[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
I was wondering how everyone is feeling about the Anaconda Protocol?
How are you feeling and what are some of the differences you are feeling in your training?[/quote]
The general shift from emphasizing post workout nutrition to pre and during-workout nutrition is responsible for some of the most significant changes in progress I’ve seen, with my own training and with others, in the last 5 years or so.
DOMS is down and recovery is quicker (both between sets and between training sessions). Both of those lead to better workouts, higher intensity, and higher volume.
The specific Anaconda Protocol (combining Surge Workout Fuel, Anaconda, MAG-10, and Finibars) was huge because of the quality of carbs, protein, and other nutrients. However, with the recent changes to MAG-10 and Anaconda formulas, I’m not sure what the exact recommended “protocol” would now include.
I haven’t trained with IBB methods myself, but most people who did enjoyed the results.
I think Thibaudeau might have commented on the program in one of the Livespills recently, since he now uses some different methods. It’s certainly not to say that one way is “wrong” and another is “right” or “better”, but there are some differences and some similarities.
- Chris “Colucci” Colucci.
CFT, Low Man on T-Nation Author Totem Pole[/quote]
Chris, the current recommendation is to take 1-Serving(2scoops) New Anaconda formula, and nothing else, unless you want to add extra carbs, in which case you can add Finibars to go along with that.
Tim Patterson, is adamant about nothing being added to the new formulas, including, SWF, creatine on the other hand could be added if desired.