I read yours and Shugart's "Shredded in 6 Days - Your Guide to Level 4 Leanness." It's a great article and I'll be following it for the most part in preparation for a contest I'm doing. My question is about the amount of carbs recommended.
Regarding carbs, the guide simply says "eat five or six meals, each containing 50-75g of carbs." It also says if looking flat on the day of the shoot to have a simple sugar meal. Based on these guidelines it seems pretty simple, but I just want to know this one detail:
Simply put have you thought about a formula for the approx. # of grams of carbs a person will need based on their lean mass/weight/or muscle weight?
I know there are variables like insulin sensitivity and carbs of different types will affect the body differently, etc, so there cannot be a perfect formula, but lets say I weigh 180 lbs @ 7-8%, that would be ~166 lbs of lean mass - from this figure I'm not sure how to approximately determine the amount of muscle mass, but lets say for simplicity it's 60% or ~100 lbs (that may be way off).
But anyway, do you have a guideline on how much carbs those 100 lbs can "soak up" in 24 hrs (2 grams per lb? 2.5? 3? 3.25?), or am I thinking about this the wrong way? Obviously I have to go with how my body responds visually and base my actions off of this, I just was wondering if this is something that can be approximated. Thanks for your time.