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  • #16
    Originally posted by Misabi View Post
    I did pretty much maintenance (approx 2000 to 2300) and lost 1" off my waist, put almost 1" on my arms and increased my weighted pull-ups from 3 x 3 with 20kg to 7/7/6 with 20kg in 3 weeks.
    Sounds like you found the miracle workout. Why would you ever stop if these where the actual results for a 3 week period...
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    • #17
      Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
      As Neckhammer mentioned I gained muscle and dropped fat during my 30 days. I was meticulous in ensuring that I was on average about 200 calories over my daily maintenance net calories. I had strength increases in all lifts but this probably would have happened on any diet as I employed an intense 6 day split body building type of workout and was very focused on progressive resistance. The combination of lean mass gain and fat loss at 61 years of age was the most exciting part of this diet. I definitely think the diet/strength training combination increases testosterone levels. eKatherine is correct in saying 30 days is long enough and you will need to change up and add some variety and then recycle the steak and eggs approach a couple of times throughout the year to get the best results.
      Did you do a carb "re-feed" every six or seven days? Or straight up 30 days steak/eggs??

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Fernaldo View Post
        Sounds like you found the miracle workout. Why would you ever stop if these where the actual results for a 3 week period...
        Because it reaches the point where your body tells you that "time's up". I'm still stronger than I was when I started. I loved it when I started. But when the time came, I had to stop.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Bagwell View Post
          Did you do a carb "re-feed" every six or seven days? Or straight up 30 days steak/eggs??
          Yes I did a carb refeed every Sunday. Kept it mostly Primal with yams, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, beets etc but did add white rice and gluten free pasta. My protein was low fat, primarily tuna.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
            Because it reaches the point where your body tells you that "time's up". I'm still stronger than I was when I started. I loved it when I started. But when the time came, I had to stop.
            I was responding to Misabi's post and questioning the actual results....

            And on another note, the steak and eggs things is a bastardization of The Anabolic Diet. Which is used for longer than 3 weeks (because it's simply too short for any type of conclusive evidence of efficacy) and in this diet you re-fead every 6-7 days.

            Prolonged carb restriction blows for lifting.
            Last edited by Fernaldo; 06-10-2013, 08:33 AM.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Fernaldo View Post
              I was responding to Misabi's post and questioning the actual results....

              And on another note, the steak and eggs things is a bastardization of The Anabolic Diet. Which is used for longer than 3 weeks (because it's simply too short for any type of conclusive evidence of efficacy) and in this diet you re-fead every 6-7 days.

              Prolonged carb restriction blows for lifting.
              So steak and eggs is a bastardization of the anabolic diet? Really? So a diet popularized in the seventies is a bastardization of a book written in 1995. Yeeeeaaaaaah. I don't think I'm gonna be relying too heavily on your logic.

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              • #22
                The Gironda Steak and eggs diet from the sixties, lots of liver tablets and with a refeed meal with carbs every 72 hour! Some people stayed on this for long periods. Basically its a cyclical ketonic diet...
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                  So steak and eggs is a bastardization of the anabolic diet? Really? So a diet popularized in the seventies is a bastardization of a book written in 1995. Yeeeeaaaaaah. I don't think I'm gonna be relying too heavily on your logic.
                  No, you're right, it was poor word choice on my part. The anabolic diet is a more refined version of the very scientific and equally well documented "steak and eggs" aka "that 70's diet".
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                  • #24
                    I hate accusatory remarks. I make them all the time, but dammit i hate them. Carry on.
                    The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by aliphian View Post
                      I hate accusatory remarks. I make them all the time, but dammit i hate them. Carry on.
                      Haha. I saw his post as basically calling out some people on some gains they made, or casting doubt just cause he don't agree with the method. So I was a dick. I'll own it .

                      Its all good. I'm sure neither me or fernaldo will lose any sleep over it. Movin on.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Fernaldo View Post
                        Sounds like you found the miracle workout. Why would you ever stop if these where the actual results for a 3 week period...
                        Firstly, you sound like an arse.

                        Secondly, and to actually answer your question in case a non-arse is interested in the same, I stopped because I was sick for the 4th and final week (though I continued to lose fat and maintain strength and muscle in that last week), and have been travelling around SE Asia for the past 2 weeks.

                        Don't worry though, I'll get back into it again when I get home. I'm interested in how long I'll see those kind of results too, though I'd expect them to plateau.
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                        • #27
                          I'm still in steak and eggs limbo. I haven't entirely stopped. Today I had over a pound of beef heart and six eggs, but yesterday I had a bag of dried apricots (no additives, zomg!), half a watermelon (watermelon never bothers my gut, os if it's cheap I'll buy one!) and some chocolate. Also eating oysters, etc. And having fun with weights for the "grow your arms" thread. It's almost how I usually eat anyway, just with more eggs.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                            The Gironda Steak and eggs diet from the sixties, lots of liver tablets and with a refeed meal with carbs every 72 hour! Some people stayed on this for long periods. Basically its a cyclical ketonic diet...
                            also, the gironda diet was for losing weight for a contest - not for routine training or trying to get big/strong.

                            EAT CARBS.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by jakey View Post
                              also, the gironda diet was for losing weight for a contest - not for routine training or trying to get big/strong.

                              EAT CARBS.
                              Jakey you ain't been round in a while..... people did this for a cut (lose fat) and WITH a refeed. Just a tool in the belt my man.

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