In April I contacted Larry for a maintenance program as with everything reopening over the summer months I knew I would struggle to keep weight off but at the same time I didn’t want to limit myself by taking on a fat loss program that I knew I would struggle to stick to.
Through Larry’s macro calculator I realised that previously I was massively undereating carbs and thus was always tired and in turn my workouts were suffering, as well as having a tendency to fall off my plan on the weekends. By upping my daily carb intake both my sleep and energy improved and therefore positively impacted my training. As well as increasing strength and muscle through Larry’s workout programs I also shaved 2 minutes off my 5km PB.
On average my bodyweight stayed the same throughout the 5 months but my body composition changed significantly through increased muscle and reduced fat loss, particularly off my stomach which I always found difficult to reduce.
Larry’s plan showed me that steady and sustainable is a far more effective approach than extreme aggressive quick fix plans.
In the past I’ve struggled to increase calories without falling off plan (one bad day often leading to a bad week), in particular over the summer months when there is so much going on most weekends. By having the flexible structure of the macro goals I stuck with the plan throughout the 5 months while still enjoying myself. I had the freedom to eat and drink what I wanted at various occasions by focusing on the weekly average rather than daily, and tailoring my diet beforehand to balance for these days.