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    Hey guys, it's been a while. Been busy with school and training so I haven't been online much.


    As most of you may know, I've practice IF everyday for the past 2 months. It was great: gained weight, gained strength, felt amazing.


    But these days it seems to be taxing my body too much. I don't have too much energy at the gym anymore, because I'm no longer squatting 150 lbs, but 200 (1.25 x BW).


    Also, I'm not gaining weight anymore. It's really hard to eat 4,000 calories during the 4 hour window. 3,000 cals was doable, but now it's crazy.


    What do you suggest? Is it normal to reach a point where we have to say, okay, this is too much for me to handle? I mean, Grok was active while on an empty stomach, but he wasn't carrying a 200 lbs beast on his shoulders!


    So my question to all of you guys that lift while IF... have you reached that point?

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    I have no problems keeping it up.


    Are you over training? As the weight goes up, you need more recover time.

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    Still only 3 times a week at 1 hour per session. This Saturday I went to the gym after a small breakfast and then lunch, and had a pretty kick ass work out. That&#39;s making me reconsider.


    How heavy are you lifting and at what body weight?

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    I used to life fasted about a year or so ago but stopped after a little bit, however I am planning on starting up again with it tomorrow morning. Any tips?

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    I&#39;m with Tarlach. Your description certainly sounds like overtraining. You&#39;re lifting heavier and therefore need more recovery time. (No, you shouldn&#39;t be able to do the same number of workouts at heavier weight just because you&#39;re getting stronger -- I made that mistake, too.)


    Try cutting back to 2 heavy workouts per week for a while and see how you feel. If you&#39;re like me, you&#39;ll need to replace that workout with something else (metcon or light gymnastics) in order to tolerate the rest, mentally.

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    I&#39;m about 180lb and I&#39;m almost at 2x deadlifts after first doing them 3 months ago.


    I only lift once every 3 days. I found two days was not enough recovery time.

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    Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
    Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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    A week, of everyday body weight exercises, some cardio and a heavy lift, two at most.


    After that everything just suffers for me, including fat loss, mood etc.


    I need that one day two-meal carb-up, little evolutionary quirk I guess...or habituation?


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    maybe school is taxing you a little too. all that brain power uses up energy too!


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    been working out fasted for ...oh i dont know exactly... but something around 7 years. and i gain in progressive strength all the time. the musclehypertrophy has slowed ofcourse but strenghgains havent. so yes, id say its about getting enough rest - strength is about nerves also and they need a longer time to recover than muscles.

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    I&#39;d say you are overtraining. Take a week off and see how you feel.


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