Should you still use Surge during “back off” training workouts when your main goal is fat loss?
Here’s my situation and what I’m trying to do :
I am using Chad’s QD program w/MAG-10 for 2 weeks eating 6 meals/day. First 2 meals P+c, 3rd meal p+f, 4th Surge PWO, meals 5&6 p+f for a total of around 3500 cals and about 350-400 gr protein on workout days. Days off 1st 3 meals p+c, last 3 meals p+f. My main goal here is obviously lbm gains.
Then the next 2 weeks I go off MAG-10 and I cut my training back to 3 days/week for 3 sets of 3/5/or 6 reps depending on the bodypart. My main goal during this 2 week phase is to lose as much fat as possible. During this 2 week phase I have 5 meals a day, about 2000-2500cals a day w/ 200gr protein. I increase my fats and cut down on prot/carbs. Workout days I have 2 p+c meals and 3 p+f meals. Just cardio days 1 p+c and 4 P+f. My one day completely off all p+f.
Here’s my method to my madness:
I’m kinda doing the ABCDE diet guidelines (2 weeks on high cal /2 on mod-low cals) to coincide with the 2on/2off of MAG-10, using Chad’s QD, while implementing Jack Reape’s Back off training philosophy combining that with your’s and JB’s theory on the growth surge projects. All the while using JB’s style of eating p+c/p+f.
Anyway its working great I have gained 14 lbs in 6 weeks and I’m harder and leaner now than I was at 182. I’m now 196.
My question is: Do you think it’s worth taking Surge pwo on back off training days for 2 weeks when your volume and intensity are too low to actually benifit from the Surge? Can it be counter productive (fat gain)? Especially since I gain fat very easily while consuming carbs.