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    Quote Originally Posted by gaston095 View Post
    Have anyone heard about "Gomad"? where you drink like 3 gallons of milk a day alonside with paleo eating to gain muscle size really quickly?

    I know is not really primal, since it comes from a cow :P and we don't process the lactosa very well and so on, but what's the science behind it?

    I mean, it is a cheap source of protein, carbs and fat that can go with paleo.

    What do you think?
    GOMAD is exactly what it says on the tin, you take in 1 gallon of whole milk a day. I believe it started with starting strength from Mark Rippetoe as a way to get people struggling to get enough calories in, to start boosting up. Both books its shows up in (SS and SL) state that you will get increased mass, though it does not state the sort of mass you are going to get. A casual check of people who have kept logs while on it reveals mixed opinions.
    *Seriously, the SL page on GOMAD states
    Weight Gain. 25lbs weight gain during the 1st month is common on GOMAD. Read the GOMAD success stories, especially Bluestreak's.
    Given that there seems to be limited acceptance that the human body can add around 2lbs of muscle a month, thats ALOT of extra weight.

    If the thing limiting your progress is insufficient calories, protein etc then clearly GOMAD will help. However, I would caution that, if you wish to follow it, view it as a supplementation, not as a true long term fix.

    I have never heard of it increased to 3 gallons of milk. 1 gallon should give you:
    2000+ calories
    200ish grams of carbs
    120ish gram of protein
    100-110 grams of fat.

    IT is however certainly a cheap way of getting said calories in.
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    I think it should be called the FAD diet.

    If you can find whole, raw milk not pasteurized, not homogenized, no antibiotics, no hormones, and entirely grass fed...... then a bit of it would be OK. Otherwise - it's really bad for you.

    Nobody needs 3 gallons of milk a day. Crazy talk by crazy people. Don't be a crazy person.

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    but how many grams do you need per pound of body weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaston095 View Post
    I mean, it is a cheap source of protein, carbs and fat that can go with paleo.
    Well if you're going to do it the primal way, wouldn't it be raw milk? In that case it wouldn't be "cheap" at all. I pay at least $6/gallon here. That's would be nearly $40 week or $160 per month. Yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veelore View Post
    GOMAD is exactly what it says on the tin, you take in 1 gallon of whole milk a day. I believe it started with starting strength from Mark Rippetoe as a way to get people struggling to get enough calories in, to start boosting up.
    No, it did not start with Rippetoe, he only re-chewed an old bodybuilding advice from the sixties, and probably even older! One set of breathing squats(20 reps widow-maker) + pullower and drinking one gallon of milk per day to grow is one of the classical bulking set-ups in old school bodybuilding...

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    Why is eating more calories for muscle growth "broscience"? It works.

    If you're a skinny young male, especially the "I just can't put on mass because I'm a hard gainer" type (you know who you are), lift heavy and do GOMAD. Do it for a few months. If your strength and size have not improved massively, see a doctor because you have a health disorder.

    By the way, who does 3 gallons a day? That's like 300lb powerlifter type of diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    Well if you're going to do it the primal way, wouldn't it be raw milk? In that case it wouldn't be "cheap" at all. I pay at least $6/gallon here. That's would be nearly $40 week or $160 per month. Yikes!

    Crazy broscience.
    Even at $6 or $10 a gallon, its still pretty much the best bang for your buck out there. Perfect balance of protein/fat/carbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    Even at $6 or $10 a gallon, its still pretty much the best bang for your buck out there. Perfect balance of protein/fat/carbs
    Absolutely agree. IGF-1 too. I've had a lot of success adding muscle mass eating clean Primal with some supplementary milk. Milk works better than steroids for a novice lifter, without the unpleasant side effects. It might make you poop a lot though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Milk works better than steroids for a novice lifter, without the unpleasant side effects.
    That's the theory I've heard with TOREAD as well (Ton of Raw Eggs a Day)...that it almost becomes a hormone boost thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Milk works better than steroids for a novice lifter, without the unpleasant side effects. It might make you poop a lot though.
    No, steroids work better than anything else, including milk, for building of lean muscle tissue, even without lifting! Milk is still good though, and the combination of milk and eggs excellent...

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