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Old 11-02-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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GOMAD for people >200

I know a lot of smaller guys swear by it, but has anyone over 200lbs (or anyone that wouldn't consider themselves skinny) tried it, and what type of results have you gotten? Change in weight, b/f, strength, etc?
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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Re: GOMAD for people >200

GOMAD is mainly a way to bulk up, especially if you are skinny. If you are carrying extra weight already then GOMAD may not be for you.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: GOMAD for people >200

google clarification_rippetoe.pdf and read it.

There's no need for gomad for someone "over weight," by rip's definitely ~15% body fat.

I believe gomad for a person who's already having body fat issues won't help things at all.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:48 PM   #4
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Re: GOMAD for people >200

I was 11% last time I had it measured. Not talking about using it for people w/ bodyfat issues, I'm talking about people who are already somewhat muscular to begin with.

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Old 11-02-2010, 12:53 PM   #5
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Re: GOMAD for people >200

It's whether you are novice or not, not how much perceived muscle you think you have. Spend some time over on Ripp's forum, its fun and worth your time.
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:06 PM   #6
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Re: GOMAD for people >200

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It's whether you are novice or not, not how much perceived muscle you think you have. Spend some time over on Ripp's forum, its fun and worth your time.
So basically our saying if you have halfway decent strength, it's not gonna do much?

I'll have to check out his forum...
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:50 PM   #7
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So basically our saying if you have halfway decent strength, it's not gonna do much?

I'll have to check out his forum...
Young grasshopper, you have not read SS or visited Ripps wonderful site. "Novice" is not how strong you are, but how adapted you are, how long it takes you to recover. A novice can follow linear progressino ala SS on a workout to workout basis, once these gains stall grasshopper will need an intermediate program, i.e. 531, etc. Nothing to do with weight, everyone is different.

FYI; best forum ever.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:23 PM   #8
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So basically our saying if you have halfway decent strength, it's not gonna do much?
Depends, are you eating enough food to give you enough calories to fuel strength/muscle growth?
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #9
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Re: GOMAD for people >200

I'm 6 feet tall about 210, do Paleo + GOMAD on my current round of starting strength. It's so freaking convenient and it works. I'm probably somewhere in the 15-20% body fat range.

EDIT: To add more detail. Increase in my squat from 3 sets of 5 reps of 195 pounds to 245. Bench increase from 190-212.5. Press increase from 120-132.5. In 3 weeks time. Body weight up about 10-15 pounds.

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:00 PM   #10
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Depends, are you eating enough food to give you enough calories to fuel strength/muscle growth?
Around 5,000 cal daily, mostly paleo (not strict by any means though, occasionally throw in some oats for breakfast or brown rice), 200-300g protein.
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