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Old 11-16-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
Angelo M Fosco
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Leangains - Intermittent Fasting

To start off I tried searching for both of the aforementioned topics before starting this thread.

My main goal: To become as strong and fast as possible (450#DL, 275#C&J, 3:30 fran, sub 7 minute 2k row)
Sub goal: maintain 9-10% bodyfat

Stats: 24 years old/5'8/181lbs/14%bf
Max Deadlift: 425#
Max C & J: 260#
Fran: 3:49
Row 2k: 7:14
Filthy 50: 19:?? (Don't have log with me)

Right now i'm at 14% bodyfat. I outlined my diet in a post a month or so back, but before I get into that I'd like to state my question.

If training to get stronger and faster is the main goal, will starting an intermittent fasting routine like one on leangains slow me down? I understand it will probably help me lose bodyfat, but will my strength and wods suffer?

My diet right now is:

5:30 A.M. workout on empty stomach

7 A.M. 2 cups almonst milk + 1 scoop whey (22g) + 33g sugar(Creatine mix)

7:30 A.M. 1 glass milk + 3 eggs + Apple

11 P.M. 4 ounces of spinach + 8oz of meat + 1 avacado

2 P.M. Apple + 400 calories worth of almonds + about 300 calories of beef jerky

4 P.M. 6 oz meat + spinach salad (sometimes) and Nap or 2nd workout (if 2nd workout I have pwo shake like the morning)

7 P.M. 1lb meat, grilled onion + other veggie (zuchinni or mushrooms) + 1 sweet potato

With what I've read I would probably be switching to:

Morning workout - no PWO meal

Eat all meals from 11 A.M. - 7 P.M.

2nd workout would be during eating phase so I'd get a pre and post meal.

Would having no Post workout meal/shake in the morning, where I do the majority of my training, hinder gains? Should I move my training to later so that my first workout is 3 PM and 2nd one would be around 9 PM or later (so no PWO meal after that workout then). Thanks for any thoughts/opinions in advance!

Edit: After reading into it some more, the PWO meal is supposed to be the fast breaker, so I suppose I would have to move up my workouts. However that still leaves me questioning if I have a 2nd workout (Which I would have to do late at night) would no PWO meal there hurt gains? Again, thanks!

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Old 11-16-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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Re: Leangains - Intermittent Fasting

One way to Complete your second workout if you wanted to be fasted is to combine your 2pm meal and your 11 am meal at 11 so you would still be in a partial fasted state for training. You could also skip the 2pm and 4pm meal and combine its calories into your 7pm(or right after you finish your workout) meal making that your last meal of the day.

Also using intermittent fasting shouldn't stall your progress for gains. As long as your eating the same amount of food you would eat in a regular day. Many cases it has been shown to help muscle growth and well as reduce body fat. I've played around with it before. I was doing it but it stopped working with my schedule so I've been taking a break from it but during the time I was IF'ing I was dropping a few pounds of body weight.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:35 AM   #3
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Re: Leangains - Intermittent Fasting

I've been doing IF for a long time...def. shouldn't be a problem
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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Re: Leangains - Intermittent Fasting

Yeah you need to keep your overall daily calories up...PWO meals are great...if you are hungry, but not near as necessary as some believe. Im no specialist but I skip meals all the time and make them up later with no stalls in progress.
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