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Nutrition for lifting thread

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Chupacabra, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra F1 Rookie
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    As requested in my pistol squat thread, here we are!

    I have some things to contribute, but no time at the moment. Everyone else, have at it! I'm sure we will all love to see what you're doing that is working for you.
     
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  3. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Well I’ve been blessed with a great metabolism, so my weight gain or even body fat has always been pretty good.

    Where I’ve had issues is crazy heartburn, a result of my eating habits (I was eating every 2 hours to keep my weight up).

    I was successful in cutting that out - no more heartburn and I’m now getting pretty cut.
     
  4. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    I have always been pretty simple. I eat pretty well overall but as I got older we modified our diet some. Generally dinner is 2 vegetables and a protein. We have potatoes, rice, bread, etc but not every night. I don't generally drink during the week but I do appreciate a cocktail on the weekend. I control total intake to stay in a calorie range to maintain weight. Lately, I have added protein (using Isopure) and raised my calorie intake a bit. That has helped me push through the prior plateau.

    I am definitely gaining strength but weight is only up about 2 lb. It appears that I have driven general body fat lower and my weight belt goes one notch tighter. BUT I still have a bit around the middle. If I want to get rid of the bit around the middle I think I am going to have to get serious about a controlled diet.

    I can tell you a bit of age does impact your weight gain and recovery. What worked easily at 40 doesn't work as well as I close on 60 in a few more months.

    Obviously I am not very strict. How strict are you guys? Do you focus on macro nutrient mix or do you also detail micronutrients?
     

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