I’m going to Live Blog a typical Carb Backloading day.
My Carb Backloading Results have been fantastic and I’m still following the program. Not to the letter (tracking every carb) but generally speaking. This has been the single fastest program I’ve used to gain weight. 17 lbs in 4 months. 11 of that being muscle.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve received quite a few emails asking about specifics. From what to eat to when to eat. Most of this is covered in the Carb Backloading FAQ.
I’m going to experiment here and LIVE BLOG what I am doing today at the time while on the Strength Accumulation Phase of Carb Backloading.
This page should refresh every 25 seconds.
I won’t be posting that often but every meal, every snack, the workout, the post workout.. will be posted. At the end of the day, you can see my typical meal, my snacks, my water intake, my activity or lack of activity.
Comments are welcome and appreciated.
Let’s get this started!
I think I’ll reserve this idea for actual events. It was distracting to take photos, run around and generally live life when trying to blog from various locations. This would work at a conference or event where you are mostly seated, listening and communicating something where timing matters.
Although I like the idea of communicating what I am eating and doing on a particular day so as to give perspective when it comes to fitness.
I will try this again.
With limited time … I managed to do a pretty good hamstring workout. Then I tossed down a post workout shake. Showered and it’s off to dinner!
Yippie! Door unlocked. Limited time. Going to do a hamstring workout using resistance bands and weight.
Bummer! My chiropractor has a sweet private gym. It’s where I train legs exclusively. Not sure why but the place is dark. Nobody home. Did he forget my time is 4pm? Such is life. I’ll get my steps in. Time to walk. Take today off from weights and training legs tomorrow. Improvise!
Afternoon meal time –
- 5.4oz salmon
- 4 pieces of asparagus
- 1/4 cup of walnuts
Not really hungry like I would have been on other programs. Sometimes I’m hungry enough to eat in the afternoon. Other times I’m not. I think I’m mostly eating as to not waste the salmon.
Another 25oz of water in the process of being consumed. I’m all for hydration. In the past, I used to be all consumed with precisely how much water I was drinking. As long as I get close to half my body weight in ounces, it’s close enough. Unless I’m doing something that causes extra water loss. They say that if you are dehydrated, it can cause a 2% loss of power?
- 5.4oz chicken
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1.5 cup of brocolli
Excuse the shortness of this post. I’m typing it out on my Samsung 3.
25oz of water. A bit late as I should consumer water earlier but it is what it is. My goal is ~ 100oz today. Coffee does count!
Time to eat some bacon and bell peppers. Fat is an excellent source of energy. It’s time for some real food.
If I brought some coconut oil and whey, I would have another Accelerator Shake instead of just black coffee. Sometimes I’ll have 2 or 3 which works better than just coffee. I’d recommend that route.
Coffee! 3rd cup. Headed over to Starbucks and got a Blond roast. This should hold me over until 11am where I will enjoy my Applewood Smoked center cut bacon and a variety of raw colored bell peppers.
I use the BioForce HRV system. I got the idea from the same blog that I learned about Carb Backloading. So far, it’s been a really interesting insight into how I respond to various training. I can’t speak to the science thought. My evidence is only by personal observation.
It works with a simple Polar chest strap and communicates to that small device at the top of my phone to an Android app. It’s not exactly a cheap solution! But I don’t take forced breaks anymore. I take breaks on days I need them based on the system.
The end result as I think I understand it is more training more often and rest when needed, not based on some random interval (training 9 weeks, take a break stuff).
2nd cup of regular coffee (satisfied from the Accelerator shake). Just like sipping on coffee. I once tried giving it up in college.
AM Accelerator Shake
The purpose of this shake is to “break” the fast but keep you in ketosis. Fat burning is still a priority here. The coffee helps with hunger control, the caffeine helps with fat burning (not much in regular coffee though); the whey isolate for catabolism prevention and the MCT oil for ketogenesis.
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 10g of whey isolate
- 1-2 cups of coffee
- 200-400 mg caffeine (I opt not to add this)
Woke up and took my HRV measurements (Heart Rate Variability). Hunger welcomed me (read the Action of Ghrelin Hormone).
1st cup of coffee! Hunger at bay.