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theguyfrompa
04-06-2005, 09:27 AM
ok, i'll give you my stats first, i'm 5'10, 240, and i dont know my body fat % but it's probably like 22-25%. i've been serious into lifting now for a year, basically goign to the gym at least 5 days a week. my current plan is this, i'm on a 1900-2200 calorie diet with a 40/40/20 split, and eating mostly chicken, fish, rice, fruit, vegetables. i'm taking CEE and Citruline Malate, thinking about taking ALCAR too,but unsure, so if someone has some input on that it would be appreciated. my week looks like this.

Mon- Back and shoulders - gym time - 1 hour
Tues - HIIT - gym time - 25 min
Wed - Legs - gym time - 1 hour 15 min
Thurs - HIIT - gym time - 25 min
Fri - Chest, Bi's Tri's - gym time - 1 hour 15 min
Sat - HIIT - gym time - 25 min
Sun - OFF

my HIIT is on a precor because running gives me ridiculous shin splints and i cant even walk halfway through.

my question is this, should i stick with what i'm on now??? i'm seeing alright results, even though i'd like to see better. but i'm not taking an eca stack because the sexual side effects i cant deal with. or should i try out carb cycling??? i can be strick with my diet, everything gets logged in fitday. and if i'm to do carb cycling what days should be high, low, no days??? any help would be appreciated. oh yea, my cheat meal is normally going out on a friday and having 8-10 beers.

ReelBigFish
04-06-2005, 10:09 AM
Man i would say that if isn't broken, don't fix it. But if you want the weight to come off a little faster then add in 5 - 10 more mins of cardio each session or cut some calories off. I wouldn't go to carb cycling unitl your body fat gets a good bit lower since you have a higher body fat the weight somes off just as easy with a calorie deficit.

Veritas
04-14-2005, 04:41 PM
my question is this, should i stick with what i'm on now??? i'm seeing alright results, even though i'd like to see better. but i'm not taking an eca stack because the sexual side effects i cant deal with. or should i try out carb cycling??? i can be strick with my diet, everything gets logged in fitday. and if i'm to do carb cycling what days should be high, low, no days??? any help would be appreciated. oh yea, my cheat meal is normally going out on a friday and having 8-10 beers.

Thats pretty cool you're getting laid @ 22-24% BF.... :) Otherwise a EC stack would help things faster.

Anyway, as per carb cycling, my BB bro told me to get on this schedule (btw, I'm 6'1, 200lbs and on a cut):

Day 1-2 2000 cals 200 carbs
Day 3-4 2000 cals 100 carbs
Day 5-6 2000 cals 50 carbs
Repeat

But then again, ReelBigFish may be right, it might not work so well with something w/ a high bodyfat. It was the advice given to me though. Also, you could try adding 50 carbs to those numbers if its too hard. Keep in mind, this is advice from a guy that's 5'8 180lbs and 5-6% BF normal/ 3-4% BF in competition.

Try to keep the low carb days on the days you don't WORK... ;-) Also, to loose fat faster, you gotta stop drinking alcohol! No alcohol at all, and at most once a month.

About alcohol and fatloss (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=53189&highlight=alcohol)

Built
04-14-2005, 06:49 PM
:withstupi

Alcohol bites you in the ass three ways:
1. extra, empty calories
2. stops fat burning in its tracks
3. Interferes with muscle growth.

galileo
04-14-2005, 07:16 PM
:withstupi

Alcohol bites you in the ass three ways:
1. extra, empty calories
2. stops fat burning in its tracks
3. Interferes with muscle growth.


Make that four -
4. Sex with ugly chicks.

shansen008
04-14-2005, 07:44 PM
Make that four -
4. Sex with ugly chicks.


But sex burns calories!!!! And in the morning when you wake up and see her, you chew your arm off to escape unnoticed, thats like 30 pounds right there overnight......

IZich
04-15-2005, 11:31 AM
But sex burns calories!!!! And in the morning when you wake up and see her, you chew your arm off to escape unnoticed, thats like 30 pounds right there overnight......
so she's fat, too?