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Thread: Anything wrong with LHT and IF on the same days?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Western MA

    Anything wrong with LHT and IF on the same days?

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    Because of my wonky schedule, the days that it makes the most sense to LHT also are the days that make the most sense to IF. I work out first thing in the morning and would be skipping breakfast and eating an earlier lunch (11:00ish). I lift for health and body comp, not for strength gains.

    Are there any minuses to my schedule? Or pluses?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    should be fine so long as you increase calories on the same days you lift. Though that means on the days you IF (the way I understand it) you'll have to eat significantly bigger meals (+20% of maintenance calories) than the days you don't IF (-20% of maintenance calories) since your calories will be spread out among fewer meals on your IF days. I can see that being difficult for me.
    Currently dabbling in: IF, leangains, Starting Strength, 5/3/1

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    No reason it can't work. You might need to experiment a little, but they are not fundamentally incompatible.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    St. Paul
    Recovery shouldn't be a problem assuming you get enough calories in during your eating window. As a plus you'll be able to ride out the GH spike you'll get from LHT for a longer period of time due to the lack of calories pwo. However you may want to consider getting a branched chain amino acid blend as martin from leangains recommends in order to avoid the catabolyzation of muscle mass. Just a thought.

  5. #5
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    May 2011
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    Not at all! swears by it. No one would argue that he is jacked and shredded. More calories on lifting day and you will be fine.
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