Good luck with IF, let us know how you like it. Not something I'd ever do, but it's great to hear other's experiences.
It is a very interesting approach, however i dont want to change my dieting approach at the moment because it is going well. I will most likely try it on future diets.
Magic oats sound good
I am going to start doing some HIIT cardio instead of the normal MISS i have been doing on the treadmill. I have said before that i wouldnt been able to recover from it, but this wasnt based on experience. I need to throw it in and see what the effects are. I am looking forward to take it up a notch as i want to be finishing this cut before July and i still have around 12-13 lbs to loose imo.
Also thinking about not doing weekly refeeds anymore except for when i feel i need it. If i take out the refeed, i will include a cheat meal on the weekend as i did before. Will look at how i feel at the end of the week and see then.
I need to push for the coming weeks as im starting to look forward to going back to gaining muscle again. Its been 20 weeks now and im starting to feel demotivated by this cut.
You've ran a great race, just a few more miles to go. Keep pushing!
20 weeks? You've got willpower of steel, mate. Great work.
Last edited by LuNa; 05-17-2011 at 05:15 AM.
You might want to just start switching over to the HITT stuff slowly. Shorten your MISS stuff a little each week and slowly add in some HITT stuff at the end of it. Just a thought if you're worried about recovery at all.
Im really not too sure about what i can take recovery wise, so this will be a good learning experience.
All this fancy lingo, what does HITT and MISS mean???
I'd give the HIIT a shot LuNa, I honestly much preferred it over MISS when I was cutting. However as you said you need to be conservative with adding it in. I'd do as OR said and slowly replace MISS sessions with HIIT. You could do something like 20 mins of HIIT, followed immediately by 20 mins MISS. Shelby had me doing that and I feel it worked very well.
-Example: Walking/Jogging on treadmill for 45 seconds, sprinting for 15 seconds, repeat.
MISS = Mild Intensity Steady State (Cardio)
-Example: Walking on the treadmill w/ incline for 30+ minutes
I will start off with making 1 session HIIT and the other MISS. OR posted somewhere to do it the day after your leg session, not before and im going to apply that. Will also use your suggestion and add in a little higher intensity work after my MISS.
Thanks for the help guys.
Pre-workout: Magic Oats
Neutral grip Pull ups
Incline bench press
5xBW + 1 neg
3XBW +2 neg
Chest supported seated row
Nice and quick session. I felt better with the pre workout shake, was not hungry through out and i feel my endurance did increase a little. Lower back is still sore, so i opted for the chest supported row. Im starting to enjoy my upper body sessions more and more now that im able to do lifts such as pull ups and dips.
Diet: good, feeling hungrier throughout the day which isnt much of a problem as long as i can keep busy. Supplementing with green tea doesnt seem to do anything for diminishing my hunger.
Sleep: got about 7 hours of solid sleep. Much better than normal now that i wasnt hyped up from stimulants.
Chest supported row is a cool lift. Dig that.
Green tea worked for me a little, but wasn't anything worth writing home about. Gum helps me throughout the day. Solid work on the pullups man, and all around progress.
242's by May
very solid upper body session, looks like you have everything covered
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Good job on the upper body session, you picked some solid movements.
Pullups, dips and chins - the stuff arms are made of!
Workout is fine guy, make no mistake.