Cy…I read your article “Steroid Dieting” in issue #189 and have a couple questions. I am a competitive fighter (kickboxing/nhb)and I am interested in dropping alot of fat quickly. I took a few months off from the extreme training in order to rehab some injuries. Suffice it to say my diet was not a clean as it usually is but I did heal the injuries and managed to gain alot of strength (finally got that 400lbs squat for 8reps)…anyway back to the point I am interested in the steroid diet on the MAG-10 plan…the questions i have are is there a way I can add some more carbs and extend the plan timewise in order to have sufficient energy levels for a pretty aerobic workouts in addition to lifting?..also, what kind of diet should I go back to after I am lean as can be, in order to maintain that as lean a physique as possible?
FYI- I am 5’9" 170lbs and probably at around 15%body fat. I usually compete at 154 at around 7 to 8% bodyfat and would like to stay in that class. I usually cut 3-5lbs in water to make weight so in the past I have been around 160…I would have no problem cutting up to 10lbs of water if I had too…
I plan on my next competition to be mid-march…If you don’t recommend this diet in my case what do you suggest?..in the past a 40-40-20/3500cals/day type diet has been pretty good for me energywise…My training usually consists of 2-3 hrs of kickboxing and grappling and weight training (usually heavy compound movements with lots of squats, deadlifts etc…)4 times a week.