[quote]Dynamo Hum wrote:
Yes, tren alone was a bad decision, which I have learned from, which is why I would like advise on my next cycle before taking it. I loved my results from tren as far as strength and looks gains, the results were quite dramatic, but, the side affects were not so good…
My diet is basically as follows…
Meal 1 1 small yam + 1 chicken breast
Meal 2 handful of assorted nuts
Meal 3 1 small yam + 1 chicken breast
Meal 4 handful of assorted nuts
Meal 5 1 small yam + 1 chicken breast
After BJJ or Boxing or lifting, G2 gatorade
Meal 6 1 piece of salmon + broccolli/spinach
I understand I can get lean without AS, but from the two cycles that I have done, I felt much stronger, and of course, I felt my muscles were much larger while on AS, with no change to diet or routine
Have you tried a low carb approach like the anabolic diet? It is often easier to lose weight, yet keep fully energised, with a low carb approach. Your carb sources are good (yams & green veggies), but your body may be having difficulty choosing between carbs and healthy fats for its energy source since the two are pretty evenly balanced.
If you were to reduce the non-green veggie carbs to around 30g per day, then your body would rely more on fat for energy and burn your stores more efficiently. If you are not already using EFA’s as a good fat source, then you should consider adding a couple of grams per day rich in EPA & DHA. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil - first cold pressed if possible), and organic coconut oil are also good additions. Olive oil should not be heated too much (strips oil of its beneficial properties - drizzle on salad for example), while coconut oil is OK at high heat.
Higer healthy fat (say 50% of caloric intake from Protein | 45% of caloric intake from Healthy fats | 5% of caloric intake from Carbs for example) intake tends to boost testosterone serum level. Remember each gram of fat equates to 9 calories, while protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram.
Ok thanks. So would my meal plan have to look something more like chicken and nuts 3 times a day with whey shakes in between them and no gatorade?
Would this provide enough energy for intense sparring sessions in the gym, and would I get cramps from it, because I have lost a lot of weight before eating nothing but tuna for each meal, but, for the first couple of months I had horrible muscle cramps when sparring or drilling and they subsided only after adding a gatorade after training. My Instructor suggested the other day that I have a recovery drink after training rather than Gatorade G2, because I have been having lots of cramps lately after cutting my calories down.