Well, after lurking for about a year I’m finally ready to try and do it T-mag style.
Been reading up as much as I can but I do however have a few questions still…
I started out BFL style and then moved on to compound movements about a year ago, so the training isn’t too shabby. The diet on the other hand seems to need much improvement , it was also first BFL and then the zone and of course a few months of the atkins craze thrown in. the end result of all this was 20 pounds of fat lost in a year and not a single pound of muscle gained (sadness)
So here’s the new proposed diet ideas after reading many posts and articles, any ideas, suggestions are very welcome
Female, 5’4, 170 pounds, appx 42% BF or appx 100LBM
First I did the calculations T-dawg 2 style on LBM and ended up with
50g fat and
70/100 g carbs, that leaves me at 1330/1450 calories total which seems low (then again maybe my fat butt needs to be that low)
in accordance to Hot-Rox suggestions and not go below bodyweight times 11 for females that would put me at 1870 calories.
So I recalculated T-dawg 2 in my desired outcome weight ( appx 130) and ended up with
65 fat and
70/100 carbs for a total of
figured that might be a good starting ground???.
If I’m way off please let me know
I will be using surge for PWO and also Hot-Rox after the diet has been approved by people more knowledgable than me
ABBH will be used for w/o and the question there is:
IF I’m only able to get to a gym mon-thu would it be ok to do the weighttraining 4 days in a row? Or would I be better off just taking my time and go whenever available with ample rest periods inbetween?
Before someone says make the time to go on the weekend , let me explain that I do musicfestivals and other such odd events and oftentime they are in BFN with no gym in sight, not to mention working from 10a to one in the morning.
The plan on those days is to bring my KB or go for a walk or something and work out anyway I can manage.
Work-outs will be in the mornings to make sure I don’t cheat
My question for thunder is what your thoughts are about cardio? I know you don’t think much is needed and I’d love for that to be true in my case, what would your initial recommendations be?
It seems you favor HIIT, let me make sure I have this right, when HIIT is done first thing in the am would one then eat a little first and then also make sure to eat carbs afterwards?
If that’s the case then what about carbs putting you out of HSL ? isn’t that why one does cardio in the first place?
If I seem boggled by all the finer points youre right, It’s so frustrating to keep going when you screw up and don’t get results
My question for patricia is what your LBM is?
you are absolutely amazing and I can only hope to one day look half as good as you do, very inspiring !!! for some reason I cant seem to figure out the numbers backwards and I’m trying to see how much LBM I need to add to my frame. btw, I LOVE the idea that its OK for women to lift heavy
tampa-terry, I was following all your posts in the bows thread so that’s where a lot of my starting points are coming from. Any input you have at all would be mostly appreciated.
And of course any other kind soul willing to help, thank you so much in advance !
(sorry it got so long)