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2007/06/14 17:08:36 (permalink)

Training at night

hello there

Im new to Muscletalk, Im 5'9 about 86kg, my goals are to gain some lean muscle and reduce my body fat %. I work two jobs - FT one during the day and a parttime night job. my question is about the only time i can get to the gym is after work about 7-8pm. im looking for some thoughts on my diet with that kind of training schedule. right now I do eat about 6 smaller meals daily. my problem is that i dont have a set in stone diet when it comes to eating my main evening meal which useally consists of chicken breat and rice or beans. or fish. I know that i would be better off consuming after my workout but i sometimes cant. and also i dont want to eat that meal that late. can anyone give me some suggestions or advice to go about planing my late training with a quality diet?


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    RE: Training at night 2007/06/14 18:03:20 (permalink)
    Hi mate welcome to MT. I'm in a similar situation as you (training late).

    my goals are to gain some lean muscle and reduce my body fat %

    From what I've learnt you cannot achieve this, or is very hard to achieve. The best thing to do is pick a goal i.e bulk, make the gains that you want and then cut to strip away the fat.

    This is my diet:

    Monday - Friday
    6:40 am - Wake

    7:00 am - 30g whey, 70g oats with 0.5 honey.

    9:45 am – 125g Fresh Prawns with 14g cashews and salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber).

    12:30 pm – 139g tuna in brine with 14g cashews and salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber).

    15:30 pm - 30g whey mixed with 1 tbs of flax oil.

    18:00 pm - Lentils/Pasta/Rice with Chicken/Fish/Meat with broccoli.

    19:15 pm – Train: Mon, tues, thurs & fri(30 - 60 mins weights with 40 mins low intensity cv after weights on tues and thurs). 40 mins low intensity cv on wed 2.5 hours after last meal.

    20:30 pm - PWO shake with 30g whey mixed with 2 weetabix, water and 1 banana.

    21:45 pm – Chicken/Fish/Meat with, 0.5 tbs flax oil and broccoli or salad.

    10:45 pm – 100g cottage cheese with and 0.5 tbs flax oil.

    11:00 pm – Sleep

    Total kcals = 2225
    Total Fat: 65g
    Total Carbs: 180g
    Total Protein: 230g

    Bare in mind I am cutting and is tailored for me.

    However its an example of what I do after my workout.
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    RE: Training at night 2007/06/14 18:10:51 (permalink)
    How long have you been training origional poster (just out of interest lol)

    And If you post up a diet (for example, what you ate today), then we can peruse it for you?

    Shut up and squat

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    RE: Training at night 2007/06/14 19:31:42 (permalink)
    Hi there.

    Welcome to MT.

    How long have you been training.

    One persons' diet is not generally going to work for someone else.

    Some more reading for you...


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