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Old 11-06-2009, 09:56 AM   #11
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Re: 2, I wouldn't combine a program designed for gaining mass with losing fat. It stands to reason that such a program assumes good recovery due to a calorie surplus.

Something more PTTP-ish would be good. One or two lifts a day, start at a low percentage and build up slowly. Something like presses and front squats every workout isn't a bad combination.

Don't do too much. Any progress is good progress while dieting.
I disagree a bit. YMMV and everyone is probably a little different on what works, but hypertrophy plus light cardio (e.g., walking, above) tend to work well for me together when done together. Obviously, strength gains are slow coming, but that's to be expected. I do agree that heavy volume is not the way to go.
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:44 AM   #12
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I think I suffer from AUD ( Acronym Understanding Deficiency ). I was able to find out what NEPA stands for ,but , Brian , what does PTTP stand for ?
Also , would the strength cycle be too much while trying to lose some fat ? ( I figured the Mass (A)Gain program wouldn't work , but figured I'd ask anyway ).
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:47 AM   #13
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:42 PM   #14
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Mine was supposed to be YMMV (your mileage may vary) but I butchered it.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:03 AM   #15
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According to Chris Shugart here is his definition of NEPA

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The NEPA Walk


It's as simple as this: Go for a walk every day.

The idea here is to drain off a few calories to speed the fat loss process without impairing recovery and without taking any energy away from the weight training workouts. A good walk will actually speed up the recovery process.

The key here is to make the decision to walk everyday, rain or shine, busy or not.

Guidelines

1. The average person walks between 3 and 3.5 MPH. (Men walk about .5 miles per hour faster than women.) For your NEPA walk, shoot for around 4 MPH. If you're walking outside and not on a treadmill that shows you the speed, simply aim to walk faster than your normal pace. This isn't "speed walking," just walking faster than normal.

2. You can choose to walk for a certain distance or for a certain amount of time. Depending on your fitness level and the time you have, you can shoot for 30 to 60 minutes of fast walking or two to four miles. At 4 MPH, you can walk one mile in 15 minutes.

3. You may walk outside or inside on a treadmill. Walking on a treadmill actually burns a few less calories than walking outside, but this isn't a big deal. Simply incline the treadmill slightly and the calorie-burning will be increased as the posterior chain muscles are called into play.

4. While you can take your walk any time of the day -- morning, at lunch, or in the evening -- many experts believe that walking in the morning before you eat leads to faster fat loss. While I'd never suggest performing strenuous cardio in this fasted state (which could lead to muscle loss), a brisk walk is fine. Still, it's no big deal: get your walk in whenever you can, just never miss a day!

Warning: You will not "make the diet faster" by going for long runs, doing sprints, or taking hour-long aerobics classes. You will impede recovery, have less energy, and possibly cause your body to catabolize (eat up) lean muscle tissue, which will in turn wreck your metabolism.

Remember, the diet itself does most of the fat burning here and the weight training builds and/or helps you retain the metabolism-boosting muscle. Traditional cardio and aerobics just aren't necessary while on the V-Diet, and may even be counterproductive.
Isn't an "NEPA walk" an oxymoron?
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #16
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Regarding carbs, you'll probably have to find out what works for you. Carbs don't work for me at all and I find my training goes excellently anyway. I think men can generally handle more carbs than women can--at least that's been my observation of men and women trying to lose weight.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:20 PM   #17
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If any one take energy drinks and best food for his diet.
He will loss weight but not the strength. I think diet
effect your strength.
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:53 PM   #18
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How does everyone feel about a NEPA bike ride?
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:51 AM   #19
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How does everyone feel about a NEPA bike ride?
NEPA is an acronym for non-exercise physical activity. Basically it's the everday things you do when you aren't sitting on your ass or engaged in planned regular exercise. If you decide to make bike rides a regular part of your exercise routine then they can't be considered NEPA, they're exercise.

To answer your question though, I think cycling is a great way to keep in shape as it's more convenient than swimming and easier on your joints than running.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:07 AM   #20
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Is it true that performing strenuous cardio-activity in a fasted state (i.e first thing in the morning, before your first meal) can lead to muscle loss as opposed to fat loss?
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