In my last blog post I was commenting about how I would be starting a bodybuilding training cycle for about 11 weeks along with a diet in order to lean out some and to put on some size, mostly on my upper body. Why do this? In my last post I also mentioned that I have been injured .The injury is specifically my SI joint which is a joint that unfortunately takes longer to heal than most. I was looking at about two months heal time away from deadlifting but currently it has been 1 month and I look to be back to it in another week or so. The healing process has moved along more quickly than I had planned and this bodybuilding training cycle has allowed me to continue to train around my injury and stay in great shape. I have been about to continue squatting so I don’t believe that I will be losing very much strength if any at all. My form will probably just need checked at first but that will come back quickly. I now fully plan on competing in November where I will make some noise, surprise some people, and take back the 123lb class Queen B status. Don’t doubt it!
So what does my training split look like right now ? Currently it’s a 5 day split focusing on upper body for the most part and having 1 leg day per week until I am able to deadlift again (should be sometime next week).
The split goes as follows:
Sunday – Back thickness/calves
Monday _ Chest/triceps – benching this day pl style.
Tuesday – off day
Wed – Legs / lower body – I will squat on this day pl style.
Thursday – back thickness/ biceps/calves
Friday – shoulders/triceps
Saturday – off day
My diet right now is just a base diet where I wont go into too much detail but but I pretty much eat 6 small meals a day to keep my metabolism going with protein at all 6 meals and mixed with either a carb or green veggie sources in each , never both and fats are kept low. So far I have lost 4lbs in 2 weeks and my size and strength are on point. My training will switch up just a little after my back heals up but for now this is what I’m going with for the next week or so.
So in a nutshell, that’s what is going on at the moment. Keep checking back every other week to see how I progress! I’ll be posting videos and pictures of my progress shortly!Caitlyn Trout is a fierce competitor in the raw powerlifting world. She is a graduate student at Eastern Kentucky University and is based at Four Brother’s Gym in Mt. Vernon, KY where she achieved pro raw status within the 2 years of training. Her best competition lifts are 370/165/ 385 at 122 bodyweight. Caitlyn’s squat of 370 and overall total of 920 are the World Records in the 123 weight class raw w/ wraps. This young athlete has a promising career in front of her, as she looks to inspire females to pursue strength. Facebook, YouTube