You mean to say that a person weighing 200lbs needs to consume 160 grams of carbs and 80 grams of Protein immediately after his workout? That seems tremendously excessive to me. [/quote]
That does seem to be a bit much. I’ve been following Waterbury’s recommendation from one of his Branding Iron articles:
Sip on half a serving Surge or properly formulated drink during your weight-training workout. Immediately after the workout, consume the other half.
Wait 45 to 60 minutes and begin an hour-long carb/protein feast.
Carbohydrates: Consume 1 gram per pound of lean body mass.
Protein: Consume half a gram per pound of lean body mass.
Fat intake must be nil, nada, zilch! (Or heck, at least very low.)
Consume 300 mg of R-ALA.
Consume 15-30 mg of vanadyl sulfate if you respond well to this supplement (this step isn’t mandatory since some trainees receive no benefit).
I don’t follow numbers 6 or 7. I find that this is not easy to do. By the end of that hour, I feel like I’m about to burst. I can’t imagine having to do almost the same thing during a half hour immediately following a workout.
Also, I just crunched some numbers. If you wiegh 180@10%, by the Katch-McArdle formula, with an activity factor of 1.725(hard exercise 6-7 days/week) and an increase in total calories of 20% for bulking purposes, you should consume 4056 calories/day. The 1920 kcals you would get from gatordoc’s numbers would be about 47% of your total daily calories- from carbs alone, in four meals.
If your TDEE is 1.55(exercise 3-4 days/week), you would already be consuming 53% of your daily calorie needs from carbs.
These numbers are only post workout meals. I like to have carbs in pre-workout meals as well. There starts to be less and less room for protein and fat after all of this.
While I like to keep my carb calories around 50% of my total intake when bulking, these recommendations would not work for me, personally.
p.s. I hope I did those numbers right, or I just spent a bunch of time making a fool of myslelf! haha.