I’ve been reading a lot of stuff. After reading everything, I’ve so far come to the conclusion to do a 5x5 routine, HIIT 3 days a week, with a diet of ~80g fat, 50g carbs–will be more if I have simple carbs postworkout, and ~300g protein. That’s around 2200 calories.
My immediate goal is just to get down to around 5% bodyfat, I don’t know what I’m at now (probably around 10%) but if I lose 5% I know I’ll be where I want to be. I want to gain a little size too, but that’s not my focus yet.
I’m 170lbs, do you think the diet is fine? I was going to lower the cals to around 1800, maybe. I maintain my weight without eating much at all so I’ll probably gain even eating small.
Here’s the routine:
HIIT is done around 12:00PM, weights are done around 3:00 or 4:00.
10:00 - Pre-HIIT/ 40g whey w/ water, Multivitamin
12:00 - 8oz Chicken breast or Turkey Slices, 1/2 Cup brown rice, Vitamin C
2:00 - 2 Turkey slices, Brocolli, 2 tbsp Olive Oil
3:00 - weights
Afterworkout - 40g whey with water, Brocolli, Vitamin C
5:30 - Chicken Breast Or Turkey Slices, 2 tbsp olive oil
8:00 - 2 Turkey Slices
10:00 - 2 Turkey slices
I’ve heard having simple carbs while doing low carb isn’t smart and it doesn’t stop muscle growth at all. Should I have grape juice instead of water or not? If so, how much?
Should I take whey preworkout?
Are the times when I have Olive oil fine or should I change them around?
I eat a lot of turkey lunch meat because I’m not around a microwave or anything during the day really…