It has been a pretty long time since I've posted here. A lot of changes have been made in my life in regards to all aspects, not limited to training. If anyone on here remembers me...last I really was posting, I was competing in power lifting and had done a meet at 181 lb for USAPL collegiate states. As of now..this is DEF a thing of the past. I'm prepared to get bitched at and flamed for this. I am currently 140lbs. I fluctuate below this when I wake up in the morning to about 137-138lbs.
Reasons for this?? I have been training this last 7-8 months for A. Distance running and B. Plans to submission wrestle at about 64kg
Yes..I realize aerobic activity like that of long distance running is catabolic..and this sucks yes. Somehow I have managed to keep some form or atleast of appearance of muscularity and really lost a great deal of body fat over these last 7-8 months. BUT..I still feel I'm slowly losing weight...now much slower than before, but still. I have increased my food intake, but usually this will result in me going up to far over a period of a week.
My training is 6 days a week. I do weight train..but as a means of anaerobic endurance with little rest and moderate weight. I do 3 days of weight training like this. I do one day of pure jump training...one day is set aside specifically for one hour sessions of shadow-boxing (which i just like to do)or drills used to keep endurance for grappling situations. On top of this..I run 3-4 miles usually 4 days a week, sometimes 3 days a week. I really suck at trying to figure my caloric needs to maintain my weight, continue to improve body composition and stay strong for my weight. Here is a sample of what I eat:
Breakfast: Ezekial sprouted wheat bread toasted, two tablespoons naturally more peanut butter, one banana, one orange, coffee
Snack: Unsalted nuts, 1% plain greek yogurt
Lunch: 1/2 cup cooked Quinoa, black beans, vegetables
Post-workout Shake: 25g hemp protein, banana, 1/2 cup oats, tablespoon of honey
Dinner: Eggplant parm, some form of green vegetables, salad with olive oil and vinegar.
Later snack: Greek yogurt or unsalted cashews or mixed nuts.
As you can tell from the diet above...I do not eat meat..which I'm sure I'll also receive a flaming for. This is a sample of one particular day. I completely understand how this seems to be a small amount of food...I remember 2-3 years ago, I'd think this was a females diet. What needs to be understood is..at 5'8", almost always being above 160lbs atleast since age 18..I do not believe this is my natural weight.
Therefore, I have to be very calorie conscious to stay where I am...But now I'm starting to dip below 140lbs in mornings and that's worrying me. I need advice on how someone training like I am without the intention of gaining real mass should be eating. I'm good at figuring how much I need to really GAIN or to really LOSE..anything in between I suck.