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Bulk Report – I’m Cancelling The Fasts

Before I get crucified as a pseudo faster, this is going to be temporary. Breakfast skipping is an energy boosting ordeal that everyone should get into. Once I start the plunge of a hard shred diet, breakfasts are once again off the menu. But for now, I need to get my calories in, and two meals isn’t enough to bundle in 4000 gloriously clean calories.

The strength block has nose-dived at the very end, so I’m returning to a favourite old haunt, DUP. That thing that I promised to write a blog post explaining, but never actually did. Well, it’s back. Daily Undulating Periodisation will give me the chance of fitting in high rep muscle pumping burnouts, and heavy joint-crunching singles in the same week. 

My hopeful plan is to get those extra morning calories towards fuelling recovery and actually let me gain a smidgen of weight. 

The mornings where I’ve trialled it haven’t made for spectacular sessions so far, but I’ll continue to chop and change the calories and ingredients to see if I can make it work. If there’s nothing in it for me, I’ll revert back to the happy days of breakfast skipping, with no love lost.

4 thoughts on “Bulk Report – I’m Cancelling The Fasts”

  1. Hi Sama,

    How are you getting on with the breakfasts?

    Back in Sept-Dec, I was doing the 16:8 intermittent fasting in hand with weight training and was seeing good results on reducing body fat. I stopped though as I wasn’t sure if I was doing myself a disservice in terms of muscle building.

    Have you any thoughts on whether I should go back to it? I’m hovering around 12stone but would like to perhaps get to 14 but still see the abs!

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    • I’ve gone back off breakfasts since, but that’s just because I fancied dropping weight again.

      A low carb breakfast is definitely worth a try for you, as it nets extra calories without really disturbing the whole fasting aspect, since low carb meals won’t reduce insulin sensitivity.

      It just comes down to how you feel mentally after breakfast. Personally I lost some edge, but by all means, down a few eggs and report back!

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