and got the following:
|Date||Body Mass (kg)||Body Fat %||Fat Mass (kg)||Lean Mass|
|Start of Mission 5||2010-08-07||73.8||14.3||10.5||63.3|
|End of Mission 5||2011-04-09||67.0||8.4||5.6||61.4|
|End of Mission 6||2011-10-17||71.3||11.6||8.3||63.0|
So it looks like I gained back most of the lean mass I had before I started my last leaning phase, but I also gained more than half of the fat back! I have to review what I did during this last program and determine what I need to adjust in order to gain muscle without gaining too much fat back. I checked with the guru of fat loss himself, Tom Venuto, on building muscle without gaining fat. I admit that I didn’t count calories during this phase and tried to play it by ear. I think I may have gotten too aggressive with eating, so it’s either I try to cut back a little bit next time I go on a mass-building phase, or add some cardio to burn off the excess.
This rest period should allow me to plan my next attack!