I’m not going to lie and say you’re going to go Hulkmania overnight, but you might just add those ten pounds of muscle over your body that you’ve been longing for. And then after those ten, another ten. And you can do it all without getting fat. I invite you to continue reading why intermittent fasting and chaos can be your savior (and how it was for me), and I thank you for being here.
The pictures above showcase what can happen if you embrace chaos.These pictures are “real.” No fancy lighting, make up, or photoshop. Just me with a cheap digital camera. And, of course, feeble posing attempts.
Regular bulking and cutting never worked for me. That’s good news though. When you synthesize the three tenants of chaotic nutrition (you will learn these soon), you don’t gain fat on your muscle building quests. So you never have to cut again. You simply go on a forever muscle building endeavor, and maintain a comfortable body fat level year round.
If you’re wondering why I’m smaller in July in the picture above, I have one word for you: chaos. So, if I may, allow me to explain…
Want to know why your bulks leave you with a bulging bloated jelly-belly? And why your cuts magnificently melt away your muscle?
Seriously. We need enough fluid to excrete waste. To digest food. To perform athletically. To stay alive. Do you precisely calculate your fluid intake into a volume-per-hour chore? Do you drink 3.75 ounces of water every 46.78 minutes?
When thirsty, drink. When quenched, don’t drink. It’s nothing super sophisticated. No beep every thirty seconds reminding us to sip salvation. And yet we’re still alive.
Calculating fluid intake to a precise hourly chore seems funny…until you realize that’s exactly what you do nutritionally.
Chaos is the realist biological concept that no one is talking about. We aren’t linear, predictable creatures. Why do you think a double dose of medicine isn’t twice as effective as a single dose?
Otherwise stated: drink more when you’re thirsty. You gotta’ need it. And the only way to know if you’re thirsty is to respond to short term signals. You can’t predict it days in advanced. You’ll know how much water you need 5 minutes after activity more so than 45 minutes before, won’t you?
Otherwise stated: the thirstier you are, the more of what you drink gets puts to good use. So the more you need nutrients for muscle building, the more nutrients will be used for muscle building. And yes, this means that a calorie isn’t “just a calorie.” But I’ll explain that more in a second.
Good genetics (and performance enhancing drugs) control chaos. They make the body linear. They ensure muscle as a primary consideration. (Why do you think they can bulk and cut and get away with it?)
Chaos exploits the unpredictable nature of the body to sending different signals under different cir stances. Say bye bye to traditional bulking and cutting.
Chaos is about swinging physiology to the extremes. You end up with a perfect storm for muscle building on one end, and a fat burning cruise control mode on the other. So then all that’s left is priming the body for muscle growth, and then delivering the perfect storm. All while priming for fat burning at all other hours. So it’s not about “twisting one knob” and hoping for the best. It’s about full physiological shifts. And that’s what makes chaos special.
Those awesome genetically superior specimens don’t have to drastically swing signals. You know those skinny guys that just never get fat? They just need to pound the “build” signal at all hours of the day.
But this isn’t effective for those prone to fat gain. Pounding the “build” and “growth” signal too frequently just means bigger love handles for us.
Chaos is best for those that can’t consistently pound the growth signal — for those that seem to gain body fat easier than they gain muscle. Not all “skinny” is created equal. Some skinny people eat the house and stay skinny. Others, like us skinny-fat suffers, have to control the signals we send ourselves. This signal control is the heart of chaos. It builds muscle while simultaneously keeping body fat in check.
Bulking up = gaining a bunch of fat in exchange for a little muscle with the hope of “cutting” the fat later. But for those of us with a lesser genetic backing, cutting = losing most of our muscle. This bouncing back and forth is purgatory.