My diet more or less has been IF, with brain candy during day, then coffee and plazma (now just mag 10 as I ran out). Then surge workout fuel after workout. Then my main meals (typically 2 + before bed time snack) where I load up on meat, veggies, some starch and fruit. And cottage cheese/casein and 1% lactaid milk before bed. [/quote]
So basically you are now doing your workout with no carbs in you and likely dehydrated from burning carbs during the day (thus losing the intramuscular water stored with the carbs) and taking caffeine (which is a diuretic) during the day and wondering why you aren’t getting good pumps? Not to mention that you have a super fast metabolism that will NOT work well with IF AND you are speeding it up even more with stims… seriously… good job!
Oh yeah and when you finally eat it sounds like a lot of things that are hard to digest and because of that you might not even absorb it all properly.
Everything sounds exactly like someone who is not willing to add even an ounce of fat to build 10lbs of muscle. You are trying to kill 2 birds with one stones and screwing up badly!
The biggest clue is that you are taking Surge Workout Fuel AFTER your training. What the hell is that? It’s called workout fuel for a reason. You are messing up all your day, at least get the peri-workout period right.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU MAKE EMOTIONAL DECISIONS, WHEN YOU ARE SEDUCED BY COOL CONCEPTS.
Be objective with yourself. Make an honest assessment of how your body respond and what it needs to get you where you want to be. Because right now your emotional decisions are extraordinarily wrong.