No, the study was about carb vs. fat overfeed. There was no protein group in there.
I was referring to this:
Well, obviously their protein intake was too low for them. But I’ve seen it a couple of times with people that I train who are (at least supposed to) eat good amounts of protein
That could be the case with some of them, yes.
One possibility is also that if someone had a tendency to eat pizza and candy and whatnot the extra food and protein’s satiation effect made them stop, resulting in a better diet overall.
I’ve read a lot of them lately, and he addressed this simply by saying that natural guys report progressing well with his stuff.
Honestly, that doesn’t say anything.
But if we look at what he generally recommends:
- Big basics
- High intensity
- Rather high volume (but never going over an hour of training)
- Training a muscle group once every five days (generally)
- Attention to form and structural balance
It really comes down to what an individual can handle, as with all things. Surely a lot of people can’t handle high intensity work with semi-high volume and frequency, but those who can, can.
In my opinion there are not a whole lot of ways that a natural trainee couldn’t use successfully as long as the program isn’t dumb as hell.
I don’t know who the other type 1 you’re referring to is, if you’re talking about Poliquin, yes, he’s a 1A.
But as said, that recommendation was for type 1s, so it doesn’t apply to all people
Don’t have a counter argument for that, but, as I can’t just let you have it:
Eating a high fat breakfast increases metabolic flexibility, as does exercise and not having both fat and carbs in the same meal. So if you’re being smart with your diet you can at least counteract some of that effect. Not saying that your metabolic flexibility wouldn’t be better when doing those things in addition to a lower protein intake though.
This is the number one rule when it comes to “am I too fat”