I have continued to follow IF, yes. I'm hoping to push for that last tiny, tiny 2% bit of final body recomp. Would love to lose maybe 1-2 lbs more of fat, and gain 2-3 lbs more of muscle. Of course, I'm nit-picking; I'm really happy with where I am right now.
I do the IF every day, but per the related site The Lean Saloon (another IF blogger -- theleansaloon.com), I am not SUPER strict about it. For instance, when recently traveling to visit friends, I would break my fast a little early to accommodate brunch. No big deal. Most days, though, I don't eat for the first time until somewhere between 12 and 1, and I stop eating between 8 and 9.
That said, there are two exceptions: I do have coffee every morning, no sweetener and a touch (like 1/2 tsp) of half and half. I also, on training days, have 10g BCAA before and 10g BCAA after my workout (I train in the morning, fasted). I work out 5 days/week (M,Tu, W, Th, Sat) and am doing Enter The Kettlebell, with a PBF-style TRX workout on Tu/Th, paired with 10 min of interval jumprope. My total workouts for the week come to about 4 1/2 hours (that's including a little warming up, and a little stretching at the end).
I see bwhit posted the Leangains link.
I really like the Lean Saloon blog. Much more simple than Lean Gains and easier to read. For the past 3 days I have been doing 24 hr fasts to get rid of weekend bloat from bad eating and drinking. Today is a two meal day so it was a 24 hr fast and now will have a 5 hr eating window. I am going to buy BCAAs this weekend bc I normally work out fasted so I want to give it a try.
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I will be curious to hear your thoughts re: the BCAAs. I'm using them because Leangains recommends it when doing early morning/fasted training, but I can't say for sure whether it's making a difference or not.
I'll definitely report back! I work out fasted and then don't normally eat until 3 pm (during my 24 hr fasts) or sometimes 10 am if I am doing a 19/6 so I feel my workouts will hopefully benefit from this.
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