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Surge Recovery While Cutting


#1

I've been taking Surge Recovery as a PWO shake for a week now and I am wondering If it is alright to use this while I am cutting because it's packed with carbohydrates and sugar. The way I understand it, the carbohydrate supplement and the sugar are supposed to induce an insulin spike and not only speed up protein synthesis but refuel your glycogen stores.

I am still skeptical about dumping tons of sugar and carbs into my body on a cutting routine especially because I usually work out late, drink Surge Recovery and go to sleep no more than 2 hours later. My diet and macro ratios are pretty on spot so I was just wondering If someone could clear this up for me


#2

There is a thread with this EXACT title on the first page. It has EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SURGE in it. Definitely the answer to THIS question.


#3

Yes, it is o.k. to use Surge recovery PWO even while cutting, but only after weight training sessions. Look at the Velocity 3.0 as an example.


#4

Remember, the Velocity Diet helps most people to lose anywhere from 10 to 20 pounds of fat in 4 weeks with no muscle loss. And Surge Recovery is mandatory after every weight training session.

So, no worries. Just remember: 1) the rest of your plan has to be spot on, and 2) you have to earn your Surge Recovery by training hard.


#5

I'll even double dose it when cutting, one serving during and one serving post. As long as you bust your ass the calories will be put to good use.


#6

I just want to stress that carbs DO NOT actually equal fat... their calories might, but if you are weightlifting you shouldn't worry about it.

Only time I wouldn't have carbs PWO is if I am purposely doing a keto diet or a lower carb diet where I only have a few carbs daily (I'd rather eat my breakfast oatmeal).

If they/Surge (carbs) fits into your daily macro break down, go ahead.


#7

Awesome. Thanks for everything.