Good evening, T-Nationals.
So, I’m considering starting Shugart’s incredible Velocity Diet, but was confused about the caloric guidelines. I’m 153 lbs, and according to formula provided, puts my non-training cals around 1,220 and my training day cals around 1,460. Now, this seems really low and goes against everything I’ve heard about too low calories and metabolism slowdown.
Another thing, before I hear “you’re only 153 lbs, get some mass on your skinny ass” I am an FFB, currently 6’2 around 17% bf. I lost a majority of the weight 4 years ago but have remained the dreaded skinny-fat. I’d obviously like to pack on some lean mass but I’d like to get down to 10% before trying to bulk.
I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to get rid of these remaining love handles and flabby gut, and feel that the V-Diet will be best towards kick starting real progress, but I want to make sure it will do me more good than harm.
In terms of training, I’m two weeks into Waterbury Summer Project, and I’ve been eating clean without keeping a food log, but suspect my calories have been below maintenance. My question about that: is the HIIT aerobic protocol on WSP overkill while V-dieting?
Thanks in advance for reading and your advice.