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- Feb 27, 2008
Sorry to answer as it's not directed to me but I will chime in. He isn't the one who run that cycle but perhaps he has their diet as well. I think most keep it to whole foods when running 6-8iu slin per injection and I would always recommend that. You can get away with complex carbs only on those doses. Now some may choose to have shakes as well but most use that dose to fit in with the meals they are already having so usually the slin can just be placed into an existing nutrition plan.When using slin like that, do you use carb powders or only for an intra drink and the rest whole foods?
Now as you state the pre workout dose could be an exception as I am sure must would have some form of intra shake with 6iu humalog pre workout. Although some people aren't that sensitive and I have come across guys who can run humalog pre workout and not have an intra shake which is insane to me (I would recommend they increase sensitivity before even thinking about using). Some may even dose it before their pre workout meal which changes things. Most on that protocol would dose it just before training though and have some aminos and carbs.
Incidentally I am just starting that very dose so I will now be dosing 6iu humalog pre workout and going to train. I personally prefer to dose it then eat something light like a banana and a small protein yoghurt. Then I head to the gym with an intra shake in hand (usually 25g eaa's and at least 60g hbcd's). I am sensitive and I also may get a shower and sauna at the gym so that obviously effect things. Although I am a big believer in using as many nutrients in that window as possible without gaining unnecessary bodyfat (which would be very hard when dosed before training). Some days I literally have double the rule of 1iu equals 10g carbs. So you are essentially getting the most out of the insulin as possible and not like many others do which is using the lowest amount of carbs possible to prevent hypo. No approach is wrong and we all have our reasons for doing what we do.