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DrStupid
01-25-2011, 05:40 AM
Sometimes I go to the /fit/ section of another website, mostly to troll for the lulz - the guys over there are always crapping on about squats and oats, which is fair enough - but also recommend a gallon of milk a day. A gallon is 3.8 litres.

I'm starting back lifting after three years, and I need to do some basic conditioning work before I start trying to achieve my prior lifts and physique - is the whole GOMAD thing really going to be beneficial for strength and muscle gain?

I drink full cream milk now; just started on it - I'm drinking a litre a day; when I was lifting I used to drink 1% milk.

bennettj
01-25-2011, 05:42 AM
Sometimes I go to the /fit/ section of another website, mostly to troll for the lulz - the guys over there are always crapping on about squats and oats, which is fair enough - but also recommend a gallon of milk a day. A gallon is 3.8 litres.

I'm starting back lifting after three years, and I need to do some basic conditioning work before I start trying to achieve my prior lifts and physique - is the whole GOMAD thing really going to be beneficial for strength and muscle gain?

I drink full cream milk now; just started on it - I'm drinking a litre a day; when I was lifting I used to drink 1% milk.

Assuming that this isn't trolling in and of itself, the answer is yes and no.

No, in the sense that drinking a gallon of milk a day has never been proven to increase strength/muscle gains.

Yes, in the sense that drinking a gallon of milk a day might make it easier for you to reach your macros for the day (though my guess is that it will push you far over your protein and caloric needs).

In conclusion: some milk is great, a gallon a day is absurdly unnecessary.

DrStupid
01-25-2011, 05:51 AM
Assuming that this isn't trolling in and of itself, the answer is yes and no.

No, in the sense that drinking a gallon of milk a day has never been proven to increase strength/muscle gains.

Yes, in the sense that drinking a gallon of milk a day might make it easier for you to reach your macros for the day (though my guess is that it will push you far over your protein and caloric needs).

In conclusion: some milk is great, a gallon a day is absurdly unnecessary.

Definitely not trolling, I was curious as to the efficacy of the idea. A litre of 1% milk is worth around 40g protein; a litre of whole milk is around 32g - so I'd be looking at minimum from whole milk 120g protein, in addition to 185g carb and 135g fat - 2435 calories all up.

Holy moly. That'd blow you up in no time, in addition to regular meals :eek:

Alyion
01-25-2011, 06:51 AM
Its mainly designed for the stupidly underweight, or young skinny kids with lightning metabolisms

lightsarefallin
01-25-2011, 06:52 AM
Ever seen the show Jackass?

PBateman2
01-25-2011, 06:55 AM
GOMAD...LOL.

Eat a diet from a variety of wholesome nutritious foods. You should have no problem meeting your calorie/macro targets doing it this way.

ven33
01-25-2011, 06:58 AM
People recommend GOMAD simply because of kids who state that they "cant gain weight". The first thing we typically tell them to do is "eat more". They usually respond with OMG I CANT THATS SO EXPENSIVE.

This is where GOMAD comes in. Look at the nutritional facts...

In 2% milk you get about 120 cals/5g fat/ 11 g carbs / 9 g protein

That is for 1 cup. Multiply each of those values by 16 due to 16 cups in 1 gallon.

1920/80/176/144

When a skinny kid is eating at a deficit and cant gain weight giving him something that is cheap and very easy to do....and will get him in a 1000-1500 caloric surplus is a very decent recommendation. Imo eating is better, but GOMAD is just easy to recommend for "poor" (lazy) kids.

DMI_Blaze
01-25-2011, 06:58 AM
I avg. 2 quarts a day. Or more. I drink milk over protein shakes. Not huge gains in weight, but my metabolism is crazy.

ToeSpeed
01-25-2011, 07:23 AM
Rob Riches theory on milk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec90yj-IOM8

WonderPug
01-25-2011, 07:30 AM
Rob Riches theory on milk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec90yj-IOM8

Talk about the definition of an idiot.

The guy is standing in a supermarket trying to use the logic that no other species drinks milk after childhood. What other species shops in a supermarket?

ven33
01-25-2011, 07:47 AM
Rob Riches theory on milk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec90yj-IOM8

That guy might have the least valid argument ever.

ToeSpeed
01-25-2011, 07:53 AM
That guy might have the least valid argument ever.

Thats fair enough. I would defiantly not consider him a "idiot" by any means. Still was interesting to hear someones theory on it.
Because really...the world is full of theories. Makes for good arguements amongst one another.

A gallon of milk to me, seems a little excessive, and costly. But to each their own.

WonderPug
01-25-2011, 07:56 AM
I would defiantly not consider him a "idiot" by any means

Saying really idiotic things makes him an idiot in my book.


Still was interesting to hear someones theory on it.

His "theories" are illogical, so, but for the humor, what's the value?

MakeABanana
01-25-2011, 07:58 AM
LOL you would trust something that came from /fit/? Too many /b/tards there and much broscience.

If it fits into your calories, you can go for it, but you'll see that a gallon of milk won't give you much room to eat anything else.

ironhaldane
01-25-2011, 08:01 AM
Sometimes I go to the /fit/ section of another website, mostly to troll for the lulz - the guys over there are always crapping on about squats and oats, which is fair enough - but also recommend a gallon of milk a day. A gallon is 3.8 litres.

I'm starting back lifting after three years, and I need to do some basic conditioning work before I start trying to achieve my prior lifts and physique - is the whole GOMAD thing really going to be beneficial for strength and muscle gain?

I drink full cream milk now; just started on it - I'm drinking a litre a day; when I was lifting I used to drink 1% milk.

skim milk has more bio-available protein than whole. the less fat the more easily your can use the protein efficiently. of course, id stick to RBGH free milk what ever you do, no sense in adding unnecessary hormones designed to increase the production of milk glands... the FDA says it doesnt matter, but why trust them with my hormone levels?

rich503
01-25-2011, 08:02 AM
Talk about the definition of an idiot.

The guy is standing in a supermarket trying to use the logic that no other species drinks milk after childhood. What other species shops in a supermarket?

I hate how people use logic like this. The problem is that it seems so "right" to many people who hear it.

Other species do not drink milk...this is in part due to the fact that most other species cannot milk a ****ing cow.

WonderPug
01-25-2011, 08:04 AM
skim milk has more bio-available protein than whole.[/b]

Wrong


the less fat the more easily your can use the protein efficiently.

Wrong.

ToeSpeed
01-25-2011, 08:09 AM
His "theories" are illogical, so, but for the humor, what's the value?


Value? Well his resume in the fitness industry should say something about his knowledge to some degree... Is he right about everything. NO. But really neither are you and me. But judging from the replies to almost every post anyone makes in the nutrition section, you seem to have the RIGHT answer for everything.

But would you really sit there and argue with somebody that has accomplished so much in what they do. Everyone has there thoughts on what works and what doesn't.

But I'll keep my thoughts to mysel from now on.

js317
01-25-2011, 08:40 AM
Too much milk = excess phosphorus in your kidneys = higher stress on your kidneys = higher risk for kidney stones.

You shouldn't be drinking more than 3 glasses of milk or else if you add up the calcium in the 3 glasses and the calcium you get from other foods you'll end up excess amount of calcium.............. and kidney stones hurt

reg926
01-25-2011, 08:46 AM
Gallon of milk a day is absolutely disturbing. That will take a toll on your stomach.

WonderPug
01-25-2011, 08:51 AM
Too much milk = excess phosphorus in your kidneys = higher stress on your kidneys = higher risk for kidney stones.

You realize that a gallon of milk has a median concentration of 4.6 grams of phosphorus, don't you?

And I don't have the energy to touch the calcium nonsense.