Hello brother's as you know I am all about diet before supplementation. So, now I come to ye as a humble man in need of advice; I have an upcoming Modeling gig and want to make the best of it .
Ok so up until last week I had been on a Lean Bulk that didn't result so perfectly Lean after all, yet I am Happy with my results. Went from 125.8lbs and 7% BF (and Looking like a Beanpole) , to a bit more Full complexion and with a bit of a "Bloat" issue that got resolved easily with EC, anyhow I ended at 142lbs, which was my morning weight today too (funny huh?). Anyways, I was following the previous Macro's and kCals:
-2700-3000 kCals on Workout Days (depending on how Hungry I got but mostly it stayed in the 3000 kCal Realm)
-160g of protein (140g were direct protein, rest would be trace that added up :/)
Rest/cardio days would involve cardio anywhere in the amount of 400-800 kCals (mostly between 600-800) and kCals of 2400 for the diet. Macros:
That was the previous diet, and it was followed for some 4 months. I am planning a Recomp now, and would appreciate your input on this:
Current workout days:
2400 kCals consisting of:
-Trace amounts of carbs and veggie carbs not going higher than 70g (or 50g really)
Rest/Cardio Days are:
2000 kCals Consisting of:
-Trace/veggie carbs. (again no more than 70-50g)
Now don't think I have gone mental, The schedule is as such:
Following Dave Tate's Periodization Bible for Wendler's 5/3/1. (5/3/1 info: A Hardcore Look At Wendler's 5/3/1 Powerlifting Routine | Muscle & Strength)
Monday:OHP + 20 minute Cardio PWO ( No carb day )
Tuesdayeadlift + 20 minute Cardio PWO (Carb up day**** will explain this macro's below)
Wednesday:1 hour of cardio, 20-25 minutes HIIT and the rest is just LISS. (No carb day)
Thursday:Bench Press + 20 minute Cardio PWO (No carb day)
Friday:Squat + 20 minute cardio PWO (Carb up day****)
Saturday:1 hour cardio, 20-25 minutes HIIT the rest of the hour is LISS (No Carb Day)
Sunday: Rest Day (No carb day)
Carb up day Diet:
2400 kCals consisting of:
Now here are the questions:
-Will trying to go Low carb Help me Recomp in time for Black Friday?
-Carb ups are fine 2x a week OR is it better for it to be once a week?
-Should My carb ups be on OHP/BP day so my Glycogen stores can be full for Deadlift/Squat days?
-Would going straight up with just carbs and normal level of fats (.45-.5g of fat ED and carbs as needed for caloric allotment) be better for me?
-Comments and all, gladly appreciated!
Thanks a lot for the helps guys . Just looking to keep the most of the mass I can, but I need to shed out fat, so shoot away! BTW I will be using ECY stack throughout all this 12 weeks...I know its not normal to pass the 8 weeks on stims, but I have come to know my body and 12 weeks on EC is my limit. Of course, clean diet, no booze, no smoking (quit 3 months ago and havent relapsed ) and no distractions or excuses, I am very thorough in my cuts, but if I cut now I will lose most of the little progress I have done! So help out please ! As always, food is MUCH more preferred than powders!