Originally Posted by datdercelltech
Yeah. Nothing against berto, but im dead curious to find out how the hell he is on near 400-500 g a few weeks out from a show, relatively high fats, and protein near 225 iirc. Plus If im not mistaken, he is rather sedentary for the most part....
Dat dere metabolism! He never drops below 300g during his entire prep and does raise as Ant said about 2-3 weeks out to fill out.
In other words, he gets his body ready a few weeks early, eats into the show, fills out, while still dropping weight and getting leaner.
You can read a great article on bodyrecomposition.com about it
The LTDFLE | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald
LTDFLE stands for Long-Term Delayed Fat Loss Effect (I’d note that I have also seen a LTDGE which is a Long-Term Delayed Growth Effect but that’s another topic for another article). Basically, this is the phenomenon whereby fat loss continues to occur even after the diet has been ended and/or calories have been raised back towards/to maintenance or even above. In the same way that fitness sometimes continues to increase after the period of heavy loading, it’s almost as if there is some type of fat loss inertia whereby the diet continues working even after the person ends it.