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Meltdown With T-Dawg 2.0


#1

I Have been on the T-dawg diet for over a week now. I just came off a rest week, and started Meltdown for my workout program. I thought I would journal my results for anyone interested.

Stats (as of yesterday)

5'10
16% bf
194 lbs.

The diet log will start today, I will post it tomorrow when the day is finished.

As for the workout everything about meltdown that has been said is true. I didn't throw up but I was close several times.

Chins
10
10
7

Squat
135X10
135X10
135X10

Pushup
10
10
10

Deadlifts
155X10
155X10
155X10

The numbers are low, but what do you expect with a workout like meltdown. I was mostly trying to feel things out, and I wish I would have used even lighter weights.


#2

Day 2

I spent the majority of it staying away from the wife. She has strep-throat, and I can do with out catching the plague..
Diet went great.

Morning
4 eggs with a slice of cheese.

Snack
Protein Bar

Lunch
8oz. of Chicken

Afternoon snack
Protein Shake

Dinner
10 oz. of Ground steak

1 pwo shake

I did workout B not as bad as yesterday's workout, but 20 min. after I was done I was still feeling lightheaded. All in all though I felt good.

Push press
10X105
10X105
10X105

Lunges
10X15
10X15
10X15

Dips
10
10
10

Bent over rows
10X95
10X95
10X95

Hanging twist crunch
10
10
10

I think tomorrow I will do maybe a small hiit program so my vo2 max might increase a little. looking to keep the throwing up to a minimum.

:-(~~~~


#3

I think you are absolutely insane trying something like Meltdown on a super low carb diet. I did last summer using JB's Massive Eating rules and it got great results. I for one, have no clue how someone can do the 4-6 weeks of Meltdown on an ultra low carb diet. You're going to get chewed up. That lightheadedness you felt after 20 minutes? Not good. That's your body telling you to give it carbs to fuel the workout.

Meltdown is much too metabolically taxing to do it on low carb - if anything it's going to eat up a lot of mass to fuel the workouts.

I think you're better off doing something like CT's Carb Codex - do the carbs on the workout days and do low carb on the off days.

You don't need low carb to get results on Meltdown - that workout will send your metabolism into overdrive.


#4

I agree it is rather tough. I am just following the diet the article recommended. I have done t-dawg before and got great results. We will see if I can hang in for a little while longer great, if not, I will modify.

At this point I think alot of the lightheadedness is due to my lack of descent cardio. If it continues, then I will most likely change something.


#5

btw what weight ratios were you working out with?


#6

I was doing weighted chins 25 x 10

flat bench instead of pushups (195 x10 )

squats (started at 175 and once fitness kicked in finished at around 215 x10 ) - the squats ARE THE KILLER

deads (315 x 10) - PAINFUL!!

I think once you intro carbs back into your body your lightheadedness will go away and your numbers will start to creep up.

I would bracket my carbs (Protein+carbs) right before and right after the workouts - the rest of the day I ate protein+fat meals a la Berardi.


#7

Day three:

Today was a great day! The diet was about the same as day 2 (left overs) I just switced lunch and dinner. It rained here in Houston so my chances to do a hiit running program were thrown off. I think I will be ready for tonights workout.


#8

Day four:

started my day off with
three scrambled eggs w/ cheese
and a little ham

Snack
protein bar

Lunch
Grilled Chicken
with Broccoli, and rice
I didn't eat much of the rice since I am keeping the carbs low.

Afternoon snack
Protein Shake

Dinner
Flavored Tuna

PWO Shake

I performed workout A of Meltdown for the second time. I wasn't lightheaded this time. I did notice the effects of being on a low carb diet by the end of the second set/beginning of the third set. The last three DL on set three were a real mental struggle.

I let the warrior side of me win the battle, and I squeeked out all of them. I was easily ready for the abs section of meltdown, so I know my vo2 max is coming up a little. I am looking forward to tomorrow's workout.

Pullups
10
10
10

Squats
135X10
135X10
135X10

Pushups
10
10
10

DL
135X10
135X10
135X10


#9

Day Five:

I upped the carbs a little today due to feeling very lightheaded in the Afternoon, I think the effects of the diet and workout were beginning to take its toll. I upped my carbs to to about 120 today just so I could make it through the workout.

I think I will try to change the diet to do a carb wave type of diet.
Three day low, and one day with moderate carb intake to help fight of the mental issues that keto can cause.

Workout B is by far the easiest part of meltdown. I breeze threw it. Which means I really need to up my weights one the lifts.


#10

Hey haney!

What were your results?
Or did you stop doing it after the 5th day?