As Shugs mentionned in the article’s thread it works, but it’s not for everybody. I personally cannot use that strategy. As a former fat body and someone who is an easy fat gainer, I simply balloon up too much to make it work.
I still drink 2-3 shakes per day while bulking, but these are regular Low-Carb Grow! shakes (2 scoops each) or Surge (single or double serving depending on the training session).
However I found that those who have a hard time gaining weight progress really fast with the strategy given by DB in his article. I have used a similar one with some of my hardgaining clients this year. It’s a throwback to the 1960s and specifically to the work of former Strength & Health writer John McCallum. JM often mentionned the Get Big Drink in his work; a strategy used by both his son-in-law/ginea pig Marvin and his uncle/old hunk-of-a-man Henri to build heaps of muscle.
The Get Big Drink was basically a huge melange of protein powder, powdered milk, milk, eggs, ice cream, peanut butter, etc. All of this was mixed into a 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon drink and it was drank throughout the day.
The original formula was indeed very dense in calories, protein, carbs and fat. However it was still very crude, mostly because:
a) in the 60s they lacked the high quality protein powder we have available today
b) in the 60s, in bodybuilding circles, a softer big body was more popular than a smaller ultra-ripped one
The formula I used with my clients was as follow:
Low-Carb Grow! 4 scoops (80g protein, 12g carbs, around 6-8g of fat)
Classic Grow! 3 scoops (40g protein, 25g carbs, 5g fat)
Low-fat chocolate milk 1%, 1 quart (32g protein, 104g carbs, 10g fat)
Peanut butter, 3 TBSP (12g protein, 9g carbs, 24g fat)
Add cold water if the mix is too thick.
You spread it over the whole day… one glass here, one more there, etc.
It’s on top of your regular meals, it doesn’t replace them.
CT what do you think of the new article Big Bulking tips, especially the part about consuming lots of liquid calories and fats to gain mass. I actually found this out for myself here recently. I weigh 161 right now, just recently up from 155. I’ve been getting about 2200-2300 calores from liquids, mostly shakes mixed up. So out of my total 4500 cals that i need to gain weight i get more than half from liquid calories.
And i probably also get 150-200 grams of fat to be able to get large amounts of calories. I know this can make me gain weight, but how healty is it?[/quote]