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Painzer
08-21-2009, 03:01 PM
Hi guys,
I was showing my friend this video the other day showing the diet of Dennis James. It's basically a Super lean 3500 calorie diet, with 500g of protein and 50g of fat.

I was wondering if one of the big powerlifters (not bodybuilders) could post up something similar, or at least write out their diet so I could get an idea of the difference in diet between someone focusing on "the look" vs Overall strength gains. It's been a big discussion between my friend and I, and something I've been wondering for a while.

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KarlMarx
08-21-2009, 03:45 PM
Somebody had a hilarious link to the Dave Tate burger king diet. Totally crazy. The diet had like 12000 calories!

SELK
08-21-2009, 04:01 PM
I doubt many elite powerlifters really follow all that much of a diet.

my diet yesterday

breakfast - skipped, i hate breakfast.
lunch - 2 subs from subway, a coke, and a few cookies
training - ate a roast beef sandwhich between sets and had a gatoraid
dinner - had a BBQ so had a few burgers and beers
late night snack - made some nachos

That is the diet of champions right there. I tracked my diet so closely for far to long, you dont get strong by drinking protein shakes, you get strong by gaining weight and lifting heavy.

Ryano
08-21-2009, 04:14 PM
The Big FAT Ugly..... 21,000 calories. Not bad for lunch.

http://www.fatsandwichcompany.com/Champaign/index.html

Lones Green
08-21-2009, 04:18 PM
I've seen elite powerlifters with real strict diets, and I've also eaten cheeseburgers with elite powerlifters, who are elite, and not fat.

Eat a lot.

vdizenzo
08-21-2009, 05:07 PM
This is basically how I eat when I am not gaining for shw's. I was making great progress with it. I am glad I looked this up for you. I'm going back to it in a few days. My diet now looks somewhat like this except for lots of additonal calories from Maximus, Results, fruit juices, regular soda, ice cream, candy. chips, white bread, and rolls pizza, etc. Just lots of extra cals.

Meal
2 egg, one half lowfat hamsteak (about 3.5 ozs), and two slices of all whole wheat bread with Smart Balance spread

Meal
2 scoops Nitrean with skim milk and water, 5 ALN fish oil caps

Meal
8-10 oz of either lean ground beef, chicken, or steak with either 1.5-2 cups of rice or 1.5 potatoes, and a serving of veggies.

Meal
2 scoops Nitrean with skim milk and water, 5 ALN fish oil caps

Meal (about 1 hour before training)
8-10 oz of either lean ground beef, chicken, or steak with either 1.5-2 cups of rice or 1.5 potatoes, and a serving of veggies.

Workout
I start drinking 40 ozs Gatorade, with a scoop of protein, and 8 grams of leucine while warming up. I also take an ALN multi and ETS. I continue drinking the Gatorade mix throughout my workout.

Post Workout
Immediately upon finishing I drink 100 grams of carbs from Ultra Fuel powder and Opticen. I take an ALN multi and ETS.
Post-post Workout (about an hour later)
1.5 scoops of Nitrean with skim milk and water

Snack if I'm awake and hungry
Snack will either be a pack of Trioplex choc chip protein cookies and a glass of skim milk or a turkey, ham, or roast beef sandwich on whole wheat bread.

Cheat meals on this diet; I will on occassion eat bad meals, but I try to no longer let that turn into a bad day/days. My lunches are easy because whatever is prepared for dinner the night before is prepared in quantity so that I can eat it for lunch the next day--makes it really easy. Sometimes a dinner or lunch consists of hot dogs, kielbasa, tacos, etc. However, I make much healthier choices. I buy healthy one's hot dogs and kielbasa which only has 2 grams of fat per serving. The tacos are made with lean ground beef or chicken. If I am hungry I have snacks. I will eat fresh fruit, natural peanut butter sandwiches, natural peanuts, low fat cheese on crackers, rice cakes, veggie booty, and the like. I do not keep any junkfood in my house.

SELK
08-21-2009, 08:13 PM
I've seen elite powerlifters with real strict diets, and I've also eaten cheeseburgers with elite powerlifters, who are elite, and not fat.

Eat a lot.

I dont know if i am an elite powerlifter, i do have an elite total thouh.

but i will say - ive never seen a powerlifter turn down a cheeseburger :D

Brian C
08-21-2009, 09:18 PM
I like to add the the drunken 3am McDonalds Angus triple meal to my diet....Oh so good

Hazerboy
08-21-2009, 10:19 PM
Did anyone else notice how this guy looked SUUUPPER depressed during his entire explanation? XD

martin
08-22-2009, 02:01 AM
My basic rule is cover protein and calories and that's all that matters. If your trying to drop fat or maintain weight then carbs start becoming more important.

I didn't turn to PL'ing to sit and eat brown rice and turkey all day that's for sure.

Jboy
08-22-2009, 02:58 AM
That diet looked so boring and he looked bored talking about it.

I guess thats a sacrifice you have to take if you wanna be the best.

Painzer
08-22-2009, 12:10 PM
Thanks for all the input guys! I appreciate it!

Pete22
08-22-2009, 12:23 PM
I like to add the the drunken 3am McDonalds Angus triple meal to my diet....Oh so good

Sub a giant burrito for the McDonald's and that's me too.

bluelew
08-22-2009, 04:59 PM
I doubt many elite powerlifters really follow all that much of a diet.

my diet yesterday

breakfast - skipped, i hate breakfast.
lunch - 2 subs from subway, a coke, and a few cookies
training - ate a roast beef sandwhich between sets and had a gatoraid
dinner - had a BBQ so had a few burgers and beers
late night snack - made some nachos

That is the diet of champions right there. I tracked my diet so closely for far to long, you dont get strong by drinking protein shakes, you get strong by gaining weight and lifting heavy.

roast beef sandwhich between sets- that's great!

AlMohr
08-23-2009, 04:10 PM
Good topic! I can't weigh in a great deal as my lifts are no where near pro lifter. But i used to eat crapy and gained strengh and size but as time went on I just felt like ****. I started eating healthy and cut some fat, as a result my training volume has shot up and I'm alot healthier. By "healthier" I mean lower bp, hr, less sweating, more sense of well-being. In the long run eating like crap isn't good for your health and I think you run the chance of burning out quicker.

Andre518
08-23-2009, 09:53 PM
I'm not an elite lifter and right now I have been cutting down my weight. This is what I ate yesterday. I was low on my protein in take yesterday :( I try to get 242-280g a day but yesterday I just got more carbs in. It happens sometime.

http://i32.tinypic.com/24l0g9y.jpg

KarstenDD
08-23-2009, 10:13 PM
The right answer is a lot.

Brian999
08-23-2009, 10:18 PM
Good topic! I can't weigh in a great deal as my lifts are no where near pro lifter. But i used to eat crapy and gained strengh and size but as time went on I just felt like ****. I started eating healthy and cut some fat, as a result my training volume has shot up and I'm alot healthier. By "healthier" I mean lower bp, hr, less sweating, more sense of well-being. In the long run eating like crap isn't good for your health and I think you run the chance of burning out quicker.

I was wondering why I sweat so much. Im not healthy I guess :confused:

KarlMarx
08-23-2009, 10:48 PM
I was wondering why I sweat so much. Im not healthy I guess :confused:

For me I'm sure its the crystal meth. I don't know if thats your problem, but it does it for me! But sure is a great weight loss/tooth loss supplement! haha. :confused:

Cmanuel
08-23-2009, 11:57 PM
For me I'm sure its the crystal meth. I don't know if thats your problem, but it does it for me! But sure is a great weight loss/tooth loss supplement! haha. :confused:

Lol that's funny. I prefer the ecoli diet, a little food poisoning will clean out about 10 lbs from your system easily in a few days ha.

And yeah that dude looks so unhappy about what he is talking about.

Andre518
08-24-2009, 06:24 AM
Lol that's funny. I prefer the ecoli diet, a little food poisoning will clean out about 10 lbs from your system easily in a few days ha.

And yeah that dude looks so unhappy about what he is talking about.

I would be unhappy too if 90% of what I ate came out of a cup! lol

SELK
08-24-2009, 03:38 PM
roast beef sandwhich between sets- that's great!

I can hardly ever make it through training without some food. I'm a fan of long rest periods, so maybe I just get bored :D

UHCougar05
08-24-2009, 04:42 PM
I was wondering why I sweat so much. Im not healthy I guess :confused:I guess I am too. It could be 40 degrees outside and I could just be standing there and I'd still be sweating like a ***** in church.