Thread: Athlete Diet
08-19-2005, 01:02 PM #1New Member
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Ive recently converted from bodybuilding to sprinting, and basically ive got to come down in both muscle and fat (currently 6'2--- 215lbs 10% bf)
I started 4 weeks ago and the diet is killing me, i dont have a clue about non-bodybuilding dieting (i.e. sports dieting) What kind of ratio carbs, fats, pro's should i aim for? and how many more cals would i need to keep performance improving but decrease the body fat?
As a bodybuilder i started the diet at 3000calds then came down 100 per week to 2500 and hang there until a plateau occured then change accordingly.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
08-19-2005, 01:09 PM #2
Post up your diet, and check out the diet stickys
08-19-2005, 01:10 PM #3
My guess would be 60% Carbs, 15% Protein and 25% fat. If you do not lift I don't think you will keep all of your mass andyou should lose some size. Other than that doing sprints in the AM on an empty stomach is a sure way to lose muscle mass (god I hate saying that)
08-19-2005, 02:00 PM #4Originally Posted by Giantz11
I would workout just like someone trying to lose weight. Cardio in the AM on an empty stomach and keeping carbs to only post-workout. I wouldn't do any speed work right now as you probably won't be at your best so it is pointless. I think once you get down to say 200-205 you can increase the carbs and start doing your speed work. Besides, as a new sprinter you should be doing GPP right now anyways.
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