I talk a lot. If you want to know what this is actually about without having to read a full page of writing, go ahead and skip to the bottom where it says, “In Conclusion”. I don’t want to scare people away because I talk too much
First things first: Hey everyone, I’m Faenon and I’m new to T-Nation, although I’ve read a bunch of articles here and stuff in the past. Just as a quick background, I’m 16 years old, 5’10", been training for around 6 or 7 months, and currently playing rugby with my high school.
I love learning as much as I can about physical fitness and related topics, and I spend many hours on the internet finding out what research I can. I have quite an interest in bodybuilding, but mainly just the aesthetic type of bodybuilding seen in Stan McQuay and the kind seen back in the day. I also have an intense interest in generally being in good shape for all physical activities, as well as just having large muscles.
Ok, now that the introduction is out of the way, I want to say first of all, before anyone starts flaming me or flaming the diet, let me say this: Yes, I know that many people think it is full of crap, and yes I know that many people on T-Nation have discussed it, and called it crap. However, after looking into this I decided I couldn’t just write it off until I’d tried it myself, and so I’m going to test out this diet and see how it works.
Basically, I looked at this diet and went, “Woah, this guy is balls-out crazy. No way can this work.” But then I looked up a bunch of crap on the internet, and although I’m not exactly the most knowledgeable person in these areas, Ori Hofmekler’s science behind his diet seems to hold up reasonably well, and I’ve heard a lot of people say it’s worked for them, meaning it can’t just be some stupid hoax-type scam. So I decided to try it for myself, and make a detailed log of my results.
I intent to take various measurements once a week (waist, hip, arm, chest sizes, as well as weight and pictures), as well as chronicling my feelings on the diet, each day. I also decided to make this information available to the general public, because so far I haven’t seen anything done on the Warrior Diet where actual measurements and pictures and stuff were taken, and I am very interested in making this as scientific a research as possible, through use of measurements and such.
I’d like to make it clear, however, that I’m not looking for feedback on how good you think the diet is, why you think it doesn’t work, why you think it’s retarded, or even if you think it’s retarded. What I would appreciate, however, is any feedback on what methods I could be doing in order to properly record the results of this diet, as well as encouragements and general thoughts about my specific experiences with the diet, rather than general theories.
So basically, I started up a blog. The URL is warriodietlog.blogspot.com. I know I talk a lot, so I include a “Concluding Thoughts” section at the bottom of each blog post, in order to summarize what I’ve been rambling on about for the past page or two. If you’re interested in the blog, but you look at it and go, “Woah this guy is way too talkative, I can’t be bothered to read all that,” then you can just go ahead and read the “Concluding Thoughts” section instead to get a general idea without having to read too much.
In Conclusion: [If you haven’t read anything up until this part, here’s the summary ;)]
I set up a blog to record my progress while undertaking the Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler. If you’re at all interested in knowing how the Warrior Diet works out for someone, and having measurements and stuff to back it up, drop on by my blog (warriodiet.blogspot.com) and take a quick look.
Feedback is welcome on my methods of observation, and my experiences with the diet itself. Questions are also very welcome. Your opinions on the theory of the diet, however, are somewhat less interesting to me, particularly if you’re just going to bash the diet.
Thanks for your time, and I’ll see you all around!