Nvm, took the test, results below
Nvm, took the test, results below
If you’ve read CT’s forum for any amount of time, you know he does not have time to read a wall of text. (I’m not sure anyone will read ALL that!)
You need to get to the point much more succinctly.
Not being a prick, just giving you a heads up.
I write walls of text because my job is to help people out and I want to give them as much info as possible. But I’m said numerous times that I won’t normally read posts that are too long because of time constraints and mentally it just annoys me. Instead of making it a huge text with a complete discussion, pick the ONE thing that is the most important and ask about it. As the discussion develops you’ll be able to ask about the other stuff. I really do want to help people out, but when I see that much text it just kills my motivation. I’m sorry if it makes me look like an asshole, I’m really not. But that’s how my brain works.
Understood - my bad, let’s trim more
So the 2 main questions:
what do the blood works look like for your type 1A guys with the very high protein %? I’m definitely a protein junkie rather than a carb addict. There isn’t enough steak, ever. Thus confirming the dopamine vs serotonin requirements, but my lipids come back better on a 60% carbs diet, which goes with the pretty high insulin sensitivity
what’s your thoughts on a Wendler 531 template where the big 4 slightly change every 3 weeks. Basically no reload. And a boring but strong assistance template with the 10 sets of 5 split over 2-3 exercises? I’m torn between this way of training and an upper/lower split, 3x a week each.
Well I doubt that the problem is protein, it is likely the high fat content. You can go with a high protein diet but having more carbs, less fats and selecting leaner cuts. You don’t have to go low carbs if you are a type1A.
Well Wendler’s program work great for a 1A (Jim is a 1A). It is percent based, which normally doesn’t go well with a 1A BUT the fact that you go all-out on that last set and try to do as many reps as you can make the workout more of a challenge/competition and fits the 1A well. It is also low in volume which works well for a 1A.
The boring but strong has some good 1A characteristics BUT it is too much volume for a 1A. I like the sets of 5 on the same exercise, that works well for a 1A. But I’d do 6 sets instead of 10.
It took me a while to finally do the test but let’s just say I wasn’t in the best state of mind + I wanted to combine it with some DNA testing. It turns out that my ACTN3 gene is mixed type and I’m a “hunter gatherer” type when it comes to glucose transport meaning - not so good at it. Indeed thriving on the high lean protein and moderate carbs and fats diet. A couple of bananas, MCT oil and whey protein is great during + post workout IME.
Is there anything that seems odd regarding the results of the test? I’m not sure what’s “average”. Looking at type 3 being a fairly bit higher than type 2s, but that could be because I’ve been under a shitload of stress for the last 5 years and life’s only been getting better very recently.
1A 1B 2A 2B 3
56 13 26 11 41 “main”
16 20 8 30 0 “secondary”
25 29 10 13 21 “other”
97 62 44 54 62 TOTAL
That’s actually a fairly typical “non-asshole” 1A profile. Type 3 can be high in Type 1A because they are so goal driven that they often learn to develop habits to help them succeed. Furthermore both types 1A and 3 are lower in serotonin (GABA is their main inhibitory neurotransmitters, which explains in large part why their personality pretty much never changes depending on the situation).
Really makes a ton of sense. Been fantastic reading your inputs here or in other threads that I’m stalking every now and again. Thank you for that!