Friday, July 27, 2012

Fail Keto Diet & stopping 5/3/1 till Bulk phase.

So after my 1st cycle is over, I think I will discontinue the 5/3/1 program and restart it when I'm on a bulk. I feel that at a deficit, it just isn't going to work out. Rather, I'll probably be aiming for hypertrophy until I get to a good low body fat level, which probably won't be for hopefully 11 weeks. About 2-3 weeks ago I was at a keto diet, something I shouldn't have done. Good way to lose fat, but worst way to maintain muscle while doing so. Glad I got my carbs back in now. I feel like I'm getting really smaller than I already was. But hey, that's cutting for ya. Slowing down my weight loss so I can maintain more muscle while leaning out. I can't wait to bulk up, and bulk up properly.

Random picture of my friends and I.


1 comment:

  1. I also realized it, that with a Strength training program, going at it being in a deficit simply does not work out well. There may be some gains here and there, but as time progresses, the lifts get heavier, and it gets much harder lifting them without sufficient carbs. Muscular hypertrophy seems to be the easiest and best option out there to do a cutting phase diet, since you won't be resting as much, keeping it to 30-60 seconds per set, and having your heart rate elevated, not to mention being able to do more reps and sets.