Lyle McDonald's Ultimate Diet 2.0
07-19-2005 12:22 AM
Lyle McDonald's Ultimate Diet 2.0
Have any of you used this diet/routine before? I have seen great results and feedback on it, and was thinking of running it for the last 3 weeks of my cycle to shred up a bit..
07-19-2005 09:01 AM
I did it for 4 weeks and went from 240 to 230, and lost very little if any LBM. 4 weeks was all I could stand though.
07-19-2005 09:53 AM
Did you follow the 4 day full body workout routine? I would like to try the UD2 but don't really like to have a full body workout 4 times a week.
Originally Posted by foo.c
07-19-2005 10:57 AM
Yes I did. If you read Lyle's article on it he explains why.
Originally Posted by sir.kevin
I wasn't very fond of them at first, but I felt like I responded really well to the full body workouts (especially my legs) and have kept doing them although with less volume.
I will probably cycle between full body workouts and more traditional splits from now on.
07-19-2005 11:23 AM
I've done it. It worked awesome. I gained a noticeable amount of muscle while losing several percentage points of fat.
It has been my most successful natural cut to date.
It is a major bitch to implement and find time to do though, (and you will probably feel like ****).
Also note, I was a mediocore responder to typical CKD's and TKD's.
07-19-2005 11:34 AM
I had great results. Gained strength while on it, preserved LBM, and lost pure fat - with a lot of loss around my midsection.
Here's my final summary after 5 weeks:
My Lyle McDonald Ultimate Diet 2.0 Final Analysis
I have completed 5 Weeks of UD2.0 which included one off week due to getting ill. (It caused me to miss depletion workouts and as such threw off the whole carb-load that week).
At any rate, the final results for 5 Weeks (which is really 4 weeks of progress):
Starting Bodyfat = 11.5%
Ending Bodyfat = 9.7%
>> Lost 1.8% bf
Starting Weight = 182.2
Ending Weight = 175.0
>> Lost 7.2 pounds!
Starting Waist = 35.5 inches
Ending Waist = 33.25 inches
>> Lost 2.25 inches!
Overall, I was real happy with the diet / program. I think it yielded great results, and if I weren't so tired of cutting (and looking better than expected at this point in time), I would definitely keep doing it. The diet was easy to stick too because I had a carb-load right around the corner at any given time, followed by normal / balanced eating for 2 days. The workouts were brutal, but proved successful. I gained some strength on the power workouts, which is hard to do while cutting, so I was pleased with that.
So I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a new approach to cutting. However, it's a 'packaged deal' - to make this diet effective, you definitely have to follow the workouts as prescribed.
You can read my log during the 5 weeks here.
07-19-2005 04:24 PM
I did it for 6 weeks a couple of months ago. Here were my results. I screwed off a little the last week.
I works better than any other diet I've tried, but it's not easy. A good appetite suppressant is helpful on the 3 low cal days.
3/21 Start 0 187.0 lbs 13.50%BF 25.2fbm 161.8 lbm
3/28 Week1 186.5 lbs 12.90%BF 24.1fbm 162.4 lbm
4/04 Week2 184.5 lbs 12.56%BF 23.2fbm 161.3 lbm
4/11 Week3 183.0 lbs 11.96%BF 21.9fbm 161.1 lbm
4/18 Week4 181.0 lbs 10.74%BF 19.4fbm 161.6 lbm
4/25 Week5 179.0 lbs 09.65%BF 17.3fbm 161.7 lbm
5/02 Week6 180.0 lbs 08.87%BF 16.0fbm 164.0 lbm (FINAL UPDATE)
Here's my log if you want more info.
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