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  • Posted On: 01-21-18, 8:40 am (EST) #1

    My aspirations

    January 21, 2018, 8:40 am

    Hi!
    Dear Scott,
    I am Gururaj, I really need an input from an experienced ‘ Not needling ass’ individual. So let me start by what I have done and am currently doing; then my aspired goal.
    I just turned 18 recently . My beginning of fitness journey started when I was 16, from your videos with BEfit Hiit cardio level 1 and 2. I was 85 kgs, a fat fuck nerd.I lost about 10 Kgs and was down to 75kg, without any diet changes in about 5 months. Then gave a shot at weight training, and all those phases of newbie( following any workout,no diet,no sense). But, at BB.com saw some dude called Kris Gethin and started following him .School, and working out was crazy, I used to workout like 2.5-3hours in gym and also joined swimming club; which would consume another 2 hectic hours of intense workout.I would call it a learning curve.I used to look upto you, for form and general tips, but still was a noob and broke. After becoming a bit mature and realising that gethin goof is definitely poking his ass or stomach (whatever they do) and is on some juice, I was damn confused.(Looking back, I feel I am lucky to be alive considering my diet).
    I was hovering around 67kgs in skinny fat stage. But, my motivation was still over 9000; I have a mentality ‘physique follows function and discipline; so function and focus like a beast and you’ll look like one’ so my primary goal isn’t looking great,rather functioning great I love the Idea of being multi disciplinary fit; swim,run and bike not sport Oriented but Rather me challenging my own body and mind to shell out 100% of its energy in disciplined and dedicated life of hard work. I used to swim about 2.5miles,run 5 miles alternate days and cycle 19 miles on avg every Sunday while continuing a caloric deficit program from BB,com on fat loss. I signed up for a half marathon; shit scared as farthest I ran was still 2.5miles. But, I hit a plateau and wasn’t progressing in any sorts; rather I was getting tired.(Looking back Surprisingly, I still didn’t die).
    I left swimming and biking and just focused on running. School was taxing,running was irregular. But I completed my half marathon last year in October, with 2hrs 20 min; I couldn’t even run a mile year ago from that point and this was a freaking achievement.
    So I realised my potential and I suppose limits, I then looked up for strength training like powerlifting and now I love it. I am currently following this guy called Jonnie candito and his linear 6 week hypertrophy program after a basic introductory 6week period while still running 2.5 miles 3-4 times a week and HIIT sprints 2 times.My strength has increased a lot from past but I have hit a plateau. Last, 48 hours I spent listening to your bible of videos and formulating my plan. Believe me man,I would’ve followed your programs; but I am like legit broke so your videos is everything for me.
    I still want to perform all three activities; swim,run and bike while still increasing my strength. My weight is 68kg,5’7, 15%BF(skinny fat), and I did all the caloric calculations and formulated my macros for the goal of lean bulking from your guidance. 1.5 gram protein per lbs is not possible; so I calculated for 1 gram per lbs basis. In all this fucked up shit, I am vegetarian and broke to afford whey so lol yeah!. I am planning to incorporate such vegetarian carbs sources which are high in protein as well so as to compensate the lack of protein like:pulses,grains etc.
    So dear Scott, if you’ve read this far (it’s a #miracle and #gainsforJesus) I needed your input on overall factors, specifically;should I have a goal to train like a triathlete and powerlifter? (which I really want to do) Or realise my limits? And if so,how should I approach my training from that available source of Candito? And what do you think about my diet approach I’ve mentioned?
    Link to his program; http://www.canditotraininghq.com/app/download/956915124/Candito+Linear+Program.pdf
    Please do have a look, if you have some time and do guide me Scott, you are really a lot experienced and mature than majority of people I’ve come across; and seriously all I need is guidance from someone like you.
    Thank you! 

  • Posted On: 01-21-18, 9:59 pm (EST) #2

    My aspirations

    January 21, 2018, 9:59 pm
    Posted by: Gururaj

    Hi!
    Dear Scott,
    I am Gururaj, I really need an input from an experienced ‘ Not needling ass’ individual. So let me start by what I have done and am currently doing; then my aspired goal.
    I just turned 18 recently . My beginning of fitness journey started when I was 16, from your videos with BEfit Hiit cardio level 1 and 2. I was 85 kgs, a fat fuck nerd.I lost about 10 Kgs and was down to 75kg, without any diet changes in about 5 months. Then gave a shot at weight training, and all those phases of newbie( following any workout,no diet,no sense). But, at BB.com saw some dude called Kris Gethin and started following him .School, and working out was crazy, I used to workout like 2.5-3hours in gym and also joined swimming club; which would consume another 2 hectic hours of intense workout.I would call it a learning curve.I used to look upto you, for form and general tips, but still was a noob and broke. After becoming a bit mature and realising that gethin goof is definitely poking his ass or stomach (whatever they do) and is on some juice, I was damn confused.(Looking back, I feel I am lucky to be alive considering my diet).
    I was hovering around 67kgs in skinny fat stage. But, my motivation was still over 9000; I have a mentality ‘physique follows function and discipline; so function and focus like a beast and you’ll look like one’ so my primary goal isn’t looking great,rather functioning great I love the Idea of being multi disciplinary fit; swim,run and bike not sport Oriented but Rather me challenging my own body and mind to shell out 100% of its energy in disciplined and dedicated life of hard work. I used to swim about 2.5miles,run 5 miles alternate days and cycle 19 miles on avg every Sunday while continuing a caloric deficit program from BB,com on fat loss. I signed up for a half marathon; shit scared as farthest I ran was still 2.5miles. But, I hit a plateau and wasn’t progressing in any sorts; rather I was getting tired.(Looking back Surprisingly, I still didn’t die).
    I left swimming and biking and just focused on running. School was taxing,running was irregular. But I completed my half marathon last year in October, with 2hrs 20 min; I couldn’t even run a mile year ago from that point and this was a freaking achievement.
    So I realised my potential and I suppose limits, I then looked up for strength training like powerlifting and now I love it. I am currently following this guy called Jonnie candito and his linear 6 week hypertrophy program after a basic introductory 6week period while still running 2.5 miles 3-4 times a week and HIIT sprints 2 times.My strength has increased a lot from past but I have hit a plateau. Last, 48 hours I spent listening to your bible of videos and formulating my plan. Believe me man,I would’ve followed your programs; but I am like legit broke so your videos is everything for me.
    I still want to perform all three activities; swim,run and bike while still increasing my strength. My weight is 68kg,5’7, 15%BF(skinny fat), and I did all the caloric calculations and formulated my macros for the goal of lean bulking from your guidance. 1.5 gram protein per lbs is not possible; so I calculated for 1 gram per lbs basis. In all this fucked up shit, I am vegetarian and broke to afford whey so lol yeah!. I am planning to incorporate such vegetarian carbs sources which are high in protein as well so as to compensate the lack of protein like:pulses,grains etc.
    So dear Scott, if you’ve read this far (it’s a #miracle and #gainsforJesus) I needed your input on overall factors, specifically;should I have a goal to train like a triathlete and powerlifter? (which I really want to do) Or realise my limits? And if so,how should I approach my training from that available source of Candito? And what do you think about my diet approach I’ve mentioned?
    Link to his program; http://www.canditotraininghq.com/app/download/956915124/Candito+Linear+Program.pdf
    Please do have a look, if you have some time and do guide me Scott, you are really a lot experienced and mature than majority of people I’ve come across; and seriously all I need is guidance from someone like you.
    Thank you! 

    Hey @gururaj. Bit of a hectic journey already by the sounds of it but glad you are here!!

     

    First thing is this - you shouldn't 'realise your limits' - to me that sounds like you WANT to do powerlifting and triathalons etc., but you're almost telling yourself it's not possible, and you have to get rid of that attitude. If you think you can do it, you can. You just have to put your mind to it and give your training and nutrition nothing but 100% effort to reach your goals. Hard work pays off man and if you have big goals you have to chase them.

     

    It's all going to come down to setting up your training properly so that you can achieve both things. Obviously powerlifting is going to be pretty taxing on your central nervous system, but it may not burn a heap of calories, which will be good because that means you won't have to start downing 10,000 calories by doing that AND triathalon training, haha.

     

    Now you might have to at least semi-prioritize one goal over the other, but you can still try to find a balance. I took a brief look through the program and it looks like you have 4 power training days in there. That leaves you probably 2 other days to do some triathalon training, or what you could do is some biking after one power session, some running after another, and swimming after another, with just one day out of Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday where you do all three at once for a more 'proper' triathalon training session. Does that make sense?

     

    I don't see any reason why you can't do it, assuming you are eating enough to progress with your strength and resting enough as well. There are lot of powerlifters who can stay in the same weight category while getting stronger, so if your goal isn't to add mass, rather just strength, you should be able to do that to an extent.

     

    Hope that helps!

  • Posted On: 01-21-18, 11:56 pm (EST) #3

    My aspirations

    January 21, 2018, 11:56 pm

    Dear Scott,

    Thanks a lot man! That makes a whole lot of sense now. I agree to the point of realising limits; after all limitations of our body,it’s all in mind and will. But, I was just afraid that considering the volume and 100% effort; I might under feed my body(over 10000 cal lol) and thus overload CNS and it would affect recovery adversely; and lot of the fear was really because of the bros at gym! Who’d demotivate me saying “ it’s too much taxing on body and recovery isn’t possible: stick to one goal”.Thank you very much for going through reading all of that and boosting me up! Your suggestion of training in this specific setup and partial priority to one goal; seems legit. Thank you very much for taking out your precious time!! lokking forward to see a video on some similar topic where athleticism and gym goals are combined smartly!!

     

    Sincerely,

    Gururaj

  • Posted On: 01-22-18, 10:27 pm (EST) #4

    My aspirations

    January 22, 2018, 10:27 pm
    Posted by: Gururaj

    Dear Scott,

    Thanks a lot man! That makes a whole lot of sense now. I agree to the point of realising limits; after all limitations of our body,it’s all in mind and will. But, I was just afraid that considering the volume and 100% effort; I might under feed my body(over 10000 cal lol) and thus overload CNS and it would affect recovery adversely; and lot of the fear was really because of the bros at gym! Who’d demotivate me saying “ it’s too much taxing on body and recovery isn’t possible: stick to one goal”.Thank you very much for going through reading all of that and boosting me up! Your suggestion of training in this specific setup and partial priority to one goal; seems legit. Thank you very much for taking out your precious time!! lokking forward to see a video on some similar topic where athleticism and gym goals are combined smartly!!

     

    Sincerely,

    Gururaj

    @gururaj you are welcome man!! Obviously results might be a little slower on both fronts when you're trying to do two things at once, but that doesn't mean it CAN'T be done. Besides, if at some point you decide it is too slow, you'll know to back off in one area and put more focus into the other.

     

    Glad I could help and just make sure you get that @mealplan sorted so you can keep making progress!! 💪 

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