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January 19, 2022 at 12:19 pm in reply to: Food input/Meal tracking #229016
Hey Joe, thank you for getting back to me. As you probably know I’m Uk based as I’ve spoken with you a few times. Now I’ve manually inputted some of my stuff like the protein I use, meat I use, and rice etc, and fruit sources I use like frozen blue berries/banana/apples. I shop at Aldi mainly.
As mentioned above I was given meal plans and told not to track my greens, and watery salads. I eat 5 meals a day. We all know these contain calories as mentioned this is why I asked as well because being told to eat in un-limited amounts of things and then being told to track all meals and things is another haha. Like I said I love my veggies and I can go overboard unless I’m told to eat a certain amount. (I’m more of a what is measured is managed kinda guy)
So anyway long story short mate here is what I’m scanning and nothing is found, and clearly you can see it’s lettuce, broccoli, cucumber, tomatoes, so inputting the information is Cals/nutritional info is all unknown, they don’t contain much calories, protein, carbs, fats is irrelevant, it’s just nutrient dense foods to add volume to our meals and that’s it mate, but 200g broccoli is around 80 calories and calories are king especially when in a dieting phase (when I start dieting anyway haha.)
Thanks for getting back to me Joe and I’ll look forward to your response. 👍🏽
And me to. Never workedJanuary 16, 2022 at 8:10 am in reply to: Switching program #225238
Brilliant Joe I appreciate your reply. I’ll keep at it and it makes sense with what you said. I’ve staying very consistent (pic shows) with my weight and tweaking macros as the weeks go by. It comes back to the logging thing I mentioned once and always trying to beat the previous weeks numbers but I’ve learnt now that some movements will stall a bit and others will progress but being patient and consistent is all I need to be and keep putting the work in. I enjoy this program, and I do want my arms to grow more so I won’t see an arms day as a waste, 💪🏽. I’ll keep you posted with my progress. Thanks coachJanuary 16, 2022 at 2:37 am in reply to: Ashwaganda #225147
I use this and it’s done me proud. Definitely helped me with stress and recovery. I also use CBD oil as well 👍🏽January 11, 2022 at 2:29 pm in reply to: Cutting strategy/calories/training #220289
Thank you Bryce. Brilliant advice and I will take that on board mate. Like I said this is my first proper re-comp (or bulk since losing a lot of weight and surgery etc) so building muscle was my main goal like I said I’ve gone from 62KG to now 72kg within 5 month and I’m gonna push it to 75kg I think before I start to have a cut phase, I just didn’t know how to strategised it all as before hand I implemented a lot of cardio/running and mixed it all together and I lost a lot of muscle and since then I’ve massively improved my in all aspects like training/food in-take as I wasn’t eating enough, and I’m keeping tabs on my stress/sleep/general activity, and recovery. I just didn’t want to ruin any progress and lose the muscle I’ve gained, I want to do it the right way and once I’ve had a little tidy up, I want to go again and build more and keep at it. Hungry for the gains as they say but want to keep that BF in check 😂👍🏽, again thank you for the response and big respect 👌🏽January 9, 2022 at 10:08 am in reply to: Problems with scanning/food in-put #217379January 9, 2022 at 3:00 am in reply to: New update/nutrition info? #217272
Thank you Joe and you are not wrong this app is fantastic mate, you guys have done brilliant.
As for the logging the foods mate, (I have manually added stuff, the meals I have which get tweaked as and when needed) but I follow a meal plan anyway so my food doesn’t change all that much for it to be a pain in the ass haha) but I am just hoping now that the are saved on to the data base for you guys and it’s accessible for other app users.
Thank you for the update Joe and hope you have a great weekend with the fam 💪🏽January 7, 2022 at 5:02 pm in reply to: New update/nutrition info? #215925
Cool thank you Joe for the reply. If it helps I shop either in Aldi or Asda mostly, my meals are simple anyway and whole foods, nothing long winded I just wanted to make sure I had the brands right and I have been added the nutrition information in as I go along because the data base didn’t recognise my stuff/labels. Hope this helps and thank you. 🙌🏽January 7, 2022 at 4:34 pm in reply to: Log booking/RIR/ and progress in muscle mind connection! #215880
Personally I have trained for long periods of time without logging my workouts and made great progress over time and made great progress tracking my workouts. When I am on a programme I prefer to log my workouts but I don’t beat myself up if I am not beating reps and weight every week. When I was running Wendler 5/3/1 I would find I often didn’t peak when the programme was testing my rep max. The quality of the set and the amount of effort I am putting in is just as important to me. Sometimes the weight just won’t go up, or stalls for a period of time.
Sometimes thinking too much about tempo or reps during a set can be distracting and taking a step back from just the numbers and logging can be a good mental break.
Intention during a set and effort are normally better markers for me.
Hey Thor, that’s great to hear man and this is what I was trying to ask, yeah I’m following the program and each week I’m looking at what I did the previous week, although strength is increasing and form/execution is getting better with some movements I’m still finding it tough (mentally) when I’m going for the weight increase or even if I’m doing the weight the same as the previous week, but as mentioned above I will not increase weight until I feel comfortable with the reps and rep range given has been hit with all perfect reps with 0RIR.
But it’s exactly what you said tho it plays a huge part mentally if you are concentrating on hitting numbers rather than looking at the bigger picture, I just don’t want to think that progressive overload is what it says it is with increasing weight. If it takes me a few weeks to increase weight in some movements then so be it but at least I’ll know the exercise movement would of been 100% spot on before I progressed. It’s just weird that you can slowly increase weight with some movements and some you can’t budge no matter how much recovery you have had or energy you have etc etc. But we keep working mate 💪🏽January 7, 2022 at 4:24 pm in reply to: Log booking/RIR/ and progress in muscle mind connection! #215869
Have you seen the circle rep principle video? I think you Are doing things exactly right. Same weight with better form is your progress right now 💪🏼
Hi Tom, I think I have tbh. I’ve watched most videos I’m losing track where I’m up to with them lol. But yeah I’ve heard Joe mention that even if you use the same weight but seeing progress with form and mind/muscle/connection then that’s progress as well. With that being said though I will not increase weight until I’ve hit the Rep Ranges given and until I feel quite comfortable with the movement/form with the exercise move and I’m happy to make that move. There is no point in increasing weight if you have hit rep ranges given but the last 1 or 2 reps were poor reps, but you still classed it as a rep. I will only increase weight when all boxes are ticked 👍🏽January 7, 2022 at 10:29 am in reply to: Log booking/RIR/ and progress in muscle mind connection! #215516
BumpJanuary 6, 2022 at 9:28 am in reply to: Log booking/RIR/ and progress in muscle mind connection! #214306
Hey Joe, thank you for taking your time out for the reply. Really appreciate it and great advice as always. I’m going to scrap the log book and focus more so on the form, great execution and even if it takes me a few weeks, so be that. I’d rather do it right rather than chase numbers each week. Again much appreciated mate 🙌🏽January 1, 2022 at 3:37 am in reply to: Shift worker/nutrition/what works for Joe doesn’t help me. #209504
Thank you Bryce and all the best for 2022. Keep up the great work 👌🏽December 30, 2021 at 4:30 pm in reply to: Shift worker/nutrition/what works for Joe doesn’t help me. #208548
What is it that you are asking? How to gain weight?
Nothing extreme, just I’m eating my meals and my weight has stayed the same and I am using the macros/Cals from the diet planner on here. If anything going over more times than often and still staying the same. So it was more to do with tweaking meals, do I up my carbs even more still? Protein is fine, I’m on p280g c400-450gc and F70g , hitting that most days and going over carbs a lot more with my PWO with rice base cereal/protein.
Plus I was on week 4 of the Terrance/Joe program and after week 4 it took me back to week one!
I heard that they were bringing more nutrition information out in jan as well on the app. Is that right?