Wednesday October 30, 2002
THE TIME IS AT HAND! BEHOLD THE REVELATION...
I AM NOW ON LYLE MCDONALD'S TOP-SECRET DIET/TRAINING PLAN!
I'm sure many of you could give a flying f*ck, but to people like myself, who esteem Lyle as one of the foremost thinkers in diet/exercise, this is pretty goddamn awesome.
Anyways, I had several email exchanges with Lyle about bromocriptine, during the course of which I mentioned some of my previous experiences with dieting and refeeds. He then offered to let me be a guinea pig for his current diet/training scheme. The only condition was that since it will be the subject of his next book, I can't really talk about it here. Not the training. Not the diet. At least not in any sort of specific detail. So, my journal is gonna be pretty empty from now on. No meal by meal breakdown. No detailed synopses of my gym sessions. I'll still write about what I'm doing but it'll be more subjective and vague.
Anyways, I do have some trepidation about all of this. Lyle's plan goes against much of what I've come to believe (and what I thought Lyle believed) about training and diet. It's a fairly extreme approach IMO, and it includes a number of things which coming from anyone else, I would have dismissed out of hand(and I would have assumed Lyle would have as well) as being counterproductive. It may also be incompatible with bromocriptine. I took 3.75mg of bromo on Monday morning, when I started the new program. About an hour after my workout, I started sweating, trembling, having nausea and severe headache. Basically, as far as I can figure, I went into hypoglycemia. I had some dextrose, but my symptoms did not immediately abate. I threw up about an hour later and felt like complete sh*t for another 3-4 hours. Hypoglycemia is NOT fun. I cut out bromo yesterday, but started back up on it today at a reduced dose of 1.25mg. I'll will see if it's possible to integrate it with Lyle's approach. If not, I'll have to save the stuff for later. Even Lyle admitted he didn't know if the new approach sans bromo(but with EC) would be more or less effective than my old one with bromo. Another drawback, is that I have to ditch HST, which is another difficult thing for me to do. It IS nice to try something a bit different after 7 months of the pretty much the same thing, though. So, basically I'm making a sh*tload of changes to what I'm doing. Whether this will lead to better results than I otherwise would've had is hard for me to say. I think my previous approach was working quite well(particularly with the addition of bromocriptine) If I can't use the bromo, that will be a signficant downside(along with a few others) Really, though, this opportunity was just to good to pass up. And who knows, it might finally allow me to get lean. One can only hope.
Did a good job. On target.[/list]
Sleep: 9 hours.
Miscelleneous: Man, are my legs and ass sore.