Guys, not sure if I have this in the right place or not; however, I wanted to conduct a little write-up on TrainerRoad. I also hope this does not come across as arrogant, but this is written for others (who may be struggling, or wondering what is best for them, or maybe have questions on what has worked for others).
First off, I’m unsure if you follow what I’m doing if it will work for you. I’m 37-years-old, lead an active life, but have always struggled to cut weight. I foolishly bought into the “carbs are bad for you, so I’m going to cut carbs to cut weight;” however, this has NEVER worked. I have never been below 195 pounds in years.
I bought the Endurance Athlete’s Diet book, and began training SSB V1 under the low volume, and after completing SSB V1, I went to SSB V2 mid-volume, and started eating in reference to the book. I have gone from 198 pounds to 182 pounds from December to today, and my FTP continues to grow. My pants no longer fit me.
My FTP began at 200, and now I’m at 235. My plan is to do the Sustained Power Build next. I have followed the TrainerRoad program to a T. I’m a firm believer in this organization, and what it has to offer. I give great thanks to you great people, and this awesome program. TrainerRoad, you have made a believer out of me.
My wife says I look like skeletor, but I feel awesome, and I have not had an issue completing any of the workouts. My diet consists of a lot of fruit, sweet potatoes, rice, whole grain pasta, chicken, oatmeal, chia seeds, bananas out the wazoo. I have cut out ALL unnecessary sweets, and only drink coffee, milk, and water. The greatest thing about the Endurance Athlete “diet” is it’s NOT a diet. It’s a way of life, and I have taught myself how to push the plate away, and I listen to my body tell me when I need to re-fuel.
What changed from last year to this year? I was hit and miss on my workouts last year, and my nutrition sucked. This year, I do not miss a workout (although military training and coming off graveyard to days did make me miss one workout last week).
I think the key is to follow the TR plans as prescribed. They hurt, but they work. This is getting winded…have a good day folks.