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Starting V-Diet, Current Routine?


#1

I am starting the diet tomorrow 9/23 and want to get your feedback on whether my current exercise regime will be okay with it. Previously I had done the Starting Strength program until I made it to intermediate. After a layoff this summer I am doing the Stronglifts 5x5 program as I like the additional volume and am working my way back up to the weights I was doing previously on Starting Strength. I lift on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.

After lifting on Tuesday and Thursday I go to a boxing class at Title which gives me some nice HIIT and core work. When my schedule frees up I would like to also go to a class on Saturday. I find doing the boxing immediately after lifting on those nights along with only walking on the off days allows me to have a good recovery. I think with the day off on Friday I could mix in a class on Saturday and still be good to go for Sunday night. That would essentially be my V-Burn workout.

The workout at Title is 15 minutes of warm up with things like Jumping Jacks, lunges, high knees, butt kickers and the like. The workout is 8 3 minute rounds punching or kicking with a minute of active recovery in between. After that it is 15 minutes of core with exercises like Planks, side Planks, sit ups, Russian Twists etc.

I know this is not the workout regimen called out in the diet but it is one I am very compliant with. It is also nice to have the social interaction with the HIIT workout. I have a weight room in my basement and lift alone or with my wife there.

Question one is will this suffice for the V-Diet and question two is how I should fuel the days I lift and box. Another serving of Plazma perhaps?

Thanks


#2

I think you should do the workout that is part of the plan. It’s only 28 days and you may just learn something about yourself doing this routine.

I’m starting the V-Diet on Tuesday 9/29. I received all my sups yesterday. But I’ve been doing the workout this week, mostly to prep for the diet. But I also wanted to get the weights dialed in for the exercises I don’t normally do.

Let me tell you something, these workouts are no joke. The short rest periods are probably a lot shorter than what you’re using now. I think there’s gold in those short rest periods. I have to take a cool shower when I’m done and I’m still sweating an hour later.

If you decide to keep to what you’re currently doing I believe you should significantly shorten the rest periods between sets and exercises. This will allow you to come the closest to the intent of the program as written.


#3

Agree with reply above. For best results, use the workout plan provided.

If you must add in the classes, use half a serving of Plazma.