Intermittent Fasting while Bulking

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Posted: 22 Dec 2013, 20:21
Today I started doing intermittent fasting!! I am doing the 16-8 protocol (LEAN Gains) I am 70kilos ,, my plan is to keep on bulking until I reach 73,,, yes I am bulking with IF this first week is to figure out if my current calorie intake of 3400calories will make me gain 1/2 a pound as I've been doing!!! I am expecting to see a difference just by introducing IF!!! we'll see how it goes!! I am really enthusiastic about this!!!!!!
if there's anybody out there who's done or is doing this right now It would be great to hear your experience on IF!

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Posted: 23 Dec 2013, 06:53
I'm right here with you. I do the 16-8 and I absolutely love it.

Right now, I am healing after surgery, so I am not allowed to work out in any way other than calm walking. Sad I can say, though, that I normally do my strength training in the morning, and I have never had a bad workout after I started IF. I have pushed myself SO FAR this last year doing this.

I am, however, consuming calories (and macros) at maintenance level to ensure that I lose as little muscle as possible while working out.

Right now I consume 3300 calories per day, and keeping track like this, with a keen eye on proteins and fats in particular, makes it super easy. I have NEVER had better or bigger meals, and the food takes away all sugar cravings. Smile What's there to NOT like?

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Posted: 23 Dec 2013, 08:07
Lean bulking is the way to go; you also seem to understand bulking so…
Now about 16-8 protocol I don’t know if it will make that big of a difference in someone that is already doing everything else right, I just do it because it allows me to micromanage my diet.


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Posted: 08 Jan 2016, 10:18
16:8 is my preferred cycle...i opt to skip carbs until after workouts to maximize insulin response.

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Posted: 09 Jan 2016, 06:01
did you notice that all those posts were from 2013?
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