[quote]Dirty Gerdy wrote:
Diet looks great, only thing i’d say is that you have room to add more carbs if you’d like. Are the sprints everyday? And if so a necessity? I don’t know how your body responds but i know if I did 30 mins sprints that often I wouldn’t grow at all…also are you getting any bcaa or protein post-sprinting? You are still breaking down muscle there and if they are some brutal sprints then your legs will need something pwo. just my .02 hope it helps…
I try to get my sprints in at least 3 times per week following a workout. Yes, I take about 5g BCAAs after and during my sprinting, should I add another protein shake after that too? I would ditch the running altogether, but I tend to put on fat easily, and since I’m not super lean (about 12-13% BF), I’d like to make sure it doesn’t increase more than it needs to.
going on what dirty gerdy said about more carbs, do it. for your meals, whan you say 1 cup of salad, what kind of salad? thats not going to do a lot. Try red potatoes or maybe sweet potatoes. Limit the almonds before bed to about a handful, skip the peanut butter and have a cup of cottage cheese. Also, if your bulking, do not waste the egg yolks you can have all of them. Dont be worried about cholesterol, it wont be much of a problem. at 6’ and 180lbs, that means fairly skinny, so eat a lot. [/quote]
I have some yams, so I’ll definitely try to get one in there. Timing wise, where should I put it?
A little heavy on the protein and light on the fats. You’re also going to need more calories if you want to gain weight, more like 3500/day, I know b/c I’m about the same size as you.
Add a veggie to your morning snack too, I use celery and red/orange/yellow bell pepper strips.[/quote]
I think the extra yolks could probably help with that… I’m thinking of shooting for 3000 cals and see how that works for a month, then up it if I see no progress.
you could also add a piece of fruit to your breakfast, like an apple. Also, thanks to dirty gerdy, thats why i eat cottage cheese before bed, also much cheaper than buying a separate casein protein to have before bed. the point id like to make about not having almonds and the peanut butter, is that you are already getting the fat from the almonds, and dont need the peanut butter. that is too much fat.
Now, about the eggs. The study that was performed about eggs being bad and raising bad cholesterol was actually done by a cereal company. I dont remember who i heard that from, i think an author on this site.[/quote]
Breakfast wise, I’m not really opposed to adding yolks. I’m more concerned with mixing 3-5 yolks which contain a lot of fat, with oatmeal or simple carbs like fruit.