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post #39736 of 47141
yo if you don't have an alert on nyt for health and fitness articles i feel bad for you son
post #39737 of 47141
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Originally Posted by ihambrecht View Post

That's not what my experience was. It takes a lot longer than a week for your metabolism to speed back up.

I appreciate what you're saying, but I feel confident that this approach will work.

If it backfires, ill give you the satisfaction that you're right haha
post #39738 of 47141
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Interesting read here re: vitamins and exercise:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/why-vitamins-may-be-bad-for-your-workout/?ref=health

I drink like 5 cups of green tea with antioxidants a day : /
post #39739 of 47141
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

I drink like 5 cups of green tea with antioxidants a day : /

That's where all your gainz went.
post #39740 of 47141
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Originally Posted by ihambrecht View Post

That's not what my experience was. It takes a lot longer than a week for your metabolism to speed back up.

What is your experience/protocol for restoring the metabolisn? I've been at 1800 my entire cut, except the last two months where I've dicked around and weight loss slowed a lot (still only eating in the low 2000s though). Been getting a lot of carb cravings lately too frown.gif Sitting just under 170, which is where I gave up last time, having a hard time breaking through this final wall (all mental of course, lack of will power and focus, no excuses there...).
post #39741 of 47141
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

What is your experience/protocol for restoring the metabolisn? I've been at 1800 my entire cut, except the last two months where I've dicked around and weight loss slowed a lot (still only eating in the low 2000s though). Been getting a lot of carb cravings lately too frown.gif Sitting just under 170, which is where I gave up last time, having a hard time breaking through this final wall (all mental of course, lack of will power and focus, no excuses there...).

Mite be time to take a break.

http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/the-full-diet-break.html
post #39742 of 47141
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post
 

 

How hard is it to clean? My problem with my blender is that it's sort of a bitch to take apart and wash by hand every time I use it.

Super easy.  They apparently designed it in part for easy cleaning.

post #39743 of 47141

Just to recap:

 

While I'm way more detailed about cutting, macros and all things diet than most of you, I've always stressed slow and controlled cutting and the dangers of not doing so.

 

Some other guys IIT seem to cut 1.5 to 2lbs a week and talk about how cutting is awful and how they can't maintain their lifts.

I did not find my cut difficult, I was averaging 1 lb weight loss a week with even slower rate at the end, and I got stronger during my cut, gaining strength when I was under 10% as well.

 

I'm now 15 pounds heavier than at the end of my cut, my total is 250 pounds more and I eat over 7000 calories more a week with abs still showing. A lot of this can of course be attributed to that I'm pretty weak, but it is still a fact that I did not lose strength and that my metabolism did not get damaged.

Not trying to brag at all, but I'm pretty confident in how I have been doing things and that Mark will find success if he follows my outline and takes it slow and easy.

 

I also did "reverse dieting", bringing up my calories very slowly over the period of 2 months or so and like I said, I can now eat a ton of food without piling on fat.


Edited by conceptionist - 2/12/14 at 12:09pm
post #39744 of 47141
Can we get some updated pics conceptionist? I believe you, but don't feel like waiting until end of your bulk redface.gif
post #39745 of 47141

Don't have many good pics, but here's from a "before and after" thread on that Swedish lifting forum I also post on:

 

http://www.kolozzeum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6860577&postcount=8077

post #39746 of 47141
Such a good looking body. Is that too sus? Don't care ^_^
post #39747 of 47141
Slow cutz
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by Benesyed - 2/12/14 at 3:06pm
post #39748 of 47141
Been hitting a pretty good stride lately. I feel stronger, been seeing improvement in pretty much all lifts. I hate to admit it, but I think it has a lot to do with my weight lifting class which I was originally scoffing at and the fact I'm doing... dun dun dun cardio on all off days.

The weight lifting class is basically me lifting as hard as I can for an hour with no instruction and then a stretch/core workout with the rest of the class for the last 10 mins or so.

Cardio has been in the form of sprints, stairs, and box jumps (max effort up the stairs). Maybe I created the perfect storm for improvement? I dunno, but my lifts have all gone up significantly. No new PRs, but sets of reps that were once grinders and super struggles for me are now much, much, much easier.
post #39749 of 47141

Sounds very reasonable.

 

I had the best progress last fall when I did cardio and lots of stretching mobility work on every rest day. Probably has to do with not allowing yourself to get stiff, better tolerance to volume, more conditioned, etc.

Cardio was mostly tempo / interval circuits, like

 

45s 75% effort stationary biking 

15 BW dips

rest 30 seconds

45s 75% effort stationary biking

10 pistol squats 

rest 30 seconds

45s 75% effort stationary biking

10 inverted rows

 

Rest 2 minutes

 

repeat 3-5 times

post #39750 of 47141
The more pictures get posted here, the more I realize what a waste of time bodybuilding without steroids is.
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