Been playing american football at uni, one of the coaches has recommended rippetoes so I'll be following that when I get back to uni (first week Jan).
Primary goal is increasing strength (for football, and so I can move onto more specialised training), secondary is reducing bf%. Could anyone help me out with a few Qs?
Here's where I'm at...
Diet: Ovo-lacto vegetarian
Activity per week:
+ 3 gym sessions ala starting strength (starting Jan)
+ Cycle 40-60 miles
+ ~10 hours of american football practice/games
How much total calories should I be getting to maximise strength increase?
How much protein/fat should I be aiming for?
Should I take creatine to replace what I would be getting by eating meat?
What should be my target to move on from pure strength training into more focused and specialised strength/speed/power training?
I've started getting mild knee pain, is it ok to sub in box squats to starting strength (my squat form isn't great and I don't want to kill my knees)?
Lastly, what are the cheapest high protein meals for a vegetarian?
A few questions... Watch
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Last edited by Llynus; 24-12-2010 at 09:19.
- 24-12-2010 09:16
- 24-12-2010 10:19
given your lean body mass you wanna retain as much of that as possible while cutting and at 31% bodyfat a cut is what you desperately need so I'd recommend a minimum of 200 grams of protein a day to help with maintaining it as much as possible, fat should be around 50-100 grams a day, low as possible if you're going hard core
As for knees and squats, I find that when I do full parallel squats there's a lot less pressure on my knees, work on your form
And whey protein is from milk so that should be ok for veggies
Also give this a read http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...19&postcount=1
I'm running this for a month from January to cut down bodyfatLast edited by a_t; 24-12-2010 at 10:21.
- Thread Starter
- 24-12-2010 11:43
Cheers dude, rep'd