Next week I will start a fat loss phase during which I want to use an approach Lyle Mcdonald discussed in one of his book, which is a Protein-Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF).
I’m sure you are familiar with it but for anyone else reading: a PSMF consists of only eating protein with an omega 3 supplement along with unlimited fibrous veggies.
I’m also going to consume 30 g of cyclic dextrins during my workouts along with 15 g of hydrolyzed casein.
My questions are:
Is BDW a good choice for training during such a diet? In his book, McDonald recommends cutting down on training volume AND frequency, but I figured maybe this advice doesn’t necessarily apply to BDW since the parameters are already laid down in such a way to help recovery.
If it is, are there any suggestions as to how this program could be optimized during an extreme dietary regime like PSMF? I can’t see volume being cut further but maybe there’s something else it can be improved on.
Do you have any suggestions as far as ab work? I’m referring to an article in which you said that doing abdominal work paired with cardio and a deficit can help to burn the fat in the abs preferentially. However, I’m not sure doing cardio would be smart while on a very low calorie diet like this. What are your thoughts?