Yeah that's what I meant with (1) or (2) I outlined early on in this thread. If he's doing method 2. which is basically cycling up and down (mine is low: 160, moderate: 210, high: 265) but not entering ketosis then I'd say carbs are a hair low. If he's doing the ketogenic thing with depletion & refeeds (like what you're doing), they're definitely too high. sub-50g is necessary iirc for ketosis (I was closer to 10-15 up to 45/50 including green vegetables when I did it).
Everyone's different on that though. I feel like crap and am incredibly weak on low carb so I'm not really a proponent. A lot of the really big guys I know love it though because it works so fast. This is antecdotal but most of the pure bodybuilders like it and most people with an athletic background don't (a guy I work with a lot is a former d1 football player and I used to compete heavily in soccer, neither of us like ketogenic). The really big guys who carry a lot of muscle and have a little more bf to shed prefer ketogenic and don't seem to suffer much in the strength or feel-good department.
Casein takes longer to digest and is more ideal before bed because of it. If you're taking 4-5 hrs to digest the protein plus a few hours before catabolic shock, you can avoid it altogether or at least dampen the effects. Not a huge deal but every little bit helps.
Originally Posted by thekunk07
to add my two cents, for what he's planning, carbs are way too high. i have been 40-50g carbs per day and have seen significant change and have had plenty of energy even for thrice-weekly heavy 5 x 5 training. can;t see how those carb numbers would even minimally induce ketosis.
and i prefer cassein before bed as it keeps you fuller, longer.