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MattSxvx wrote:Dude that shirt rules. I would wear that.
vegansludge wrote:Quote: “Watch me rise with the things we carry.” – Have Heart
So, I’m not going to lie, I completely blew my macros last night after setting them up perfectly during the day (super low fat and carbohydrates; tons of protein). And I definitely felt the burn today appetite and bloat/water-weight wise. So, not only did I barely eat anything before hitting gym at 8:00 p.m. after work I also didn’t bother with the scale today. The former’s a bit of an issue but the latter is alright – no sense in causing unnecessary anxiety over something that will even out in the next few days.
I also plan on doing some damage control macros for the next few days just to get the water-weight and bloat down. I felt sluggish and heavy all day and it probably wouldn’t be a stretch to say I had about 3,000 calories yesterday (and I am serious). But, to be honest, when I had a brief moment of internal self-badgering, it made me realize I've been far too strict about how I eat and while the circumstances were pretty much the worst possible last night, it definitely shed some light on my mindset regarding nutrition.
So, new philosophy I have a new, even more posi, philosophy: eat plates to move plates.
Speaking of more positive things: I got paired with Jennifer Nicol for coaching! I’m so pumped about this it’s not even funny.
Oh. And I’m not going to preface my work out with anything other than this: I like doing a linear 5x5 instead of a static one. Why? Because it puts me into beast mode.
10 minutes/2.4 miles
I could have easily hit 1x5x145 but my form would have been shot on that last rep. I'm a stickler for squat form - I do not want an injury and as long as the numbers keep going up, I'm not going to rush it. Plus, I wanted to make sure I had enough steam for my deads.
These last two sets were "testers" because I wanted to see if using the big plates would help me out. Definitely did. I know I can hit 1x5x135 no problem with less sets beforehand. Looking forward to that next week.
Seated Calf Raise
I will never understand how/why my calf raises are so insane.
Incline Leg Press
I have no idea where this came from but it felt fucking awesome. My legs were shaking so hard on the last two reps. Best feeling.
Macros: Still getting eaten. Something like 12/140/100 so far. (Damage control macros: 40/180/180).
I'll also put up a post dedicated solely to food n00dz in a bit. Got a lot of catching up to do on the forum with all these new logs!
vegansludge wrote:I have a present for anyone reading this log before I update about the last two days (and a little re-introduction to how I'll be posting here and my training program). It's called Epic Food Update.
Seitan chicken breasts wrapped in tempeh bacon with nutritional yeast covered Brussels sprouts, spinach, onions, and peppers.
Protein ice cream topped with crushed kamut buffs, sunflower seed butter, soy ice cream, rounded out with more sunflower seed butter and blueberries.
The "money shot."
Sweet and spicy seitan stew.
Serrano, jalapeno, and habanero peppers with sweet and red onions.
I got a free sample of Field Roast's Smoked Apple Sage sausages. So, I sauteed one with my go-to's: Brussels sprouts, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and spinach.
Food Voodoo and kamut puffs and a banana.
Seitan chicken, Brussels sprouts, onions, peppers, spinach, and tofu noodles.
vegansludge wrote:So, as I’ve talked about on both my tumblr and on here, I’ve been struggling with the idea of upping my caloric intake for quite some time for several reasons, among with include my Former Fat Kid history and my brief stint in severe under-eating. I put up a relatively personal – for me at least – post on my tumblr a few days ago regarding this subject. After doing so, I had intended to increase my calories to 2,000. And then New Year’s Eve hit.
And I completely blew everything out of the water and ate roughly around 3,000 calories. While I’m not obsessive about my eating patterns by any means, it definitely drove me crazy for about two hours after waking the next morning. I felt sluggish, weighed down, and all-around shitty – mostly because of the amount and type of food I consumed but also partly because my Former Fat Kid fears crept into my mind for a hot minute.
Then it hit me. Those kinds of fears don’t coincide with being strong. They don’t work with my goals, my beliefs, or my “preachings.”
So, since Sunday, I’ve been running “damage” macros (40/175/175) to get the water-weight and bloat down and every day I’ve been thinking more and more about my current program, lifting and nutrition-wise.
What I’ve surmised from this thinking is the following:
I need to add some things:
• I run a 4-day split because I don’t “have time” to hit the gym 5-days a week because of … well, excuses. Because of this, my bench/chest hypertrophy lifts tend to suffer since I don’t put enough rest days in between them and my power day. No more. Today was my first “legs only” day.
• If I want to see the numbers keep going up in the gym, I need to see the scale going up, too. Which means my macros need to go up. Starting tomorrow calories increase to a flat 2,000 for two weeks and I will not weigh myself again until the 19th and we’ll go from there.
And I need to subtract some things:
• I’ve been cooking with a lot of gluten lately and it’s been reeking havoc on my body despite helping me hit my protein numbers. If I’m going to be upping the calories, I can’t feel bloated all the time. So, while it’s been fun making seitan, it looks like that will fall to the way-side in favor of other foods (no fears, though, epic eats will always happen, though, they won’t be as extravagant as the tempeh bacon wrapped chicken seitan).
• I’m also going to cut back on soy and soy-products. While they’re another good source of protein, I can’t justify my intake when I know how devastating soy can be, and is, for the environment.
I’m also going to try and be much more in depth with how I feel about my work-outs as well as with the exact things I eat. I usually write all of this down into a notebook but it only has a few pages left and I don’t really find it necessary to buy any more paper now that I have this training journal and my tumblr.
So, hopefully everyone’s still in on the ride. As always, thanks for reading. Next post will resume our regularly scheduling programming.
Nicholas_Weir wrote:4 day splits are good workouts! are you going to do an Upper/Lower split?
Yeah, setian must be pretty hard on you if you are slightly wheat gluten intolerent like me.
Mabye try eating some more lentils and.
Also, you could try eating spirulina and that PB2 stuff to get more protein.
also, I hear really good things about pea protein (apparently it's really easy to digest and it also has a good amino acid profile/score)
I know of a good plant protein powder too called 'Nitrofusion' maade by Arizona labs (or something like that); Derek Tresize swears by it.
Oh and one last thing, buy some "Flaxmeal", not flaxseed but packaged flaxmeal in the health-food section of the suermarket. It has like 4g of protein, 1g of fat, and like 1g of carbs per 10g serving. I buy Melrose Organic Golden Flaxmeal, it's great stuff that can go in virtuaally anything: baking recipes, on top of cereal, in shakes and smoothies, on vegan ice-cream etc.
xChrisZx wrote:I can back Flaxmeal also. I am not using any right now since I am doing a huge cut but when I am not, I throw it on everything.
That PB2 stuff sounds awesome. Will have to get some after this cut.
The only advantage that Nitrofusion has over your TP mix is the added BCAA's and glutamine. Personally I like adding those myself.
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