Currently my number one goal is to make lean gains in strength and muscle size. I just want to get bigger. I'm open to try anything to make it happen, it's just a matter of fitting it into my schedule.
I'm in class or at work from 7AM-6PM every day. I always have freelance/social/study obligations in the evenings so my excise time is limited to 5:30AM Crossfit (this is my box) and/or a 30 minute dumbbell/body weight routine at home right after work (mornings would work too.)
I can't afford prepared food, so I always cook my own meals. I have experience with intermittent fasting, high carb/low carb, carb backloading, etc. I've tried it all at one point or another in the last year and half.
I'm willing to implement a fasting protocol, cook meals in the evenings for the next day, quit Crossfit and do strictly dumbbells/body weight at home (plus oly lifting on open box days)... whatever it takes.
Based on my limited time and resources does anyone have suggestions for me? Thanks.
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on October 05, 2012
at 10:27 PM
if you really want to get bigger, i would concentrate my workouts on the weight lifting(if you have time in the morning, why not eh?)
and as for your meals, make sure to get enough calories during the day(it could be all in one setting i you like\can ;).) if your just too hungry during classes\work, bring a lunch or two with you(cooked in the evening) and wip it out when ever you can
i hope this helps, my schedule kinda looks like yours
on October 05, 2012
at 06:41 PM
I don't have much of a recommendation for anything diet wise but for a training protocol look into Starting Strength by Rippetoe. Its 3x a week and doesn't take much time, but it will get you great beginner gains. After a few months on it you should be able to evaluate your progress and change whatever you may need to.
on April 28, 2013
at 01:20 PM
Yeah definitely stop fasting. Keep carbs pre and post workout everything else meat and veggies. If I were you I would stop doing WODS and start doing some strength training. You can't have "strength-endurance" unless you have strength, and strength is way harder to build than endurance. I would do one WOD a week, maybe 4 heavy lifting days, and just walk a lot. WODS and fasting are a great idea if you want to look like an underwear model and lose any muscle you have.