So.. I thought I might just abuse this thread instead of opening a new one.
I thought about starting a leangain-paleo-routine, but there are still a few things I'm not sure about, maybe someone here can help:
- generally, is it preferable to work out in a fasted state (and only BCAAs), and working out during the feeding phase is "only ok"?
- the same rules are used for endurance-ish workouts (crossfit endurance style or HIITs in general) as for normal workout days? ("the rules": work out, maybe add some bcaas, eat a lot later)
- what about lengthy skill-type-workouts (ie Parkour)?
- what about days with strength and endurance type stuff? (I normally do strength things early and endurance type things at least three hours later) should I try to squish them all in the fasting phase, or is one in the feeding phase ok as well? and if so, which? and if it's the endurancy stuff, should I take in the carbs after that?
lots of questions, sorry, but I fail at navigating the leangains website properly, even with google and "site:leangains.com" ;)
Just some additional things for information:
My goal is not really fat loss but (what everybody dreams of ;) lean muscle gains, while increasing strength and fitness. I've always been to skinny, and although I'm slowly gaining weight now I still find it really hard to eat enough because I "don't want to get fat". And additionally I'm really bad at judging myself in the mirror to find out whether there's fat or muscle or whatever. (yeah, that's slightly "anorectic" behavior, I guess). So "knowing" that an approach would probably lead to more lean-ish gains would help me with that "block in my head", I hope.