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I just heard about this, wondering if it's legit. Or a too good to be true type of thing.
Press Release issued Sep 4, 2012: So you may have heard about Carb Backloading technique which is supposed to help you eat the foods you love while training your body to deal with carbs without gaining fat.
Some more information on it. Pretty interesting stuff. Thinking about giving it a try.
I wouldn't back load with cookies, ice cream, etc... but I would get in a pasta dish and splurge with it being anything you want on occasions. Careful with what crap you put into your body regardless of how it makes you look. Doctors like to call this "skinny fat". My buddy is ripped and doctors told him he was prime for a heart attack...how? His cholesterol was through the roof and albeit he worked out and looked good, the oreos weren't doing him justice.
Number 1 food for your body? Broccoli and it's not EVEN CLOSE. Broccoli has more calcium per serving than milk, more vitamin c per serving than an orange and more protein per serving than a steak. It fights off amnesia, all cancers, heart disease, lowers your blood pressure and lowers your cholesterol. It dominates any other food for your body and you can ALMOST live exclusively off broccoli and water. The amount of folate in it is staggering and it's the number one thing a man should get in their diet and that's folate. Good luck and wish you well, but the old saying holds true...
You are what you eat.
Where the hell did you hear this? It's about 50kcal/per 150g a broccoli mainly made up of fiber. Even if there is protein in there it's not a complete protein source.
Agree with everything else you said about broccoli, that's why I eat it 3xa day. Just wondering - is there any truth to the rumor that steaming it lowers the nutritional value?
To the OP - back loading is an excuse to be a fat ass... Eat clean. BTW don't know if you have ever dieted before but have fun eating 30g/day...I'd just carb cycle normally, couple low days with a refeed day...JMO
This post was edited by agourlay 16 months ago
I would still eat clean. I'm not going to backload on pizza and icecream. Healthy carbs is how I would do it. I'm doing the 6 meal/day thing right now. Eating healthy, right amount of protein, etc.
I'm trying to gain mass at the moment as well. I started at 142lbs. 13 weeks in now, and I'm at 154lbs. Looking to be about 165-170 by next summer.
Flash steaming doesn't lower the nutritional value. Eat it with black pepper. Black pepper has no value, but it increases absorption rate with what you're consuming into the body.
It looks like the guy in your picture has eaten some broccoli...
What lifting regiment are you doing? I think bigger, faster, stronger is the shit...
I'm doing P90x2 at the moment. In week two right now of the first phase. I don't have access to a gym around me, so this is what I can do.
My meal plan right now is...
4 Scrambled Eggs, 1 Cup of Potatoes, 3 Pieces of Wheat Toast
1 Cup of Mixed Nuts, 1 Cup of Fruit
1 Cup of Mixed Nuts, 1 Cup of Fruit
Chicken, 1 Cup of Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli.
Pre Workout - 2 scoops C4 with 2 scoops of Con-crete.
2 Scoops of ON Whey Protein Shake (1cup of Fruit), mixed with milk.
1 Serving of Refeed Casein Protein Shake, mixed with milk.
This is on lifting/high cardio days.
This post was edited by Hoffelcopter 16 months ago
You're buying some expensive stuff and albeit there are debates as to whether all the stuff from gnc works, I'm still BIG on all natural foods. Your body craves it and responds tremendously. Go get dumbbells... Get a pair of 20's and 45's.
The only way you get big is to lift big and you have to have a pair that you can really rip yourself with and a pair you can bulk with. P 90 x is good for fat guys like me. Yes, you'll get ripped, but you need mass right now.
I would also suggest eating a big meal late night. You have to start packing on pounds and they might be a little bad for you now, but in six months, you'll gain 15 pounds of muscle if you have the frame for it.
Remember, everybody's body responds differently, but we all have one thing in common. Our bodies are BEYOND intelligent and can adapt to anything (smoking every day, drinking, drugs, lack of sleep, etc...), so you must ALTER your workouts and this is why there's NOTHING better than bigger, faster, stronger.
It was used at one point in the 80's by barry sanders, michael jordan, the new york yankees and dallas cowboys. How's that for a resume??? And it's principles are still used today by strength coaches.
Good luck, eat clean and stay mean! Results don't come overnight, so hack at it every day and expect nothing, but look to gain EVERYTHING.
Sorry, I would also invest in a flat bench and that's all you need.
Thanks...interesting about the black pepper. Does this apply with all foods?
Like he said...prolly want to do something other than P90x/crossfit type stuff. Why don't you just slow down you bulk so that you don't have to diet down after? It's the same result either way, saves you a big hassle.
calories in, calories out. adequate protein and fat. everything else is just preference and details.
find your maintenance rate. adjust calories accordingly. get about 150g protein, half that in fat. whatever you do with carbs is whatever you want to do.
meal timing and nutrient timing is largely irrelevant. 1 large meal, 6 small meals, it doesn't matter....
& some roids. Lets be honest here.
How do you buy your brocoli? Fresh, frozen, organic? & how do you prep/make it? To maximize benefits health wise. Can you juice it?
I have the equipment, I have adjustable 10-50lbs dumbbells. Pullup bars, medicine balls, stability balls, etc.
Bingo! You're set! Good luck and I hope I helped you out a little. I find it odd that somebody downvoted me for trying to help you out....
Big John, I like to buy mine frozen organic. I get about 5 ounces of water cranking and throw it all in until it's BRIGHT green and hard still. If I see any green in the water (almost every time), I drink the water as well.
btw, I use Zero Water and find it great. I really like the taste of the water and it gives you a reading to how much crap is in your water. Best if it reads 0....
I don't like to juice broccoli and I think its just personal preference. I do have a juice that I love....
carrot, beets, apple, cucumber, spinach and wheatgrass. I throw in flax seed and wheat germ and you have a liver transplant ready to take place in t-minus 5,4,3...
another thing, cleansing your liver is the most important thing to do for lifting, period.
The liver is responsible for over 500 functions in the human body and when the liver is "clean", you can make SICK gains in strength and weight!!!
Cool. Thank you sir.
Upvoted all your posts. Got your back
Thank ya' much!
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