[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
I work out in the morning, which as personal opinion I think works together best with nutrition, but if a person’s schedule doesn’t allow this that hardly means all is lost. Nothing like it.
In my case my present schedule, which mostly derives from what Christian Thibaudeau has been doing and advocating, is this:
On arising: 5 g L-Leucine and roughly 15 grams of casein hydrolysate. Also 1 serving Superfood but that has nothing to do with the overall protocol, it’s just a convenient time to take it.
20 minutes after that: 1 scoop Surge Recovery and 2 scoops whey.
This first part is a hyperamino pulsing protocol. It can only be done properly when blood amino acid levels are low, which apparently causes the pulse to be far more effective.
One hour after that: 1 scoop whey, 2 scoops Surge Workout Fuel, and 1 scoop (serving) Power Drive
At time of workout, which is one hour after that: Two scoops Anaconda plus 1 scoop Surge Recovery
Each 30 minutes into the workout: an amount of drink containing 1 scoop Surge Recovery.
End of workout: 2 scoops Low-Carb Metabolic Drive. I may take to adding a tablespoon of olive oil to this.
Now, that does have the end of workout coming a pretty long while after arising, so many would not be able to do this.
An interesting thing is that with the pre and during workout nutrition being this solid, although I am used to eating every 2 hours and ordinarily when cutting, as I now am, it’s pretty rough extending meals or shakes past 2 hours, there is no such problem now with this protocol. I have no problem going several hours before doing the second and last hyperamino pulsing, which this time is followed with a solid food meal an hour after the Surge Recovery and whey.
This is the easiest time I’ve ever had with cutting while training hard at the same time. Ordinarily training hard, by which I mean 2 hours most or all days of the week, has me requiring more food than is compatible with cutting rapidly.
If not wanting something so complicated, and on top of that not having the Anaconda:
My former protocol was 1 scoop Surge Workout Fuel 1/2 hour before working out, 2 scoops on beginning working out, and if the workout was going past 1 hour an amount at the 1 hour point that would carry me through at the rate of 2 scoops per hour. (So if for example a 1.5 hour workout, then 1 scoop at the 1 hour point.)
I was quite happy with this and it worked very well but I am now sure Tim and CT are right that being more loaded before the workout (not their expression) is better than not being so. Additionally, having a high quality protein hydrolysate provided during the workout is beneficial.
So if I did not have the Anaconda I believe I would change this to:
1 hour before workout: 1 scoop Grow! Whey plus 2 scoops Surge Workout Fuel
At start of workout or a few minutes before: 1 scoop Surge Workout Fuel plus 1 scoop Surge Recovery
Each 1/2 hour point: 1/2 scoop Surge Workout Fuel and 1/2 scoop Surge Recovery
One hour later: regular meal
Or if not having the regular meal, then Low-Carb Metabolic Drive instead of the whey.
This is personal opinion, not official protocol.
Has your pre-workout morning nutrition always been in the form of powders? I just can’t see that giving me enough energy to get in a productive workout. Maybe the combination of the Surge Workout Fuel and Power Drive makes a difference?
Also, what’s the reasoning behind using Metabolic Drive post workout instead of an isolate or hydrosylate? Is it because you’re cutting right now (so the slow-digestion is preferred)?