All righty, folks. I am in need of a different perspective, preferrably from a man of large stature in height and weight. I’m 6’6", 330 pounds. Probably about 25% BF. Fat. Obese. Slovenly. Call it what you will, that’s me. However I have a deceptive Super Power. I am able to run long distances, which has proven effective for me in shedding fat in the past. I am currently giving serious consideration to returning to my half-marathon training in addition to starting Meltdown Training. Here’s what I and fellow T-Man Jon have come up with so far.
A rough approximation of the T-Dawg diet on the nutritional end. Red meats, chicken, eggs, fish (including fish oil caps), low fat mozzarella cheese, Tuna, oatmeal (these last two really test my will on a consistent basis), various vegetables, limited supply of fruit (I enjoy bananas, mostly). Attempting to limit Carbs to 50 g/day on non lifting days, 100 g/day otherwise. Low-carb GROW for post-workout drink. I’ve been using Stacker for an energy boost and to stave off cravings. The problem nutritionally is that it works “too well”. While on this T-Dawgish diet I struggle to get to 2,000 calories a day, which we all know to be near starvation.
As far as training, I haven’t lifted in over two years, so I intend to get a month or so under my belt of “reacquaintance” before doing a phase of Meltdown training to see what happens. My end goal for body weight is at most 275 pounds; I’d like to see something closer to 250 if it’s at all possible. As mentioned before, I have the ability to run long distances and enjoy it throughly (there’s nothing like getting a look from someone on the road that just screams, “WTF does this guy think he is?!”). My thinking was, when applicable, to do the main workout of Meltdown and then run in place of the second part. Ah yes, 500 mg Vitamin C 3-4 hours pre-run, a post-workout drink after longer runs (8+ miles, say).
I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts as to the effectiveness of all this for someone of my composition. I’m awaiting a knee injury to heal before beginning the physical training (from football, not LD running) so I thought I might throw this out to the dawgs and see if anyone had some tricks that may have worked for them? Especially in caloric intake. Thanks!