anabolic diet confusion
- 03-14-2008, 04:05 PM
- 03-14-2008, 04:56 PM
- 03-14-2008, 05:26 PM
03-14-2008, 09:19 PM
I hear ya about the endurance. I feel like vomiting after those arnolds and especially any leg work. End up taking about 4 minutes between sets on those exercises.(I know it's too long..no choice)
03-14-2008, 10:27 PM
03-16-2008, 02:19 PM
03-21-2008, 05:22 PM
Scale read about 287.5 this morning. Slow going, but, at least strength not decreasing. Considering going down to 2900 cals next week. I know it sounds WAYYYY to low, but 3100 for the last 2 weeks hasn't made a great impact. Anyone have an opinion, I'm all ears. A little clarification on the arnold presses. It is not a textbook arnold, as I don't start with the DBs in front of me. My palms face me but I only bring the DBs to about the top of the pec off to the side, so, I cheat a touch, close enough
04-18-2008, 11:27 PM
Update: end of week 14. I'm baffled once again. Brought my calories all the way down to 2800-2900. Cardio up to 5x/week.(all elliptical, 45 minutes/session, burn roughly 500 cals/session) Neither the scale nor the tape has moved in almost 2 weeks. What gives? If I get no suggestions, I'm taking the cals down to 2700.
04-19-2008, 01:17 AM
04-19-2008, 09:31 AM
He's probably lowering the cals too slow and allowing his metabolsim to adjust.
I'd have a 2 day refeed, then cut cals to 2000. Then lets she what happens in a week. Remeber to weigh yourself on the same day, same time of day, etc.
04-19-2008, 09:42 AM
WHen you get really strict on AD you can try some tactics like,
Between meals have a BCCA shake, but space meals out farther apart. Have ALL carbs come from green vegeies like spinach.
So eat 4 - 5 hundred cal meals a day. Drink a bcaa shake between each meal with 10-15 bcaa's. Drop your carb instake closer to 20 a day, some of the bcaa's with gluconegenesize.
04-19-2008, 10:33 AM
Me personally what I find to work is to drop to just one cheat meal a week and up the cardio (7 days/week). This is assuming calories are decently low. Calories likely should be in the low 2000 range. cardio should be low intensity so you're burning fat instead of carbs. If you can't drop fat with this then something is seriously wrong.
04-20-2008, 10:11 PM
Fat seems to be coming off, just a WHOLE lot slower than usual or expected. Only down 6 lbs., somewhere between 3-3.5" on waist, while maintaining all strength. It's working, just don't feel like dieting for a year. I'll try the 2 day refeed followed by 2000 cals/day next week if the new caloric level is not productive.
04-20-2008, 10:39 PM
04-20-2008, 10:46 PM
04-20-2008, 11:08 PM
Please Revisit 36-44 in your manual.
A lot of advice given thus far has been from individuals unfamiliar with Di Pasquales diet specifically; therefore, they are unaccustomed to the things you are experiencing firsthand.
Firstly, this is unlike many other CKDs. You will not experience the customary drastic loss of glycogen or water that you will on some of the other diets, so dont expect it.
The reason I have implored you to reread 36-44 is to hopefully get you back on track in accordance to the book. I have sensed some trepidation that shouldn't exist, as your week to week plan is pretty much laid out for you by Dr. Di Pasquale as far as calories and reductions go.
Establish your maintenance calories, drop 1000 the first week, and then drop 500 each additional until you are experiencing the 1.5-2 pounds of BODYFAT loss per week that is your goal.
This is where it gets tricky. The scale doesn't discriminate. Alot of this is going to have to be something you develop over time.
I would recommend cutting down on the weigh in sessions- weigh yourself at the same time midweek, every week- and be sure to avoid weighing during or immediately after the weekend.
Above all, don't cut down to one carb meal. Thats a totally different diet, and we're not talking about that one.
You may however, might want to examine what you are eating on the weekends. One, if you are truly getting your caloric requirements (as per the manual), and two, are you avoiding the junk.
The best bet for you may be to take things back to phase one. Establish your maintenance phase, and then begin cutting in accordance to the book. Stick to the plan, don't get depressed by good things like losing inches even though the scale remains the same, and keep dropping the cals by 500 per week until the results you are looking for become evident.
04-20-2008, 11:19 PM
I must reiterate this.
Some of these good people have gotten you off the track that the MANUAL intended you to be on.
While they are well meaning individuals, they have provided advice that totally flies in the face of what you are trying to accomplish via the Anabolic Diet.
After rereading the posts a few things that have stood out to me are the caloric reductions are spotty and undisciplined, weekends haven't been as productive as they should be calorically, and for some reason you included a guesstimation of bodyfat % into your math for the purposes of determining your daily calorie intake.
Best thing (once again ) would likely be for you to start over and this time stick to the plan.
Last edited by mmorpheuss; 04-21-2008 at 08:17 AM.
04-20-2008, 11:24 PM
04-21-2008, 10:16 AM
mmorpheuss, yeah, what I was talking about is different from the original Anabolic Diet. However what I was considering is that DiPasquale worked with Poliquin to come up with a diet, and it ends up when you're heavier, there's no PWO carbs, and just ONE cheat meal per week. That's awfully similar to Polumbo's diet, too. Also the calories I was taking into consideration DiPasquale's Radical Diet which dips much lower in calories (fat).
But if we're going to stick to the original Anabolic Diet hardcore, then nevermind. I just figured that DiPasquale has made changes depending on different variables since then.
04-22-2008, 12:38 AM
Don't have the book in front of me, I'm assuming you refer to The Metabolic Diet and not The Anabolic Solution, asI do not have the latter. I started just as the book outlines. First 10 weeks were textbook. Nowhere did I read a suggestion for bodyweight X 10. So, there is the trepidation of which you speak. Currently, my intake has gone under the X 10 mark, which I am slightly uncomfortable with. Going to start incorporating a 2nd cardio session(did 2 30 min. elliptical sessions today).
04-22-2008, 07:06 AM
Last edited by mmorpheuss; 04-23-2008 at 07:16 AM.
04-22-2008, 06:55 PM
04-22-2008, 11:29 PM
04-23-2008, 07:17 AM
04-23-2008, 07:32 AM
Both the metabolic diet and the radical diet were not intended for bodybuilders or powerlifters. Definitely not for guys that reach for the 145's when they need to do arnold presses.
The anabolic diet and recently anabolic solution are geared towards us.
04-23-2008, 11:32 AM
04-23-2008, 11:38 AM
Someone that's very fat and looking to drop the fat is going to do better with one cheat meal a week. That's what I thought this thread was about...trying to lose a good amount of fat. Not trying to press 145's.
Poliquin and DiPasquale came up with this. Dave Polumbo also uses this with competitive bodybuilders to diet down into contest shape (i.e. lose a lot of fat and retain muscle). If the two carb days worked better in this situation, they would use it, but they don't.
04-23-2008, 07:20 PM
From Di Pasquale himself- The Metabolic diet was never meant for athletes and bodybuilders. Before the anabolic solution they were still using the anabolic diet.
My allusion to his strength was meant to illustrate that we are dealing with an athlete here, not a stay at home mom or a college kid trying to work off the hohos he had in high school.
As for the topic of this thread, it struck me that the topic of this thread was help with a specific diet. The anabolic diet, in particular, due to it's being the title?
Last edited by mmorpheuss; 04-23-2008 at 08:34 PM.
04-23-2008, 08:39 PM
04-23-2008, 09:07 PM
And lose the Poliquin stuff. This isn't a thread about exercise physiology or strength training.
If anything the revisions made to the original Anabolic Diet should be credited to Rob ***in. Not that you would know that.
04-23-2008, 09:22 PM
04-23-2008, 09:26 PM
There are alot of whole pages from the anabolic diet (original) that are simply regurgitated into the Solution redo. What you have in conjunction with the Anabolic Diet should suffice, as well as make some things easier to understand in light of viewing certain theories in their original form.
04-23-2008, 11:22 PM
I'll tend to listen to people like Poliquin and Palumbo on this issue instead of some no-name on the internet. They have tons of experience...Poliquin with athletes as well as bodybuilders, and Palumbo with bodybuilders (and ones not loaded up on drugs, too).
No duh the cheat meal is used for more than the sake of cheating. But I guess you're smarter than Poliquin and have more experience as well as better results than him with getting athletes and bodybuilders in shape.
04-23-2008, 11:58 PM
are we talking about training or Di Pasquales diet?
Make up your mind, and lets get back on track (remember the thread title?)Poliquin didn't develop this diet. He didn't help with the original either. So if you are talking about the anabolic diet dropping his name or palumbo's is useless.
Even if it is used by 200 lb'ers to give 300 pound guys half-step advice.
04-24-2008, 12:12 AM
When was I ever talking about training? This thread has become a useless pissing match.
Poliquin uses one cheat meal to get fat people lean. He uses it because it produces RESULTS, and RESULTS better than doing 2 cheat days. Maybe you're in denial about that. He goes off of RESULTS based on his EXPERIENCE working with athletes, bodybuilders, and even more regular types.
I don't care if he wasn't the originator of the diet. Guess what! Vince Gironda was using this even before DiPasquale, so you dropping DiPasquale's name is useless (like that makes sense...it's a sarcastic analogy).
Even with the original Anabolic Diet it wasn't even set in stone to do 2 days. He said to experiment based on results. Some guys might do 2 days, some guys less than 1 day. And you know what, based on the RESULTS Poliquin has determined fat guys should limit it to 1 cheat MEAL every 5-7 days for RESULTS when it comes to losing FAT.
04-24-2008, 12:36 AM
You've been back peddling and subject changing ever since, and it's quite pathetic.
This thread was titled using the ANABOLIC DIET. Which happens to be the title of Dr Di Pasquales book.
It isn't titled CKD help. If it were, your reference to Vince would have been relevant, so stop trying to cover for your incorrect claim that the anabolic/metabolic diet/solution was a collaboration between Di Pasquale and Poliquin, which was the only reason you kept waving his name like a banner in all of your posts.
You were wrong. It happens. Get over it.
As was I, I might add. I thought this thread was about the book listed in the title. Anyone needing help with that book hit me up.
04-24-2008, 12:51 AM
Ummm, I could still use a little help. OK, so, technically, I'm on the "Metabolic Diet" apparently. I did everything textbook for awhile. Only thing, I started at X 15 instead of X 18.(5000+ cals was obscene). Even at 4500 cals, I still gained 5 lbs out of the gate. As I read in the book, the induction phase is bw X 18 for 2 weeks, followed by either cutting or bulking. I dropped 500 cals/week until I came to BW X 12. I don't remeber reading anything abuot dropping 500 cals/week until you find the sweet spot. I was under the impression the cals would be adjusted as the weight changed. I thought I read it carefully, I think I'm going to pick it up again, beacuse now I'm unsure. Anyway, I think something has kicked in, pants are looser. Strength was a touch off today, but, not as much rest between sets as I usually take. So, that's where I am now. If you see anything askew, feel free.
04-24-2008, 01:28 AM
First off I (and I'm sure everyone else) appreciate your posts that don't contain any content aside from idiotic insults and straw man debate tactics. That's impressive to high school kids.
Oh and it's nice that you put up copyrited material for people to download. What a class act.
"However what I was considering is that DiPasquale worked with Poliquin to come up with a diet, and it ends up when you're heavier, there's no PWO carbs, and just ONE cheat meal per week."
I never said Poliquin helped DiPasquale with the Anabolic Diet (straw man tactic...idiot). I said Poliquin worked with DiPasquale to come up with the version POLIQUIN uses that produces results, which you like to brush off and just insult me instead.
Oh! And scotty isn't even on the original Anabolic Diet! Wow, all that harping on THE ANABOLIC DIET for no ****ing reason. I'm trying to help the guy but instead you keep harping on sticking to the ANABOLIC DIET when the guy requesting help isn't even following that exact diet! Sheesh, what an idiot. I'm done with this thread.
And sorry, scotty. Sounds good if you're making progress again. Keep going with it until it stops, then maybe something can be changed. Keep things simple.
04-24-2008, 07:24 AM
It sure isn't the title of this thread.
It isn't the actual book being discussed either.
So it's the one in your head? Was I supposed to know that? Are you honestly blaming me for your inability to be succinct?
Don't falsely accuse me of insulting you just because you feel insulted. I attack the post, not the poster. You just happen to be on a roll right now.
By the way. I linked to a website, Mister "class act".
You get bent out of shape like this every time someone links to youtube?
04-24-2008, 07:32 AM
Bottom line is the original anabolic/metabolic diet and the anabolic solution... it's basically the same diet. I tried to help with a specific diet whereas you tried to help by telling the guy to change diets. That was smart.
Do you even own the book you are talking about? Do you own the one Scotty is talking about? Or its bodybuilder oriented cousin? (which I do)
Or are you freestyling to the tune of a book you have limited experience with?
Typing Poliquin's name doesn't make up for your lack of extensive personal experience with the topic.
Pretending to have it...now thats a REAL class act right there.
Scotty -I'll hit you up. My apologies for hijacking the thread.
Last edited by mmorpheuss; 04-24-2008 at 08:41 AM.
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