-A personal experience with nutrition and exercise-

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Back to posting... Serge Nubret pt.1

So I have been real busy the last 2 weeks with my best friends wedding and other obligations. I have been doing the 5 meals a day thing for about a month now and have nothing particularly special about it and find it a sort of a pain to make time to eat all the time. I do enjoy cooking but it really plays havoc with my social life trying to eat every 3 hours with my standard foods.

I am also going to pay tribute to my favorite bodybuilder in this posting. A young Nubret with a young Arnold.
The reasons why I appreciate Nubret so much are numerous. He was originally born and raised in Guadeloupe where he began lifting at 19. His first inspiration was upon seeing Steve Reeves, who is probably one of the greatest. Serge, not reading popular magazines of the day, learned that high volume moderate weight training built great mass. By the age of 21, with 2 years of training he had won the title Mr. Guadeloupe twice.

Serge is one of the most open and honest bodybuilder there ever was. He takes much time to explain to other posters many things that are beneficial and what one should focus on.

It is interesting to me that he always strictly claims to never using steroids. Even at the age of 68 when almost every other bodybuilder from his period has admitted to it. I am not saying that he is telling the truth but, he was very unique in the way that he trained as well as ate.

He would nearly always train in a fasted state. He never ate breakfast and would consume 1 to 3 huge meals a day, commonly consuming up to 3 to 4 kilos of red meat along with rice & beans. This makes him fairly unique in terms of bodybuilders. He is also big on eating real whole "mother's food". He also claims to train the same way he always has and that is based on VOLUME.

*On my homepage and to the right, there is a page labeled Words of Wisdom from Serge Nubret In it are quotes from him that I have gathered that I feel are very important.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Quick Post

So I have been doing the 5 meals a day for a week, and as of this point I am kind of enjoying it. As I mentioned before it is an odd feeling for me as I never feel real strong hunger like I did eating 3 meals a day. I considered stopping after the second day, but stuck with it and now I am enjoying it. The only part I don't care for is managing my time so that I can cook what I need to. But I am getting used to it.

My routine has been a little modified but I have seen some really good results. I have split my routine into twice a day instead of one longer session hitting two body parts each day. I hit each body part twice a week and have actually seen improvements in my lifts. Each session is 45min-1hr.

Today was the second deadlift training day. I pyramided up to a 300lb x 5 which felt really good. I am trying to make slow and steady progress. Any one that deadlifts knows the biggest problem with them.....Your Shins Take A Beating
Here are mine even after wearing long pants:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

On going process...

So I have decided to split my big meals into smaller more frequent meals to see what effect it has on my composition. I've been talking with one of my weightlifting buddies and he has convinced me to up my protein and eat more frequently. I have been apprehensive about this because our "ancestors" didn't eat like this. But, the more I think about it, the more I realize that I am not doing things my ancestors were doing anyway. Sometimes you have to break the mold and learn what has worked for others too.

So my meals right now are about 50grams of complete protein and 100grams of carbs. I looking to reach about 5-6 meals a day.

*-Just the first day of doing this I feel alot less tired and didn't feel like taking a nap after a meal which was always the case with the big meals*

I have tweaked my program a little as far as I am going to do the volume double split and I am a incorporating a deadlift specialization program. My goal is to get to 405 by the end of the year. I am also going to be attempting to gain 25lbs of lean mass by the end of the summer and prove that it can be done without gaining much, if any fat.