-A personal experience with nutrition and exercise-

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Stuff

So A couple of changes and some new information...

Diet Wise-
What I have found that works best for me is POTATOES! I swear they are like the perfect food! The reasons I like potatoes are as follows: Easy to find buy and/or grow, Cheap as hell, Easy/quick to cook, Digest quickly without bloat, Taste amazing, Very satiating. Now I used to be all over the oatmeal scene due to all the bodybuilders but eggs&potatoes vs. eggs&oatmeal, potatoes win every time. Oatmeal seems to sit in my stomach longer and digest very slowly. I'm not sure if it is the fiber or the proteins in it that causes this.

Most of the time I eat a high carb(starch)/low fat diet. Occasionally I will eat a fatty meal. I believe this mimics feast & famine conditions and increases the anabolism of the body. I also stay low fat as it allows me to keep my pufas at 3grams or so per day.

I also picked up a blood glucose meter and have been monitoring it for the last 5 days or so. I have found that after a meal of 24oz of potatoes and 8oz of beef, the one hour postprandial is around 120 and at two hours is at around 80.

Another little update is that I have increased each meals amount of carbs. So we will see if that changes anything.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Another Week Goes By

This week I downloaded a program called PG Offline Lite which allows you to save and archive Yahoo Group messages. I got the entire Bruce K Health Skeptics Group messages. I like to read through them periodically because I found new things constantly that I can apply to my search for optimal health.

I have finally finished the my workout routine for the next 6 weeks. It will by a 3-day split hitting each muscle group twice a week. It is 6x6 scheme which i feel will result in the best muscle confusion and recovery. I'm gonna try and take progress pics maybe once a week.

Nutrition - -
This is the big topic in my life right now. If you are reading this and haven't been to Matt Stone's 180Degree Health get over there and get your knowledge on. I agree with 90% percent of what he says and recomend following his diet suggestions to heal the metabolism.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Little Update

So, This weekend my buddy threw a little party because he is going to study abroad. I indulged in some pizza which was a nice treat. I went to bed late on sunday night and had to get up early this morning so my workout suffered a little. I am going to try really hard this week to get 9 hours of sleep each day. I often take a nap after lunch which is about an hour or so extra. I am going to continue my usual diet through this week and shift to more calories at the start of next week.

One other thing is that I am going to log my waking temp and weight for the next 6 weeks

Todays workout was a medium light chest workout...
5x8 Incline Dumbbell Press
5x8 Dumbbell Fly
5x8 Dumbbell Pullover
I tried to do dips but my sternum/intercostals were really hurting and would crack/pop. I think it is from my rapid rib cage expansion.

I have recently been going through the old AV Skeptics archives for fun. It is amazing the wealth of knowledge that is laid out in those old messages by Bruce K.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A little slacking on the posts

Its been a while since my last posting. So here is what's new...
I've taken the last week off of training because I have been feeling very overtrained. I have decided to start a new routine a la Vince Gironda (probably my favorite bodybuilder/trainer). He is from the golden age of bodybuilding (40's&50's). I will be using his bulking course for the next 6 weeks the see how much I can gain.

Diet wise, I have been eating about the same, around 4 lbs of potatoes + 1lb beef + 12 egg whites and random vegetables and herbs. I am stilling toying and tweaking with my diet to see if I should increase carbs and keep protein the same or swap that and increase protein and keep carbs the same. And I will probably start toying with my fat intake as well.