The "anabolic" window is open for 24 hours after the workout, and drops from there. So a carb refeed should take place in that 24 hour timespan from that perspective, whether a rest day takes place in that time or not?
On the other hand, Carb backloading claims that all carbs, especially on off days, should be confined to the evening.
So which is better for off days (only the day AFTER a hard workout)?
1: Low carb all day:
I have tried to go low carb all day on all my rest days, but that totally burns me out.
2: Moderate Carbs with the first meal of the off day, and Low carb until next workout
Takes advantage of anabolic window
3: Moderate Carbs with the last meal of the off day, with low carbs earlier in the day.
Taking advantage of Carb Backloading method (but since I workout early the next morning, it seems like the workout wouldn't take advantage of being "fasted". (Although if this makes more sense, I could just go hog-wild on carbs the day before after the workout))