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Calorie Deficit, Calorie Surplus

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve spent most of the last 18 months training in a calorie deficit (eating less than required for maintenance) as I worked on losing weight.

I’m happy to be able to say that that mission has been successfully accomplished and now I’ve moved on to trying to pack on some lean weight: muscle.

As well as changing how I’m training and building in some more rest I’ve moved into a calorie surplus (eating more than is required for maintenance) and whats amazed me about this is how much more energy and power I have when training and how quickly my strength is improving. Its, literally, a whole different world to training while on a weight loss diet.

Though I must admit its been tough to get my head around the scales going up after 18 months of them going down.

Fun and interesting times!

Categories: fitness, personal

Baby I’m Back

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Apologies for the quiet around here this last three weeks but your favourite blogger has been on holiday. A fabulously active holiday climbing ferrata’s in the Dolomites as it turns out.

As well as continuing the Training Effectively series my holiday has given me lots of ideas for fitness posts.

All being well they should start to get posted over the coming weekend.

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