I workout first thing in the morning arriving at the gym within 30-40 minutes of waking up. I’ll generally workout six days a week for an hour and do 15 minutes of low intensity running immediately after.
My goals are to gain mass, and I’ve been following Berardi’s nutrient timing principles. I know in the past many here have had great success double-dosing Surge Recovery, but Berardi actually recommends triple-dosing for so called ectomorphs! Given that I workout first thing in the morning, I was wondering if taking three of these shakes would benefit me (1 serving 15 minutes pre-workout, 1 serving during, 1 serving immediately post-workout) or if those calories and carbs would be better served coming elsewhere in my diet, and I should stick to the standard double-dose Surge protocol (1/2 serving pre-workout, 1/2 serving during, and 1 serving post-workout)?
And as far as timing, would I take the post-workout serving after lifting and before the 15 minutes cardio, or after lifting AND cardio?
Stats: 6’3" 182 lbs (up from 145 lbs), 25 y/o, 12 % body fat, taking in 4500 kcals (35/30/35) to gain.
EDIT: Just realized Finibars are actually slightly cheaper per serving than Surge, would a Finibar upon waking up and the double-dose Surge protocol be superior to both the above options?