Growth Hormone (GH), which is drastically increased via exercise, is suppressed by carbohydrate ingestion.
CT recommends carbs preworkout which potentially block GH release, but clearly CT’s recommendations improve performance and MPS so what gives?
I know carbs are important for fuel, and that hypoglycemia is detrimental to performance, but carbs can be consumed 3+ hours prior to a workout to avoid the GH blunt, or so it would seem.
No carbs within the 3-5 hour preworkout period boosts GH, and exercise would further boost GH. GH appears (from my research) to promote accute insulin resistance while the increased level of GH is circulating (at rest), but exercise stimulates non-insulin dependent muscle glucose uptake post exercise. Therefore post workout or 30 minutes into the workout (the point at which GH is substantially increased) would be a good time to take a product like Surge.
So based on my research, or confusion/delusion, it would appear that if a trainer wants to maximize the benefits of GH, the best approach would not be in line with the new protocol, or any protocol involving preworkout carbs taken less than 3-5 hours prior to a session, but then carbs (amount of carbs unknown) can be taken 30 minutes or so (not sooner) into a workout when GH is elevated.
Am I wrong about something here? I’m not really prepared to try any protocol like this, but I’m just presenting it for feedback. Perhaps I misunderstood the research I read that showed that the gradual reduction in GH caused by carbohydrates. Perhaps this reduction can be overcome with the effects of exercise, but I’m unsure.