After last year’s first edition of my „Lean & Jacked“ program, I am back in 2015 ready to get shredded for this summer season. If you have missed my pictures when I was the leanest I have ever been, check them out HERE. See my article from Christmas time 2014 when I was bulking heavy and pushing towards a bodyweight of 90 kg.
This year, it’s going to be close to 6 weeks of dieting again but this time it goes from 18 May – 25 June.
My starting weight this year is: 87,8 kg (18 May 2015)
In comparison to last year (where I started out at 84.4 kg and dieted down to 80,5 kg), I have put put on almost 3,5 kg of mostly muscle over the course of the year. That’s pretty decent considering I am way past the fast gains a beginning trainee can make in the first year or so.
I have to admit though that during the off-season, the biggest challenge was not the heavy training – it was mostly all of the meal preparation and sustaining a caloric surplus to add some extra bodyweight. I have a very fast metabolism and I am a natural ectomorph, so for me it took double dedication with the eating.
Anyhow, the same diet principles as from last year still apply, and I may just up the protein a little bit this year. Other than that, I will be back with my ‚After pictures and will also give an overview of the things I have learnt during this year’s diet.
These shots were taken on 18 May to give you an idea in terms of my body fat level (~12%) and the the muscle mass (~3 kg) I have added since last year: