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iPhone/iPad developer by day - gym nut by night.

Current strength:

  • Deadlift 250kg (551lb)
  • Squat 200kg (440lb)
  • Bench 140kg (308lb)

@ 82.5kg (181lb) 9% fat


Aug
6
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
If your aim is to get rid of excess fat as quickly as possible, I would recommend about 2000 calories + strength training. Michael is right in stating that strength training isn't as dependant on glycogen. As a vegetarian, make eggs/whey protein your friend and try 50% of your calories from protein, with fat next and carbs last. Rep until your drop - and enjoy the process :).
Aug
6
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
@michael I have nothing against it for health reasons (as long as there is enough fibre and micro-nutrient supplementation), its more about practicality. We live in a very carb-rich society. Try going out to a restaurant or being invited over to someone's house and trying to stay on only fat and some protein. If you try decreasing your carb calories to 30% of your daily calories, your body will still be on a glycogenic metabolism and will convert excess protein and fats to the missing sugars in your diet. Eat enough calories while eating low carb, and you won't have energy problems in the gym.
Aug
6
comment Is a diet high in fruit as detrimental as one that includes sugary snacks?
The effect is not as pronounced as you might wish it were.
Aug
6
comment Is a diet high in fruit as detrimental as one that includes sugary snacks?
@RobinAshe fruit is a lot more nutritionally dense than vegetables. Personal preferences aside, vegetables are much better for fat loss.
Aug
6
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
Whats your height/weight and estimated body fat percentage?
Aug
6
comment Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?
@JoJo - You are quite ill-informed. PRACTICALLY speaking, since it is impossible for an average Joe to measure their BMR and other factors that MOSTLY contribute to the calories burning, telling someone to 'simply' burn more than they consume is a wild goose chase. Exercise is the only directly controllable factor and yet you state that it is a mere 20%. What Codebolt said is exactly right and I myself have had the identical experience. Years of under eating gave me a body far from my goals. Stepping up my calories (mostly from fats/proteins) is what got me to 8% bf.
Aug
6
comment How do I bench press safely without a spotter?
@MeadeRubenstein "don't go to failure" - terrible advice for someone looking for gains.
Aug
6
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
Are you referring to the Ketone diet? If you are, its about high FATS, LOW protein, and pretty much zero carbs. Its great for rapid fat loss but cannot be considered a long term eating plan.
Aug
1
comment Need help with squatting on stronglift 5x5
@MeadeRubenstein Standard squats without exercise balls should be below parallel (hip joint lower than your knee joint). This is for both for minimising biomechanical stress on the joints, successfully competing in most powerlifting competitions, and for maximum quad hypotrophy.
Aug
1
comment Running, eating less but not losing weight?
Excellent advice for your average joe trying to lose weight.
Aug
1
comment What changes between the 5 rep range and the 10 rep range?
I'm sorry @DaveLiepmann but that makes no sense. According to my 1 rep max formula I train with, I have to (and can) lift 8 reps of 180kg (80% of my 1 rep max) to reach 225kg (my 1 rep max) on deadlifts. I don't think that means I'm a "slow-twitch guy" - it merely means the formula I use for deadlifts is quite accurate!
Aug
1
comment Need help with squatting on stronglift 5x5
+1 @Sancho. Most guys in the gym do 90° and its virtually a partial squat in my opinion.
Jul
31
comment Exercising deficit and daily caloric intake
+1 nicely said.
Jul
31
comment Exercising deficit and daily caloric intake
Weight loss and strength gain do NOT have to be mutually exclusive programs. They have only become that way because personal trainers have no clue what they are doing.
Jul
31
comment Exercising deficit and daily caloric intake
How can I answer your question better?
Jul
30
comment Good effect of meal size/timing on later mixed workout performance?
Eating breakfast (complete with protein) will help to kick start your metabolism for the rest of the day.
Jul
30
comment Good effect of meal size/timing on later mixed workout performance?
@Chelonian I would not consider this "high reps". The hypotrophy rep ranges can go up to 20 (higher for legs).
Jul
25
accepted best way to cheat - cheat day? cheat meal?
Jul
24
comment Suggested Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio?
I'm interested to hear more about the shrinking fat cells vs the burning of them. I had no idea there was a difference?
Jul
24
comment Suggested Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio?
I believe that the 'maximum quotas' of protein we all hear about refer to the amount that the body can assimilate into tissue. Your body can manufacture glucose from excess protein for general energy as well. The protein quota ideology comes from the carbohydrate centric food pyramid era. Excellent advice though.