Opticks wrote:lol, you should consider reading more of a 3 page thread than one post before you offer suggestions.
LOL ... Opticks he is trying to help be nice.
Also he is right, those are shit carbs, because they are inflammatory. You won't get the same results because you won't recover as fast because you will be fighting the inflammation.
Intermittent fasting means you can be more flexible with carbs, but those carbs should still be from good sources, fruit, yams, sweet potatoes, tar, carrots, and other starchy veggies.
Opticks wrote:For dinner I'll probably do protein pudding, and some cheesecake for dessert:
I am pretty sure the Martin does NOT do cheesecake every day, or even most days. They are for cheat days/refeeds.
I know that Martin count calories and has specific targets, but to be honest you don't need to, and IMO shouldn't, until you are in the single digits for body fat. You need to learn to what your body needs when and adjust your food choices to create the right hormonal environment. Hope that makes sense not sure how else to word it.
Also I would avoid supplements with sucralose and artificial color. I used the xtend bcaa that martin recommends and not only did it upset my stomach, but I broke out in a rash and hives. And I can directly relate those affects to that supplement.
I now use allmax un flavored bcaa, allmax glutamine, now foods whey isolate sweetend with stevia. The one thing that I can't find is a pre-workout drink without sucralose, so I used the scivation one right now, and haven't had any bad response yet. But I know this affects gut flora badly so I take a high quality probiotic Bio-kult every day.
For workout what program are you following? Sounds like starting strength would be best for you. There are lots of videos on form that Mark Rippetoe has. And this deadlift video was posted on reddit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boNVh-Yh ... re=related
If you want leangains specific help that is not 4HB related then you can checkout the subreddit http://reddit.com/r/leangains
I'll try to plan around for the different carbs. I was going to do that this next week, and look into stuff more tomorrow, but I really wanted to get some meal ideas down so that I had stuff ready to cook/eat and make the complete switch from SCD to LG.
I don't plan on eating cheesecake all of the time, and mainly was going to use it for dessert on workout days. When are the refeeds on LG? I never saw anything about that until you mentioned them. The bb.com thread you linked me to has something like that on his Friday dinner, which is also a workout day. He has like 2 huge del taco burritos and some ice cream dessert.
I guess I could use more help planning my meals. I'm not sure what I should do about carbs and meals then, as my plan was to eat stuff that I could mix whey with, or I guess I could really just have a whey shake with meals to make sure my protein is where it needs to be.
The Dave guy (66jzmstr) is using the ON casein and whey (or at least he was with the whey), and that's the casein I bought, and it has sucralose. That is the same stuff that martin recommended on his site. The BCAA I have now is unflavored and that isn't a problem, that kind of stuff doesn't really bother me at all. The whey I have now is unflavored as well ( http://www.shopabouttime.com/Whey_Prote ... 521733.htm
). Their flavored stuff is sweetened with setiva, so I guess that is approved, but I was going to get some of this that uses sucralose: http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?pr ... 87.2108294
. I could get more of that AboutTime since it is on sale this month at GNC - the setiva flavored stuff, but I don't think sucralose really bothers me.
Dave was using this for a bit in cake batter flavor, but I'm not sure if he switched it up when the 2 lbs ran out. I haven't had any problems in the past with rashes, etc. using muscle milk or anything else that uses sucralose, I'm not sure if that would still be a problem for me.
I think I need to count calories and keep track of macros at this point, or I would just eat a ton, even if it's healthy. Like today even shooting for 1600, I had 3 grass-fed lean burgers (plain as day), a 1scoop whey shake in milk, a slice of cheesecake (this is special cheesecake made with 1% cottage cheese, greek yogurt, and LITE (55% less fat) not 1/3 less-fat creme cheese - one serving has 330 cals and 13g of total fat, 8 is saturated - that is less than 5 strips of regular bacon).
I'll probably have more protein pudding and call it a day. I def need to have meal ideas and stuff to plan meals around. I have been using examples from the LG threads at bb.com and emulating them.
I was going to do bench/squats/deads/shoulders/back at the gym MWF. I don't know if that is feasible or not, so I'll probably have to spread things out a bit, and maybe do every other workout for them. I don't really know what other exercises to do, but know that they are the main four.
I will finish reading starting strength tomorrow and start on that plan if there is one in the book. I am going to do dumbbell squats or use a machine. As much as I would like to use a bar, I fear that I would end up hurting myself, and don't see anyone at my gym doing that to dare initiating it on my own. I get the benefits of using a bar, but right now it isn't in the cards for me. Should I specifically be doing any other body part exercises etc that I have not mentioned? I tried chin/pullup and could only do 2. I will try to weasel those in until I am able to do a respectable amount and am able to work them into my regular routine.