Thanks for the reply! Some good points you have made. I have been trying to develope a style of healthy eating but i think i have been going about it the wrong way, since i started training i have been very hell-bent on purely eating protein foods and refusing anything else that is put in front of me. But like you said, eating porridge in the morning? Will having a high-amount of carbs at the start of the day (e.g. a bowl of cereal/porridge) benefit me alot better than say a full-english breakfast? (If you can call 2 rashers of bacon, an egg, some beans and fried bread breakfast).oldseadog said:Leeroy, although it might seem like a good idea at the time to train and train and train to improve your upper body strength, withour a high protien, high carbs diet to compliment the effort you put in, you will be wasting your time ... and potentially damaging your health while you are at it!
Keep running to build up your lower body strength and stamina, and you can use this to build your upper body strength at the same time by contracting your upper body muscles and making them work in just the same way as if you had to force your way forward through syrup.
Eat plenty of carbs (a bowl of porridge is good for breakfast,) before you set off, and have some high protien chicken, steak and eggs when you have finished.
They do say that there is no gain without pain, and to some extent that's true ... but whatever you do, don't kill yourself! That's the job of your Drill Team!
JFI I'm 6'6" and 17st, and have been for the past 30 years. When I joined the mob I was a 6'6" and 12st beanpole! You see, ther is a way forward for all of us.
Good luck, and keep us informed,
Sorry if i'm treating you like a nutrition expert, i have asked the same types of questions to my gym instructor and the response i got was simply "Snack alot!".
As for my training, with all this worry aside, i'm just going to annihilate myself completely for the next 6 weeks leading up to my PRMC and try my hardest to pass on through the first time i do it.