With summer just around the corner, it’s getting a little late to be starting an ‘off-season’… Nevertheless, I’m going to be trying the ‘Growth Surge’ routine(s) combined with ‘Massive Eating’ in an attempt to add some muscle (and hopefully not too much fat). The one big x-factor in the ‘Massive Eating’/‘Growth Surge’ equation, though, is fiber.
Most likely, JB is one step ahead of me, and there’s already a built-in factor to account for fiber (~x% * carbs = fiber, etc.). However, since I eat ultra-clean, I’d really like to know what that assumed percentage is. Virtually all of my non-training (non-Surge) carbs come from brown, long-grain rice and sprouted-grain flourless bread (don’t ask how you make ‘flourless’ bread, because I have no idea; the brand is “Ezekiel” bread). Of course, I also get some carbs from lettuce, spinach, etc. (but those caloric quantities are obviously rather negligable).
Basically, I’m guessing that I eat a lot more fiber than the equation(s) are estimating that the typical trainee would be eating. Therefore, I’m going to be so bold as to assume that, in my case, I’d need to use a larger number for my caloric intake than even the ‘Massive Eating’ equation recommends.
Any feedback from JB or anyone else would be greatly appreciated (I’m planning to start on Saturday)!