First attempt at Carb cycling.
11-04-2010 02:27 PM
First attempt at Carb cycling.
Saturday-Back/Bicep P:250 F:100 Carb: 250 cals:2900
Sunday- off p:250 F:120 Carb: 100 cals:2480
Monday-Chest/Triceps p:250 F:100 Carb: 200 cals:2700
Tuesday-Legs P:250 F100 Carb: 250 cals:2900
Wed-Shoulders/Traps P:250 F:100 Carb:200 cals:2700
Thursday- off p:250 F:120 Carb: 100 cals:2480
Friday- off p:250 F:120 Carb: 100 cals:2480
Whole Wheat Arnold bread
ig you got any suggestion on more food sources that would be great as well, always looking for variety.
11-04-2010 02:53 PM
Your low carb days still have 100g carbs?! How is that low?.. Try 30.
11-04-2010 06:43 PM
Looks good. Should be a slow and steady fat loss. Don't forget to readjust calories/macros after two weeks if you lose some weight.
11-04-2010 08:12 PM
I think low carb is anything under 150. I could be wrong, though. I don't think he shooting for ketosis.
Originally Posted by sluggy
11-07-2010 08:24 PM
nah, not shooting for ketosis, most of those carbs are going to come with my breakfast.
11-08-2010 11:52 PM
Re : First attempt at Carb cycling
Very timely info's as I am trying to lose weight before the holidays so that I can look my best when I visit my relatives. These tips are sure to come in hand.
11-09-2010 07:02 AM
I use the carb cycling plan outlined at http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/par30.htm. As for how many carbs to take in, it really depends on how carb sensitive you are.
You will probably lose some water weight in the first week so don't worry if you drop 4lbs and don't think you are losing muscle. Monitor your weight loss every 2 weeks or so and adjust the calories/carbs up/down depending on whether you aren't losing enough fat or losing muscle. Alternatively you can always add in 45 mins fasted LISS cardio on your low carb days to speed up the fat loss.
11-10-2010 01:50 PM
If you need to adjust due to not losing enough I'd cut the banana/apple and on low days eat only chicken and white fish(talipa) for protein sources. Also might want to try a high day of 600+ followed by 1-2 low days with only fibrous carbs.
11-11-2010 12:12 AM
I've been on sardines lately. Good for a quick in between snack. Shakes get old...
Throw some yogurt in if you can, greek yogurt it good.
100g of carbs is still a decent amount. It's alright though. Last time I did a carb cycle with 3 days off, 3 day refeed, etc. and I lost way too much muscle for my liking. Even though my protein was through the roof, I lost a lot. Never doing it again.
11-11-2010 01:33 AM
I first attempt was successful, I started at 258 dropped to 236 kept most my muscle, but I was heavy.
11-11-2010 08:53 AM
I'll second the Greek yoghurt. Mix 100g Greek yoghurt with 100g of cottage cheese and you get a great moderate protein/low carb snack. Depending on the brands you use it will work out to about 150 cals, 20-25g protein and less than 10g carbs. Definitely a lot better than slugging down a protein shake.
Originally Posted by CCV3
11-12-2010 11:21 PM
Powder is overrated anyway, I use to do the whole oats and 2 scoops protein powder pre and post workout. I now do a full meal pre and BCAA's immediately post with another full meal about an hour later. definately liking it better.
Originally Posted by warsteiner
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