I just started IF using the leangains 16/8 method on Tuesday. I’m probably around 13-15% and trying to get rid of love handles. In terms of training, I’m doing a 3 day a week split using CTs low rep, high intensity principles.
U, off, L, off, U, off, off, L, off, U, off, L, off, off, repeat
U = OHP, Inc Press, Bench (shrugs / rear delts mixed in)
L = Squats, DL, (chin-ups / pull-ups mixed in)
On off days, I do a simple, quick neural charge type of workout like jumps. My job is pretty sedentary (R&D engineer) and so far, IF seems to fit that pretty well, seeing as I sit most of the day with a few longer walks thrown in to stretch my legs. I usually workout in the evenings, so on Tuesday, I consumed most of my calories pre and post workout. Just after the workout, I ate 1400 calories.
Usually after a workout evening, I’ll eat the same total calories that day, but not as weighted after the workout and I’m hungry the next morning. Not that time. I’ll see how it goes. I’m targeting getting leaner while maintaining strength. So far, there’s a bit of stomach rumbling, but nothing severe. Plus I have more free time in the morning to stretch, do some PT exercises (recovering from a facet dysfunction) and get to work earlier.