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ksl wrote:I find it interesting although off topic here, maybe you should start another thread, I don't mind the discussion if I can find something useful, to use. Body balance, you will find to be a fine line and if you are not careful to get sufficient organic acids, the higher protein will produce uric acid, it hits when you least expect it, so don't forget to keep an eye on your urine, with litmus papers.
Single digit is only required for competition, but yes, for a 6 pack, you will need to be in that range. maybe 10% to 12% is okay.
save your money on pyruvate, i found something much more beneficial, than pyruvate, even some of the body building websites, have been linking to my website, which didn't surprise me, after i had spent years researching the bio-chemistry behind it...and yes, it includes 18 aminos too. as a bonus. To think the metabolism is turning 1500 times a day plus, and produces your own body weight in ATP, when you are spent dry of fuel.....then what, remember, a quality fuel is required, and the bio-chemistry behind that fuel, is what produces ATP, but to get the right quality, that is to say a five star fuel, rather than a two star fuel, you have to contribute the organic compounds that, the whole body needs. otherwise, endurance is effected. Think about it! on another thread to discuss!
I have reached a plateau at 15% BF and age is against me too, and I've done weights since 1970, and at 173cm, I have been up to 100kg, and now stuck at 85kg, my target is 78kg, I have big muscles too, with 16inch biceps but, so the last 5kg of fat needs to go. SMS way, maybe the best, although I haven't had hunger pangs for many years, and i eat very little, in a day, around 1800 calories, low carbs....
I believe SMS has been lucky enough, to learn something we all need to learn, although I'm not sure it will help me with the last 5kg, for me, the knowledge behind the success, is worth it's weight in gold!
Many Asians have very good metabolism, and I do know a Taiwanese body builder, who is so slim, and cannot ever put weight on, it's a genetic thing, however he's ripped all day everyday. With me, I can bulk, with muscle quite easy on the right food..and i have only once in my life tried protein powder, and would never touch it again, the same with all the crap, they are peddling at the gyms. You cannot beat real food, for raw muscle build.
Yes with a low carb diet your PH balance will be more towards acidic, and that is not good for hypertrophy besides what ksl is selling, eating greens like broccoli and having berries will help maintain the PH balance
May i know your work out regime?
If you wanna lose fats, you need big compound lifts, super/tri sets then using interval training to really revv things up.
So a sample program would be..
Deadlift - Chin ups - Dumbell press/thruster - 1 min rest / repeat
My progression that i'm doing is 3 x 6, 3 x 4, 5 x 3, 5 x 1
The first 6 sets is aimed and design just for fat burn purposes, then i go on to pushing towards my 1 RM for each movement.
Apart from that on other days, i do kettlebell work + something along the lines of Bear crawls with dumbbells + Renegae Rows.
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sundaymorningstaple wrote:This diet is custom made for me by a Doctor and monitored by the doctor, supported by 4-weekly blood tests to monitor liver & kidney function (due to the rapid & large release of stored toxins as the fat is consumed). The doctor designs these programs based on each individual. It's not an off the shelf item as each one is custom crafted based on age, height, current weight and a few other measurements plus the results of two separate blood workups before he will even accept you as a patient.
He is world renown for his programs and most of the people who go to him are recommended by somebody else who has successfully gone through one of his programs. A former Aussie Rugby player here in Singapore introduced me. He went through the program last year and lost 49kg in 6 months and is looking good again as well.
Unfortunately, due to the rigidity of the program I do not and will not pump it here. You already know the odds of this bunch here doing something like that. Zero chance in Hades.
As for exercising on the program, you can't. Not if you want it to work and work effectively. If you put it through the calorie cruncher it's about an 800 calorie diet. (we do not count calories, points or anything else) but all our foods are weighed to the gram. He's done all the work. We just have to follow it rigidly. BUT YOU DON'T GET HUNGRY (You will possibly do so during the first 8-10 days as your body detoxes and you get carb & sugar withdrawals - can cause nice headaches I've been told). I was lucky as I did not experience any symptoms at all. Most of my problems were not what I ate but when I ate. As you know, an 800 calorie diet will NOT support any type of fitness program. The doctor's recommendation is if you are on a regular type of fitness program to cut back / way back and if you haven't been exercising, do not start as you will upset the mechanism and cause hunger (which you experience) as you are upsetting the fine tuning of the HGH, Insulin & Serotonin levels to enable this diet to work without the massive hunger. Frankly, It worked. Beyond my wildest dreams.
Some have asked why I went for a rapid weightloss program instead of the other direction using exercise. The weight loss that way is much, much to gradual (especially when one considers the joint conditions) I didn't want to die of old age while trying to lose 25 kg (55 lbs). I've done it in 20 weeks and now with a little fitness work I'll be back in the water diving again! While I'm still young enough and fit enough to do it!
Hmm have you thought about taking up kettlebells?
Essentially the Kettlebell swings are low impact high intensity workout.
I was fooled by the simplicity, lol...did like 10 16kg swings and i'm like panting but soon i grew addicted to it, because of the natural loading on the joints.
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Yes I've though about kettleballs since OPT had first broached the subject here a number of months ago. I remember he had kettleball guru, Steve Cotter here for a while from the US at his facility at Optimum Performance. It caused me to do a little research then and yes there is some interest and I may well look into it later after regaining some initial stamina again first. It's called one step at a time.
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