I’ll be starting the Summer Project and the T-Dawg tommorrow as well.
Rather than doing the “transition week” as they mentioned, I’m still going to monitor carbs closely, but they are going to be a little higher than the recommended figures for the first week (~130/100, rather than the recommended 100/70).
I do have a couple of questions, though.
The article mentions a 500 calorie drop in the second week of the diet. Is this the only drop? I’m also assuming that the calorie drop is almost exclusively fat calories, since they never mention any drop in protein (below the recommended 1.5g/lb), or dropping below the 100/70g of carbs.
Also, in following the Summer Project, are the weight training days and the HIIT days all days where 100g carbs would be allowed?
For the calorie drop, all other factors staying equal I think you are right. This may mean you just switch to leaner cuts of meat, because its hard to get in as much fat as they propose on the first week.
As far as CHO on his days, you would take in a PWO drink. Me personally, I dont take in a PWO after cardio, but thats just me. I know most people probably do, and its probably a good idea to.