Ok this is a very weird question that came to my mind yesterday. I was thinking back to my journey regarding nutrition and sports that started 8 years ago. Back then I became a bodybuilding fan and started to implement a bodybuilder-like diet and... (more)
Let me just throw a quick disclaimer that this is really directed at people who are following, or at least familiar with, the actual LeanGains protocol not LeanGains "style" IFing which I did for a long time. I mean actually carb/calorie cycling... (more)
Just wondering how much you guys typically eat (more specifically those who weight train). I am a 16 year old female, 5ft 5.5in. My weight has been fluctuating lately (I try to not weight myself though) and I think I'm around 115lbs. It is... (more)
I have posted before about my concern with how much I eat. I apparently need to gain weight if I want to get my period back, but am scared of doing so. I am a 16 yo female, 5'5.5", about 110lbs. I have had disordered eating habits in the... (more)
Not to be rude, but you post like everyday obsessing over your weight. If you want health and vitality, stick with Paleo. You might gain a little. If so, it was your body's way of telling you that needed to happen. I promise, you won't get "fat"... (more)
I'll try to make this a quick question I am 5'6 194lbs+/- male. According to many calorie calculators I should be eating 2200-2500 Cal per day to maintain my weight. I am currently eating between 1500-1800 Cal per day which is well below. I... (more)
Hello, I recently had my blood tested for Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, Glucose and CRP. The thing that stood out and shocked me about the results were my very high levels of CRP of 20.3 This is in spite of the fact that I have been... (more)
Hey people, I am doing Hill sprints in the morning and I am confused about my pre workout nutrition. I want to do it fasted and just have some coffee, vitamin c and BCAA before my workout but im not sure if the combination is going to help me with... (more)
I am a large man trying to drop weight. I am on a plan that requires me to have 300grams of protein 240 grams of carbs and 115g of fat. I am trying to use the paleo approach but I find it hard to get in those amount of carbs in a day without... (more)
Hello everyone So I recently tried to lean bulk, and totally failed for a variety of reasons. However, In the 5 weeks that I was doing this, I've gained some muscle, but have gotten a bit of the flab back on my belly, and before bulking I was... (more)
Im curious if anyone thinks supplementing Amino Acids is ok/beneficial. I was looking at the standard BCAAS ( http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/musclepharm/bcaa-3-1-2.html )but I also came across a few other that are made from grass fed beef... (more)
Hey guys I am a 25 year old female (woman? girl?). I quit smoking nearly a year ago and picked up some healthier habits. Among these are exercising 5 time a week, watching what I eat etc. Few months back I gave up on my guilty pleasure of diet... (more)
is deloading taking a week off after 10-12 weeks of lifting/interval training 6 days a week worth it in the long run? because everytime i take a week off i gain like 10-15 pounds.
i asked about hormone therapy because a man over 30 could not train 6 days a week on a caloric deficit. so at 19 your body is naturally producing all the testosterone and hgh you will need. but it will give you a whole lot more with adequate... (more)
i usually do a deload week or a week off every 10 weeks or so, this cycle's training split was the 20 rep squat program along with various track/sprint workouts. And usually when i stop my weight shoots up by 10 or so pounds, i do eat a surplus of... (more)
Drastic weight gain like that is water retention. When you go without carbs (carboHYDRATE) your body sheds water weight, and after an extended amount of time, like 10 weeks, going off the diet makes you retain water like crazy. Since you are... (more)
im doing the 20 rep metabolic conditioning squat program which consist of 2/20 squats with 285 along with either BB thrusters to failure or bent over barbell rows for 2/20 with 185 after that i do a circuit which consist of weighted pullups,dips,... (more)
Hey guys, I'm a 21 year old male. I'm 5'11" and 160ish lbs. I'm a pretty athletic guy and some would probably say I have the build of a runner. I did crossfit over the summer, which helped out my strength and I just started it again three... (more)
No way is that enough food to gain lean body mass on. You should be eating more. Also, I'd try eating 3-4 real meals instead of the 6 snack-sized meals you're currently eating. You don't need a huge surplus to gain mass, but you do need a slight... (more)
Just wanna carb reload spent fuel only. Weights don't actually use that much as far as I can tell. I'm 6'1 152lbs 10% BF presently. I'm figuring 1.5g carbs per lbs lean body mass.
BCAA raise insulin to a high degree. So if you take them pre training during a fasted workout session, would you not shut of the very process increased fat burning you are trying to achieve by fasted training by raising insulin? If insulin is... (more)
Just a straightforward question. My goal is hormonal signaling and fat loss, in an otherwise meat and fat only Leangains diet. I eat two meals, one at 12pm post workout, another at 7pm. Both are equal portions of carb. No carb rest days. ... (more)
Have you ever thought of not measuring your post-workout carbs? Just eat the amount of carbs that helps you feel good. It will take some trial and error, but I've had good results reducing bodyfat doing this. No need to measure anything.
I have been doing weight training for six months now, and have significantly improved on my push ups, sit ups, squats, etc. but I still can't get one dang pull up! I have worked on pull-downs, assisted pull-ups, negatives, mixed grip, you name... (more)
Everyone talks numbers in Leangains about how many g/lbs of protein, but how about carb? I'm doing Leangains and am cutting fat. I've been eating meat/fat no carb rest days, lean meat/satsumaimo low fat training days, WO fasted 11am, eat 12pm... (more)
I'm debating on the advantages/disadvantages to Leangains/CBL as far as training times, and carb loading times. Martin's ideal is fasted training at the end of a 16hr fast for max fat burning, at 11am, with mealtime at 12pm and again at 7-8pm,... (more)
IF the goal is fat loss... meal timing is completely irrelevant and makes no difference between eating 1 meal a day or 10 meals a day or fasting 6 hours a day or fasting 20 hours a day... Makes NO difference in body composition.
Doing leangains. My goal is to reach 5-6% bodyfat, reset my fat set-point, keep it there, then add calories slowly leangains recomp style to build muscle. I IF, eat 2 times between 12pm-8pm, train fasted 11am. 2000cal high carb really low fat... (more)
Hey Hackers! I've been hearing about Kiefer and his carb-backloading. It makes sense and I'm interested in trying it out. However, I can't train in the afternoon/night due to work so I train in the mornings. I heard that there is a morning... (more)
I've been doing leangains for 3 months. I'm now more ripped than I even thought possible. To say it works is an understatement! My eating window is 12pm-8pm, two meals. No carbs rest days, very low fat training days. I get up at 5am and... (more)
I'm going to say that the 16 hour fast isn't so important for some of us. I did 16 weeks of LGs until the hunger and mood issues were too much to deal with, plus my fat loss had greatly slowed. Keeping the same daily calorie/macro numbers, I added... (more)
Does anyone have any good input on getting a pair of good lifting shoes? It seems like its literally IMPOSSIBLE to find a pair on the interent. They dont even sell the adistar anymore they only have the new model which is bright orange and is out... (more)