Nutrient Timing

Welcome to my Nutrient Timing summary! THIS is the book, published in 2004, that started the short anabolic feeding window that is still with us today. Let me be clear: it makes sense that there would be an anabolic window! Today, it seems there is not. I don’t know who to believe or if we know the right answer. While an interesting read, there are some things in there we know to be irrelevant today (eating every 2-3 hours; taking BCAA’s) and science has progressed so much in two decades I don’t recommend this book. Macrobolic Nutrition was also published in 2004.

booboo real-time book rating: ★★☆☆☆

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This blog will contain both my summary and review of the book Nutrient Timing.

As I read the book, you will find my in-progress Nutrient Timing review and book summary notes below.

Energy Phase

Anabolic Phase (45min after your workout)

protein/carb drink with glutamine, leucine, antioxidants

3:1 – 4:1 carb:protein

Growth Phase (where muscle mass and strength occur): 18-20 hour period

  • Rapid Segment (up to 4 hours, but only if activated during Anabolic Phase)
  • Sustained Segment (until next workout; mainly influenced by diet)

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