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Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3430
One thing I'm going back and forth on... is it worth getting a full on cage, or would a rack with a safety catch do? Space will be at a premium.
In terms of diet, I do a 16/8 fast and I snack on fruits (apples, pears, and recently oranges which are in season and are fucking amazing right now), nuts, 0% greek yogurt or the occasional quest bar if i need something more substantial (I'm going to school part time which makes things sort of tough to schedule around), while my meals I almost always make myself and involve lean protein + whole grains + nuts. However, I'll IIFYM if i'm really craving a particular thing and it's not a cheat day--I've indulged in ramen, burgers, fried chicken, cookies and all that sort of crap and tried to keep it sensible. Food scale and measuring cups to portion out stuff has been a godsend.
I supplement creatine in pill form and I haven't had a scoop of protein powder this entire time because it's a waste of precious calories. I also take vitamin d, fish oil and a multi though I ran out of the multi and i'm probably not gonna buy another.
My strength in the form of reps performed has gone up, though I should note that I only do light weight/bodyweight due to my rotator cuff injury. I do about 100 flat pushups, 60 incline pushups, and about 60 pull ups, DB presses and curls with 35 lb weights and just machines for legs. I do about 20-30 minutes of vigorous elliptical-ing. Basically I workout like someone who just wants to tone because I can't really do much else (i'm also going to physical therapy for my leg 2-3 times a week). I'm trying to workout 3 times a week but I"m busy so I usually only get in 1 or 2. Considering I'm not super concerned with keeping lean mass (the primary motivator for the cut was I was getting to bulky for my nice clothes)
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 3/3/15 at 10:25am
I'll be on that grind soon. I think I'm just maintaining right now and trying to recomp over the next while. 180 is enough for me, especially if I can't do any heavy lifting. Fuck it. I'm just gonna get shredded. Given that I have 15-20 more lbs on me than when everyone thought I 'looked huge'. I think I can get pretty good results just staying at this weight.
I guess those are my cards and I'm pretty sure I can get some decent results as well.
@GraphicNovelty, you're what 5'6/ 5'7? I think I could look decent-ish with 20 lbs more on my frame than you if I'm 5'10 haha.
If I gain any more weight I'll have to get new clothes too. Womp womp.
This is my first real cut where I have some kind of clue what I'm doing and it's been a real eye opener. Main thing is having a plan and sticking to it and managing hunger. I'm used to the pangs now for the most part. Biking helps too, been building base miles and riding about 20 miles a week which is just the right amount for now.
What happened to your leg?
Why did you get surgery - do you play a lot of football? Mainly asking as I tore my ACL a month ago and so far I've been advised to not get surgery and just rehab.
Hamstring. I have osgood schlatter so my patella is kind of fucked. No problems getting into extension.
What I was told is that surgery's pretty much required if you want to stay active. Then again mine was completely torn.
How does eating fruits and nuts and yogurt count as fasting? I don't mean that to sound accusatory and actually think what you're doing is better than true fasting (which i think is pretty awful for body comp), I'm just curious why you refer to your plan as some kind of intermediate fasting.
Does this snacking occur during the 8 hour feeding window or during the 16 hour fast? I think that is the question.