Doing SS. If I drink a gallon of milk each day, thats 4 litres. Do I need to eat protein powder too?
4 litres is about 1200 cals 120grams protein. Plus normal meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks.
If eating/drinking meets your protein requirements for the day then no. If they do not, then yes.
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Don't forget to count all the carbs in milk and the fat if its not skim.
I eat 300 grams of protein and 10 grams of fish oil fat and then just consume moderate amounts of food to 'fill in' the rest of the requirements (eat judging by hunger since your maintenance fluctuates day to day).
Ok. 4 litres of milk plus my other meals makes up my requirements. But am I getting too much from just milk and what would 4 litres do to my stomach, I only drink 1-2 a day at the moment?
(and yes I drink whole as Im trying to gain weight)
i cant imagine drinking 4 litres of milk a day, its too much, youd spend most of the day feeling sick, and it would play havok with your digestive system, youd probably spend most of the day pissing out of your arse
If someone wants to do GOMAD chances are they're a 'hardgainer' AKA they're skinny and don't eat enough or they just want an easy, convenient way to gain weight quicker. They'll definitely gain weight w/GOMAD. It's a waste of time to go w/ low fat or skimmed milk. The nutrient profile isn't the same (namely cals and saturated fats) especially when we compare actual #'s.
For what GOMAD is originally intended for (skinny people try to gain weight), using anything other than whole milk is virtually pointless. I'm not going to encourage the splitting hairs. In the end, the best is advice is "do what works best for you". As long as you're not harming yourself or anyone else, it shouldn't make a difference. Now, whether or not it's optimal is a whole 'nother topic.
I know if I'm a skinny guy, I'm going with whole milk and some lactase pills and I'm golden.
Remember: whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.
The point of whole milk GOMAD is partially the cals, protein carbs and fat. The hormone IGF-1, which is used in milk producing cows finds its way into the milk they produce. Therefore, the milk we get has amounts of GH in it. This in addition the squatting heavy 2-3x a week OR 20 rep squats.. which releases HGH will make you body think its on steroids. (According to Mark Rippetoe, Glenn Pendlay, Bill Starr, and others). All of this plus 3600 calories of whole milk and a ton of fat and protein will augment the hormone being eaten and secreted. IGF-1 can be found in skim and 2%, just in smaller amounts.
This is from a Rippetoe Q&A Forum
This is just a site on 20rep squats and GOMAD(at the bottom of the page)
1/2 way down the page:
Last edited by ZenMonkey; 07-19-2009 at 12:17 PM.