• Carb Drinks And Workout Volumes

      By Jim Stoppani, Ph.D. Flex

      Carbohydrates are often controversial supplements to take before a bodybuilding show, but off-season is a whole different story. Hany Rambod encourages his clients to use carbs drinks when training hard. If you're doing high-volume workouts, you have to fuel the machine!

      The Study Researchers examined the impact of ingesting carbs prior to a leg workout. Subjects cosumed 1 gram of carbohydrate per kg of body mass and then 0.17 grams of carbohydrate per kg of body mass every six minutes during the exercise protocol. More or less, they were sipping carbs the entire time they were training legs.

      The Results The study demonstrated the carb intake enabled lifters to train longer and increased muscle-force production.

      The Dosage So if you want to train harder in the off-season when calories are not an issue, it makes sense to use carb suppliments during exhaustive bouts of resistance exercise. Consuming a carb drink may increase resistance training volume and spark some added size. Bodybuilders have several choices of carbohydrate drinks, like Optimum Nutrition's Glyco-Maize, Evogen's Glyco-Ject, Dymatyze's Flud and BSN's Maize.

      Source: http://www.flexonline.com/nutrition/...olume-training
      Comments 3 Comments
      1. CJNator's Avatar
        CJNator -
        I like these articles but they never say to what extent does it help and if it is worth it. I would assume during a cut it may help but would it help a little or a lot?
      1. jbryand101b's Avatar
        jbryand101b -
        Sip carbs to get fat
      1. max d's Avatar
        max d -
        If you are doing a high volume workout taking intra carbs can instantly enhance your workout for sure! Carbs will not make you fat unless it puts you in a calorie surplus.
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