BODY TRANSFORMATION - CUTTING

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This Body Transformation Challenge will inspire you to live a healthier lifestyle by giving you all the tools and coaching you’ll need to get into the best shape of your life; physically, mentally and emotionally. This eat clean, train hard 16 week custom designed program by world class bodybuilder Stian Nicolaysen, is uniquely tailored to cover a wide range of unique body type goals. “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” Are you ready to level the F up?

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IMPORTANT

Make sure to track your progress for each workout; the amount of weight, how many reps and level of difficulty. The easy way is to download a workout tracker app. We recommend “Strong” for iOS, but there are many free ones to choose from. If you’re old fashioned, a notebook and pen works just fine.

 

 

The goal with every exercise is not to max out but to perfect form. To determine your starting weight, spend the first few workouts finding the sweet-spot where your form stays perfect, but the last two reps are a challenge.

> If your form starts to diminish toward the end of your set, it most likely means you are lifting too much weight.

> If your last two reps maintain perfect form and there is no struggle, odds are you need to increase your weight.

> Guide to adding Reps and Weight:

Week1 - start with 14 Reps, if you can do 14 Reps with good form, add one more Rep. If you can do 15 Reps with good form add 10% weight and do 14 Reps for the next workout. Repeat this cycle for every week.

For Example in week 3 or 4 this would be 11 and 12 Reps instead of 14 or 15 Reps but the system will stay the same.

 

 
 

THE WORKOUT PLAN

Fasted morning cardio:

Before breakfast, on an empty stomach

  • Month 1: 20 minutes

  • Month 2: 30 minutes

  • Month 3: 40 minutes

Recommended: running or cycling (stationary or road bike)

Warm-Ups:

1. Rowing Machine - 5mins

2. Incline Power-Walk - 5mins  (Heart rate should stay beneath your aerobic max during these warm-ups)

3. Warm-Ups For Weight Training Exercises: unless otherwise stated do 5 reps at 75% for each exercise.

Time Under Tension:

For every exercise follow this structure to maximize results:

  • 1 second on the positive

  • 3 seconds on the negative
    (i.e. for a bicep curl the upward movement (positive) would be 1 second and returning to starting position (negative) would be 3 seconds)


 

WORKOUT 1: LEGS & ABS

1. Back Squat (Warm-Up: 10reps-50%, 5reps-75%)
2. Romanian Deadlift (Warm-Up: 10reps-50%, 5reps-75%)
3. Walking Barbell Lunge
4. Swiss Ball Side Sit Up
5. Swiss Ball Sit Up
6. Seated Calf Raise (10reps-75%)

WORKOUT 2: CHEST, SHOULDER, TRICEPS

1. Flat Dumbbell Bench Press
2. Flat Bench Dumbbell Fly
3. Incline Dumbbell Press
4. Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press (without back support)
5. Decline Dumbbell French Press
6. Narrow Grip Bench Press
7. Dumbbell Lateral Raise

WORKOUT 3: BACK, BACK OF SHOULDERS, BICEPS

1. Deadlift
2. Shoulder Width Pulldown
3. Bent Over Dumbbell Row
4. Wide Grip Bent Over Barbell Row
5. Barbell Curl
6. Incline Dumbbell Hammer Curl
7. EZ Bar Reverse Curl

Post-Workout HIIT:

1. Fast-Walking - 2mins
2. Light Jogging - 3mins
3. Sprints - 30secs (Week 1-2: x6,  W3-4: x8,
W5-6: x10, W7-8: x12)


 
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THE DIET PLAN

DIET PLAN A: PROTEIN TYPE

All food weights are based upon a man who weighs 75kg, at 174cm. Adjust food amounts according to your bodyweight / height with our calculator.

4 meals a day
1 Shake after workouts with 40g protein powder, water, 2 bananas


MEALS:

Choose one of each of these options for every meal, unless stated otherwise below:

1. Protein (cooked weight):  200g meat, fish, fowl, or 4 eggs and 2 egg whites (per meal)

2. Fat:  (NOT WITH THE EGG MEAL) 80g avocado, 2 tbsp of oil (coconut, or omega 3), 20g grass-fed butter, or 33g of nuts (pistachio, pecans, macadamias, almonds - NO peanuts/cashews).

3. Carbs (raw weight):  30g white rice, 110g sweet potato, 120g potato, 25g cassava, 30g bulgar wheat, quinoa, or pearl barley, 110g taro

4. Vegetables:  half a plate of above-ground vegetables per meal (and carrots).

DO NOT EAT:

White flour, White sugar, Dairy (except goat dairy & anything listed in your diet plan), White table salt, no ice cream

Cheat Day:

On 1 day per week, you can eat whatever you want after 3pm 

DIET PLAN B: CARB TYPE

All food weights are based upon a man who weighs 75kg, at 174cm. Adjust food amounts according to your bodyweight / height with our calculator.

4 meals a day
1 Shake after workouts with 35g protein powder, water, 2 bananas


MEALS:

Choose one of each of these options for every meal, unless stated otherwise below:

1. Protein (cooked weight):  175g meat, fish, fowl, or 1 eggs and 5 egg whites (per meal)

2. Fat:  (NOT WITH THE EGG MEAL) 20g avocado, 0.5 tbsp of oil (coconut, or omega 3), 5g grass-fed butter, or 9g of nuts (pistachio, pecans, macadamias, almonds - NO peanuts/cashews).

3. Carbs (raw weight):  50g white rice, 155g sweet potato, 170g potato, 35g cassava, 50g bulgar wheat, quinoa, or pearl barley, 155g taro

4. Vegetables:  half a plate of above-ground vegetables per meal (and carrots).

DO NOT EAT:

White flour, White sugar, Dairy (except goat dairy & anything listed in your diet plan), White table salt, no ice cream

Cheat Day:

On 1 day per week, you can eat whatever you want after 3pm

DIET PLAN c: PLANT BASED TYPE

All food weights are based upon a man who weighs 75kg, at 174cm. Adjust food amounts according to your bodyweight / height with our calculator.

4 meals a day
1 Shake after workouts with 40g protein powder, water, 2 bananas


MEALS:

Choose one of each of these options for every meal, unless stated otherwise below:

1. Protein (cooked weight):  40g Protein shake powder, 162g seitan, 312g beans & 23g rice, 92g quinoa & 92g lentils, 162g tempeh

2. Fats:  23g avocado, 9ml coconut oil, 10g of nuts

3. Carbs (raw weight):  58g white rice, 179g sweet potato, 190g potato, 40g cassava, 58g bulgar wheat, 58g quinoa, or 58g pearl barley, 179g taro

4. Vegetables:  half a plate of above-ground vegetables per meal (and carrots).

CARB, PROTEIN OR MIXED TYPE?

Here is a basic questionnaire to help you to find out. If you want to get a more accurate understanding of your body type and more detailed and personally tailored program contact world class trainer Stian Nicolaysen.


Calculator

If you want to get specific nutrient weights please use our calculator.
You should apply the numbers provided by the calculator with the general meal plan described above.

Type in your body weight in kg:

Select your metabolic diet type:






Here are the results based on you being Plant Based and your body weight of 0kg.

Protein

Protein shake powder: 0g + 0g of syrup

Meat / Seafood: 0g

Eggs: 0 + 0 whites

Seitan: 0g

Beans & Rice: 0g & 0g

Quinoa & Lentils: 0g & 0g

Tempeh: 0g

Carbs

Rice: 0g

Sweet Potato: 0g

Potato: 0g

Cassava: 0g

Bulgar Wheat: 0g

Quinoa: 0g

Pearl Barley: 0g

Taro: 0g

Fats

Avocado: 0g

Coconut Oil: 0ml

Grass fed butter: 0g

Nuts: 0g