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)
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.
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.
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.
btw what weight ratios were you working out with?[/quote]
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.