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Old 08-22-2008, 09:53 AM   #11
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Help!

I have already encountered my first road block. Hopefully from what I have seen of this community, I can get sorted.

MILK! I thought it might be a problem. And it appears it is. It seems I have a milk allergy. And it is a prominent one. Prior to this strength program's beginning I had been off dairy for about 2 months thanks to the paleo diet. For the first time since I can remember I was not suffering from nasal congestion, throat/lung phlegm, allergy symptoms (sneezing, coughing, stuffy head), and finally cold symptoms when consuming milk in excess. I did a very short SS cycle in Feb. this year and was sick for almost 3 weeks straight. It was the heavy consumption of milk. I hoped that it was also due to gluten as I removed both from my diet at the same time.

It's got to be the milk. I basically started with the 64oz of milk 4 days ago and I am already noticing a difference. Allergy symptoms have returned. I have a stuffed up head, and I feel like I might be coming down with a cold. It could be the new sleep cycle, which is proving difficult (but i'm sticking with it no matter how hard because I know I will adapt).

Do I have any options? Should I try lactose intolerant milk to see if I experience the same results? What will be a caloric alternative to milk if I am unable to consume it in high quantity's? I don't know that I can eat any more solid food daily.

I'm also willing to be patient. I'm going to try to get most of my milk calories early in the day and see if they symptoms will dissipate by afternoon/evening when symptoms seem to be worse.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Ryan
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:45 AM   #12
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I will be watching the responses. I think Rip has said just suck it up and do it if that is what you are after. I know that I feel the same exact way.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:17 PM   #13
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If it made me feel that way I wouldn't do it, but everyone's different. How about raw milk or kefir? How about goat's milk? GM is basically the same except its not from a cow, and it is quite a bit more $$. We buy it for our boy and it is like $4+ for a quart....I've tried it and there's no real difference.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:51 PM   #14
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If it made me feel that way I wouldn't do it, but everyone's different. How about raw milk or kefir? How about goat's milk? GM is basically the same except its not from a cow, and it is quite a bit more $$. We buy it for our boy and it is like $4+ for a quart....I've tried it and there's no real difference.
I might look into these options depending on responses and how things go over the next couple of weeks.

I have already consumed 52oz today. Currently i'm OK. So I might just try to get in the milk early and see how things go.

Pesto ehh Frank?
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:09 PM   #15
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There are a couple threads like this on strengthmill. Check them out.

I should've taken you for the kind of dude that has milk allergies...
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:14 PM   #16
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There are a couple threads like this on strengthmill. Check them out.

I should've taken you for the kind of dude that has milk allergies...
Links?

Alas....if that were my only flaw.
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:16 PM   #17
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Seems like a good price. Any side effects that you are aware of? I typically don't like to supplement, take over the counter meds, or substitute for whole foods. With that being said, I have considered creatine for improved recovery, so ZMA might be an option. The main issue is that with a greater commitment and discipline I can concur one of the main barriers to success. Sleep! I have no pattern. I am working hard to sort that out.

Thanks for the heads up on ZMA. I will post in my log if/when I start to utilize it.
Crazy dreams is one side effect.

I know some people have complained of being unable to fall asleep but this seems to be the minority.

Thread number 1:



Thread number 2:
http://www.performancemenu.com/forum...ead.php?t=1471
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:40 PM   #18
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I will be posting the worksets only.

Squat
155x5x3 This felt pretty good. Kind of heavy, but not a huge threat of missing.

Bench Press
170x5x3 This was heavy. I will continue to increase by 5lbs until I fail.

Normally I do Back extension and Strict pull ups but I didn't have the time today.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:28 AM   #19
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Milk is OUT! I had a completely debilitating allergy attack on Saturday morning. Looking to stream line the calories needed to meet my goals. I can provide as much detail as needed. I need to know the exact amount of daily calories needed, and the macro nutrient break down to be successful on this cycle.

According to Fit Day:
BMI + daily activity level = 3,209 kcals
Lifting days will add another 500 to 900 kcals burned
Total = 3,700 to 4,100 kcals.

How much of a surplus do I need on calories to grow? Would it be acceptible/advisable to eat more calories ONLY on lifting days? Is it a bad idea for the macro nutrient break down to be 50% or more fat? Is there any reason to be consuming more than 200grams of protein per day, and would less on non lifting days be acceptable?

Looking for answers. I have already seen improvements. I want them to continue....but loosing the milk makes it more complicated. Thoughts? *I will also be posting this under the nutrition portion of the forum as it might get more input in that location. Thanks.

Workout today: I decided to lower all my weights across the board to allow for a little extra recovery.

Squat: I can basically sit on my calves now. It's awesome.
135x5x3

Press: My shoulder is always somewhat painful. I still need to consider acupuncture or seeing an orthopedic to diagnose the issue.
95x5x3

Power Clean: Focus on catching. Mainly did hangs, and jumping + the catch. I did one set of power cleans. The catch is getting better, but I need to develop more consistency
95x5x3

Ushered my daughter off to her 1st day of school. Hello Kindergarten.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:49 AM   #20
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Well. I felt pretty good on my weekly ride. Legs felt strong.

I should have decided NOT to ride the second lap as it interferes to much with my strength training. I paid dearly for the mistake. I wrecked pretty hard on this lap and it is likely going to affect all my presses for some time. The shoulder is very sore. It's superficial, but it's a deep bruise. Maybe even a hematoma.
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