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Chad Byers' Progress Update #6
By Chad Byers

Please note: This is Part 7 of a series of articles following Chad Byers’ quest to gain 30 pounds of muscle in a year. To read/review Part 6 (where you will find links to the previous articles), please click here:

It has been one month since my last update, and since then I have gained 2 more lbs. (current weight is 212 lbs.). My diet has remained mostly the same as last month, and I am still alternating between higher and lower calorie days. I am eating mostly raw fruits and vegetables with cooked food occasionally, but not every day.

I am still eating a pre-workout meal on strength training days. This meal is in the morning 2-3 hours before my strength training session and includes 1/2 cup of oats and 1/4 cup of blueberries.

My training has changed this month. On strength training days, I have gone to an upper body and lower body split. I have cut out all conditioning workouts.

I have also increased the amount of Cell Block80 that I have been taking, from 2 servings/day to 3 servings/day, including one pre-workout.

Progress Date Weight
8/3/13 194
9/20/13 198
10/24/13 202
11/24/13 206
12/24/13 209
1/24/14 210
2/25/14 212

This month I have been training using an upper/lower split routine.
Day 1: Upper body 5x5
Day 3: Lower body 4x15
Day 5: Upper body 4x10
Day 7: Lower body 5x5
Day 9: Upper body 4x15
Day 11: Lower body 4x10

Upper Body Power (Watch the video posted above for clarification.)
1. Bench Press
2. Pullup
3. Dips
4. T-Bar Row
5. Overhead Press