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1/22/2015 2:28:05 PM - Penn
Hey Justin,

Heard some author interview on NPR the other day of an Israli soldier who got burns on 70% of his body after an accident with white phosphorus flares. He talked very briefly about his 10,000 calorie a day feeding tube diet consisting largely of egg yolks that he was on for several years while he healed.
He didn't mention any steroids but I'd assume they'd be prescribed to facilitate turning all that food into new skin and flesh. I'm guessing he didn't cycle it lol.

Are there any lessons bodybuilders can learn from looking at the diet prescribed to serious burn victims? I'm just interested in any thoughts you have on the commonalities between burn victims and bodybuilders: two groups in chronic need of tissue repair.

Yes, there are definitely commonalities between the physiologic nature of tissue repair between burn victims and bodybuilders (out of respect for soldiers and other burn victims, I'd prefer to leave the mention of commonalities there).

A high calorie, high protein diet provides an environment where all 20 amino acids are likely to be available for protein synthesis wherever there is a trigger for the synthesis of new muscle.

for a burn victim, that trigger is the portion of their body that has been burned.
For a bodybuilder, that trigger is the muscle tissue that has been broken down through training.

Long story short--eat a high protein, high calorie diet, train hard, and take gear....and you'll grow.

Honestly...I like that view point. Keep it simple...

Justin Harris

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