OKay, that titile for the thread might be a bit misleading. What I mean is that, not immediately post-w/o, but rather in the hours following a workout.
I, like many follow the massive eating protocol, but I also can’t ignore the lower-carb diets that Poliquin and Alessi follow and prescribe for their atheles. I realize that ‘massive eating’ is a very much a mass-gaining diet and the coaches are training atheletes who have concerns other that just size, but Poliquin and Alessi are still pretty huge and Poliquin trains a lot of Hockey players, which for the most part fairly big dudes, so depite ‘lower’ carbs they retain a fair bit of mass.
So, the questions I pose to the forum are this,
1)since we know that lowered carbs switch the body to lipolysis and spare muscle tissue, would the elevated insulin levels from massive eating 6 hours post workout end up creating a ‘fat-sparing’ environment and decrease the ‘muscle-sparing’ environment of lower carbs?
2)Also, would it pose health risks over the long term (the higher insulin levels, that is)or would the increased glucose and insulin sensitivity of muscle from weight training balance things out?