phenomonal stuff indeed CT. this is some real insight, and can provide 50%-300% improvement in gains.
no exaggeration here (ok #'s a little stretched) but it is truly night and day.
i can't say for drugged lifters as I've never taken drugs, but for myself (and several friends i semi "train") the diet makes all the difference.
the stuff CT said, each line contains nuggets of wisdom that I've corroborated over the years (used to be obessive about this and now it is autoregulated).
- The best I've ever looked is after binging on white fish, some greens (brocoli or spinnach satueed with coconut oil), and massive amounts of mangos/pineapple/watermelon.
-However if i do the above for too long, I feel flat and can't put on "size" as easily (though that may just be more fluff/water/inflammation from processed foods, grains etc.)
-White rice and sweet potatoes are pretty amazing in terms of filling out muscles without ever seeming to make me fat, regardless of how much I eat.
-Too high fat diets make me fat, I don't buy the ketogenic thing (but I've been pretty lean for years so maybe it's different for thos who are trying to do massive fat loss)
-Fasted training + bcaa's gives me a very shredded/stringy look, BUT I have to do high intensity and relatively controlled volume training. Meaning when I get carried away with doing too many reps I end up looking smaller the next day. This does not seem to be the case when I have a shitload of calories/plazma.
-EC is really pretty incredible with IF. I haven't done it for 1 year now, but when I did EC i awlays felt invincible and walking around in fasted state during the day I would just get absolute shredded (veins on lower abs and stuff). Felt great, but probably not sustainable (my nerves felt weird, and had sleep issues)
-Not sure about avoiding dairy, as greek yogurt/casein fluff with berries before bed was a staple for gains/shredding
-NUts can be easily overdone. These things are dangerous, especiallywhen salted. I can go through half a jug (costco size) in one sitting and then i feel bloated afterwards, and definitely fatter.
-The meat replaced with fish thing is interesting. I wonder how CT stumbled on this.
Red meat (lean steak) always gave me that size/filled look. White fish gave me that aesthetic, peeled look .
Lol, i'm not anywhere near competition leanness but can still tell difference, apologies for the ramble but thread got me excited