My results with protein pulsing AND Thib’s para-wo-nutrition protocol were very good.
After six weeks my weight is up 11 pounds. My bodyfat droped significantly.
What’s funny is that my calorie intake is lower now than before this phase.
I did the following:
I work out 4 times a week on a 3-way split and use the full protocol 4 times a week. The workout days (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat) I eat 4’100 calories, including the para-workout nutrition.
On Thursday, which is a non-workout day, I go low carbs and only eat 2’300 calories, which is very low for my weight (221 at 6’4).
Monday is my low-calorie, low-protein day. I only have one pulse upon waking up, but total protein is only 70 grams or so. 1’200 calories!
Sunday is my “free day”. I have a big breakfast on sundays, 4 pulses and a big supper.
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat I have one pulse upun waking up, one mid-morning, one late afternoon.
I use 10g of Leucine followd by 30g of whey hydrolisate 15 minutes later.
I believe the reason why I gained so much weigh on so little calories is that the low-protein low-calorie day (Mon) as well as the low-carb day (Thu) really prime my body for a biggest-possible anabolic response. I believe Thu amd Wed are highly anabolic days. Cycling everything (carbs, protein, calories) did magic for me!
I also believe - though I cannot prove it - that going low carbs before my workouts (I work aut at 12:30pm) induces a very high anabolic response to the para-wo-protocol.
By the way, I’ve been working out for almost 2 decades and competed in both strengh contests as well as bodybuilding shows. I can’t believe I’m making my best gains ever after 19 years of lifting weights…
Tell my if you want more details.
And I appologize for the many language mistakes… difficult language, English is… ;-)[/quote]
What makes up the bulk of what you eat on your low calorie/low protein day? Fruit and veg? I will be following a very similar plan from Monday, cycling mainly carbs with a low protein day. Going to try keep calories around 3500 per day though.
With regard to the pulsing/parawork out. I’ve had good results. Picked up 6kgs and my bodyfat went from 18% to about 12%. I’ve been using 2g Leucine with either 25g or 50g of WH to pulse. Been doing 3 or 4 pulse’s on workout days and 5 or 6 on off days so far. I start trying to add size from monday though so should be upping everything. (5g Leucine and 50g WH at the least)
I’ll keep posting here so you can see how it goes…