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Dear T-Nation, Update on My Life


#1

remember my thread where i got hammered for the low cals and such, well i spent days reading every nutrition article and learned a ton.

im now 5 foot 3, 120.4 pounds, 11.5% body fat.

today i woke up, had a 12 oz can of tuna, an hour later i had an apple. lunch, pre workout i had 2 pieces of pizza, alot of carbs for the first time in about a week, then i went to workout

started off 1 mile HIIT on the elipticle trainer .10 at 10 mph and then another .10 at 15 mph untill i hit one mile.

then i hit the upperbody hard...all my lifts were up by about 10-20 pounds.

after the upperbody workout i ended with another 1 mile HIIT on elipticle..then i had a whey protein shake after.

i got home and took a nap, woke up, had 3-4 servings of chilli, 4 slices of whole wheat bread..went for a 20 mile "hills" bikeride. afterwards i ate cottage cheese mixed with sugarfree strawberry preserves.

what do you guys think? i feel great!


#2

Good stuff! keep eatin’!

Also… do all you americans call what we call ‘Jam’ preserves… ? I find that weird…


#3

[quote]tplet wrote:
today i woke up, had a 12 oz can of tuna, an hour later i had an apple. lunch, pre workout i had 2 pieces of pizza, alot of carbs for the first time in about a week,…[/quote]

You call that a lot of carbs? Really?

[quote]tplet wrote:
started off 1 mile HIIT on the elipticle trainer .10 at 10 mph and then another .10 at 15 mph untill i hit one mile.

then i hit the upperbody hard…all my lifts were up by about 10-20 pounds.

after the upperbody workout i ended with another 1 mile HIIT on elipticle…then i had a whey protein shake after.

i got home and took a nap, woke up, had 3-4 servings of chilli, 4 slices of whole wheat bread…went for a 20 mile “hills” bikeride. afterwards i ate cottage cheese mixed with sugarfree strawberry preserves.[/quote]

What are you trying to accomplish with your training? Sure doesn’t look like you’re trying to get bigger or stronger.

I can’t see why you’d start a workout with HIIT. Also doesn’t make sense why you’d do it again after weight training, and then go cycling later in the day unless your focus is to improve endurance.

I have nothing against endurance training, if that’s your objective, but your training and diet sure are not what I’d have anyone use to get bigger and/or stronger.

Frankly, it looks like you have an eating disorder.


#4

[quote]VibeAlive wrote:
Good stuff! keep eatin’!

Also… do all you americans call what we call ‘Jam’ preserves… ? I find that weird… [/quote]

Never in my life have I heard someone in the US use the term ‘preserves’. I always heard “hey can you pass me the strawberry jam”. I guess it depends where you live.


#5

You’re not eating a whole lot of food. A can of tuna for breakfast? That’s around 300 calories… Also, why the pizza?


#6

they call the jam loaded with sugar jam…the sugarfree stuff says sugarfree preserves lol


#7

the pizza was more of a carb load sort of thing pre workout because i have been verry low carb for awhile and glycogen was depleted


#8

I see. But you’re still barely eating anything. If you’re at 120 pounds, you have a lot of eating to do.


#9

Its never a good idea to be intensively active before a lifting session. My advice to you is do the weights first (you’ll be suprised at the difference it makes!), have a protein shake, then do the HIIT right afterwords.

Props on the improvement though.


#10

[quote]The Greek wrote:
Its never a good idea to be intensively active before a lifting session. My advice to you is do the weights first (you’ll be suprised at the difference it makes!), have a protein shake, then do the HIIT right afterwords.

Props on the improvement though. [/quote]

If you’re doing real HIIT, the last thing you’ll want is a protein drink right before it.

Your body won’t have a chance to digest the protein anyway, so you’re better off having Surge Recovery afterward.


#11

if your 120lbs. take 150g of protein daily. eat 4000cal daily. And do arnolds big six…don’t even waste time running… Unless your trying to get down to 100lbs. Pizza for a carb load? well it would be bad advice for anyone else. but at a whopping 120 lbs… You eat everything in sight, and lift BIG!


#12

I gotta even ask why you’re doing HIIT? I don’t think I even added that to my last prep until I was about 6 weeks out, and doing it BEFORE your weights?! Dude, you’re shooting yourself in both feet there.

S


#13

WOW! Thats alot of cardio for 120lbs? whats your goal, to run a marathon? Eat more good food!
and its JELLY in the midwest.


#14

That’s about 2500 calories you just ate there. Eat more and stop doing cardio before weights.

You’re currently light enough to be picked up, tied to a dumbbell and used for one arm rows. Seriously, beef up your calories, literally.


#15

Why was this thread revived?