Clarification on diet
I know you advocate GOMAD early in the program because you say it, along with a large calorie surplus, is better than steroids for beginners.
I noticed that I'm fine with up to about 32 oz of milk per day, but if I drink more than that, I get some terrible stomach problems.
Is there anything really special about milk in that eating the additional calories/macros in meat, potatoes, vegetables, and olive oil or peanut butter would be less effective? I know in your book you mention the IGF-1 hormone, so that's why I'm concerned.
I could easily eat 5-6k calories a day in food only. Eating a ton of food has never been a problem for me.
resources -> articles -> mark Rippetoe -> a clarificatiob
(and come on... You didn't even try to look this up.)
That's exactly the article that I read. In fact my title for the thread was "A clarification on 'A Clarification'" but I changed it.
Originally Posted by veryhrm
My question is not discussed in that article.
Plenty of eggs in the morning should counteract the milk liquification factor.
I have a 5 egg scramble and that seems to regulate it for me.
Are you looking to actually gain weight and bulk up? For example, i need to put on another 14 - 20 lbs and have put on 9 lbs in 4 weeks on GOMAD. If you are already a big guy, you do not need GOMAD.
The point of GOMAD is,
That is, it's aimed at people who say, "But I eat heaps!" and yet don't put on weight - ie they do not eat heaps.
- to ensure you get a caloric surplus to grow muscles
- and enough protein to grow muscles
- in a relatively easy-to-consume form
- which is relatively cheap
If you have no problem eating and paying for large amounts of good food, then you don't need GOMAD.
Yes, I am looking to bulk up, gain weight, and get fucking strong. I'm currently 5'6" 155, up from 143 since starting SS. All-time low was 140. My current lifts have plenty of room to increase. Last of the three big lifts were 205 squat, 175 bench, and 275 DL for 3x5.
Thanks. I'm definitely not one of those people. I've always been able to eat a ton. I used to be sort of a fatty (195 at my height, no muscle), then lost a bunch of weight, probably too much, while doing just about only cardio workouts. Maybe even had a borderline eating disorder, who knows? Now I'm happy doing what I'm doing and I want to build muscle and get very strong. Will worry about cutting a few pounds of fat later, if necessary. I've already proved to myself that I'm more than capable of doing it. With muscle on my frame it will be even easier than it was before.
Of course there is nothing special about milk. It's easy, it's cheap and it's not that filling. If you can get the calories elsewhere then that will work.
Originally Posted by ChgoSportsFan