The Intelligent & Relentless Pursuit of Muscle™
Shugart's Hammer
 
Pulse Fast for the Holidays
1
 

Chris Shugart
Director of Content

Join date: Oct 2002
Posts: 17327

Pulse Fast for the Holidays

The MAG-10 Pulse Fast is one versatile dietary tool. It's like one of those clever Leatherman gadgets. You can cut with, build with it, and even fix stuff with it.


I think a lot of people only focus on the short range effects of the Pulse Fast. And that's cool. After all, dropping a pound or two of fat and losing an inch or two off your belly in just one 36-hour round of Pulse Fasting is pretty incredible. When you feel better and look better in just one day, it's natural to get excited about it.

But remember that the Pulse Fast has long-range benefits as well. Over several fasts, we've seen it ramp up the body's anabolic processes while at the same time producing a powerful thermogenic effect. This core re-programming effect is what we're really after here, not just the 36-hour niceties.


There's also the Pulse Fast's role as a guilt eradication device. Just one pulse and guilt goes bye-bye!

Okay, maybe that's pushing it, but a Monday fast after a weekend of dietary debauchery or Saturday night slip-up is a quicker-fixer-upper, no doubt. Don't plan to screw up of course, but if you do at least use the Pulse Fast to fix it quickly so you can move on, rather than letting one cheat meal send you tumbling down that slippery slope to FattieVille.

For this time of year, the Pulse Fast is perfect. Just toss in a 36-hour fast after holiday meals or parties. Better yet, do a Pulse Fast the day before a planned holiday feast, then train hard on feasting day and take advantage of that anabolic mega-hit of calories rather than just storing them on your belly for everyone to see this summer.

Pulse Fasting is great for holiday travel too. Screw road food. Just pack your bottle in the car and be done with food decisions for the day. At the airport, pack your powders and bottle, then just fill up with water after you pass the security/cop-a-feel area. When I was field testing the Pulse Fast, I even did it with a coffee cup and bottle of water.


You don't have to wreck or even slow down your progress this holiday season. Use the Pulse Fast wisely and you'll look even better after New Year's than you did before December.

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

BiP
Level 100

Join date: May 2009
Posts: 1663

This is the plan for this Christmas I came up with a couple of weeks ago:
Two days before Christmas Eve - Pulse Fast (I can already see my mom panicking that I'm not eating anything...)
Day before CE - 3 training sessions - Neural Charge, Compound and Isolation (unless I can improvise a sled and use it in deep Polish snow)
Christmas - 3 days of eating
Day after - Pulse Fast

I'm not counting on my "holiday gym" being open on Christmas Eve, but if that happens I'll shift the plan a bit.

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Weevo
Level 10

Join date: Sep 2008
Posts: 755

I just did a pulse fast yesterday. Got on the scale to check the difference: I took off 7.5lbs. My jaw hit the floor. Thank you, Thanksgiving water weight.

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

n8tive
Level 10

Join date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1692

Yea I am planning on pulsing weekly til the end of the year. My hubby and I are aiming to rid ourselves of 10 pounds. His will be pretty easy for him, mine will be harder since I am already fairly lean. Should be a good competition, since I hate to no win :)

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Dani Shugart
Contributor

Join date: Sep 2009
Posts: 184

Great idea! Make pulse-fasting competitive. I'm in!

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

mattrush13
Level 10

Join date: May 2009
Posts: 113

Heading home to visit the family for a couple weeks in about 2 1/2 weeks, thinking of doing the 2 week v diet idea with pulse fasts on monday and thursday. Already in better shape than any of my friends will remember me in most likely, but a little extra push can't hurt right? The low carb pizza HSM mini v-diet is intriguing as well haha.

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Chris Shugart
Director of Content

Join date: Oct 2002
Posts: 17327

mattrush13 wrote:
The low carb pizza HSM mini v-diet is intriguing as well haha.



I need to type that "diet" up I guess. It's probably the easiest, most fun, and painless eating plan I've ever written. Helps if you're a pizza fanatic of course.


(Salmon pizza with homemade mayo sauce on flax/coconut crust shown above. Weird, but awesome.)

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

mattrush13
Level 10

Join date: May 2009
Posts: 113

Did you mostly use the coconut flax crust since it's cals are a bit lower than the almond flour? I like the cauliflower one too but my success rate with it is pretty grim.

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Chris Shugart
Director of Content

Join date: Oct 2002
Posts: 17327

mattrush13 wrote:
Did you mostly use the coconut flax crust since it's cals are a bit lower than the almond flour? I like the cauliflower one too but my success rate with it is pretty grim.


I go in spurts. Recently, I'm loving the flax/coconut crust, so I've been using that a lot (but not tonight... tonight is cauliflower crust.) I haven't done the math, but both are probably lower than the almond flour crust in total calories.

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

panman99
Level 5

Join date: Jun 2009
Posts: 8

Hi Chris,

Not sure where to post this, but what do you usually do about week long vacation eating? I'm not refering to business trips/vacations, but more like honeymoon, anniversary type where most couples would end up splurging in some all inclusive resort. Do you eat whatever you want and fix it later when you get back or do you recommend incorporating the pulse fast?

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Chris Shugart
Director of Content

Join date: Oct 2002
Posts: 17327

panman99 wrote:
Hi Chris,

Not sure where to post this, but what do you usually do about week long vacation eating? I'm not refering to business trips/vacations, but more like honeymoon, anniversary type where most couples would end up splurging in some all inclusive resort. Do you eat whatever you want and fix it later when you get back or do you recommend incorporating the pulse fast?



Here's the thing: I don't WANT the unhealthy stuff. It does nothing for me anymore (thank you, V-Diet.)

I got married in Vegas earlier this year. We did shakes in the room for a few meals, plus nuts, Metabolic Drive. Then we had one big buffet per day, choosing tons of meat and veggies, or eggs and meat if breakfast. Then we had one or two "fancy" nights out at nice joints -- steak and veggies mostly.

Several morning we ran the Strip, sprinting lots of stairs, but we took off weight training that week.

Indulgences were wine and some champagne.

Works for us!







  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

fightu35
Level

Join date: Feb 2008
Posts: 450

how many scoops per pulse ??

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Chris Shugart
Director of Content

Join date: Oct 2002
Posts: 17327

fightu35 wrote:
how many scoops per pulse ??



Typically, one.

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

fightu35
Level

Join date: Feb 2008
Posts: 450

Chris Shugart wrote:
fightu35 wrote:
how many scoops per pulse ??



Typically, one.


thanks my man,Im coming off surgery,and got some weight to lose,Im a pro athlete,who needs a mix of endurance and at least keeping my strength (fighter) ,with going running/weights in the am like 4am,and boxing at night 5pm... which way do u think is the best to tos this in ?
thank you very much,great stuff you write.. have a great Christmas

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Chris Shugart
Director of Content

Join date: Oct 2002
Posts: 17327

fightu35 wrote:
Chris Shugart wrote:
fightu35 wrote:
how many scoops per pulse ??



Typically, one.


thanks my man,Im coming off surgery,and got some weight to lose,Im a pro athlete,who needs a mix of endurance and at least keeping my strength (fighter) ,with going running/weights in the am like 4am,and boxing at night 5pm... which way do u think is the best to tos this in ?
thank you very much,great stuff you write.. have a great Christmas



I prefer to Pulse Fast on an off day or cardio day only myself. If you Pulse Fast on a training day, you just add in Anaconda around the training session. More info in the charts here:

tp://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/velocity_life/mag10_pulse_fast_1?src=vdiet

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Jscott8220
Level 3

Join date: Sep 2009
Posts: 29

I've been doing the holiday pulse fasts and so far they are kicking A**.

12/27: 220lbs (Morning of fast)

12/28: 215.5lbs. (-4.5lbs.)

1/3: 216 (Morning of 2nd fast, only gained .5lbs back)

1/4: 212.5 (-3.5lbs)

Total in after 2 fasts -7.5lbs

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
1