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  • hey jrod

    hope all is going well with you

    i have a question for you regarding your
    Pre Workout/During/After "Shakes"

    How did you come up with the amount of carbs in each one?

    Is there a certain formula you follow...or whatever you feel comfortable with?

    i am going to try using a similar approach but instead of dextrose i will be using waxy maize

    thanks for your time!
    P/RR/S AAEFX Board Rep www.AAEFX.com Pure. Potent. Drug-free.

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    • Originally posted by Toddbz View Post
      I noticed also that they have a division that handles document disposal for companies. That's not a bad gig right there for the Bay. Best of luck in your new endeavor.

      I bet your HR person would get a kick out of that idea.
      Yeah, I went on a ride along for a day with that division (document managing).

      I mentioned your idea to my manager, haha, he just laughed about it.
      Jeff Rodriguez
      www.jrodfitness.com

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      • Originally posted by abfitnesstrainer View Post
        hey jrod

        hope all is going well with you

        i have a question for you regarding your
        Pre Workout/During/After "Shakes"

        How did you come up with the amount of carbs in each one?

        Is there a certain formula you follow...or whatever you feel comfortable with?

        i am going to try using a similar approach but instead of dextrose i will be using waxy maize

        thanks for your time!
        I came up with my amount through trial and error (really just the trial part). I started with little: about 25g post workout. Then I started having dextrose pre and post workout. Then I gradually added a bit more to each. Finally, instead of adding more to each, last year I decided to add a mid-workout shake. Now, I have about 100g dextrose between my pre, mid, and post workout shakes.

        I'd say put as much as you can so long as you stay within the following limits: you stay within your given amount of carbs for the day AND you have a reasonable amount of carbs for the rest of your meals.
        Jeff Rodriguez
        www.jrodfitness.com

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        • Dedication and laser focus = JRod!!

          The Mexican Mathematician is here aw shit!! What you know about linear equations and dot matrix!!!?!? lol

          Way to represent the Latin community!!! Keep up the good work! lol that you're only 23. Future is looking crazy right now.
          Reach down inside and be a fuckin pro!!! -- Marvin Lewis

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          • Originally posted by mg659er View Post
            The Mexican Mathematician is here aw shit!! What you know about linear equations and dot matrix!!!?!? lol

            Way to represent the Latin community!!! Keep up the good work! lol that you're only 23. Future is looking crazy right now.
            HAHAHAHA, as funny as your post is, I have to make a correction. I am not Mexican I am Spanish (as in my parents are from Spain). I know you meant well though, so thanks!
            Jeff Rodriguez
            www.jrodfitness.com

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            • Siesta is a great time to work out!!! lol

              Originally posted by jrod View Post
              HAHAHAHA, as funny as your post is, I have to make a correction. I am not Mexican I am Spanish (as in my parents are from Spain). I know you meant well though, so thanks!

              That's right, my bad! I remember now when you mentioned it in In the trenches vids. Grouped you in the stereotypical "Mexican" race column.

              Being Dominican and classified as a Mexican sometimes myself, I am ashamed.


              Ok I'm over it,lol!!

              Question, I weigh 235 lbs and I just started a 70% protein diet. How should I cycle my carbs?

              I'm an Mesomorph and have a progress thread you can look at if you choose to make a better answer to my question. Thanks for your time and responses.

              http://forums.musculardevelopment.co...ad.php?t=18046

              Thanks for all of your info on THIS thread.
              Reach down inside and be a fuckin pro!!! -- Marvin Lewis

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              • Originally posted by mg659er View Post
                That's right, my bad! I remember now when you mentioned it in In the trenches vids. Grouped you in the stereotypical "Mexican" race column.

                Being Dominican and classified as a Mexican sometimes myself, I am ashamed.


                Ok I'm over it,lol!!

                Question, I weigh 235 lbs and I just started a 70% protein diet. How should I cycle my carbs?

                I'm an Mesomorph and have a progress thread you can look at if you choose to make a better answer to my question. Thanks for your time and responses.

                http://forums.musculardevelopment.co...ad.php?t=18046

                Thanks for all of your info on THIS thread.
                No problem. I don't really care if people think I'm black, brown,white, purple, blue, or green; so no worries.

                Wow, 70% protein is really high. Are you doing a Palumbo type diet? (I ask because of the PB I noticed in your diet).

                I'm not a fan of cycling my own carbs, so I couldn't tell you what would be the best way to cycle carbs. I usually eat a steady amount of carbs on a daily basis (more on training days than off days, of course). Off-season and when getting ready for a show the basic structure of my diet is high protein, MODERATE carbs, and low fat. I just focus on gradually reducing calories every week, but the structure stays fairly constant.

                I'm not exactly sure what you're doiong, but I would suggest that, if you are going so low on carbs that you are close to or bordering on going into ketosis, you might as well go the whole way (and be in ketosis). You'll probably feel a lot better with less carbs (to take you into ketosis), than you will being on the border.

                You probably know, but just in case, check out Dave's Q&A for sample diets that are high in protein and really low in carbs.

                Good luck!
                Jeff Rodriguez
                www.jrodfitness.com

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                • Sodium intake when loading up and depleting water

                  Originally posted by jrod View Post
                  For several weeks before the show I had been loading on sodium and drinking lots of water. Wednesday, July 11th (day before weigh-ins) was the 6th day that I drank 5 gallons of water and my last day of sodium loading. I slept about 8 hours that night and had pissed twice (I think; could have been 3, but if forget). I got up at about 12:30 pm (I was in NY but still on CA time) pissed again then weighed myself; I weighed 179. I decided to watch my water intake until 6 pm weigh-ins (only 5 1/2 hours) to try to make the 176 1/4 cut-off for the middle-weight class. I believe I drank about 36 ounces and 3 shots of espresso before the weigh-ins (finished off my remaining water as scheduled the rest of the day) and weighed in at 175.

                  I would attribute this drop in water weight to my water/sodium manipulations.

                  When you do the 5 gallon intake and depletion how do you take the sodium intake, 1 gm increments or ___?? can you break that down, please?? Water loading and water cut down, I find this to be very intriguing!!!
                  Reach down inside and be a fuckin pro!!! -- Marvin Lewis

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                  • Thanks...

                    Originally posted by jrod View Post
                    No problem. I don't really care if people think I'm black, brown,white, purple, blue, or green; so no worries.

                    Wow, 70% protein is really high. Are you doing a Palumbo type diet? (I ask because of the PB I noticed in your diet).

                    I'm not a fan of cycling my own carbs, so I couldn't tell you what would be the best way to cycle carbs. I usually eat a steady amount of carbs on a daily basis (more on training days than off days, of course). Off-season and when getting ready for a show the basic structure of my diet is high protein, MODERATE carbs, and low fat. I just focus on gradually reducing calories every week, but the structure stays fairly constant.

                    I'm not exactly sure what you're doiong, but I would suggest that, if you are going so low on carbs that you are close to or bordering on going into ketosis, you might as well go the whole way (and be in ketosis). You'll probably feel a lot better with less carbs (to take you into ketosis), than you will being on the border.

                    You probably know, but just in case, check out Dave's Q&A for sample diets that are high in protein and really low in carbs.

                    Good luck!

                    Well I've only been on the high protein for 5 days. Really more like 60-70% I found it hard to adjust. I was on atkins before and thought high protein was the way to go to preserve muscle while losing fat. I'll keep the carbs steady but up it a little to see what happens during the next weeks.

                    I know you've said that try what's best for me but do you have any suggestions on a diet to preserve muscle while losing fat. Or stick to the one I have now and see what happens?

                    Oh, about the peanut butter I just use it to down my oatmeal, its so damn bland!!


                    Thanks again, its a big help!
                    Reach down inside and be a fuckin pro!!! -- Marvin Lewis

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                    • Originally posted by mg659er View Post
                      When you do the 5 gallon intake and depletion how do you take the sodium intake, 1 gm increments or ___?? can you break that down, please?? Water loading and water cut down, I find this to be very intriguing!!!
                      I don't actually measure how much sodium I get. I make sure to get a lot leading up to the show (in fact, I ADD sodium to my food via salt or seasonings). A day befor the show, I still consume sodium, but stop ADDING it to my foods.

                      Here is what I did for the 2007 TU (pre-judging on friday, finals on saturday; both late at night):

                      Water: 3-3.5 gallons throughout prep until last week. From Saturday to Wednesday of last week, 5 gallons. Thursday (1 day out) ~1.25 gallons; Friday ~1 gallon (about 50 oz before stage, about 80 after), Saturday ~50 oz before stage (??? after. Since show was done I re-hydrated).

                      Sodium: High (added salt or high sodium seasoning) until Wednesday. Thursday, Friday, Saturday sodium was low, but not 0 (only had what was naturally occuring in foods i ate.
                      Jeff Rodriguez
                      www.jrodfitness.com

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                      • Originally posted by mg659er View Post
                        Well I've only been on the high protein for 5 days. Really more like 60-70% I found it hard to adjust. I was on atkins before and thought high protein was the way to go to preserve muscle while losing fat. I'll keep the carbs steady but up it a little to see what happens during the next weeks.

                        I know you've said that try what's best for me but do you have any suggestions on a diet to preserve muscle while losing fat. Or stick to the one I have now and see what happens?

                        Oh, about the peanut butter I just use it to down my oatmeal, its so damn bland!!


                        Thanks again, its a big help!
                        Losing fat comes from reducing your calories; looks like you're already doing this. If I could make a suggestion regarding this issue, it would be to prioritize protein (which you're doing) and to GRADUALLY reduce calories.

                        As for preserving muscle while dieting, I would say, again, diet gradually and keep protein high. Furthermore, I would say continue to lift heavy (relatively speaking). In other words, do not all of a sudden start doing 20 reps/set just cause you're dieting.
                        Jeff Rodriguez
                        www.jrodfitness.com

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                        • Hey Jrod,
                          Hope that your new job and training is going well.
                          Ive kept following your blog so i know youre doing your week off right now.
                          Just a quick question. I am going to mexico with family from the 26th to the 4th. This will be the longest time i have taken off from the gym without training in the last 4-5 years. It kind of scares me lol cus im so used to routine lol. They have a small little fitness room there with like one universal machine and a few cardio equipment. Now the resort is all inclusive so that means buffets buffets buffets.... i dont drink alcohol so that wont be a problem but was wondering if you could suggest anything in the way of what i should do for eating and cardio tehre? I will not binge on crap. I was thinking maybe 45-hour of light cardio each day? Curious as to what you suggest....
                          have a great holiday man

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                          • Originally posted by jerryjuice View Post
                            Hey Jrod,
                            Hope that your new job and training is going well.
                            Ive kept following your blog so i know youre doing your week off right now.
                            Just a quick question. I am going to mexico with family from the 26th to the 4th. This will be the longest time i have taken off from the gym without training in the last 4-5 years. It kind of scares me lol cus im so used to routine lol. They have a small little fitness room there with like one universal machine and a few cardio equipment. Now the resort is all inclusive so that means buffets buffets buffets.... i dont drink alcohol so that wont be a problem but was wondering if you could suggest anything in the way of what i should do for eating and cardio tehre? I will not binge on crap. I was thinking maybe 45-hour of light cardio each day? Curious as to what you suggest....
                            have a great holiday man
                            You mean Dec 26th to Jan 4th, right? If so, thats 10 days. Thats a bit more than a week off, but being that it's holiday season, you're on vacation with family, you're not dieting for a show, and you don't often take this much time off, I say just take the time off and enjoy yourself. A break from training can be productive; physically and mentally. So long as you're not going on vacation every month, I say enjoy yourself. Just focus on keeping your protein intake high to preserve muscle. Then when you get back, you'll be completely (mentally and physically) refreshed; set some training/nutritional goals when you get back and hit the gym/nutrition full force.

                            Have a great time!
                            Jeff Rodriguez
                            www.jrodfitness.com

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                            • thanks 4 da reply!!
                              Reach down inside and be a fuckin pro!!! -- Marvin Lewis

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                              • Merry Christmas JROD!!!!!!!!!!!

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