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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:00 pm 
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I mean, yeah, 2,000 calories of spinach is a lot harder to consume than 2,000 calories worth of peanut butter but it's still about calories in and calories out.

That's what blenders were created for :zunge:

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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I guess we could go go back & forth here as I had started to reply but we could continue this debate until the end of time.

Can I ask though (genuinely) why you only have been taking in (at a max) 2,000 calories? I must eat roughly 3,000 just on a normal day. I have had to start hitting a bit of cardio due to these strong man events. Feel awkward when running now with the extra bulk haha

I was shocked when I saw the post workout shake the strongmen/power lifters I train with had....full fat milk, double cream, dark choc,Ice cream, double choc cookies & the usual post workout supps. Even a
Kinder egg was dropped in after (obviously these guys aren't veggie/vegan)

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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Shouldn't use him as a reference for obvious reasons but have you ever seen Ronnie Colemans supposed diet? It's Horrendus....

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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Interesting posts above. I eat in the neighbourhood of 3,500cals a day for maintenance; for me to gain weight I would need to be over the 4,000cal mark.

I wouldn't be too afraid to nudge over the 2,000cals, just progressively increase in small increments and gauge your progress. You will be burning a lot with the amount of the training you are doing, just a thought not a proposal.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:38 am 
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Vegansludge, after seeing the comment about you gasing out during workouts & seeing the calorie in take I was curious to what a routine entailed for you...your leg day made my legs ache just looking at it. Also the back day...holy fuck man props to you for being able to smash through such a workout but can I ask what your appetite is like? Are you hungry with a couple hrs of eating?

I'm not like getting at you man but if you came to me with those workouts my first words would be "way to much" I use to be in the mind set of "something for everything" eg a shoulder workout would be a db press, 2 front raise movements, 2 side raise movements & a rear delt move.

Now all I do is a military press, that's it & I've gotten rounder shoulders doing this. Also all of a sudden I'm killing my bench, I'm getting more reps on dips & chins..Weighted

Also if you are pairing squats with deads, military with bench you need to ask which is the one you want to lift more on. So you pick which ever & start wih that. You can't expect all Lifts to progress as they are using a lot of the same muscle groups. Me I go Mon:military Tue:dead lift Wed:off Thurs:bench Fri:squat. So basically upper-lower-off-upper-lower. I obviously don't know if you always hit two big lifts a session but what I saw did?

I'm genuinely trying to give you advice. I use to seriously over train, when I started to get a better grasp of lifting I looked at an old workout I'd wrote down. Back day: cable row, dumbbell row, t bar (high frame)-tP-bar(lower frame)-lat pull down- narrow lat pull, seated frame row & barbell rows. When I read it now it seem rediculious & my best body part is prob my back & I keep it dead simple.

Upper back all I do now are chins (various grips) & dumbbell or barbell rows. That's it nothing you do will work the back better, more bang for your buck & all that. I also now treat deads as a lower body move so I'll use front squats & ghr as assistance...that's it.

Genuine advice buddy not in the slightest meant to be taken as negative. I Use to be a serious over trainer. If your after hypertrophy then after the big lift pick 2/3assistances & hit 3-5 sets with rep range of 10-20 but you don't need to kill yourself on these.

If your interested pm me your email & I'll send you Wendlers 5/3/1 first edition (I have 2nd but I paid for that) & I'll be happy to send it over. Even if the program's not for you the principles are still sound. If you wish to one day compete in some raw lifts you need to train in that form. Ala myself, mini fork lift & chewy

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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All advice and critique is welcomed, mate, so no worries about "getting at me." That's why I jointed the forum - don't have any friends who lift or anybody to hash out my routine with and, as a beginner, that's pretty crucial.

Since I learned my lesson with trying to write my own program, I'm currently following Layne Norton's PHAT program (http://www.simplyshredded.com/mega-feat ... -2011.html) hence all the volume. It's supposed to bring about increases in size and strength which, yeah, it definitely has. However, I definitely don't want to stick to it forever as I'd rather just stronger so after I finish these 12 weeks I'd already talked about running 5/3/1 and either doing Smolov Jr. for my bench or doing that after I got through 5/3/1.

In terms of hunger, I slam back a shake right after my workouts and then within an hour-an hour and a half I'm pretty hungry.

2,000 calories is because my projected maintenance is around 1,800 (5'3" female and 122 pounds) so I was eating that for a while but the scale wasn't going up, so I bumped them to 2,000 about four weeks ago (I think). Bumping them up again by another 200 this weekend to try and get things moving.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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Appetite is a great indication of how your body's reacting to the training. If your appetite is not very big this usually points to over training, the reverse if the body's reacting well.

I can eat two cups of rice, stir fry veg, mock meat; some pulses (I can't eat a lot they do not agree with me) & 1-2 scoops of protein & two hrs later I'm hungry again :) that's why I like training four days hahaha

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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If you're looking at doing PL'ing meets, I'd definately look at switching to Wendler's 5/3/1. I have the e-book, more than happy to email lto you if you are interested? Less is more for powerlifting, you simply won't produce the numbers you could be capable of from following a bodybuilding split/programme, same as you can't try and max out every week. Powerlifting is all about training smarter rather than just training more.

Just my 2c of course, cheers MF 8)

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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veggiesasquatch wrote:
I can eat two cups of rice, stir fry veg, mock meat; some pulses (I can't eat a lot they do not agree with me) & 1-2 scoops of protein & two hrs later I'm hungry again :) that's why I like training four days hahaha


I've actually been getting hungrier the last few weeks and I talk about it in my last video log, which is weird for me - I don't know if you remember but we talked a while ago about me not having an appetite and now I'm forever hungry.

5/3/1 was my number one choice after PHAT and what both of you are saying does make the most sense. I've only got five more weeks of PHAT left then the plan is to deload, test my 1RMs and jump into 5/3/1. If one of you gentlemen would be willing to send me the ebook, I'd be forever indebted (more so than I am for all the feedback/advice).

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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PM me your email addy and I'll fire it across to you. I think I have the revised edition, either way it's bloody good.

Your lifts will rocket up, the programme makes so much sense. We just obviously have to change around the nutrition side of things but you'll already have a good grasp on that I'm sure.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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If you look in the post an article thread there's a link to an extreme version of boring but big from 5/3/1.

Vegansludge: that's great news on the appetite kicking in more. Thats about the best clue to adjust your training to.

I can't say enough good things about 5/3/1 & the 2nd edition has so many templates it's fantastic. All I can say is follow it accordingly. Adding chins between pressing & benching has helped me immensely :)

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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If you need it I also have the excel spreadsheet which will plot the lifts, project your 1rep max & give you weights for boring but big....such a time saver

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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veggiesasquatch wrote:
Vegansludge: that's great news on the appetite kicking in more. Thats about the best clue to adjust your training to.

I can't say enough good things about 5/3/1 & the 2nd edition has so many templates it's fantastic. All I can say is follow it accordingly. Adding chins between pressing & benching has helped me immensely :)


Maybe it's just psychological but after my past three or four work-outs, I have been insanely hungry.

And the excel sheet would be great. I actually think I'm going to cut my cycle of PHAT short and just do 10 weeks instead of 12 so I can take a week to deload, test my working sets, and then jump right into 5/3/1.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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Pm me ur addy & I'll fire the excel sheet over. It works perfectly I sat & worked the lifts myself it's great. check my log I blogged today's workout

As of tomorrow I'm gonna be having a shake with every meal I eat. X2 scoops :) I've been mixed brown rice with quiona last few days, feeling strong,give it a bash. Quater cup of each dried to make a cup (or like me more ;)

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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Also you don't need to do every as a 1 rep max when you test the four lifts. there's a formula which you can use to project the 1rm & it's fairly accurate. I used it against what I actually 1 repped & it was 98% on the money

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