Within the first 10 minutes of launching Strength Coach Taylor I already had a request for a blog. I love blog requests (yes I am hinting that if you want me to talk about a subject just ask!) and this one was perfect for the first blog of my new site.
The question was posed to me: “can I eat chocolate everyday, drink beer and still have a six pack?”
This might surprise some of you, especially if you know me. But…
The answer is: Yes. *collective gasp*
While this response might surprise you, it is important to understand that this scenario is in fact possible. If you wanted to have a couple of beers a day and a chocolate bar, yet still remain lean enough to have visible abs, there are definitely ways to achieve this goal.
What is the magical prescription to this seemingly unobtainable goal? And why haven’t I shared this before?
Well, I haven’t shared it because none of you are probably willing to do what it takes to achieve it. Here is the magical prescription:
Exercise 2 to 3 hours a day 5 or 6 days a week. These workouts will consist of a variety training modalities and will be mixed up throughout the workout and the week. You will have to strength train, power train, do basic hypertrophy exercise, and add in segments of high intensity interval training. In addition, some of you will have to add an additional 2-4 hours weekly of low intensity long duration work in order to specifically burn extra fat calories.
Now because you will be training 18 – 22 hours a week your body is going to be trashed. So you are going to need an hour or two of recovery a day. Hot and cold baths, foam rolling, yoga, massage, and movement work will be essential to making sure you don’t fall apart. Abs won’t matter if your arms fall off.
That puts you at 22-28 hours a week that have to be dedicated to your training program.
Another note is that this program will have to be built and supervised by an experienced athletic coach (yes, I could do this for you) to ensure that you get leaner and are able to keep your body in working order. And supplements are going to be essential – creatine, protein powder, beta-alinine, branched chain amino acids, L-glutamine, and properly timed sugar intake will be required to make all of this work.
Lastly, the rest of your nutrition program will have to be ‘dialed-in’. While we will be having beer and chocolate daily, you will have to ensure that your protein intake is high, you are eating a lot of complex carbs, healthy fats, lots of fibre, and getting a full complement of vitamins and minerals.
And that’s it!
Train like this!
There is the magic. The perfect program that will let you have a six pack and eat chocolate and have beer each and every day.
So if you are willing to put in the work and dedication you can have both – a six pack and beer & chocolate.
And if you aren’t willing to put in the work and effort – well, then don’t expect that flab oozing over your gut to morph into a ripped washboard stomach if you are pumping booze and sugar down your throat.
-Strength Coach Taylor