Cant eat like I want to. Intermediate progression instead of SS?

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  1. Andrewwawa

    Andrewwawa Brown Belt

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    I am staying as a guest with a host family for the next two months.
    The family is great, but just dont give me enough food. Right now I'm eating about 1800 calories a day, including me buying my own food. I just dont have the budget to splurge.

    Before I moved in with this family my lifts and stats were as follows using SS

    Olympic Squat: 335x5x3
    Deadlift: 385x5
    Bench: 235x5x3
    Power Cleans: 195x3x5
    OHP: 155x5x3
    BW: 179 lbs
    Since then:

    Olympic Squat: 255x5x3
    Deadlift: 305x5
    Bench: 195x5x3
    Power Cleans: 165x3x5
    OHP: 135x5x3
    BW:165 lbs


    So a pretty drastic decline. My bench has been re-progressing decently as well as my deadlift, but I just haven't able get my squat up in the past two weeks. I've never been in a situation where I couldn't eat enough, so I figure thats the main issue.

    If I were to do a less strenuous program such as a weekly linear progression would that help me go up in weight at more regular intervals? Thanks.
     
  2. magick

    magick Green Belt

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    Probably.

    Reduce reps, go pure strength.

    That being said, did you really lose 13lb? How big were you previously?
     
  3. Gawd

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    Why is your host family starving you? Your basal metabolism should be more than 1800 calories.
     
  4. Fighting Sprite

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    Find a way to eat more. How much money do you have to spend on additional food?
     
  5. Andrewwawa

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    The sad part is shes feeding me twice as much as everybody else in the house.

    In the morning I'll usually have 2 mini muffins, four biscuits a glass of OJ and a cup of tea
    For lunch I will have soup and maybe 200 grams of some other food.
    For dinner I will have four hotdogs a couple of french fries and maybe like 1 chicken wing.

    What I'm usually used to is eating through my university's all you can eat meal plan where I'll have about 5 eggs, two slices of whole grain toast, sausage and home fries.
    Lunch would be a chicken sandwich, 2 slices of pizza, a plate of stir fry, a burger and a couple bowls of pasta.

    Dinner would be similar to lunch.

    You can see why I've lost so much weight here
     
  6. Andrewwawa

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    I dont really know how much more 'pure strength I can go than 5 reps across 3 sets.
    I've been here for about a month and a half and, yea I lost ~13 pounds :(.
    Dont know how to answer how big I was. Pretty skinny and lean with oversized legs I guess.
    I'm about 5'11"

    I spent most of the money I earned this summer on summer classes. I was dumb and was banking on being stuffed silly by my host family. I have about 700 dollars.

    I'm planning on going over my friends apartment a lot to cook groceries I can buy in bulk, but I still assume Ill be on a large caloric defecit
     
  7. magick

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    5 rep is not strength.

    2-3 rep is. Keep the reps low and easy, but over 90% of your 1rm.
     
  8. Fighting Sprite

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    Are you planning on getting a job? Do you think you can get through school with that amount of money?
     
  9. Andrewwawa

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    Like something like sheikos?
     
  10. Cygnus-X

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    Yes it is.
     
  11. Gawd

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    It's not pure strength.
     
  13. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Um.

    What?
     
  14. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    TS, what type of food do you buy on your own? I was on a ridiculously tight food budget for a while, Im sure some others around here have been too, perhaps we can help there.
     
  15. pk1234

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    Buy oats, eat 1lb oats daily on top of your current diet. That's +1800 calories, problem solved.

    If you don't have those 20$ (should be less) to buy 30lb of oats for the month, I feel very sad for you.
     
  16. Cygnus-X

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    If you mean 1 rep max strength then doing nothing but sets of 5 can definitely drive up 1RM capability, so you're wrong again.
     
  17. SGK

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    don't do 3 sets of 5 if you're eating less than 2000 calories a day.

    keep the volume even lower. try 3 sets of 3 or work up to 1 set of 5 and increase weight.
     
  18. magick

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    I mean that 5 reps for 3 sets is not the best approach for someone who lost 13lb in a month due to under-eating.
     
  19. ThePitBull32

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    Location:
    North of Detroit, Way South of Heaven
    Other cheap food:
    Peanut butter
    Whole milk
    Rice
    Beans
     
  20. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    And eggs.
     

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