I'm interested in hearing from those of you who participate in strength sports. By my definition these would include powerlifting, weightlifting, armwrestling, strongman, throwing, sprinting, gymnastics, grappling; and to a degree bouldering and cheerleading (as a solo base). Can you thrive in these sports as a LFRV? Has anyone noticed a difference in absolute strength, speed-strength, or quickness between LFRV and other diets?
I know that LFRV does wonders for endurance and I have experienced that. I would love to get more into endurance sports, but I don't want to sacrifice too much strength or speed. I was disappointed to read the below thread of the mma guy who thinks LFRV is making him less explosive. Does anyone have any positive experiences in strength sports with this diet?
That's a good deadlift for your weight. And that's a lifetime PR set 5 months into a LFRV diet? That's very encouraging. I'm sure the extra sleep made a big difference. I remember when I used to lift weights in school, I could pull a lot more weight after a good nights rest. I was lifting up to 20% more than on days when I was sleep deprived.
I'd love to set a deadlift PR once I'm long term LFRV, but I'm not sure it's a reasonable goal for me. I set my last PR at the age of 20, weighing 185 lb, and training heavy on a regular basis. I'll be 28 soon and approaching bodyweight of 160, and I haven't lifted in years. But I would appreciate a strength/weight PR at least.
Also, if your strength is peaking I believe your explosiveness should be as well. Maybe you could test with power cleans in a few weeks. I hit my best deadlift and clean within a few months of each other.
yes thats a pr for my current, non SAD diet, and non supplemented weight. My all time best deadlift was 405lbs... however I weighed 250 pounds then and I also used bad form on a sumo style deadlift. The 315lb that i set today was vegan, plus perfect form on a standard deadlift with legs inside of arms at 195 lbs body weight. Sumos are easier also... I should note that the 315 was set after many pulls at 275, 285, and 300 so my tip top pr would probably be 340 or so.
Im much prouder of my 315 than the 405.
Here is just one little piece of the puzzle.
Most of the HGH that we secrete occurs in N3 sleep.
Thanks but I was quite SAD at the time. :) Agree that statics are a great way to gain strength, if not the best way. A 30-60 second static hold can build more strength than hours of pumping weights. Plus, you recover very quickly from statics and can therefore train the same muscles every day. I've heard a lot about faster recovery and greater endurance on this diet. Those two factors should be very helpful in the pursuit of strength.