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Old 01-18-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
james forshaw
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Default "Quality" gains

With just 2 weeks to go til I begin growing (currently leaning down), I just wanted to get some ideas on increasing the quality of gains - i.e. more muscle than fat.

I know that eating as much as possible with GOMAD is the way to the fastest gains, but I find the idea of putting on a large amount of fat to just to have to burn it off again outdated. My idea is the following:

Mon: SS (A/B) + HIIT Sprints
Tue: Rest
Wed: SS (B/A)
Thu: Rest
Fri: SS (A/B) + HIIT Sprints
Sat: Rest
Sun: Rest

HIIT sprints never leave me with DOMS that prevent me from squatting, and I've definitely read that they can be anabolic at best, and have no detrimental effect on mass building at worst.

Nutritionwise - paleo, in the ratio of Robb Wolf's 42ways i.e. carb kcals about half your protein kcals with plenty of good fat - as clean and efficient as things get.

Altered GOMAD - I worked out that if you add about 25g of whey to each pint, then you can get away with drinking 6 and a bit pints instead of 8 for the same number of calories AND the calories you get break down into a ratio not dissimilar to the 42ways ratio. I figure you take in less sugar this way.

What do you guys think? Short, sharp HIIT + clean paleo food + tweaked GOMAD = potentially leaner gains? Considering I only want to put on about 6-7kg in 8 weeks, I feel it's worth a try.
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