question on low carbs
- 12-01-2010, 08:15 PM
question on low carbs
currently my workout plan consists of a week of heavy weights/low rep exercises and the following week low weights/high rep exercises. currently im planning on gaining lean muscle mass while burning body fat. im 6'0, 220 pounds and 21 years old. stubborn fat tissue around abdominal area and love handles so im going to a low carb plan. how many grams of carbs do you recommend a day based on what im doing and my frame? anyone have a sample plan? thank you
- 12-01-2010, 08:50 PM
The real answer is that it hardly matters how much you take in of carbs. Gaining lean mass while losing fat is difficult and always slower than doing them separately.
12-01-2010, 09:17 PM
Easy gives you some solid advice here.
The other thing is every single person is different. My body doesn't like carbs too much and I spill over into fat easier than a lot of the guys I know. If you're really concerned about it, I'd focus more on a cut and you may want to consider a CKD (keto diet) if you're that concerned about the carbs.
Lift hard, keep the intensity up, and add in cardio. As long as you're keeping your cals under maintenance, it'll fall into place.
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12-01-2010, 10:09 PM
i think i messed up just now. i havent eaten since 4 due to homework and such and i really didnt eat alot previously so i just ate a hotdog and 11 dorito chips. gah :/
12-01-2010, 11:38 PM
Carbohydrates will aid in fatty acid oxidation. People get caught up in the semantics of metabolism and fail to realize that it boils down to kcals in Vs kcals out.
12-01-2010, 11:49 PM
12-01-2010, 11:59 PM
hahaha thankaa dude. I KNOW 3 WORDS..ball, good..
12-02-2010, 12:09 AM
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12-06-2010, 12:53 AM
12-06-2010, 11:14 AM
cut out carbs after 3 pm, eat high healthy fats and protein requirements, lift in the am, cardio session at night. This ussually works for me. Just a suggestion. I would aslo suggest the few carbs you eat during the day make sure you eat preworkout and postworkout. My last suggestion is in the afternoon after you stop taking in the carbs i would up the protein with some healthy lean meats.
12-06-2010, 06:28 PM
bassgod is pointing you in the right direction...carb cycling
i currently cycle carbs and it has worked like a dream for me....here is an example
lifting day (i get to the gym at 5am, no time for preworkout meal)
drink 1 serving of Xtend bcaa's mixed with 1 serving of dextrose and 20 oz of water throughout workout
immediately pwo i have two servings of protein (52g) mixed with water
about 60-75 minutes later i eat 1 potato with 3 whole eggs
two hours later i have a protein bar or protein shake (1 scoop)
two hours later i have 1 potato with 3 whole eggs
two hours later i have 1oz of mixed nuts
about 5 hours later i have some type of lean meat (chicken, 93/7 beef , fish) with a green veggie
***on a non lifting day leave the potato in on the first meal and swap the potato in the second meal for a green veggie....
***saturday is a 0 carb day (i have carbs but they are all from green veggies)
***sunday is a re-feed day (i dont focus on counting carbs...this is also leg day for me so i make sure to get plenty of protein as well)
12-06-2010, 07:48 PM
12-06-2010, 07:48 PM
11 dorrito chips! you crazy maaaaan.
if you cheat on your diet, it isn't the end of the world. low carb diets are mostly good for losing mass, not just fat.
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12-06-2010, 09:41 PM
12-06-2010, 09:46 PM
12-06-2010, 11:11 PM
12-06-2010, 11:44 PM
40/40/20 baby... 40% carbs, 40% protein, 20% Fat... slight caloric deficit, and cardio 4-5 days per week.
Cardio is king... increases your bodies oxidative capabilities, and ability to burn fat
And yes it may be calories in vs calories out, but what your body uses for energy and when is all dependent on whats available. Low carb is garbage if you want to maintain muscle
12-07-2010, 12:32 AM
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12-07-2010, 02:07 PM
mmmm about to go eat some oatmeal
12-10-2010, 02:38 PM
12-10-2010, 05:07 PM
I'm not sure I understand you question fully, but if I were trying to shred BF, and dropping to say 2000 calories, it would simply be 200g C, 200g P, and 45g of fat
12-10-2010, 05:43 PM
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