I am not trying to get my BF extremely low. I want to try to get around 9-10% and see how I look and feel from there. I am currently strength training so I don’t want to drop too low. On that Elite article, Justin Harris said it is possible to still gain strength while leaning out a bit. Increased strength and leanness is what I am shooting for.
By the way, I was only going to do One cheat meal day a week. I was going to try Sunday so I am all carbed up for Monday’s workout. Plus Sunday is when I usually have dinner at my parents’ house. Mom’s cooking isn’t always the healthiest lol. I’ll eat my normal stuff for the first half of the day, then pig out for the rest of it.
Dre Cappa wrote:
I definitely will be using this strategies. I figure with the PWO nutrition you are getting alot of carbs, so it makes sense to save training days for the moderate to high carb days.
I was thinking of using Saturday or Sunday to have a big cheat meal, then drop down to moderate carbs on Monday for the first workout of the week. I am not very good about counting carbs though, so that is where I get sidetracked.
Is a whey/casein mix shake before bed with some olive oil mixed in ok for the lower carb days?
The best thing to do is organise your heaviest days on the moderate and high carb days and your off days/cardio days on the low ones.
Hope that helps but shoot back with any questions.
Yup . . . whey/casein blend is perfect pre-bed and that little bit of fat with olive oil will help to natural slow absorption. I personally prefer a probiotic yogurt for my fats as it improves your body’s natural digestive ability.
Just on your point though, if you are looking to drop BF% quite low I would limit yourself one high carb day on your heaviest training day and only one cheat day for cheat meal(s) - starting with a half days worth and eventually dropping it down to one meal’s worth. That’s all based on how you’re doing.
Good luck mate.