Yeah, I'm liking it. Though I'm not using the full protocol as I'm in a semi-fat loss/maintenance stage of my lifting right now. But the flood of nutrients surrounding my workouts is definitely helping. Though I wasn't taking anything pre-post or during before, so could be due to that as well.
I just placed my order for the stuff today to be shipped Priority, so hopefully it will be here Monday. Due to my lack of access to Anaconda and my inability to keep down any of the brands of CHY, I will be modifying it somewhat to look like this:
I went ahead and ordered a 2 month supply of everything and the cost minus the Grow! (since I already have an ample supply) was $356. If this works half as well as the marketing I will definitely use this long term (adding Anaconda in place of the workout Surge and Grow! when it comes out). I will post my results after giving the protocol a try.
The second half of my workout has seen some serious strength gains as of late. Just an example off my training log, I am talking about 15-20% increases on all my latter lifts. WRT weight/body comp, so far not much. I used to have about 60g carbohydrates PreWO, but am closer to 230g ParaWO.
I'm not sure yet. I've been having a lot of trouble putting on any additional muscle and that still seems to be the case, although this week felt pretty good.
One thing I've learned is that I can ingest a hell of a lot of carbs peri-workout without any negative effects on my physique. That's something I never would've thought after all these years of being carb-phobic.
I've been using that same protocol with the only difference that I only eat 1 FINiBAR beforehand, so far I'm up close to 10 pounds with no visual increase in bodyfat (the mirror and my pants being the only indicators). I've never given a shit about "the pump", but I have definitely noticed a difference, specially after squatting and my upperbody workouts. The strength gains I attribute them to my own awesomeness and 5/3/1, but stacking Alpha-GPC with Spike is the ultimate igniter (or liquid crack, as I call it)... I wouldn't train without it!
Thanks for chiming in my friend. So big A, I assume you're consuming lower glycemic cho before and after the para-wkout time? I wonder further, could you elaborate on your personal take on the carb/protein used in your para wkout nutrition?
That would be great.
How long have you been on this kick anyway? It sounds like it would easily lend itself to extra fat burning, you mentioned about the less distention of the gut being as a result of less glycogen? How does that work when you are taking in a majority of cho during the day over the other 2 macronutrients? Just curious on that mate.
IS it related to the aforementioned state of hyperaminoacidemia, and that obviously occurs as a result of this eating strategy of yours? Please explain buddy..
I understand some major extent is due to the PED's, lol, but this sounds good if you're noticing some extra in that area due to said strategy.
Bottom line is I'm intrigued by your post, lol...but when isn't one intrigued by your posts eh? Lol...
Ok, lol, I want to ask about your alteration to the protocol, but part of me is on the fence with your last sentence friend. Good on you to address the window of opportunity for your muscles finally though!!