carb spillover pwo bro science?
06-12-2009 02:37 PM
carb spillover pwo bro science?
I keep hearing all kinds of people talk about carb spillover and going to fat once muscle glycogen is refilled. I train for usually two hours one hr lifting 45 mins running 15 abs. For pwo I have 20g wms with bcaas+EAAS and creatine, +20 minutes skim milk and wpi +1 hr 50 -60 g carbs from barley, rice, sweetpotato green veggies and some lean meat ie chicken, tuna shrimp something like that so in about two hours pwo Im consuming around 100g carbs which is half my intake per day roughly. pre workout is usualy 50 g carbs from oatmeal or go lean cereal and bananas, honey etc basically a combo of complex and simple carbs. I usually take r-ala and 500 mg yellow gold before my whole food ppwo meal. Im 5'7'' and only weigh 110, Im trying to gain some weight and stay as lean as possible, is this too many carbs pwo or does it all come down to calories in vs calories out for the total day? the idea of carb spillover seems kind of bro science to me and I mainly hear talk about it on a different forum I wont mention
06-12-2009 04:07 PM
broscience to the max. calories in vs calories out is all you need to keep in mind.
to recover to the fullest extent possible the guideline is to take in 0.8g carbs per lb of bodyweight immediately after workout and then to continue intaking that amount every 2 hrs.
if youre trying to grow you need carbs wayyyyy more than protein. your macro breakdown should be something on the order of 65/20/15 C/P/F
you should not at all be concerned w/ staying as lean as possible. YOURE 110 LBS!!!
you ARE as lean as possible. eat and grow. simple as that.
06-12-2009 04:13 PM
also quit running if you're trying to put on weight. just work out w/ intensity and you're getting all the cardio you need. chill out, quit working out so much. train hard, eat hard, rest hard. repeat. no going to the gym everyday for two hours.
06-12-2009 04:40 PM
much agreed. if you weigh 110 and want to gain weight, stop running and just eat. You'll be so proud of yourself in 100lbs
06-12-2009 05:08 PM
yeah, god bless, at 110 don't worry too much about adding a little fat
06-12-2009 05:17 PM
Originally Posted by sanchezgreg18
hey sanchez. how much glycogen you deplete is entirely personal too. there are plenty of people who workout for 2 hours, doing weights, cardio, and perhaps abs too, but glycogen depletion could vary dramatically. we have no idea how hard you work, how intense your cardio is, and your personal genetics that contribute to how your body uses energy. some have even said that during high intensity workouts 90% of energy is derived from gluconeogenisis, which means less glycogen depletion, more protein burning... so who knows where you fall.
calories in vs calories out is important because you only gave us a snapshot of what you eat in a day... if you spillover after your workout, but don't eat enough afterwards, then you technically could maintain equilibrium.
I find that to optimize everything [which is what you are asking to do] you have to know everything.
if you know your calories in per day, your macros, and your daily weight THEN repeat that over a week you get a very good idea of how your body responds to what you are doing, and that is the bottom line. then you can divide up your meals to preferentially be larger and higher carb around workout times, but still follow the daily macros and calories that are helping you gain weight slowly..
and you are starting off small at 110lbs. this is a TOTAL ballpark number, but if you can gain 0.5->1lb per week, and not noticeably getting fatter then you are doing things correctly.
At a weight of about 160 right now, I like to gain 1lb a week as I'm eating over my mainteance by probably 500 calories. if I feel I look too fat while gaining, then I may cut down the carbs and overall calories. If my weight doesn't change over a week, I may add a few hundred calories.
get the body moving in the direction you want, and once it stalls, change something slightly. if you can do that, then you are ahead of 99% of most people who just guess what is going on.
06-12-2009 06:05 PM
Thanks for the responses much appreciated. and ive been constantly gaining to be exact ive gained 28lbs in 4 months and im guessing around 5-6% bf so i must be doing something right I guess
06-12-2009 06:08 PM
what!? how much did you weigh when you started? and how old are you? and are you ok?
06-12-2009 07:26 PM
82 lbs when i got out of the hospital. ive never been over 125 but neway long story short I was working graveyards from 4pm to 4am then school from 6am-10am, then gym one hour some days then sleep 4-5 hrs and do it again. from all the stress with everything going on in my life I started dropping weight fast only ate about two or three meals a day and these werent by any means real meals i mean a meal was a salad or one kashi go lean bar whatever I could grab. I pretty much became anorexic Idk i think that was due to the stress once again and that was the one thing i could control if that makes sense. And before that I was in county for 7 months and didnt eat much in there so i havent been over 125 like I said before but to answer your other ?s im 19 and im not completely back to where I want to be strength wise and mentally i wanna at least bulk up to 140-150 by the end of the year and ive been seeing an endo for extremely low test levels, ive talked about it on other posts but first result was <20ng/ml, second test was like 50ng/ml and the last one three weeks ago was 83ng/ml so I have another lab scheduled this week and if its still low it looks like either androgel and lh/fsh shots so I can actually have my boys making juice lol, but trt at 19 and for life idk about that it has positives and negatives i guess. Im sure alot of people wouldnt mine some test cyp or some other injection every week. Im wondering if hcg and some nolva or clomid might jumpstart my endogenous production that way I dont have to suppress it with the androgel. ive been taking stoked for the last two weeks stacked with formex so Im curious to see what effect its had on my test level and all the other hormones.
06-12-2009 07:54 PM
hey man that's brutal. just keep in mind that as you go along you're going to have to eat more and more to see better results. don't be scared to eat a lot. healthy fats from raw nuts and olive oil will go a longggg way to helping test levels.
sounds like you're doin pretty well.. my only real suggestion is just to cut out the cardio so you can devote all that energy to muscle growth and keep on growin brotha.
good luck in your quest.
06-12-2009 07:57 PM
06-12-2009 08:00 PM
yeah, definitely don't worry about gaining a little fat. with also adding muscle when you get to the weight you want to be, it will be easy to loose. so dont undereat trying to avoid the fat, let it start to come on, then slowly lower eating if it is starting to tack on
06-12-2009 09:31 PM
yeah its been a long four months i try to just take it one day at a time and set goals for myself i mean i kno its all in my head but it ****in sucks, when i came out of the hospital I got a nutritionist and I started off eating only 1000 cals a day so my body could start to adjust and avoid refeeding syndrome which could be fatal. at first my diet had zero fat pretty much and ive just been adding more everyday. what do you guys think about the scivation lean mass diet? is it a pretty good diet plan? Next week Im thinking about starting it because right now im eating 1850-1900 cals a day and the lowest plan is 2000 so I want to try it and prove to myself eating more than 30g of fat a day doesnt mean im gonna get fat it means im gonna build muscle faster and make me healthier. Oh yeah a question regarding pwo I just started using waxy maize just cause I got a tub of glucevol for free and I was wondering if it causes an insulin spike or not and whats the GI of it because I dont like the whole high gi pwo spike idea and dont think its necessary
06-12-2009 10:44 PM
the primary role of dietary fat is to regulate hormone levels.... think of fat as free steroids, for real. if you can ensure that most of the fat you take in is healthy your hormone levels will shoot through the roof!!! since your just getting into the swing of things diet wise the best supplement you can use/get is fat my man! i mean it! really go out of your way to eat avocado, raw nuts, and olive oil. start there and see how your test results come back.
as far as waxy maize goes.... i have used it pwo on the order of 160g at a time and seen zero fat gain... whereas i can use 80g table sugar and see noticable pudge w/in 24 hrs. i'm not sure if it causes a spike or not but i can say from personal experience that i got great gains with it and little to no fat gain. i say give it a shot.
06-12-2009 11:18 PM
yea the whole dextrose and malto never appealed to me I tried it once and after that never again felt sick to my stomach and crashed after bouncing off the walls for an hour. Thanks for all the help bro much appreciated
06-14-2009 06:03 PM
yeah, fat generally is added more over insulin spikes than dietary fat intake (other than the fact that dietary fats allow for more calories to be taken in easier). If you view the biological pathway your body processes fats, proteins and carbs though you'll understand that at the same total calories per day, the difference between taking in 30g of fats and 80g of fats (assuming the 450 cals get made up for by reducing carbs by 112g) is 0
06-15-2009 07:47 PM
really ? I had no idea thanks for the info very helpful ive been having trouble adding calories because I dont want to eat too much dietary fat because I havent had any in so long and two i make up the calories by eating literally lbs of fibrous veggies it seems like but ive been upping my fat intake everyday today was around 35g i know still have a long way to go but im really starting to get over the whole anorexic thinking because i just wanna build as much strength and muscle as possible.
06-15-2009 07:59 PM
natural peanut butter with no additives can be a great friend
06-16-2009 02:37 PM
i prefer almond butter especially since i can get fresh ground almond butter with no sugar no nothing added just pure ground almonds from this machine at my grocery store and its delicious
06-16-2009 02:40 PM
Come on, dude. That's just horribly wrong.
Originally Posted by time lord
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