Wow Triceptaurus, thats was incredibly useful! You really sound like someone who is pretty into this diet.
What is the storry about pwo shake? Do you think we actually need it? And if yes, is it just weigh, or whet plus some fats? I take 40g whey and 20 g glutamine, with 5 g creatine.
If i add up calorries from vegies thats another 300-400cals, damn it!
Coz im probably around 9-10%bf, do you think i should bulk up? I have been training for 3 years, but only in the last year i saw some results. Mauro actually advises not to go over 10% bf when bulking, thats why i was thinking to cut down to 6% and do a bulk.
Im convinced that im a hardgai er, coz with this much effort and with diet and training spot on, i still cant build muscle. A couple of mnths ago i was doing a bulk for a mnth, i ate a lot and i put 3 kg on in a mnth, however all 3 kg were fat:(. Do you think the same will happen on anabolic diet? Its just hard for me to build muscle.
Maybe you dont have experience with this but i will bring it up since i see you are pretty experienced. I was on trt protocol until a couple a days off. Now that i stopped trt im affraid i will lose some muscle and strength. However i hope that with anabolic diet this wont happen, and that i caj put some muscle on and lose fat. Any experience with this?
First off, just to let you know that there is no one simple answer that fits everyone. To some extent you have to sort stuff out on your own to see what works for you.
PWO shakes are not vital. They are useful if you are not going to have a meal for a couple of hours. But, contrary to the bros who think that you gonna shrivel up and die if you don’t “slam down 50g of whey” within 5 seconds of dropping your last weight on the floor, which someone else has to pick up.
The human body is not that fragile. As long as you have eaten well the day prior then again prior to workout, you ain’t gonna deplete every gram of glycogen in your body. In fact your body needs to wind down from a heavy workout before it can assimilate protein properly.
If you are going to eat within an hour of working out, you don’t need whey. That does not mean you shouldn’t, it just means you don’t have to fret about it, despite the extreme guidelines of protein producers. There is no “window” of optimum protein intake. Just get it done within an hour or so of your workout, if only to make sure you get more nutrients in later in the day/night.
Don’t forget. Muscle is made of amino acids (protein) and fat (used to make the cell membranes and lots of other goodies). Carbs are not part of the muscle structure.
Should you bulk? Up to you. Depends on what you want. Just pick an goal and nail it. If you are following the metabolic diet all you have to do to grow more/faster is to add more food, primarily protein and fat. 6% is a very low fat level. A true 6% that is. If you are young then you should be looking at growing, not getting smaller. Take advantage of the hormone surge.
But you mention TRT so maybe you are older. If you need TRT, stick to it. You will progress better if your body has a lack in the hormone department and you are fixing that with TRT. Low test will make for very hard gains, if any. It will also make fat harder to shift.
If you put on 3kg using the metabolic diet but it was “all fat” (very hard to tell without a body scan) then maybe your hormones were not at thier best. A hard gainer, IF your hormones are balanced, is having issues purely because they are not doing the big 3, eat big, train hard and heavy, sleep deep and long. Drop the ball on any one and you are going to have limited results.
Bit hard to give more specific advice without being your doctor with full blood test results in front of me. Bottom line, simple works every time. Don’t fret on the little stuff (veges, bicep curls and supplements), just lift heavy compounds, eat enough to put on 500g per week and sleep for 8-9 hours. If your hormones are on track, you will succeed.[/quote]
I think i was confusing with my explanations Triceptorius. I’ll try to correct myself.
Im 32 yrs old and i ve been on trt for 9 mnths (first test e and then test troches). The therapy aborted by my dr since it made me infertile. This is 3rd day for me off trt and i feel just as usual (until 3 days ago i was taking test troches). My strength has actually gone up. I was thinking anabolic diet can actually help me feel and perform even better than on trt.
The 3 kg i gained wasnt on anabolic diet. It was moderate carbs/high protein high fat diet. Thats why im hoping that i can actually put muscle and not so much fat once i start bulking on anabolic diet.