Good article on carb backloading. Basically the principle is to take in all of your carbs post workout to increase fat burning, etc.
I'm a bigger guy, 205 probably 13-14% bf. I condition really early in the morning, like 5 or 6 a.m. for 1-2 hours Sprints, long distance, push ups, sit ups (ROTC) Im currently doing a DC workout but am planning on going to a full body 3 day split next week. My question is if I do all this cardio fasted, such as the then lift 30 minutes afterwards...it seems like that would affect my workout and the cardio would burn muscle. I currently eat half of a 2:1 protein bar pre then the rest of the bar and a homemade shake post (1070 cals, 80 carbs, 36 fat, 100 pro and its also my breakfast) I'm looking to lean out but at the same time I dont want to lose hard earned muscle. Whats the best way to go for breakfast? Would protein and bcaa's make up for no carbs or is that just for weight training?