Berardi’s articles cover this very extensively, but I’m still left wondering how to deal with nutrient timing on days when I have multiple workout sessions. I train for powerlifting – Tate/Westside type routines. I train early mornings. I seem to have a good grip on the basic nutrient timing for my base workout days.
However, I frequently add-in accessory/supplemental workouts (short/intense 20-30 minute)in the afternoons and on some of my “off” days. My questions with regard to nutrient timing after these short supplemental workouts:
- Should I still supplement with something like Surge for the during/post workout – energy/anabolic phases? [/quote]
unless you are doing a huge amount of volume during these 20-30min sessions i don’t think you need a full serving of surge. I’m not sure what the actual serving rec’ds are but I imagine they provide around 20/20 pro/cho. I think half of this(10/10 pro/cho grams) would serve you fine. I would preferably taking it 15 minutes BEFORE the training session though, just to halt muscle loss. And if you are really hardcore going after the muscle gains, do the same (10/10) afterwards also.
- Should I nutrient feed with P-C meals for the 4-6 hours after these short workouts also – growth phase?[/quote]
Even if you are doing an anabolic phase, I don’t think extra workouts warrant meals 4-6 hours afterwards. I guess you could use them afterwards, but I really think the amount of benefit you would get from doing P+C over P+F’s would be negliligible
these answers will be kinda off because i dont know your actual stats etc.etc. but they should be good guidlines