Ive been eating paleo for 3 weeks now. before this I was on a very high carb diet as I was trying to regain muscle mass.
I started this year performing many rehab exercises on my shoulder to correct imbalances from injury and strengthen the weakened areas. I have been following a linear periodized training programme, so starting with rehab, moving on to more functional exercises firstly building endurance, then hypertrophy, and now im in the strength stage, but as iv just gone paleo it is hard to train strength with such low muscle glycogen stores and also while trying to adapt to using fat as my primary fuel source. my strength hasn't gone down but from lots of previous experience I should be making some small gains after 3 weeks of doing strength specific training.
So my question really is as im not really getting any benefit from the strength training as my body hasn't the energy to adapt. would there be a better form of training for me to be doing now that would help during my time adapting to a high fat diet?
Thanks for any feedback.
asked byWhirl (195)
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on May 10, 2012
at 08:16 PM
I suggest Jim Wendler 5-3-1 program. It's simple and provides for a strength, hypertrophy, and conditioning component.
I am of a bodybuilding background. Switched over to more of strength based programming about two years ago. Went paleo soon after. Noticed about a two week decrease in strength and energy. This eventually leveled out and now I would say I have greater power output.
If decreased energy and strength persists may investigate applying carbs (i stick to glucose based foods) to postworkout. But I wouldn't apply carbs until below 10% bf. This is based on charles poliquin's recommendations.