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I Can't Bulk Up Because I Gain Fat Too Fast. Does The Warrior Diet Work?
You have some great articles man, keep it up. I have lost over 100 lbs. in the past 2 years. I am currently about 5' 11 1/2" and I am 175 lbs. I am sort of built but my problem is that whenever I eat over my maitenance to put on muscle my already jiggly belly gets bigger. I cannot deal with that. I have decided that being athletic and built with a lean body is for me.
Currently I am on on the Warrior Diet. I eat some celery and 1 apple all day, then I workout around 6 p.m. I have my post workout meal, wait an hour, eat a complex carb/protein meal then 1 hour later eat an all protein meal. I currently am eating about 1850 calories with 130 grams of carbs, 260 protein and about 20 fat. I do the exercise bike in the morning for 20-25 minutes 5-6 days a week.
I workout on M-W-F and sometimes M-T-W-Th. If I do this for more than 2 weeks I go to around 168 lbs. and look a little frail but my gut starts to go away. Is there a middle ground here. I am really dedicated and will do ANYTHING to get some more muscle and make my loose flab go away in my lower belly. I read your workout that is 4 days a week and hits major muscle twice a week, it sounds great. I have tried the bulk up, lean up deal but the bulk up never lasts for more than 5 days or so becasue of my belly getting bigger, I do get alot stronger but not lean. Do you have any advice for me?
You never explained or outlined what you had done previously and why you believe it did not work. Many times guys put on too much body fat when they try to gain muscle size because they eat too much crappy food and far too many calories. It is far better to add a small amount of extra calories the first week and see if that is enough to stimulate new growth.
I have not had experience with the Warrior Diet, but have heard some people love it and others don't do well on it (pretty much the same as any other diet). I am not convinced it is the best diet for putting on muscle mass, it does seem to possibly have some holes in its logic. I still believe from much of the research that more frequent meals of high quality foods are much more suitable.
It does appear though that you are uncertain whether or not you want to lose body fat or gain muscle mass. While it is definately possible to accomplish both, it will sarcrifice gains to a point on both ends of the spectrum. If you still believe your body fat is too high I would concentrate on bringing it down with a combination of strength training and conditioning. Remember to vary up your conditioning just as you would your strength program. Too long on the same program will lead to stagnation.
Remember to focus your nutritional program around high fiber carbohydrates, lean meats, and high quality fats. Try to take in approximately 4-5 meals a day. This will hopefully stabilize your blood sugar levels which seems to assist in losing body fat.