i am actually following the same type of diet you are but its only been close to 3 week, how often was ur cardio?
Cardio started at like 3 times a week, and got up tofive times a week. I alternated between HIT and long distance slower paced cardio sessions. Also I would sometimes do it in the morning, and sometimes I would end up soing it at night, after my lifting.
Ummm...they "were"!!! I've chunkasized a bit again, due to m overwhelming school and work schedule, but have decided to get back on track this week. I've had a 4 month lay off! I will post my pathetic current pics up, and I will let everyone witness my next tranformation as it is in progress. I am going to post up pics like every two weeks or so, so everyone can track the progress along with me.
Sometimes meall 6 will have no veggies in it, just chicken and Almonds. I got this type of diet plan form the guys at Scivation, namely Marc, as this is kind of what he is doing( except a hell lot more hard core!!!)
As for my workout, I was doing full body 3Xwk. It consisted of all free weights, and mostly compound movements! Example:
Legs: (2 work sets) squats, two sets of stiff legged dead lifts.
chest: 2 sets Incline BB press, 2 sets flat DB press(or 2 sets of dips)
Back: 2 sets of bent over BB rows, 2 sets lat pull downs( or body weight+ 25lbs. pull ups), 2 sets behind back shrugs(yeah I do these with my back wo)
Shoulders: 2 sets military press, 2 sets side DB lateral raises.
Armsbiceps) 2 sets BB curls or DB curls, 2 sets preacher curls. (triceps) 2 sets over head press, 2 sets rope pull downs.
My reps varied, as I would change my rep range around depending on how I felt. But generally, I would make one of the workouts a heavy 6-8 rep range, the next workout would be lighter weight, 12-15 reps, and the next would be heavy weight, high 15 reps, by use of drop sets or rest pause method. Now(just my first week soing it) I am following Marc's Hig Reps to Hugeness routine to see how that goes.
the rest pause method/drop method, so did you basically do a set of 15 reps, and then immediately lower the weight and do your second set?
You do not know how much finding this thread helped me tonight! I'm on my second day of a diet very similar to yours( mine's the traditional palumbo diet pretty much) and I feel like ASS. Great job and thanks for the motivation! Semper Fi!~
THANKS! well as for my diet, I keep it really simple, nothing spectacular. A normal day would be something like:
Breakfast-Muscle MilkRTD(Banana Creme)
either a serving of Cashews or Almonds
Snack-1 cup low fat cottage cheese w/carb control+sugar control strawberry yougurt, and Flax seeds thrown in there
Lunch-A huge salad(romaine lettuce)
either grilled chx breast or grilled steak
Light balsamic Vinigarette
Snack- 1 scoop ON whey+ 1 scoop All theWhey
flax seeds thrown in there or a sreving of Almonds, cahsews or peanuts
Dinner- huge salad (Romaine lettuce)
either grilled chx or grilled steak
olive oil, vinegar and lime as dressing
snack- either another mixed protein shake w/ almonds or
1 cup cottage cheese w/ splenda and flax seeds.
I take digestive enzymes after each meal, and also supplement with Fish oil and CLA.
I know I should be taking in more solid foods, but to make it easy with my time constraints(work , school, gym, other crap..)I throw in the various shakes and try to get some flax seeds and/or Almonds, cashews or peanuts in with them , as to give them some substance and fiber! These meals do however vary some times of course! I eat veggies(mostly Brocolli, peas[all though this is a legume i guess], squash, cauliflower, etc.), in place of the salads sometimes.I will also sometimes throw in an extra snack/ meal like 2 whole eggs+4 whites and a small serving of shredded 2%cheese thrown in. Not the best meal plan, but it has definately worked for me.
^^^ U SEE THIS $HIT PEOPLE?! NO FUQQING CARBS! DAS WASSUP! Nice work bro....good diet! Stellar results.
LOW CARB, HIGH PROTEIN & FATS IS HOW YOU CUT IT UP PIZZZZEOPLE! ;D You just don't need the carbs (can carb up on weekends though to keep some fullness).