Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Nutrition > Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Body Composition

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
Oliver Pringle
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3
Default Strength gains and calories

Hi guys.

Im a keen olympic weightlifter and have a couple of questions regarding bodyweight and how to approach it. 7 months ago i was 76kg probly around 15 percent body fat and had a 106kg clean and jerk.

Id heard lots about eating silly amounts to gain strength and so decided for this year i would give it a try. I started GOMAD diet plus 7 meals a day and 3 months later was 90kg and getting a belly haha. Strength gains were crazy and i've done 115kg clean and jerk since then.

At 5 foot 10 ideally i want to be competing at a lean 85kg and not any lighter. but considering im a long way off being competitive i suppose that is not entirely relevant.

What approach do people think is wise/suggest? My current plan is to get back down to a lean bodyweight which is probably about 79kg and be more patient for muscle and strength gains. If you eat a constant caloric intake will you gain muscle mass and weight over time? So i could expect to hit a lean 85 within a few years by just eating healthy and training hard?

Ollie
Oliver Pringle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
Steve Pan
Administrator
 
Steve Pan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 505
Default

I would say to start out moderately and see how you feel with training and where your weight falls naturally.

First take out the milk and see where your weight goes. If training keeps going well and you keep making improvements it may be a case where you can stick to the weight you are and continue making gains.

You don't want to have to really work to get down in weight. Cutting hard or too much will definitely have a negative effect on your training long term. It is best to try and see where your weight sits without having to force feed or restrict. Cutting down 11kg will be a pretty big cut.

Try taking out the milk and going back to your regular eating habits and see where the weight goes and then make an adjustment from there.
Steve Pan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
Matson Lee
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 5
Default

This article couldn't be more correct. It's all about choices, your choices. Make the choice to be healthier by exercising regularly and eating right. Eating good diet will help you in getting right shape.
__________________
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver"
Matson Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 07:00 AM   #4
David Sharad
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Default

Proper workout and healthy foods are goof to gain strength and calories. Eat fresh fruits, vegetable, nuts, grains, meats, dairy products,. drink fruits juices and plenty of eater. Go for walking, running, practice push ups, bench press, chair squats, cable stretching and band resistance. to improve strength and physical performance.
David Sharad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.