I am currently doing keto with good results in terms of losing fat whilst preserving mass, however I am thinking of going after some mass now and keto doesn’t seem very viable in this case.
So I decided to give CT’s new 6 day push/pull split a go and since mass is my priority, I’m wondering what would the ideal diet be on this program (Note: so far, out of everything I have tried, keto has worked the best in terms of losing fat while keeping mass intact) I tend to gain fat quite easy on a traditional carb diet - also, apart from doing the workout I am more or less sedentary (desk job). This brings me to the question:
Which diet plan would work best with a 6-day training plan? Considering that it only uses 4 exercises per day, with 3 sets per exercise, I don’t really need that much carbs or daily carb re-feed to keep my energy high.
This leaves me thinking about a CKD, where I would refuel with carbs on the 7th rest day and then start again with keto for the rest of the week - however, would this be enough to maximize the anabolic effects of carbs whilst keeping fat in check? I’m thinking of focusing on whey+leucine during training days to aid the MPS, however not sure if the lack of carbs during the week will not impair the growth.
If I decide to do CKD and re-fuel every 4 days or so, it would provide me with more carbs, however I have difficult time re-entering ketosis - usually takes 3-4 days, which means I will not be in ketosis almost at all.
If I go for TKD and eat carbs around my workouts only, it will pretty much keep me out of ketosis as the workout plan is 6 days a week. In this case the peri-workout environment will most likely take care of the carbs and use them for growth purposes, however I will not be in ketosis even if I keep the rest of the diet keto-based - in this case I’m neither ingesting a lot of carbs nor being in ketosis, which makes me wonder if there is any point in that limbo situation?
Last option - go full carb and gorge in the anabolic environment, however considering that those workouts will not be that demanding on a daily basis and that I tend to gain fat easily, I fear going back to traditional carb diet.
186 cm - 85 kg - 15% fat
Any ideas or experiences will be appreciated!