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    i am a recreational bber with some personal goals still to hit.

    i started dieting in mid may when i was 220 5'10" ~14%. my waist was larger than i wanted it to be.

    dieting was going well but i came down with whooping cough (yes whooping cough - see picture below) in june. this thing damn near killed me. i passed out a couple times and my eyes were so red it looked like i was dead.

    i lost a lot of weight and strength and basically feel like crap.

    my question is this:
    should i diet until i get leaner (32" waist again or ~10%) prior to bulking or since the summer is practically over should i just eat big and clean and go ahead and bulk until spring rolls around again.

    my goal is to be ~230 ~8% but i seem to be having some trouble getting there on my own lately.

    thanks in advance for your feedback
    ncs

  • #2
    Personally I would probably diet now but keep protein high so that you can re-gain muscle mass at the same time.
    -KidRok-
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    • #3
      here is that pic - this is from coughing too hard!

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      • #4
        so you are thinking lowered carbs in the afternoon and non workout days.

        high GI carbs WO and a mixed carb/protein meal after my workout?

        other than that. low - moderate good fats (flax, fish) and few low GI carbs with high protein.

        should i cardio?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ncsports
          so you are thinking lowered carbs in the afternoon and non workout days.

          high GI carbs WO and a mixed carb/protein meal after my workout?

          other than that. low - moderate good fats (flax, fish) and few low GI carbs with high protein.

          should i cardio?
          sounds like a good starting point. Be sure to fluctuate the carblevels every 3-5 days.
          yes to cardio, 15-30 minute should be fine, preferably in the morning with just bcaa's and/or glutamine in your stomach.
          If morning cardio's not good then do the evenings.
          -KidRok-
          "...because I won't accept that I can't."


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          • #6
            roger that

            thanks KR

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            • #7
              I have to agree you should probably keep up your diet and keep working on the fat. I'm in a similar position as you as I don't compete but I love to lift. I've just cleaned up my eating habits since Jan 2004 and have made good progress. I don't think I can eat the way most of the competitors do for 12-16 weeks which is what sets them apart from me.

              Everything was going great for me then I hit a couple of stumbling blocks in July/Aug but I'm back on my way. I've got some things to take care of then without any other delays I'll be back on track Sep 1st.


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