ABCDE Diet and the "Zigzag" Diet

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    ABCDE Diet and the "Zigzag" Diet


    Anyone remember the ABCDE diet that was mentioned a few years back in MM 2000? Wondering if anyone has tried it. Right now I am on Fred Hatfield's "Zigzag" diet which is similar to the ABCDE diet but shorter (the cycles last days instead of weeks.) Any feedback on these diets?

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    was that the diet for twp weeks, bulk for two weeks diet?
    Quote Originally Posted by The Doberman
    Anyone remember the ABCDE diet that was mentioned a few years back in MM 2000? Wondering if anyone has tried it. Right now I am on Fred Hatfield's "Zigzag" diet which is similar to the ABCDE diet but shorter (the cycles last days instead of weeks.) Any feedback on these diets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRISHRYG
    was that the diet for twp weeks, bulk for two weeks diet?
    Yep. The zigzag diet is shorter durations.

    http://www.drsquat.com/index.cfm?ac...le&articleID=58

    Theres the link to the Zigzag diet.

    http://www.musclemedia.com/training/abcde/v58_abc1.asp

    ABCDE diet.


    They work on the same principle basically but differ on methodology. Basically diet a short period, then a refeeding period. The idea is to trick the body and avoid catabolism.
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    Look into UD2 by lyle McDonald.
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    Basically, this will have a fairly similar net effect to bulking and then cutting (if done properly) but a lot of people have an easier time staying on cyclical diets. It will also allow you to get stronger/bigger while staying fairly lean (though you won't get big or strong as fast as you would on a straight bulk, if that makes any sense).
  

  
 

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