From a lot of the places i've been drawing info on compound lifting routines such as, stronglift.com, wendler 5-3-1, SS programs and so on. It seems the majority of them seem to draw on 'Whey' protein as a diet essential and oats in their shakes rather then maltodextrin due to the extra nutrients from oats (specially for those trying to add weight in the process).
Now i'll be starting one of these programs fresh but am still concerned that i want to be eating mainly paleo maybe with the addition of regular potato to help with additional carbs (i get bored of sweet potato it seems).
A lot also seem to be using full fat milk as a big weight gainer (or GOMAD) just to generally add those calories in so there's a surplus. But how effective is this? I've not been very tolerable of the dairy i've added in since finishing my 30 day paleo so i get the impression that this route isn't for me. And i imagine it just makes the majority of people fat without being in a strict weekly routine.
I'm basically looking for some advice from someone that partakes or has experience in these programs and what their diet looked like in terms of keeping it paleo but still allowing for decent gains with a healthy diet (been reading a lot about how top athletes have awful diets purely to pack on the pounds, was a long feature on the stronglift.com site mentioning certain athletes i think).
And do you think you've benefited from keeping to paleo while using these programs? Or would you have benefited from simply upping the calories from anything and everything?
My ideal answer would be that i can stay Paleo and gains/energy levels are still going to be up with 3 large lifting days. And if so, what would be the essential for adding that weight (will it simply be to make sure my carb intake is higher)? However i know my protein intake will be plenty for the muscle repair side of things.