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Overtraining or Undereating?


#1

Right, so I'm trying to drop under 10% bf. I've been following a PSMF for 2 weeks now after a 2 week blowout on vacation.
Been sprinting every weekday along with 2 upper and 2 more lower body sessions
these have been hypertrophy/strength based 8x4 with a few burnout sets and exercises thrown in.

Need to know if 300g turkey mince and 500g chicken breast a day is enough protein with loads of veg eaten along with it. Also, some tips on training to cut as fast as possible.


#2

Not nearly enough information…provide more specifics.


#3

Specifics such as?

I usually do hill sprints first thing every week day, then train monday, tuesday, thursday, friday following upper (tues,fri) and lower (mon,thurs) split.

Nutrition wise i prefer 2 larger meals a day one of 300g turkey mince and veg the other is 500g of chicken breast with coloured veg. I dont eat any food but meat and coloured veg mainly broccoli and cabbage


#4

[quote]LeoFresc wrote:
Specifics such as?

I usually do hill sprints first thing every week day, then train monday, tuesday, thursday, friday following upper (tues,fri) and lower (mon,thurs) split.

Nutrition wise i prefer 2 larger meals a day one of 300g turkey mince and veg the other is 500g of chicken breast with coloured veg. I dont eat any food but meat and coloured veg mainly broccoli and cabbage[/quote]

That will certainly result in weight loss; however IMO it will be as much LBM as body-fat. If you are willing to sacrifice muscle for scale weight you should be fine; if not you should re-consider your approach.


#5

Why are you trying to cut as fast as possible?


#6

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Why are you trying to cut as fast as possible? [/quote]

mainly because I got down into the 10% bracket before my vacation.

I was considering changing over to a strength based programme and cutting sprints down to 3x per week, doing low intensity cardio on some days instead of the sprints, half to give my knees a rest and half to see if i get more out on my workouts these days. Opinion?


#7

You need some fats.

As for protein, that comes to about 180g? Should be okay but there’s more to it than protein intake.