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Old 01-02-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
Charlie Vassallo
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Default IF Questions

Hi All,

Been lurking here and reading a ton of info. Awesome forum.

Just got a few questions with IF.

I'd like to give it more of a go.

My current schedule is this.

6am - wake up and run
8-4 - work
6pm - train
7:30-8 - Post Workout meal
10-11 bed

Now what type of fast would I be looking at with this schedule?

6am - up and run
12-1pm - Meal 1
4 - Preworkout meal - Meal 2
6pm - train
7:30 - 8pm - Meal 3 and 4
10 - 11 bed

Gives me about a 14 hour fast and 8 or so hours of fed state.

This is okay? Or should I be going a different route.

My main concern is the no breakfast after the morning run on the mornings I do it on which is two/three times a week.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:41 PM   #2
Derek Weaver
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It's pretty easy, don't fast on the days you run.

It's eating, then it's not eating. You can toy with it however you want to. I prefer Eat Stop Eat myself. Easier to go one day without food than it is to deprive myself on the regular 5+ days for half the day or more.
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
Arien Malec
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What are your athletic goals? Where does the running fit in your training plan? What are your aims with IF?
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:23 AM   #4
Charlie Vassallo
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Overall fitness is the athletic goal.

Running is something I do to stay in shape for soccer - as recently started running to train for half-marathon/ultras.

As for IF, hoping to use it wisely to aid in shedding the last 10-12 pounds that I want off.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:12 AM   #5
Ben Byram
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Martin Berkhan at Leangains knows his stuff about IF. Check out his Leangains guide which I'm sure would be helpful...


Tons of info on his site.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:58 AM   #6
Charlie Vassallo
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Thanks for the link. Very informative.

One question.

In the post workout meal is it good to use Protein Shake/Carbs and then eat a full meal an hour or so later or just eat it all at once?
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