I've read through the anabolic diet book and have been on the CKG. They seem pretty similar. I just have a few questions that I'd like to run by people who either know about the anabolic diet, or feel they can give an educated guess.
1)Why do you cut your protein intakeon the weekend carb load? Just curious. It shows 30-40% protein on weekday, but only 10-15% on the weekend, with fat still at 30-40%. I know on CKG they try to limit fat on weekends, while keeping the protein about the same.
2)For the sake of bulking and seeing gains (though I assume this would apply to the CKG as well) when should you focus your workout around seeign gains, the beginnig or end of the week? Just coming off the carb load, or the day you are going into it? I.e. If I started working out each muscle group twice a week, I figure I'd lift harder during one of each session, should that be earlier or later. This is more directed to bulking, but I assume it would apply during a cut as well, to some extent...
3)Purely for the sake of cutting costs, what should a minimum protein intake be during a bulk? The AD states 30-40%. Putting in my numbers, that'd be between 337g-450g of protein. I know in the past I've heard the general rule of 1g per lean pound, 1.5g, and 2g. That would put me anywhere from 185g-277g-370g. With 277h of protein I'd be getting 24% of my calories. Only 16% if I did 185g. I think 277g of protein should be sufficient. I can always try it out and see how it works. I will also be supplementing amino acids. So that kinda counts for something... I did some quick math and if I ate 277g of protein it'd cost me about $5 per day in protein. (That's a combo of red meat, chicken, and powder) And I will admit, that's a bit steep for me on my shoestring budget, but I'll make it work. Anyway, I just wante dto run the idea of doing 24% protein with 74% fat and 2% carb (25g)
4)I don't see anything about postworkout carbs mentioned in the AD as it is in CKG. Can I still get away with 15-30g or hi GI post work out carbs in my shake? Just curious... I assume so...