It is clear then, that a zone exists for the optimal use of adaptogens. After years of studying Soviet loading patterns, speaking with experts and conducting athlete trials with these principles, I arrived at the following conclusions of where and when adaptogens like ecdysterone exert their maximal effects:
CATALYST FOR PRIMING THE BODY FOR ADAPTATION
ANABOLICS USED TO OVER-RIDE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXHAUSTION
ADAPTOGENS USED WITH OPTIMAL EFFICIENCY
MOST PEOPLE and their training has them running in the red zone or exhausted state. Occasionally, a new program will be started which will dip them into the alarm state. In the course of doing so, they transiently pass back through the growth state. However, due to poorly planned training cycles and non-use of adaptogens, the time spent in this state is limited and sub-optimal.
Worse, when that new stimulus isn’t new anymore they soon find themselves in the exhausted state and making no progress.By moving into and out of The Blueprint’s phase shifts, you guarantee that you’ll never spend too much time in a non-productive state. You’ll always either be teeing yourself up for greater growth and detoxing (Famine), growing fast (Feast) or solidifying your new muscle as “permanent”.