Ive been using the Natural Hormonal Enhancement plan but Im wondering if theres anyway to optimize the bulking phase rather than just eyballing caloric intake. what are the pros or cons of this dietary system and what recomendations do you have as far as informational resource and macronutrient ratios. I have lyle mcdonolds book, metabolic diet, and NHE by faigin, any input would be greatly appreciated.
Havent read NHE....So cant comment. I have heard of it, but it would be unfair for me to comment.
Lyle's good stuff. The metabolic diets just another spin..
As far as informational reading: Dr. Lowery has some good articles on the web. I really like husband and wife team Dr. eades(although they are not into the weights) DiPasquale(least favorite,due to intent for steroid users) Atkins has some solid science on blood work and such..
As far as getting more on the bulking plan, what is the question your are after?
PROGRAM :FOUR CARB LOAD MEALS PER WEEK.
EVERY 3RD AND THEN EVERY 4TH DAY...........SO IT AMOUNTS TO EVERY WEDNESDAY AND EVERY SUNDAY..........THE CARB LOAD MEALS ARE THE LAST TWO SUCCESIVE MEALS OF THE DAY. THERE ARE NO QUANTITATVE LIMITATIONS ON THE CARBS BUT THERE ARE QUALITATIVE(PREFERENTIALLY STARCHY)CONSIDERATIONS. ALL OTHER DAYS ILL CONSUME LESS THAN 30 GRAMS OF CARBS PER DAY WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SUPER HIGH FAT INTAKE. THIS IS OF COURSE THE BULKING PHASE. NHE OFFERS NO MACRONUTRIENT RATIOS TO GAUGE THE AMOUNT OF FAT NEEDED IN MASS PHASE BUT MERELY SAYS TO "EMPHASIZE FAT." MY QUESTION IS WHAT PERCENTAGE OF MY DAILY CALORIC INTAKE SHOULD CONSIST OF FAT? QUESTION 2: I GET GOOD PUMPS THE DAYS FOLLOWING A CARB LOAD BUT HAVE PROBLEMS GETTING ANY ONCE MY GLYCOGEN STORES HAVE BEEN DEPLETED. THE KETOSTIX ARE DARK PURPLE 3 DAYS AFTER A CARBLOAD. ANY ADVICE? THANX.................JR
there are no parameters for post workout nutrition other than his formula for a pre and post workout shake consisting of 2tbsbs safflower oil, up to 50grams whey, and water. I recall the rationale is that post workout carbs would spike insulin but suppress gh. what do you think? I noticed comments regarding a book you have penned. Is it available and if not what is the status on it. thanks..........jr.....................