Does anyone buy into this? For those unfamiliar here is a link: http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_nutrition/gflux_building_the_ultimate_body
The concept being that the higher the energy balance, the better your results will be (i.e. a total expenditure & consumption of 3000 calories will exhibit superior results than a total expenditure & consumption of 2000 calories).
It seems if the energy balance is neutral (burning off the same amount as consuming) it shouldn't really matter, but if you think about it, the guy with the higher energy balance is training harder and longer and should be more conditioned than their less active counterpart who consumes less calories.
I find nowadays, most people rely on their diets/caloric intake as their primary mechanism of fat loss. I remember reading about the old school bodybuilders (Arnold's Era) and how they did not change their diets for contest prep, they just trained harder and longer.
Perhaps there is no such thing as overtraining. As long as one is consuming sufficient calories, they can train as hard or as long as they want. I think nowadays most people just eat less food, and rely on drugs to get to the condition to step on stage.
Curious to get opinions on this concept, and if anyone incorporates this as a way to get conditioned.