Post by ivandrago on Sept 20, 2009 12:24:11 GMT -5
Hey Tim - how have you been!?
I was reading through your carb-cycling article from 2007 where you outlined your strategem for induced lipolytic activity as a resultant of varying blood sugar level manipulation.
There was a common thread throughout your contrivance I thought was helpful and simple - keep protein high. That facet of philosophy coupled with your correlating fat intake beliefs, makes the approach you authored effective and useable.
My question revolves around a statement you made regarding protein assimilation and subsequent optimal nitrogen and amino pool levels. In your approximation, or better yet through any previously read journals, are you aware of the actual physiological ability of the digestive construct on the subject of protein turn over rate or effective digestion rapidity?
I have heard anecdotal accounts of "no more than 30g every hour," or "anything over 40g at one sitting is a waste and will end up excreted," yet none of those purported pseudo scientists (meat heads) are able to cite any literature substantiating their claims.
How long should a bodybuilder truly wait between meals; how much protein and at what rate can be digested per meal; and off topic - there are also conflicting reports circulating that claim drinking water while eating will interfere with digestion and proper hydration timing would be between meals...
I'd love to hear your thoughts or any links to pub-med articles etc...
Ahhh man, I was excited to see if there was any research behind this. I remember trying to find an answer to this riddle back in 2005, and still haven't made any progress.
I read an article mixed in with one of the many magazines (either HMP or Nutrex I believe) I picked up at the Olympia, and it referenced a study done that showed any single serving of protein ingestion that exceeded 23 grams, was not only wasted but would actually downgrade anabolism through some pathway - kind of like trying to fit an 8 lane highway into a 2 lane tunnel. I think I threw all the magazines away as I read them though.