Dr. Eric Serrano Uncensored Part II

In our last article with Dr. Serrano Fall 99 discussed the value of Liver tablets, cautioned us to the various androstene products and recommended correct cycling procedures for Creatine Monohydrate and L-Glutamine. In this article he discusses how various proteins are best prior to training and others are best following training.

RR: Well Eric, let's get right to it. I know you've been doing a lot of research into various proteins and have come up with some findings that we have not seen in any of the magazines.

Eric: Yes, Roger and you'll be glad to know that my research has given me further insight into why I have always intuitively recommended one of your protein powders, Muscle Provider. The reason Muscle Provider works is that it is not just one type of protein, but a blend of five different proteins. Each type of protein has a unique amino acid profile. Some proteins cause a greater insulin response than others. Some can be classified as anabolic while others are anti-catabolic. The egg protein, and whey concentrate in Muscle Provider are anabolic proteins, while the whey isolate works as an anti-catabolic one.

Anabolic proteins produce a lower insulin response. They should be used before training, especially if you are trying to lose stored fat. Anti-catabolic proteins should be used after training due to their heightened insulin response. If you are getting ready for a contest and are trying to shed bodyfat it's important that you do not consume a purely ion exchange or whey isolate product. These are what I classify as anti-catabolic proteins. Taken alone, they will have a heightened insulin response and will make it harder for you to lose stored fat.

Here is a list of the various types of proteins classified as either anabolic or anti-catabolic. Anabolic proteins do not cause a large increase in blood insulin levels while anti-catabolic proteins do significantly increase blood insulin:

Anabolic Proteins

  • Egg Protein
  • Red Meat
  • Whey Protein Concentrates
  • Casein or Milk Proteins
  • (Interesting to note all of the above proteins are found in
  • Mass Maker – a true lean weight gainer.)

Anti-Catabolic Proteins

  • Whey Protein Isolate
  • Cottage Cheese

Roger and I are currently experimenting with new formulations for protein powders that are to be used for either weight loss or weight gain. For now, you can't go wrong with the blend found in Muscle Provider. What is really interesting is just as I was conducting this research I asked Roger to send me a diet for building muscle and losing fat at the same time. Guess what? He had suggested that I combine 2 scoops of Muscle Provider with 1 scoop of Beverly Egg Protein in each of my drinks.

bodybuilder Jeff Storch
Jeff Storch got in the best shape of his life this year. He increased his competition weight to 205 at 3.67% bodyfat. This photo was taken one week out from the ‘99 NPC Ohio.

Jeff MP and Egg:
Due to Jeff’s busy personal training schedule, he had time for only three solid meals and two drinks daily. His daily caloric intake up to 4 weeks out from the ‘99 Ohio was 3500. Each drink needed to supply 1/5 of his total daily caloric intake. Here is the drink we formulated which allowed Jeff to retain muscle while lowering his bodyfat to below 4%. Each drink supplied 70 grams protein and 700 calories:

Before training

  • 2 scoops Muscle Provider
  • 2 scoops Instant Egg Protein
  • 1 Tbsp Safflower Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Cream
  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • 16 oz. water

After training

  • 3 scoops Muscle Provider
  • 1 scoop Instant Egg Protein 1 Tbsp Safflower Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Cream
  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • 16 oz. water

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