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Jean-Patrick Millette 12-16-2008 12:12 AM

If for muscle gains
 
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Allen Yeh 12-16-2008 03:20 AM

I would personally worry about trying to gain weight without IF first.

What type of training will you be doing?

Mike ODonnell 12-16-2008 07:50 AM

read this article
http://www.theiflife.com/2008/06/27/...fire-fat-loss/

add in more protein on off days. Use the pwo window to eat like you are raiding a small village.

Jean-Patrick Millette 12-16-2008 10:36 AM

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Jean-Patrick Millette 12-16-2008 12:20 PM

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Jean-Patrick Millette 12-16-2008 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Allen Yeh (Post 45663)
I would personally worry about trying to gain weight without IF first.

What type of training will you be doing?

what would you suggest instead of IF ?

i tried to GOMAD again recently. I gain 5-6 pounds. most is fat, im thinking im reacting to it a bit.

Mike ODonnell 12-16-2008 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Jean-Patrick Millette (Post 45696)
i tried to GOMAD again recently. I gain 5-6 pounds. most is fat, im thinking im reacting to it a bit.

You are probably not too carb friendly....hence I would time them only for pwo and get enough meat and fat otherwise. IF works...ONLY if you can still eat enough to make it so. (or you can do IF on non-workout days and feast up on workout days). Martin (in the article I linked to) has had good results for people putting on lean muscle using his system....but it does require eating.

Steven Low 12-16-2008 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Jean-Patrick Millette (Post 45695)
ok so i fast. then i eat a big preworkout meal, a huge postworkout meal 1 medium meal on workout days.

on non workout days i lower carbs, up fat. eat moderate.

Should i shoot for a certain amount of calories or in the end it just doesnt matter?

Play around the the pre-workout meal (or lack of it). Eating before a workout typically blunts the anabolic response of your body to working out (less GH and such). For a minority it may work and you may be one of them.. but for most of us eating before working out tends not to work out so well.

Jean-Patrick Millette 12-16-2008 01:09 PM

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