Diet/routine to critique please

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2008/05/20 08:55:03 (permalink)

Diet/routine to critique please


I've only been training just less than 2 months, but i've seen some gains and fat loss in that time. I've been cutting since I started - and my goal was to get down to 10% bodyfat and then start lean bulking.

However - it has been commented on other threads that with the small about of lean muscle I have I should be lean bulking first and then cutting - since this will make it easier to get under 10%. It was suggested to post my routine/diet up here and let you guys give me some advice.

So - here it is!

I'm 31, 5'10'' and 12 stone. I'm have 12.8% BF.

I train 6 times a week - 4 FB workouts (Sun, Tues, Thurs, Fri) and 2 HIIT Cardio sessions (Wed, Sat). My workout looks something like this

Dumbbell Squats
Bodyweight Pressups
Assisted Dips
Assisted Chins
Single Leg Leg Press
Single Arm Dumbbell bench Press

As for my diet - I follow the T-Dawg v2 diet from the T Nation site - and basically I have 2000 cals, 100g Carbs and 220g Protein on training days and 2000 cals, 70g carbs and 220g protein on non training days.

A typical days diet would be (this is what I had yesterday)

Pre Workout
Porridge (Semi Skimmed Milk) with 1 scoop Protein (about 3 quarters of an hour before workout)

Post Workout
2 scoops MP Hurricane XP, 1 scoop Protein straight after workout

3 Poached Eggs on wholemeal + 500ml water

Mid Morning Snack
Handful of seeds mix (Pumpkin, Sunflower, Soya Nuts) + 500ml water

2x Chicken Breast + 500ml water

Afternoon Snack
Protein Shake

Salmon Fillet and some green veg

Before Bed
Protein shake in milk

That is an average day. That lot was roughly 1800 cals, 100g carbs, 200g Protein.

I have to admit that since I started on the high protein diet my sleep hasn't been as full as it used to be. Might have to do something about that.

Anyway - end of this month will be my two month marker. I figure if I am going to make any changes (it has been suggested it might be better if I do splits instead of 4xFB workouts) then the start of next month would be a good time to try.

Any help/advice would be great. I'm always wanting to learn and improve.

post edited by thenoble06 - 2008/05/20 14:02:38

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    RE: Diet/routine to critique please 2008/05/20 16:53:03 (permalink)
    do you only have access to DB's mate

    do you have access to a more complete setup?
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    RE: Diet/routine to critique please 2008/05/20 20:31:45 (permalink)
    It is a Fitness First - so there is quite a bit of equipment there. The reason I started with Dumbbells is cos I could get good form and gain a bit of confidence without making a tit of myself!
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