Just throwing this topic of discussion out there. Low carb days during bulking season

  1. Just throwing this topic of discussion out there. Low carb days during bulking season


    I know some people wonder if its ok to have a low carb day during bulking. I have read other forums and people's opinion on this subject.

    What are your opinions on throwing in a low carb day during bulking? Just to give the body a break? Eating lots of carbs can become very taxing on the body for some. Especially if you are taking in massive amounts of carbs day in and day out during bulking.

    One of the reasons a person would do this would be to get rid of some excess water weight. Especially if they have the low carb day paired with a half hour of cardio for example. I don't really see the harm in this especially if a person does it randomly.

    Your thoughts?


  2. In for knowledge.....

    When you say a low carb day what would your definition be?

    Personally I’d see it as approx 50g carbs taken pre/post training but I know many would say 100g is low carb and even 200g (for those on 4,000 Cals a day where it’s the smallest macro by some distance)
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Whisky View Post
    In for knowledge.....

    When you say a low carb day what would your definition be?

    Personally I’d see it as approx 50g carbs taken pre/post training but I know many would say 100g is low carb and even 200g (for those on 4,000 Cals a day where it’s the smallest macro by some distance)
    100-150 grams of carbs roughly.

  4. While bulking, the goal is to get bigger and stronger. All that is needed for that is a caloric surplus. You can manipulate your carbs on the low carb days to aid with performance, or just have the low carb days on off days. As long as one is getting enough calories, they will grow.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by CompeteNPC View Post
    I know some people wonder if its ok to have a low carb day during bulking. I have read other forums and people's opinion on this subject.

    What are your opinions on throwing in a low carb day during bulking? Just to give the body a break? Eating lots of carbs can become very taxing on the body for some. Especially if you are taking in massive amounts of carbs day in and day out during bulking.

    One of the reasons a person would do this would be to get rid of some excess water weight. Especially if they have the low carb day paired with a half hour of cardio for example. I don't really see the harm in this especially if a person does it randomly.

    Your thoughts?
    absolutely. I do these on non lifting days as it makes the most sense. Ive done them on lifting days as well, even in the offseason when I want to tighten up my waist
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  6. Done both low carb day on a training day, and a low carb day on an off day while bulking still was able to grow. Plus it was nice and helpful having a day eating a little less, but I also gain weight very easily so for me its very useful seeing how my body is growing and responding. Id recommend everyone give it a shot and be their own judge/critic.
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