Targetting Chris, but really anyone’s input is welcome.
Brief patient history: 28yrs, 6’2" 185 @ ~10-12%. Been lifting since college, but came back from time off about 6-7 months ago. Looking to swap to the Indigo Strength training protocol next week, so 5 days training per week. Will not be taking I3G, as it’s not in my budget at this time.
As a former “soft” kid in HS, I’ve tried to remain lean and been successful so far. I’m not trying to get contest shredded, and I don’t really want to have to weigh out stuff to count calories, I just keep an eye on basic ratios of P/C/F and try to time my carbs around training. Still, I’d have to say I’m a bit “scared” of carbs, and my split is probably a 50P/30C/20F breakdown. But, I know that insufficient carbs will only slow or stop my progress, so I’m not sure that I’m getting enough. Diet is ~3000 kcal per day.
I can provide a “What, exactly, I ate” list if you need it, but my question is a bit more general:
For focusing on strength gains and adding LBM (while keeping lean), does the above plan of 50/30/20 sound OK? Or should I move to a 40/40/20? How important is timing of each?
Again, not looking to be contest shredded, I’d be happy with keeping 10% and adding a few more lbs of mass. Thanks for any tips.