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LeanGains 101 Blogs?

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Created January 09, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I am a little slow ...and when I read LeanGains website I am soooo lost. I understand the basics --carb cycle/ IF etc. BUT are there any blogs/websites that really put it in black and white terms. E.G. Eat XYZ at so and so a time---exercise is ABC . Thanking you in advance.

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on April 30, 2012
at 03:26 PM

his samples on the site show 9 hour windows, has anyone else noticed this? I cant be the only one actually counting here...

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on January 10, 2012
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Part of it is because Martin Berkhan keeps some of the items secrets, presumably "they will be in the book" which he has been promising since (at least) 2009. It appears he's too busy shoveling the money from training Hollywood types, so others, mainly Andy Morgan of rippedbody.jp, have had to pick up the slack. Andy's guides on macro ratios and timing are excellent, and work for me.

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on January 10, 2012
at 11:40 AM

Part of it is because Martin Berkhan keeps some of the items secrets, presumably "they will be in the book" which he has been promising since (at least) 2009. It appears he's too busy shoveling the money frmo training Hollywood types, so others, mainly Andy Morgan, have had to pick up the slack. Andy's guides on macro ratios and timing are excellent, and work for me.

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on January 10, 2012
at 11:38 AM

Those are the best links, in addition to Martin's here: http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html

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on January 10, 2012
at 12:36 AM

SO glad someone gets slfjnchelafued by that blog too.

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on January 09, 2012
at 10:27 PM

that IF calculator is one of the best things I have ever seen online ever

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on January 09, 2012
at 05:46 PM

I will admit I have a very hard time understanding it too. I want to try IF but since I don't feel like I am "getting it", I have held off on trying since I don't want to do it wrong. Thanks for sharing!

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:57 PM

Yeah that calculator is great - thanks to the guy that took the time to put it together.

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:32 PM

I was definitely going to link your first link, rippedbody.jp. That calculator (your second link) was also a definite help.

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:07 PM

and count your calories!

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on January 09, 2012
at 03:10 PM

Thought it was just me that was thick. Thanks!

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on January 09, 2012
at 03:03 PM

I believe part of the leangains.com guide is reading his website and thus thinning out purely due to the frustration it causes.

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:02 PM

From what I have gathered its dont eat for about 16 hours. Eat within a 8 hour window. Largest meal is post workout on training days. On none training days the first meal is the largest. If you can train fasted do it with a BCAA drink, approx. 10g. Thats the basics. You will get results. The rest is just the "science" behind it. At least this is how I understand it.

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:07 PM

and count your calories!

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on April 30, 2012
at 03:26 PM

his samples on the site show 9 hour windows, has anyone else noticed this? I cant be the only one actually counting here...

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on January 09, 2012
at 03:58 PM

Agreed. I've found a couple of personal blogs and tools to be helpful. Try this, this, and this.

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on January 10, 2012
at 11:38 AM

Those are the best links, in addition to Martin's here: http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:32 PM

I was definitely going to link your first link, rippedbody.jp. That calculator (your second link) was also a definite help.

Medium avatar

(3259)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:57 PM

Yeah that calculator is great - thanks to the guy that took the time to put it together.

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on January 09, 2012
at 10:27 PM

that IF calculator is one of the best things I have ever seen online ever

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Here is a thread on Marks Daily Apple: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread31230.html

Macro Calculator for women: http://www.fatceliac.com/calculator/macroswomen.html

Macro Calculator for men: http://www.fatceliac.com/calculator/macrosmen.html

AND here is a blog/site from a previous client of his: http://rippedbody.jp/2011/10/23/how-to-calculate-leangains-macros/

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on January 09, 2012
at 11:42 PM

My first exposure to Intermittent Fasting was Free The Animal. You can read about his training and habits surrounding it here

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on January 09, 2012
at 11:01 PM

Dunny13 hit the basics head-on. IF is about when you eat and within your eating window you eat what works best for you.

I can confirm that my body performs much better in a fasted state. The more I push myself while fasted, the longer it takes to get hungry afterward (and I do wait) and the more it stokes up my metabolism overall. I still have excess body fat and to keep it melting away, particularly the remaining belly fat, working while fasted is the cat's meow. In fact, for removal of body fat I do best to trigger release/burning of body fat without exhausting or out-pacing my ability to replace stored energy. Apparently this succeeds, because I am much less hungry after days in which I reach a good "working" state (increased but not labored breathing, slight fatigue signals but no overt stress) for about an hour. Today it was nearly 4 hours before I got hungry and that put me at about 18 hours of fasting.

If you're happy with body fat, then I assume you'd probably focus on more intense exercise to work on muscle mass.

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on January 09, 2012
at 03:10 PM

I recently started reading LG and managed to glean about this much information so far.

I find it difficult to workout first thing in the morning and have not tried working-out fasted yet. My pre-workout meal is simply 1 egg + 1 banana. The percentages are probably meaningless, but I use them as a visual indicator for me.

07:00 - 14:00 : Fasted (1 x double espresso) [7hr].
14:00 - 15:00 : First Meal (40% calorie intake) [1hr]. 
15:00 - 19:00 : Fasted [6hr].
19:00 - 20:00 : Pre-workout Meal (10% calorie intake) [1hr].
20:00 - 21:00 : Workout [1hr].
21:00 - 22:00 : Post-workout Meal (50% calorie intake) [1hr]. 
22:00 - 07:00 : Fasted (slept) [9hr].

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