Oh man, I'm totally ok with it
(And I'm quite sorry that doggpound is what it is)
They are the guys who do everything either as Dante has written or they have hired a DC approved coach
So they stick to the macro pairings, carb cutoffs, green tea and eating a lot. (It has to do with faith in the program too, I don't buy the carb cutoff thing either)
Now we have to remember that the DC approved coaches all have their own styles, for example I believe Ken Hill makes people eat more fat in the morning and carbs in the afternoon (smarter approach if you ask me)
In addition to that they are doing cardio on the rest days (as Dante wanted) and thus they are creating a massive G-Flux effect. (Basically means if you can eat 4000 calories instead of 2500 to gain weight, you'll look better)
That does not answer the question of how do they get leaner while getting bigger at the same time?
Here's how it goes in reality:
Let's say a guy starts DC with a BF% of 15 at 220 pounds (so he has 33 pounds of fat)
He then gains 30 pounds, 3 of which is fat and 27 of muscle and water (remember, this is just an example)
So now he is 250 pounds and has 36 pounds of fat, but his bodyfat % is 14.4% opposed to the 15% earlier.
So basically they are gaining some fat mass but the amount of lean mass (water and muscle) they gain far outweighs the amount of fat.
Even if that wasn't necessarily the case, a guy who is 275lbs with 12% body fat will look leaner than a guy who is 200lbs with 12% bf (or even 10%) because he us so much more muscular
Now for the second part, Dante has not put up diet that's meant for the regular guy, so you have to write it yourself (I'll help if you need it when the time comes)
He has put up a food log from one regular day I'd his life years ago. (About 7000 calories and 750g of protein) That is usually mistaken as the way Dante wanted everybody to eat.
I could tell you about how the DC diet goes exactly if you are not sure
But even though the DC diet is an individualistic thing, I'd say go for a fat % you are happy at before changing over to DC style of eating.
Remind me - wasn't anabolic diet the approach where you start with a two week keto and then start to slowly add in carbs again? (In addition to the refeeds)
It has been a while since I read about it
Yeah, it's old. Early 2000s if I remember correctly
In addition to increased carb sensitivity eating mainly fat and protein early in the day results in more metabolic flexibility and you'll prime your body to use mainly fat as fuel throughout the day.
During the peri-workout time of the day carbs will aid in performance and recovery, after that they are there to fill your glycogen stores up for the next day.
Consumed at night they'll help you sleep.
Yeah, I'm a nerd too.
I like to use a reversed DC approach to eating, I can tell you about that one too.
I think the reversed DC style I mentioned could suit you really well, as we can tweak it to basically fit anyone
My thoughts are that we will probably get along really greatly, I love discussing things as well.
Regarding your gameplan, I think it could work out beautifully.
If you want to hear about the tweaked DC diet (or the original) I'll be happy to tell you. (Or if you want to discuss really anything)