Now I’ll start by noting that I realize I’ll get reamed by the Velocity Diet purists. Predictably, they’ll tell me that the diet need not be tweaked with, and the best results come from following the diet the way it was originally made.
Fantastic. I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks guys.
I have all the respect in the world for Chris Shugart, and I think he and Waterbury (whose programs I’ve used before, with good results) made an excellent program here. The thing is that while I’m looking to burn some fat (primarily in the love handle region, which is stubborn as all hell), I’m also looking to pack on some muscle.
I’m going to Hawaii in about 4 weeks, so the plan is to look as good as possible for when I get there (been overseas teaching for a year, so it’ll be the first time I see family since last summer).
So this is my plan (or, I should say, my thought–if enough people tell me I’m an idiot, I won’t likely do it). Since the limited calories allow for limited workouts and NEPA/cardio, I thought maybe I would take an additional shake (or even two–I already have all the protein I need to do this) to increase my calorie intake, and then do a more intense workout.
Not necessarily more intense in terms of how much it makes me sweat (those 30 second rest periods definitely kick your ass), but just a slightly more balanced program where there’s more focus on getting bigger.
I know that the purpose of the Velocity Diet isn’t to make you huge, and if you’re looking to get huge, this isn’t the program for you. So maybe this isn’t the Velocity Diet anymore–whatever, call it the Torque Diet. But I’m curious as to whether something like this would work.
I find it hard to believe that one or two additional shakes is going to make you fat, and shouldn’t that increase the amount of energy you have to burn while working out?
Anyways, it’s just a thought. Feel free to tell me why I’m an idiot–clearly, I posted this because I was interested in hearing what others thought about this.