CHAPTER III: SUPER-ISAK
Isak: The story of my body transformation is a long road full of ups and downs…
Yes, it took a lot of work. Basically, I planned my whole day around the workout: when to eat & what to eat. If you want to build muscles, you have to start eating. Not like you normally eat when you feel hungry, you need to eat a lot, correct and consistent. It is very important for you to know what Macronutrients your body needs (how many grams of Proteins/Carbs & Fat you need) and then you can start from there.
After I arrived in Bali the days got a bit more exciting. I wake up early and I grind until 10-12 PM (depending on the games). Then I go for exercise. I meet my friend at the Fitness Club and I go for competitive ping pong. He is a poker player as well (HU hypers and Spin&Go’s) so yeah, it´s a very competitive match every time. After like best of 3 to 21 points we go to the gym and workout for around 2 hours, after that we go to a great local restaurant where they serve perfect chicken breast. We try to go to some steam & swimming pool after lunch, but it depends if we have time for this. During the late afternoon I try to open some games and see if I get some action and play for around 2 hours before we head out for dinner.
Isak: Now the challenge is officially over, but my challenge is not.
I changed my eating habits and I have been working on shredding off all unwanted water & Fat. My plan is to get as close to 8% BF as I can. I made pretty big adjustments to my diet. Now I eat low Carbs & high Protein. In the morning I don’t have these massive 1000 kcal shakes. My breakfast is just one smoothie with 130 grams of oats with some lime juice. I am out of Protein powder so I need to cook all my Protein. I don’t eat any dairy, no bread, no gluten, no bad spices that make you retain water and I eat a minimum amount of Carbs (usually around 180 grams for me). I try to eat no Carbs at all after 5 PM.
Every other morning I go to the local meat store and buy 2.5kg of chicken breast, cut it down into bits and cook it for the next two days. I eat a couple of bowls of chicken over the day, around 150gr each time thing which will give me enough protein throughout the day so I will keep most of my muscles while going through a cutting phase.
I honestly believe it is easier to keep your body and nutrition healthy as a poker player than in a normal 9-5 job. You can plan your day exactly how it fits you. You just have to know what your workout goals are, build muscle or cut fat? Build muscles & cut fat at the same time? Be prepared, be consistent, think about what you eat and stick out to your schedule!
Isak’s story is a life-changing lesson. Don’t let it go so fast!
Try to find out what kind of schedule fits you the best in order to become the best version of you!
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