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V-Diet Over 40


#1

Maybe even 50?

I would think that the V-Diet and its effects would be slightly different for we ‘oldsters’. Are there special considerations that we older guys should have WRT to The V-Diet? More protein, less carbs? Will our Testosterone production crash?

Would using Spike be a good idea in the older guys? Raise the Alpha Male and lower the Surge?

Chime in, all!


#2

I’m 40 exactly and I’m on day 21 so nothing too difficult about it and nothing I think might be age related.


#3

I’m also 40 exactly, did the V-Diet, plan on doing it again, and I agree with JoeGood that I didn’t notice any age-related issues. If you’re taking HRX, that stuff has some pretty powerful stimulants already in it so you don’t need Spike on top of that. I believe the packaging even says not to take both concurrently. But you definitely want to take one or the other. I think, but I’m not 100% sure, that HRX has some T boasting compounds, but you can take Alpha Male if you think you’ll need it. I did fine without it.

You may want to check out Gus’s PC thread. He was 36 when he started the V-Diet and turned 37 in the middle of CT’s high volume bodybuilding workouts and his results were phenomonal. I don’t think the 3-4 years makes him all that much younger than me.


#4

No changes for 40’s and 50’s really.

As for supps, since HOT-ROX already contains Carbolin 19 and so does the newest formulation of Alpha Male, I’d suggest Tribex Gold if you want a T-booster. This is what Dan John did:


#5

Thank you, Mr. Shugart! Good info.

How often does someone get help from the inventor of something? Very cool!! That’s one reason why I’ve been with T-Nation since '02.


#6

Headhunter,

I’m 54, and am on day 5 of my V-Diet experiment. I initially intended just a trial run to check out the whey/micellar cassein blend I concocted, but I find myself somehow on day 5.

So far I feel fine. I have occasional hunger pangs, but not too bad. I’m not taking any supplements besides vitamins, the fish oil, the Fiber Choice, and of course the protein drinks (ie no HOT-ROX, etc - although I did order some ZMA).

One thing that worried me a bit was the lack of sodium on the diet. I don’t think that the protein/mc that I’m using has any (can’t remember if Metabolic Drive does - and by the way, I ordered some of that to try, but it isn’t here yet).

To make sure I get some electrolytes, I take potassium and calcium supplements (always do), and I am allowing myself one hardboiled egg, or a couple of stalks of celery, or a couple of dill pickles per day (salt on the egg or celery). I’ve read where others have added the egg or pickles (but I don’t think they did it for the sodium).

Anyway, I may start a thread on the forum if you’re interested.


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