[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
An amusing thing to do, but gaining and losing ‘weight’ isn’t really a big deal. Heck, Berardi’s talked about how he’d have GSP drop and put back 20 lbs the 24 hours before a fight. This is mostly water, glycogen etc. No one is gaining or losing 20 lbs of muscle in that time though.
I like Nate as a writer, and of course Berardi is a very bright guy, but to me, this looks like a gimmick to get attention for PN’s diet and nutritional services (hence the free book download).
No doubt it’s being used to promote themselves, but nowhere have they boasted Nate was going to try and gain 20#s of LBM, then losse it, then gain it. Nor in the book do they recommend people try it.
In fact, they write strongly on how this isn’t meant for people with a normal life, and IMO is not like supplement companies that boast their products aren’t for the avg person.
They also talk about in the book about GSP and weighing in for fights.
It’s an interesting read and how tough it was for him. Nothing more nothing less.
As for the comment above about Nate being heavier, how much time has passed since he was bigger and has since got down to his start weight for the experiment. That does matter a lot.
Either way, I think people are nitpicking.