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Strongman Comp in May, V-Diet First?


#1

I have decided that I want to do my first strongman competition in May of this year, however I have been wanting to lose some fat for quite some time. I am about 20-22% BF right now and would like to do the V-Diet to try and drop down into the mid teens BF. I was wondering if my strength would suffer greatly by doing the diet or if I would be okay doing the diet right now and then getting ready for the comp after the month or so of the diet?


#2

Any lower calorie, reduced carb diet can make you feel temporarily weaker, though the V-Diet preserves all muscle. But glycogen is naturally lower since it’s reduced carb. Many report strength gains on the V-Diet but that may be because a less-fat body can do more pull-ups, push-ups, and dips. They may not be stronger, just less weighed down by nonfunctional fat.

So, I believe that strength and muscle are preserved on the V-Diet but I don’t know if an experienced weight trainer would see gains in those areas. It’s not made for that but rather really fast fat loss and a “re-wiring” of eating habits. And it’s not designed to support strongman training - the calories are probably too low.

If you did it early enough, it would be fine, but I don’t see you doing strongman training on a lower carb, almost all liquid diet. Those two just don’t support one another.

I’d suggest Indigo-3G and a wheat-free, milk-free diet.


#3

Thanks Chris