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My Kinobody Experience - Vlogs TiagoToreiro 1 3 yearsTiagoToreiro (1): Hi all, I will start tomorrow with the Kinobody - Aggressive Fat Loss 2.0 - Intermittent Fasting experience, though these 90 days I will record everything and do regular vlogs where I will explain in detail how my body is reacting, how it's affecting my life on and off the gym etc. My first Vlog has been uploaded yesterday.
IF, PHAT and cutting ColourGreen 3 3 yearswannabemuscular (33216): @ColourGreen I'm interested in this and will follow if you keep up on logging here. I've had success with IF and recently started up with it again.
Fasting madamird23 3 4 yearsqtdreams92 (1630): Finding out what works for you is best thing you can do.. Some people cannot handle fasting for so long. I like my breakfast, it is my favourite meal of the day so I hardly miss it or I will be grumpy and training feels twice as hard. But I am on a cut so every meal is precious. Oh my.. 12 bowls of rice that is like sumo wrestler eating! :O
Intermittent Fasting Build Muscle/Lose Fat? musclesbrah24 9 4 yearscardinal (6175): Agree with all of this as an IFer. I'm among the few that trains fasted too. My day normally looks like this. Wake up, BCAAs + water, a lot of it too around my workout. About 3-4 hours later break my fast. Usually a low kcal high protein meal. Biggest meal I have during the day is probably before bed, ranging from 1000-1500 kcals. I'm on roughly 3200 kcals per day. Alan Aragon has written a lot on post-workout nutrition. Generally speaking if...
My Leangains Journey leanr0x Jump to first page69Jump to last page 5 yearswannabemuscular (33216): @leanr0x Sucks with sleep dude. I haven't slept normal in about a week now myself. Very broken up sleep and getting up way earlier than normal. Just so much on my mind I think. Maybe pop a benadryl tonight or something.
Need help to confirm timing for IF... G613 15 5 yearswannabemuscular (33216): @G613 Good to hear man. It's early for you yet, but I hope it works for you. Keep us posted.
Anyone doing fasting? carneola 4 5 yearscomp (19): I tried it for a while and I liked the feeling from it (more focus mainly). Unfortunately I had to switch things due to new work schedule and classes. I just lived off coffee and water for hours, sounds worse than it actually was.
Intermittent fasting Jezze 16 5 yearsHighdeas (1635): shit, school is in session again EK be laying down the science!!
Intermittent Fasting Question... zSlVlOKEY 13 5 yearsLiquid_D (1): My intention was to illustrate those exact facts with an experience I had. You can get ripped, set PR's, fast for 24 hours, feast (responsibly) on junk food and can still certainly make gains. As you can see, he does not know this. "...however I don't know if its a good idea to be eating McDonalds twice a week?? So I'm thinking of trying out Intermittent Fasting on both Saturday and Sunday only just so I'm able to hit both macronutrient...
Video Interview with Elliott Hulse setprsnow 1 5 yearssetprsnow (16): such an insightful dude. as i'm getting ready for my hip surgery i just resonate so much with him on the whole seasons and chapters of life thing.
Intermittent Fasting for Bulking cool7425 1 5 yearscool7425 (1): I've been on an intermittent fasting diet for a while now and love how great it works for cutting. Has anyone here tried it for bulking? If so, how have your results been? For those familiar with the diet, I bumped my daily carbs up by about 75 grams to start gradually gaining muscle, instead of cutting fat. I've lost some definition in my abs, but can't really tell how quickly I'm actually gaining muscle -- if at all. Can anyone who has...
leanr0x leangains log leanr0x Jump to first page179Jump to last page 5 yearsleanr0x (4183): 13.02.2014 bench press 60 2x12 pull ups bw x12x7 bent over rows 50 2x12 interrupted by sports teacher continued 1,5 hrs later at home squats 65 2x12 leg curls 15 2x12 military press 25 2x12 shrugs 30 2x12 db curls 12 2x12 skullcrusher 23 2x12 donkey calf raise 20 2x12 hanging leg raise x8x4 (weights in kg) dat high volume hypertrophy workout :O^^
Optimum timing of Intermittent Fasting ed7walsh 28 5 yearsjja0016 (829): lol this guy has no idea what hes gotten himself into
Intermittent Fasting While Bulking LongBeachPatriot 7 5 yearsLongBeachPatriot (127): I do cycle my carbs. Ill go high one or 2 days a week, moderate a few days and low a couple days (usually rest days). You can also prevent protein degredation by taking in bcaa's thorought the fast. What I do like is the glycogen depletion and then replenishment when you break fast. It cleans the body out. Also gives the digestive system a break for a while. I may just do it once every 2 or 3 weeks now. I am gaining lean muscle (with some...
bcaa during fasting leanr0x 7 6 yearsSwoleAnimal (5971): Yes. The first one is the most optimal
Eat Stop Eat - IF Counting Macros 09mac 2 6 yearseknight (58109): 24 hour fast = 24 hours of NO muscle protein synthesis. IF is bad enough with stunting MPS. Doesn't anybody just train hard and eat right without trying to get cute anymore?? -3X
Was IF just a phase? lift4life Jump to first page32Jump to last page 6 yearsHewy007 (2980): essentially
Eat,Fast & Live Longer - a BBC Documentation leanr0x 14 6 yearsoceanair (18010): my first thoughts exactly
IF 16/8 Leangains Log - going BIG leanr0x Jump to first page49Jump to last page 6 yearsleanr0x (4183): damn i am doing no IF anymore...not able to combine it with bulking! going to use it to cut after bulking nice upper body today: pull ups bodyweight x7 x4 chin ups bodyweight x6 x6 bent over rows reverse grip 50 kg x10 x10 bench press 55 kg x10 x10 incline db flys 2x14 kg x10 x5 db shoulder press 2x12 kg x10 x10 x6 l-flys 4 kg x10 x10 skull crusher 23 kg x10 x10 barbell curls 30 kg x10 x6
1 Day a week fasting for fat loss WinnersNeverQuit 7 6 yearsWinnersNeverQuit (10311): Yeah large meals always suit me, for example I had 2600of my calories today within 4 hours of waking, and just a minute ago had the last 700
Intermittent Fasting Train leanr0x 9 6 yearsleanr0x (4183): thanks bro thats the answer! i know it takes years to get "bigger" with if big in meaning of nice aesthetics
Intermittent Fasting pcamp607 7 6 yearsbrian12 (9495): Been loads of threads on this. I used IF for my cut, loved it. No magic bullet though. Best research is all linked to the Leangains website - so check that out.
Intermittent Fasting Question Runningaway95 5 6 yearsdollar786 (169): Darwin?
Is intermittent fasting good for cutting? Runningaway95 29 6 yearssriram (2050): My personal take; IF isn't a magical tool whereby the act of IF provides you with some overall benefit that is superior to any other method of cutting. In fact, the only reason I've seen IF work is that by reducing number of meals, individuals are less likely to eat more than their daily required caloric intake. Personally, lowering your caloric intake, watching your macros, is far superior. Look at the data provided by Dr. Norton about the...
Quick check over would be appreciated MJSmith 9 6 yearsMJSmith (1): Thanks for the info; yeah a mistype, 'calories' the word was. So my first day of the leangains eating today. I'm currently based in Sydney so it's 7am here and I'm on my fasting period until 12pm. Looking forward to the first meal. @brian12 unfortunate that's all I have access to for a month buddy. Sure if I throw some plyometics, and some resistant training in, it'll assist me for a month. I'm looking at it like 'you can never do enough...
intermittent fasters' JJ3065 19 6 yearsJJ3065 (6900): Thanks for your input Brian!
Intermittent fasting Questions. Ste_Haggan 7 6 yearsSte_Haggan (1): Yeah I have read a few of the articles on the Leangains site still need to read more mind you,
Intermittent Fasting - 3 Weeks Progress GetDeezed 1 6 yearsGetDeezed (4): Intermittent Fasting, 18 hour fast/6 hour feed. 2750 Calories; Fat 25%/Protein 35%/ Carb 45%. Before 195 lbs after 187 lbs.
Help with Intermittent Fasting Please Twtr25 4 6 yearsTwtr25 (1): Using the IF calculator, my BMR is 2187 and my TDEE is 3007. When you guys say "maintenance" do you mean TDEE? I want to make sure I'm on the same page in that sense. On rest days I want to eat below maintenance, but on workout days how should I eat in relation to maintenance? The reason I ask is because I'm sitting at 19.5% BF and feel I should get it down close to 10 before I look at doing a recomp. When I choose faster weight loss...
Intermittent fasting? Thoughts/opinions MCarey 5 6 yearsMCarey (2179): Perfect thanks @Markovich
Inetermittent Fasting Guide varunj17 11 6 yearsvarunj17 (498): based on IF...below are my training day macros...based on my maintenance cals are 2800
Max Gainz with fasting possible ? Flo1307 4 6 yearswannabemuscular (33216): I started IF back in January 2012. I was in a calorie defecit for most of the time. I was able to maintain strength while losing fat. When I upped my calories closer to maintenance level I was able to increase strength while still losing bodyfat. Bottom line, for me at least, I think if you have your diet in check and your calorie levels right for whatever your goals are it doesn't matter when you eat.
Helllllp!!!!!!!!really confused gym rat!!! KOKOROKO 11 6 yearsHamersmash (199): Mate, i never said anything about anyone taking drugs - I'm talking about your bodys natural production of HGH and how IF was never used up till recently. :S
IF Brahs: Question !! Diaz 22 6 yearsFlow (19): It's normal. Just make sure you're calories are ok. I lost 4lbs on first week Leangains (IF with 8 hour eating window).
Intermittent Fasting - My Thoughts Spankky 3 6 yearsDeanBocari (1): Here's a video I did on the benefits of IF: Hope that proves to be of help, I've got other episodes on my channel. Feel free to subscribe if you find it useful. Take Care! Dean Bocari clickable text clickable text
Just started IF on Monday and loving it! rfay 2 6 yearsgeorgekofi (28): yeah keep it up I dont do it everyday but I def see the results! Good Luck!
IF consistency stewie 2 6 yearsJTMW (1): I too am an IF'er MY list 5 3 1 2 4 Don't end fast too late, train fasted , fast AT LEAST 16hr, commit everyday!
critique/help? lift4life 6 6 yearsdwatson (26511): Nope, i sprint outside or do the bike inside
Took The Plunge! bunter225 16 6 yearsbunter225 (829): About time I did a little update, currently chilling out in Spain and will be for the rest of the week, body has been asking for a bit of rest! Cant really comment on training as Im not doing any! As for diet I am very mindful of what Im consuming, I have relaxed my strictness somewhat as I am on holiday! Eating lots of fruit/veg as I would back home and getting roughly 2.5/3L of water. Ive been thinking about training (as I cant...
IF ISNT WORKING ANYMORE? lift4life 21 6 yearstamere01 (7126): On a refeed day does it matter what type of carbs are consumed e.g simple sugars or complex carbs? And would it be a good idea for the other days of the week to lower cals by 50 each day so on average your consuming the same cals your supose too? And FINAL question. can refeed day be on a rest day? Or is it better to have it on a hard workout day
Starting a serious cut - goal : 179lbs AverageJoe Jump to first page67Jump to last page 7 yearsMLevin (214): Great work man, very impressive! 10 more lbs of muscle would turn you into a BEAST
hard time getting shredded minimevind 15 7 yearsigg (2626): dude, your waiste is 31"'re skinny, this is why you dont have a 6 pack. Eat!
intermittent fasting Mithras 12 7 yearsDirkenhiemer (12157): @Olsen I believe that you are mistaking losing 8kg of fat, as gaining muscle. Obviously if you lose that much fat you will look bigger. Strength gains =/= muscle gains. I was stronger at 152, than I was at 165. I looked bigger at 152 for the simple fact that I had a lower body fat %. I hope @EK doesn't think my post is all BroScience! Or maybe i'm just overthinking it all and just made myself sound like a dumbass?
intermediate fasting with ek (2) lift4life Jump to first page31Jump to last page 7 yearsAverageJoe (4510): Cardio isnt needed, dont believe everything the hodgetwins say. You can hit a caloric deficit with diet only, just lower your cals. 2669 is quite high imo. i go to bed at 11pm. Window was between 12pm-2pm dans 8pm
lost size -.- lift4life 8 7 yearsWbauman (952): I have been on a deficit and am down @35 lbs. Guys who haven't seen me in a while ask how much weight I've put on. I look so much bigger because the fat is gone. All my lifts are increasing so I know I'm holding on to my muscle.
What exactly is IF? Zny93 5 7 yearsAverageJoe (4510): It depends Brian! In term of metabolism, yes, because metabolism activity raise is directly proportionnal to calories intake, BUT Layne Norton has said that to maximize protein sythesis you should at least eat some every 4-5 hours! Martin Berkhans promotes use of BCAA's instead, which dont contain any cals! And thats the approach I'm following!
Diet Advice - Q&A with Nate Miyaki NateMiyaki Jump to first page166Jump to last page 7 yearsLinus (154): Hi Nate, I have no Idea who you are but I would like to have your take on protein requirements. I'v read the abstract of maybe 20 studies, and the whole on maybe 5 studies on this particular question. It seems to me that some studies show that a 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight is superior to ,5 grams per pound of bw. Other studies show no difference, same amount of LBM is attained at high (1 gram per pound) normal (.5 gram per...
Jezza gets PHAT and diet Jezza_91 11 7 yearsJezza_91 (1315): Just checked the diet and its 2 chicken/turkey breasts 200/250 grams. Then 200/300 gram salmon. I also have mayo for fats, like a tablespoon. I'm meant to eat 2/3 small sweet potatoes. Or 150/200 gram yogurt with handful blue berries. With IF you can eat fairly large meals and stay around 1800/2000 cals and shred?
IF motivation Jezza_91 5 7 yearsJezza_91 (1315): @wannabemuscular my buddy/ pt did 14 hours and leaned out. Now he's on 16 for the last push. So gona try it 14 for a few weeks.
Jezza IF log Jezza_91 6 7 yearsJezza_91 (1315): Guys handbags away its a diet/ lifestyle / let's fuck shit up lol
Intermittent Fasting Questions ionatan 10 7 yearsionatan (31): Thanks for the effort man, I will start IF tomorrow with 2900 cals, and doing a 19hour fast and 5 hour eating window.
I'm afraid guys - down to 181 lbs AverageJoe 29 7 yearsbrian12 (9495): Me too! @flexdec I cut from 205 to 170! I know the feeling!! - but you aint losing muscle so don't stress! You are looking like you weigh 200 - solid and cut!
Intermittent Fasting, Carb Cycling for lean Jwalker497 3 7 yearsJwalker497 (1): I havent stuck to 100% but I can give a couple of observations 1) Huger wasnt bad, I did get hungry before 1st meal but I actually enjoy getting really hungry and enjoy eating a big meal. Very satisfying. Dindt get hungry at night. 2) Its very hard to eat 3000 calories in 8 hours. Doesn't sound hard, but it is. Most days I couldn't do it. Due to this, I didnt do it religiously. Very ideal for a cut because of the satiety factor 4) I...
very skepticle about intermediate fasting.. lift4life 4 7 yearsbrian12 (9495): I'm also skeptical about intermediate fasting, but I love intermittent fasting. You will not lose your gains. Nutrient timing is irrelevant. If Interm. Fasting fits your lifestyle and you can stick with it easily, then it i awesome. There are many advantages. If you want to know more go onto leangains and read EVERYTHING.
IF question Wbauman 2 7 yearsAverageJoe (4510): thats what I do on the weekends, at maintenance cals. on training days I go 40/40/20 with a surplus
IN LOVE WITH IF! AverageJoe 29 7 yearsAverageJoe (4510): full body pic took by gf yesterday, doing my attention whOOOre right here
IF - I give it a try AverageJoe 17 7 yearsSpaz79 (43): I do a warrior style of IF now. Never looked and felt better than I do now.
Cutting with Intermittent Fasting FingerCity1226 6 7 yearsSRorhrbac0808 (47098): ^brian hit the nail on the head!! Good stuff man :) yeah fingercity--- go on nates thread and ask there !
INTERMITTENT FASTING brian12 23 7 yearsbrian12 (9495): Quote: Originally Posted by LVjack 1. Do you think there is any hormonal benefit to HGH levels in fasted training over being in a fed state? 2. Do you see any benefits in a leangains/IF approach over a normal eating schedule with total caloric intake and percentages being the same? 1. Yep, and also cellular factors like cAMP, which optimizes the body's ability to burn fat. There is also some research that shows training in the fasted state...
Another Perspective on Deloading - LEANGAINS AKK 4 7 yearsNorIda (46957): I don't generally agree with his stuff, but I do dig that. Makes sense!
Introduction/Training/Diet Help ausripped 5 7 yearsausripped (1): thanx mate really appreciate it
Fasting with school/work JWAC 2 7 yearsRANIERI (202): if ur gonna be fasting, just pump dem branch chain aminos so u dont go catabolic
intermittent fasstin. misc 5 7 yearsFeros (87): longest i have fasted for has been a week, refeed for one day, then a consecutive week. Was actually a good time
Training fasted wannabemuscular 22 7 yearsLVjack (2749): Read up on for good info on the subject but Berkhan says the "golden hour" for fat loss is 13-16 hours. There are plans on his site depending on what works best for your schedule. For a good laugh and info check out hodgetwins on youtube. Also has a lot of good stuff under its "best of" section on the top drop bar. Short/great articles on that site if you're looking for some good reads.
Alternate day fasting MrMailliw 5 7 yearsMrMailliw (4494): @Crypt Yeah, I know you are one of the few hailing from the UK :) My friend who is doing IF suggested it because he said it was interesting. I was wondering how good it would be for cutting.
intredasting AKK 2 7 yearsThor (5028): I'm unsure whether or not that's significant in the wider picture. A weird result though.
been stuck for 7 months weight Arkwright 5 7 yearsrhondagraymond (7): Try a weight loss diet program that is low on carbs (to prevent putting on fat) and high on proteins (to maintain your muscle mass). Try to include protein-rich foods into your diet such as chicken, fish, eggs, lean meat, with fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink a lot of water.
which one do you prefer bosssantana 17 7 yearsmikew (11493): How about three regular meals and a snack??
How to structure my Intermitted Fasting? Deanosmac 5 7 yearswannabemuscular (33216): When I train at night I eat my first meal at 3/4, second at 7, train from 8:30-9:30ish, then have my final largest meal at 10:00. When I train fasted in mid-day, I train at 1:00-2:00ish (I take BCAAs prior), eat my first and largest meal at 3:00, second at 6/7, and final at 9/10. Definitely check out the other thread that @MrMailliw posted.
1 day fast on a bulk say whaaaa? aware me! Hnando 11 7 yearsHnando (10): @igg where abouts have you read this?
how to aproach IF hellojg 5 7 yearsMrMailliw (4494): Sounds good and yes creatine is as effective with IF as any eating plan.
Eric Helms on IF training frequancy etc.. Popeye25 7 7 yearsMoyo (145): Iv already changed some bad habits from what he was saying., And everything makes perfect sense...the going full range of motion with bad form for example.
fasting WaxyLizard 5 7 yearswannabemuscular (33216): I've been using this: SportPharma Multi V It's relatively cheap compared to some other "premium" multis.
Bulk on intermittent fasting! (skinny fat) hooyo01 24 7 yearshooyo01 (1): Ok thanks for the tips guys!
Intermittent Fasting for Bulking BWestern 7 7 yearshooyo01 (1): Is intermittent fasting suitable for a skinny fat who wants to bulk up and lose a bit of that belly fat??
i dun goofed brahs help!!! Hnando 13 7 yearsHnando (10): for sure bro thanks alot! thanks for the self realization lol appreciate it
Today I ate 4807 calories! wannabemuscular 16 7 yearsknockout2281 (181): Hahaha Yes!! I did something similar. Also doing the IF protocol and have been on a steady calorie deficit for 2 weeks. Yesterday after Shoulders I used up one of my last meal swipes at my university's dining hall (all you can eat for one swipe!) I ate upwards of 3500 calories in the 45 minutes I was there. 12oz chicken, tons of eggs with hash browns and french toast, Baked beans, turkey chili with extra rice, and then topped it all off with a...
intermittent fasting during ramadan fiendforgym 14 7 yearsBaiTu (3096): I just saw this video on YouTube on this exact subject.
Tired after eating BWestern 7 7 yearsAmy0582 (373): I often feel tired after a big meal as well. Do you feel better after a little while? Also, are you getting enough sleep? Are there other times in the day you feel tired? Was this the only time it happened or is this a regular thing? Do you eat your bigger meals at times when you need to be awake and alert or is it okay that you are tired? If there does not seem to be a cause to it, I would consider eating these meals at times when you don't...
Lean gains help with diet??? cruzuk 4 7 yearscruzuk (1): cheers brian extremely helpful!
Intermittent Fasting BWestern 12 7 yearsbrian12 (9495): Yes - for sure!
help on my IF:) samalama034 13 7 yearsknockout2281 (181): There is an entire thread on intermittent fasting. Find it and read it. Also check out and use this calculator to get your macros on track. Good luck man!
The INTERMITTENT FASTING thread brian12 Jump to first page90Jump to last page 7 yearsMrMailliw (4494): Just watched CampbellFitness' video on Ramadan and he made me realise IF is basically a constant Ramadan haha Although your window can be whenever, not just at sundown
FINALLY! Starting 5/3/1Thread & Intermittent SRorhrbac0808 Jump to first page55Jump to last page 7 yearsSRorhrbac0808 (47098): Hell yeah Dex :) hahah that would be sick
breaking plateau simplymuscle 9 7 yearssimplymuscle (22): @eknight Ya i think ur right I havent done that so i guess i need to rejust to my current weight let me try it out might work out
Calorie Calculator brian12 14 7 yearsshockingfit (334): tried low carb/high fat, med carb/med fat, high carb/low fat and this is by far the best system for me so far performance wise, fat gain/loss and muscle gain/loss.