6 Weeks to Shred

Do you want to burn fat fast for an upcoming vacation, wedding, or another event where you want to catch some eyes? There’s a very simple formula I use to burn body fat fast while maintaining lean muscle mass. Train + Carb Cycle + Supplement = Shred. Here’s the basic breakdown of my regimen over the next 6 weeks (leaving for the Bahamas and I need to burn off the holiday cookies):

carbcycleWeek 1: 2 Days Low Carb, 1 Day High Carb
* 15-20 minutes of HIIT cardio added to my regular weightlifting routine.
Protein: 170 grams (1 gram per lb of bodyweight)
Carbs: 85 grams (low carb days) and 255 grams (high carb days)
Fat: 85 grams (.5 grams per lb of bodyweight)
Supplements: Whey Protein, Pre-Workout, BCAAs

Week 2: 2 Days Low Carb, 1 Day High Carb
* 20 minutes of HIIT cardio added to my regular weightlifting routine.
Protein: 170 grams (1 gram per lb of bodyweight)
Carbs: 85 grams (low carb days) and 255 grams (high carb days)
Fat: 85 grams (.5 grams per lb of bodyweight)
Supplements: Whey Protein, Pre-Workout, BCAAs

carbcycle2Week 3: 3 Days Low Carb, 1 Day High Carb
* 20 minutes of cardio added to my regular weightlifting routine.
Protein: 170 grams (1 gram per lb of bodyweight)
Carbs: 85 grams (low carb days) and 255 grams (high carb days)
Fat: 43 grams (.25 grams per lb of bodyweight)
Supplements: Whey Protein, Pre-Workout, BCAAs

Week 4: 3 Days Low Carb, 1 Day High Carb
* 25 minutes of HIIT cardio added to my regular weightlifting routine.
Protein: 170 grams (1 gram per lb of bodyweight)
Carbs: 85 grams (low carb days) and 255 grams (high carb days)
Fat: 43 grams (.25 grams per lb of bodyweight)
Supplements: Whey Protein, Pre-Workout, BCAAs

carbcycle3Week 5: 4 Days Low Carb, 1 Day High Carb
* 30 minutes of HIIT cardio added to my regular weightlifting routine.
Protein: 165 grams (1 gram per lb of bodyweight)
Carbs: 80 grams (low carb days) and 255 grams (high carb days)
Fat: 43 grams (.25 grams per lb of bodyweight)
Supplements: Whey Protein, Pre-Workout, BCAAs, CLA

Week 6: 6 Days Low Carb, 1 Day High Carb
* 30 minutes of HIIT cardio added to my regular weightlifting routine.
Protein: 165 grams (1 gram per lb of bodyweight)
Carbs: 85 grams (low carb days) and 255 grams (high carb days)
Fat: 43 grams (.25 grams per lb of bodyweight)
Supplements: Whey Protein, Pre-Workout, BCAAs, CLA

Supplements
Whey: BPI Whey & MyProtein Impact Whey
Pre-Workout: Neon Sport Volt or MyProtein MYPRE
BCAAs: Scivation Xtend
CLA: Optimum Nutrition

It looks simple because it really is that simple. If I were competing in a physique/bodybuilding competition it would be more complicated but I’m just doing a basic carb cycle to optimize fat burning and doing HIIT training + weight lifting to maintain muscle mass.

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