Gr-Easy EJL's fish oil megadosing ala Charles Poliquin thread
- 09-23-2007, 01:20 AM
- 09-23-2007, 02:21 AM
- 09-23-2007, 02:26 AM
09-23-2007, 06:47 AM
And I was feeling guilty now and then for thread hijacking but you guys make me feel all warm n fuzzy again......
09-23-2007, 06:49 AM
09-23-2007, 06:56 AM
09-23-2007, 08:33 AM
213 today Ok, so 20 days, up 13lbs. and i'm confident that maybe as much as 14lbs of it is lean I see some enhanced definition everywhere, not huge, but maybe as much as i'd expect from pound or so of weight loss. This is the last day of the bulk, calorie clipping begins.
So I'd say the fish oil was about as successful for bulking as anything could be. Mind you, I was taking a fair amount of other supps this whole time which are contributory
Leviathan, Incarnate, bulk powerFull (usually just prebed), Neovar
are the ones that would have some bulking effect. Definitely they played their parts in this as well. Still I've seen cycles of epistane that didn't end up 13lbs up. I'll post some pics later of a few body areas matching the ones 4 weeks ago just for y'all to critique and tell me if I'm wrong and it looks like fat has gone up anywhere
09-23-2007, 09:11 AM
09-23-2007, 09:14 AM
Thanks! yeah I really think that anyone who has hit a plateau of any sort should give GVT a 25 day trial as a workout scheme. It feels almost abusive as a workout, but I can physically feel the difference in chest muscle with my hands.
09-23-2007, 12:51 PM
Good stuff. Most of the studies out there actually show fish oil to reduce symptoms of depression. But I swear I have seen before that mega dosing has the revers effect. I tried to find it a while back with no luck. Anyone else seen or heard of this?
09-23-2007, 01:03 PM
Its been a mood elevator for me, while helping maintain calmness
09-23-2007, 04:52 PM
How much do you normally increase cals when trying to put on weight? I have a pretty low maintenence level too, this sounds pretty interesting. Did you see anti-inflammatory effects as well?
"I would be proud to sport that body on the beach, or for a hot date." -Dsade commenting on my pics
09-23-2007, 09:34 PM
09-23-2007, 11:02 PM
easy you said you dont have pic's didn't you? Man i can't wait to CKD with fish oil. I'm probably going to try this in my P.C.T. this winter right before CKD. I'll take pic's also. I dont know about that GVT though.
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09-23-2007, 11:06 PM
I've got pics up from Aug 27 I think and today in my pal transformation thread as my last post there.
Incarnate / Leviathan Transformation Contest Log
I was looking at em, its hard to say whether I gained any fat or not.
09-23-2007, 11:13 PM
Yea its tough to say, you kinda look like your body just got bigger. Doesn't look like much fat gain. You look bigger though thats for sure. Eating that high over maintence for 4 weeks and haveing a little fat gain is stil solid IMO. Like I said I dont think you really added any.
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09-25-2007, 12:12 AM
09-25-2007, 12:42 AM
09-25-2007, 01:18 AM
I don't think the one caliper measurement was very accurate, perhaps as accurate as the impedance meter. Go with a 3 point, or better yet a 7 point. You look to be a minimum of 22%, if not higher.
Did you take ending waist measurements?
This is ~15%:
Again, not trying to be an a$$, piss in your cheerios and call you out, but I think you should reevaluate what you are doing and start that 'cut' ASAP.
Also, you might want to check out the "FFB (Former Fat Boy) Handbook"
As a FFB and you believe the '4:1 Fat/Muscle ratio' gained during a bulk, maybe you got 2#'s of LBM out of that.
09-25-2007, 01:32 AM
Could a person just use flax oil and get the same effects? I ask because i despise the fish smell and it makes me ill even when i walk by the fish counter at the grocery store
09-25-2007, 07:00 AM
Also, I'm doing a bodpod on Oct 22nd to get a real bf % and also doing a full metabolic rate test that day too, to get a good baseline.
09-25-2007, 07:35 AM
I've read that article now, and pretty well agree with everything he said. Carbs are the devil for the former fat boy, thats for sure. I think I did better than the 4:1, partially due to doing GVT as a workout and the crazy fish oil dose, but who knows. it was worthwhile to add some weight back either way just as a shock, as my losses had slowed to an almost halt where I was. We'll see where I end up at oct 22!
09-25-2007, 08:05 AM
09-25-2007, 08:16 AM
I mean, you can say that your pecs look more defined looking in a mirror, but if you gained 14 pounds you should have added an inch to both your biceps and chest while decreasing your waist size. Those are results that can't be argued with.
09-25-2007, 09:56 AM
yeah, waist definitely went up slightly. I went thru the closet and tried on a few different pants and i'd say they are fitting about like they fit when I was in the 204-206 range. By calipers I am up about 1mm actually (going back over other logs). so call it maybe 1% bf up. so probably of the 13lbs maybe 4-5 of it was fat.
So mabe I gained 7-8lbs of lean mass. at the waist I was at 37.5 at my lowest, i'm at 38 now. I couldn't get a good "cold" bicep or chest yet, as mornings have been crazy in the house. I'll see if I can get my wife to check those tomorrow.
still feel good overall. since starting with calipers in may, i'm down 10mm I believe. So it just means I started at even higher bf% than I thought, but i've still made solid progress
09-25-2007, 02:09 PM
Ok, i'm getting multipoint calipered plus professionally measured tomorrow at the gym.
09-25-2007, 07:10 PM
09-25-2007, 07:13 PM
09-26-2007, 06:21 AM
209 today... Surprisingly, i'm not so happy about it. Its too fast of a fluctuation. We'll see how it goes after a week or two. I am sweating like a mofo during cardio, so maybe some amount of it is retained water? I do feel a littler harder in the muscles. this morning I get calipered + measured at the gym, so i'll post those # as soon as I have em. Played with my own calipers some this morning, and I think I see what I was doing. If I squeeze them slowly I end up with a much higher number. I was squeezing them fast and harder. so my estimate of what its reading from now being slow and light on it is around 23% bf today. Still, that means that means back in may when I got them I was probably more like 28-30% rather than 23
09-26-2007, 08:41 PM
Ok, got measured at the gym, and it was 24% at a 3 point caliper. kinda sucks, but c'est la vie. just means when I started this long term transformation back in january I must have been well over 40% bf. horrifying. Waist was 3/4 of an inch bigger than when I started the fish oil megadosing at 200lbs. So I think i'm comfy with saying half my gains were lean, but half was fat. Makes sense really, as my calorie intake was way higher than it should have been. anyhow, I have already scheduled the bodpod reading for Oct 22 I think it was, and it will be around again in the beginning of december.
So now my goal is to hit below 18% for oct 22, and still see 10% by Jan 1. Actually, I'll go with Jan 17 for the date, as that was when I started the life change, at 245lbs.
09-26-2007, 08:47 PM
09-27-2007, 12:26 PM
Hang in there Easy. Lots of good diet advice around here and I know firsthand how easy it is to fool yourself into thinking you have it all nailed down. We've all been there.
I'm still there..but I don't care because I'm married. lol
09-27-2007, 12:34 PM
I don't feel derailed at all, more like I had the odometer set to kilometers instead of miles
I'm definitely leaner than ever today. Looking downwards at my flABS, I can see where the top horizontal line on each side will be when they are fully visible. I've never been able to spot the one on the left before.
09-27-2007, 03:57 PM
09-27-2007, 06:57 PM
09-27-2007, 07:04 PM
man, thank god i've never had that problem.
09-27-2007, 07:15 PM
09-27-2007, 07:19 PM
Another update, having looked into the GBC program I am running now some more, i'm also moving to a ketogenic diet (as it is meant to be coupled with one). I'm not sure precisely which format of ketogenic, but next to no carbs regardless. I think a single carb meal a week plan isnt all bad, i'm going to continue reading thru all the formats over this weekend then decide.
I cope well with low carb, so it should work out well. Going to shoot for around 2400 cal intake, 200+ protein, remainder fat, trace carbs (or from leafy greens with high fiber).
09-27-2007, 07:28 PM
09-27-2007, 07:30 PM
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