I’m 20, 195 14% BF and am looking to get down below 10% (as close to 5% as possible) by following either meltdown or german body training and limiting my cals. After 6 weeks of this I will be alot leaner, in great shape, and will have significantly increased my mitochondrial density.
After this priming period I want to start a strength/mass phase. I’ll increae my cals and lift heavier with fewer reps/sets. I want to maintain a low bodyfat level and increase strength…any mass gain is welcome but is not my number one goal- I mainly want an athletic, functional physique.
Here are my questions:
I’m considering doing the Don’t Diet diet for the first phase of my plan. Wise? I’ll rotate 2 days of 500 cals below maintenance with 500 cals above maintenance (I won’t be multiplying my cals by .85). How do I determine my macronutrient ratios? Would I do this through a blood glucose tolerance test, as outlined in massive eating?
I bought all the blood glucose test materials, but can’t find the glucose solution. I did, however, find some gel for diabetics meant to quickly increase blood sugar. Could I use this instead? How much?
What would be a good workout for my second phase? I liked the idea of Poliquin’s Maximal Weights workout, but am not sure how to adapt it for full body, as the article was just written for arms…