You knew this was coming
With the only purpose of reporting my personal
experience - on the same line of my previous and hopefully
useful preworkouts deathmatch thread - here's my take
and reviews on the GDAs I've used, 3 of the most popular GDA products out there:
First thing first, why these three: because I extensively used them
all and I've been experimenting with dose, timing, meals,
and their interaction with other sups (as well as their effects when running them
as standalone) long enough to have a clear idea on how they work *for me*.
I'm a big fan of GDAs/Nutrient Partitioners
is a kind of product that intrigues me probably more
than any other, the reason is - as many of you already know -
my is very odd and the way I use GDAs and what I get
from them is different from how bodybuilders use them.
Incorporating a GDA when in a all-year-round low carb diet
could sound weird, or not worth it and yet, I am convinced - and most important
I got proof - that the right product used in the right way is as beneficial
in a low carb diet as well as during a bulk, if not more.
Quick recap on my habits:
I keep my BF low all year round while aiming for lean gains and strength
increase, I stay in a fairly big cal deficit 6 days a week while training *hard*
at the same time and I do one refeed a week.
This wasn't planned, it happened after time, you cut, you get leaner,
then your body adapts to a certain amount of cals, you need to cut
more in order to get rid of that last % of fat, you need to train harder etc..
So keeping the same diet and the same routine for too long won't work,
after you reached a certain BF I found out that you need to trick your body in order to
A) cut even more fat (or preserving such low %)
B) keep and/or gain more while doing that
C) not dying
When you stress your body like I do with (AND high volume as well)
training WHILE dieting for such long time most likely your metabolism
slows down, in the end, human body's priority is to survive, not to be a pile of
muscles with 4-5% BF.. So from a certain point fat loss and even more
lean gains start to be not as fast and easy in this scenario.
But the use of GDAs made me understand that they could play key
role when manipulating body composition and speed up lean gains.
Being able to boost calories without storing fat was the key for me
not only to keep muscles without raising BF but as you will read,
but to actually pack more muscle, lean gains style.
Alrite, stage set, hopefully this will be useful for you guys,
I'll get to the details about the products in the next posts,
meantime, keep me company here and subscribe