Cutting diet/Routine Critique
- 03-02-2010, 01:07 PM
Cutting diet/Routine Critique
Hey there, looking to perfect my diet and get opinions on my routine.
Stats go as:
21 years old
6ft 1in, 243.5lbs, 26% body fat, 179LBM, 65lb fat
Weight mainly in stomache region, lightly on legs, unusually lean everywhere else.
Goals are to drop to about 200-215lbs, and begin a clean bulk
Been half ass training for the last year, looking to get serious about it.
Following diet and routine started today.
1.Barbell Squats, 5 sets 5 reps each set
2.Bench Press, 5 sets 5 reps each set
3.Deadlifts, 5 sets 5 reps each set
4.Overhead Press, 5 sets 5 reps each set
5.Pendlay Rows, 5 sets 5 reps each set
Starting out with a simple, TBW, short rest between sets(20 seconds).
Weight Training is every other day, ie Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun, Tue, ect
Cardio is done 2x on non workout days, AM(MIT steady state,30 min) and PM(HIIT, 30 min), and once on workout days, AM, MIT Steady State(30min). Attempting to arrange cardio 2 hours after eating(PM), and AM is fasted. I know fasted is considered sub-optimal by many, but for my schedule(which varys wildly) it works out best. Taking a day off everything once a week.
27G Fish Oil(one G per body fat percentage)
EC Y/A stack, 3x daily.
- ECY (30mg, 200mg, 12mg)AM Fasted
- ECA(30mg, 200mg, 81mg)Mid day
- ECY(30mg, 200mg, 12mg)PM 2hr after food
Set up like this to avoid blunting the Yohimbines effectiveness.
I used the Katch Mcardle formula to determine my BMR.
Sedentary activity(FT Sales Associate at local electronics store, usually consistent clientele' so I manage to keep walking around most of the shift, a few hours standing/reading. When not working, running errands or lounging)
BMR + Sedentary is 2552.
I estimate on workout days, my weightlifting session burns around 300 kcal, cardio about 300kcal. Non Workout days, 300Kcal AM Fasted, 300-500 HIIT PM.
So with 500kcal diet deficit + 600-800kcal training/cardio deficit, daily calories range between 2152-2352.
P/C/F ratio im aiming for is 45/35/20. Considering where my weight is concentrated(more endomorph, light mesomorph, and moderately difficulty in losing weight, I think a lower carb approach is more appropriate, and Im considering a CKD or ketogenic approach if this diet doesn't seem to make a difference.
Breads are whole wheat, nothing enriched, ect.
Blends are various vegetable blends, mostly onions, peppers, ect
Each is one serving unless specified ie. x4
Light MW/Sour Cream per serving only has 20cal, salsa even less.
Last Carb meal is 7pm.
7:00 Wakeup ECY
Sweet Potato x.5
2 tbsp salsa
Light Miracle Whip
Bread x 2
Chicken x 2
Bread x 2
Light Sour Cream/Miracle Whip
Midday Shake3: GNC wheybolic extreme 60 (half serving)
3:30 Cardio ECY
Bread x 2
Egg White x 4
2 tbsp salsa
I know there are some obvious flaws with the diet, and thats what I feel I especially need help fine tuning.
- I know corn is sub-optimal because its borderline considered a starchy veg. Wondering what I could substitute that would work with the meal, as its an excellent carb source.
-Yes, 3 sandwhiches in a row gets old, really fast. Again, any ideas to replace perhaps a tuna sandwhich would be greatly appreciated.
- I know carbs should be cut probably by 5PM at least, but what complex carbs could I add to the other meals to compensate? What veg could I add to the last two to keep the carbs low/fibrous?
-Budget is, unfortunately, an issue, and ive only 180-200 to expend towards my diet, not including the shakes.
So far, this is the training/diet ive come up with, and decided to see how the results were at the end of march. I figured before I embarked on it, I could get some feedback and patch up any weak spots to ensure optimal performance.
Thank you for your feedback.
- 03-02-2010, 04:45 PM
- 03-02-2010, 05:25 PM
MORE MORE MORE BROCCOLI!!!! And asperagus. And i can't really understand the schedule, but you should be taking your ECY/A stack approx. 30 minutes prior to a LOW carb meal. When i stack ECY, i don't touch aspirin and i have about 5g Carbs max in the following meal, and i am losing about a pound every two days. Good Luck Buddy!
03-02-2010, 05:50 PM
03-02-2010, 07:27 PM
2x cardio is daily on days I dont weightlift, lol. I do cardio 6 days a week with one day off, moderate intensity in the AM and if its a non weight training day, I do a PM session of HIIT also.
Southwest blend, or any of the blends, are frozen vegetable mixes. Like onions, green/red bell peppers, brocolli, mushrooms, ect. Again, im kinda broke, so I buy pre-mixed frozen veggies.
The miracle whip is like 20 cal, since its such a light amount and makes the tuna edible(not a fish person...ech.), I fig it was pretty negligible.
Why the fat in a night shake? Id think id more readily absorb it as just fat instead of as a reg meal. I could move some of the fat supps to the last meal.
Ive read quite a few articles recently stating that even on a cut, you should lift heavy. Thats why I was following a 5x5 protocol. Note taken on the low rest time. So would you say 8 reps 5 sets, perhaps a 45 sec rest?
On the ECY/A, that means Im alternating between aspirin and Yohimbine. Im not taking both at once. Hmm, interesting to note though, I thought any type of meal would blunt the effectiveness of Yohimbine on lipolysis. Thats why I was taking it twice, once in the morning fasted and once with a protein shake(since its a primarily small meal)
03-03-2010, 09:05 AM
03-03-2010, 11:59 PM
Im not saying the suggestions are wrong or unwanted, in fact thats why I'm here. Im just asking/questioning why you favor the recommendations you've given. Any intelligent person asks questions instead of just listening, lol.
03-06-2010, 10:38 PM
Hey bro where did you read to take 1 gram of fish oil per % body fat? What's it supposed to do? What's the science behind it
03-07-2010, 08:20 PM
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