Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds

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In the Bag! 

  • Dec 14th, 2012 at 6:51AM

Day 90 has come and gone, this training cycle is complete! Had a good meal and some beers to celebrate but all in all just feeling like continuing on, eating the PCP way and hitting the rope daily.

Some observations:

• Having a young child definitely impacts how intensely you can train, but is far from a deal breaker. When I trained before I would go all out, getting intense screaming burns and really hitting some serious failure. But with a toddler in the room you just can't focus like that, they interfere with your rest times and tend to crawl all over you. This is slightly detrimental to muscle development, but this is offset by the fact that you're spending time with your kid modeling healthy behavior. I'll take that over a little more ab definition any day.

• Outdoor cardio exclusively is tough but doable. We never found a good place to jumprope indoors, so it was always the roof or the park. This was great for fresh air and scenery, but rainy days and frosty winter weather was a real challenge which led to some missed jumprope sessions.

• Diet is still the king! Get your diet right and you'll look and feel great!

•I worked hard this training cycle to not overstimulate my torso. I was going for a smaller, leaner look, which is hard for me as my body type bulks so easily. Did minimum pull ups and back exercises but still ended up with this lat-spread:

So that shows me what I can do with lighter training. As usual my weakest point is the big empty swathes of space alongside my narrow abs. Will never be rid of this completely but some of the new oblique exercises we researched this time helped.

All in all a very satisfactory result. I'll dial back over the holidays and then hit it hard in February which should leave me good for the spring summer season! Training in winter is a real tough climb because you lose that warm body fat just as temperatures drop, but I can see that it sets you up really well for a spring session as you're not digging your way out of 5 months of fattening up.

Thanks for reading everyone, and thanks for joining me on this cycle!





 
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9 comments

Sarah K.Sarah K.Alumni
over 8 years ago

WOW! You Walk the Talk guys are all so muscular!! Really like the last photo of you and Juri. I also particularly liked some of the newer exercises. It was great and glad I got to PCP with Mr & Mrs Reynolds and see extra photos of Juri along the way.


    Richard C.Richard C.Kenzai Member
    over 8 years ago

    Love the photos, especially the last one! Just want to say a massive thanks to you and the team for running this program so well, it has affected me in so many ways. Elements of the training messages are frequently popping up in daily conversations, diet and exercise will now be a normal part of everyday life and the inspiration received from interacting with other PCPers has been more valuable than i would ever have imagined. It's been a wonderful journey, thank you.


      Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
      Head Trainerover 8 years ago

      Thanks for putting together a great program, and it was fun to go through a training at the same time!


        Shaaz A.Shaaz A.Alumni
        over 8 years ago

        Put those lats up for pro competition!


          Rebekah S.Rebekah S.Alumni
          over 8 years ago

          Thank you! My husband and I are so happy we did this!


            Dev B.Dev B.Alumni
            over 8 years ago

            Well done Patrick. It has been cool to follow you on this journey. Motivated for re-peak!


              Nate R.Nate R.Alumni
              over 8 years ago

              Thank you! So much fun to have you doing this alongside us, and glad you made it, too. ;-)
              Great program, lovely photos, and best wishes for the New Year!


                Nikki L.Nikki L.Alumni
                over 8 years ago

                Great posts and nice to see you on here so soon after I finished... and yes Dev, REPEAK!!! looking forward to hearing more about when that kicks off! and Btw Dev I just had a glass of that diet Ginger Ale that was on top of my fridge! Anyway...Happy Holidays!


                  Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
                  Founderover 8 years ago

                  Whoa, dude, you're like so cool! COMPLETE!


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