i used to powerlift then got out of it i never lost my size or strength just got flabby and a gut ... ive been watchin what i eat and been doing cardio 3 times a week with a high rep low weight work out.....i wanna cut up maybe bodybuild but i wanna see results so i can have some more confidence ... its hard gettin back in the weight room and not being able to do what u once could...right now ive been staying away from carbs and fat and just basically been eating all protein....any suggestions...? is the calorie intake why im not seeing as much results...?
carbs and fat are not the enemy, it's all about total calories
if your intake is less than your expenditure you'll lose the weight, but that doesn't mean cutting out carbs which you need for energy or healthy fats
what's a basic breakdown of how much you normally eat in a day? (carbs, fats, proteins, total cals?)
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If you want muscle you have to eat!
Fat is required for proper body function, its not the enemy. Protein is needed for tissue building. Carbs arent needed exactly but are always good to have and make eating the other two a lot easier.
yes gluconeogenesis does play a part in glucose production. But the body will readily break down muscle in order to fuel gluconeogenesis rather than digest protein. Carbs are protein sparing, so eat carbs but dont go nuts on them. Also you have to factor in the TEF of food as well, protein has a much higher TEF rating than carbs so you will need to consume more protein to end up with the same amount of cals after body functions like digestion and other variables like exercise comes into account. Also id love to see anyone train at maximal intensity with just P+F macros, just doesnt happen.
Right amount of macros, right time.
Scarz i would also ask you to stop being rude as politeness works both ways, im sure you would want the forum to continue being civil and attract new members.
To the OP, lift heavy and keep your muscle. Calorie deficit to be achieved weekly through output. Post up your diet and current training progream for a critique as it will be far more useful
If he wants lower carbs he can have carb/protein meals at the same time and that'll work just fine.
Overall calories decides if you'll grow or shrink. It's as easy as that.
249lbs cutting to 220lbs
Actually its 100g of carbs for brain function anything less is ketgogenic
Why do you have a carb up on sunday if you dont grow on low carbs. Protein synthesis will be hindered if glycogen stores arent catered for with a adequate amount
Granted youll grow, but not as fast as if you employed more carbs
Calories play a deciding role in whether you will grow all calories are not created equal
Eat nothing but protein & fat and shove in gluconeogenesis too and see if you grow lean body mass or shrink
1MR said you wont grow without carbs, what youve said you have agreed with him so why the attack? BTW wheres the figure of 50g come from? You are also aware that glucose is the bodies preferred fuel source right?
Edit: why are people on here so fecking rude to other members. Im starting to consider leaving and go elsewhere where debate is welcomed and members can control themselves form being keyboard warriors and have some manners
Last edited by theravingphycho; 09-16-2007 at 07:10 AM.
249lbs cutting to 220lbs
50-100 depending on what cutoff, lean body mass, gender, current glycogen state?
Why does drinking a diet coke throw you out of ketosis as well?
You also havent replid to my other points too, are you agreeing with them?
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i think its cals over anything i aint 100% sure though.
bulking is about calories in excess of the right macros
its not that hard to bulk, but its hard to bulk effectively and laying down the most amount of lean tissue with the least amount of fat.
Good example if its purely about cals you should be able to bulk off of lard and sugar, but you cant.
Theres a good article on Tnation i came across ages ago, have a look to see what you think
Chickenlegs thanks for the kind words mate
Last edited by theravingphycho; 09-16-2007 at 09:13 AM.
Of course, I tend to just be rather observant and read into things.
But, as 1manriot mentioned in another post, he has a social life and I would be surprised if he wasted time creating multiple WBB names.
Last edited by Slim Schaedle; 09-16-2007 at 10:04 AM.
To add to the "yeah, eat some carbs" bandwagon, it's way harder on your liver to use sources other than carbs for energy. Carbs aren't evil, but anything in excess will make you fat. Ideal intake is like 55-60% of your deat being carbs - your body reall doesn't need that much protein - like .8g(or is it oz? shoot.) per kg of bodyweight.
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every aspect of eating and diet is important to me, i dont see it as what is more or less important
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"yeah mate, who needs carbs anyway".
If it bothers you so much, compare writing styles or ping for IPs.But, as 1manriot mentioned in another post, he has a social life and I would be surprised if he wasted time creating multiple WBB names.
You read too much into things that do not exist, however it shows an active minf which i cannot fault you for. Perhaps 1MR is also english i have no idea, i may ask him/her
ah a mancunian i see, london boy myself
oh word im from london my self. I aint too sure but all i do is follow the atleast 1g of protein per lbm 0.5g of fat per lbm rest can be carbs