[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
What are you using for workout nutrition?[/quote]
Personally, I’m happy with Surge Workout Fuel Before and Anaconda during. But any quality carbs and protein should work. I’m in the minority, but I still recommend good old Surge Recovery to some folks, even though it’s “outdated” by some standards.
This sounds like a bigger issue than just workout nutrition, yeah. Usually you can “fix” this a good bit by building muscle and dropping fat. I saw you had an Indigo log a while back and you seem to be in pretty solid shape. But you’ve always had this issue?
Carb-free PWO nutrition is advocated by some coaches, so you’re obviously not out of luck. But I’d rather keep tweaking the when/how much, to find what works best for you, instead of dropping them entirely.
FWIW, I had a bunch of steamed edamame with dinner last night. I am not, was not, and would not be worried about elevated E levels from whole foods. Processed soy products (protein powders, breakfast cereals “fortified” with soy protein, etc.) are what need to be avoided.[/quote]
I used some surge recovery and that worked OK. It def helped during the vdiet. I occasionally still use it when I need a quick post workout fuel. I like the anaconda and MAG-10 but price points are tough to swallow sometimes.
Really started noticing it after I went on the vdiet and started the I3G. I really cleaned up my diet because whats the point of doing a vdiet if you don’t keep eating clean but as soon as I added the finibars or surge WO fuel my body fat went up. Programs and results were great but hard to tell if it was I3G or the programs that made the bigger difference in my strength. Physique was good too but adding the carbs seemed to soften me up. I played around with when and what but couldn’t pin point the issue besides the added carbs. I know they keep telling you to add more carbs in I3G forums but I felt like I had added enough.
I played O-LINE and got up to 300lbs after coming to university as a 225 lb d-end by eating anything and everything but still stayed fairly “fat gut free” so sometimes I think I caused myself to completely reset my blood sugar levels after 4 years of gaining weight and another few years of trying to stay heavy. Not sure if that is possible.
To be completely honest I currently have 3 children under 3 so my workout routine and nutrition isn’t as disciplined as it was before the last two came along. That’s why I focus a lot on the recovery aspects. I’m also 40 so setting new PB’s isn’t as high up on the agenda as it used to be but staying lean is as I know the stats for over-weight/high bf% are linked to so many health issues.
Post workout now is basically yams/sweet potatos or rice, veggies and a protein shake. I know I need to have carbs but I think whole foods are better due to slower digestion probably.
I don’t disagree with your view on soy but I’m a total anti-soy guy (except for some sauce on my sushi) just based on how much people think it’s so good for them.
Thanks for taking the time to answer this Chris. You have some great points and questions. I like your articles on T-Nation too.