Cardio/protein during depletion
- 05-10-2012, 07:27 PM
- 05-10-2012, 10:59 PM
I would say increased so you really target the glycogen stores , HIIT depletes them real nice , but its easier to go with just High intensity cardio. Yes theres nothing wrong with getting higher protein and fats to make up for the calories from carbs.>SNS-Glycophase<Serious Nutrition Solutions Rep
05-13-2012, 03:31 AM
I'd keep your cardio constant and just change the dietary variable. As mentioned above, HIIT does a great job of glycogen depletion. So does high volume resistance training. On the dietary side...personally, I'd bump the protein up a little while depleting carbs, but still keep calories at or below the level you were prior to the depletion.
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05-13-2012, 06:20 PM
I completely agree with Burlyman. I run a carb cycle with every competition I do, when you deplete glycogen by removing carbs, add protein and fats to replace the missing calories. You want to spare as much muscle loss as possible. (Plus, no carbs = no energy) add some fats to get that energy back
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