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    I am going to start cycling my carbs in a couple of weeks. Should i just start straight away or should i go really low carb for a week or two first and then bring in the cycling?

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    When I did it, I just started right off. There's some very good articles online if you search "T-Nation carb cycling"
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    Shelby Starnes has a ebook floating around and as Sean said if you search you should find a few articles on it
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    *cough* Scribd
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    Oh cool thanks! Any tips?
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    Your tips are to read the articles that were just given to you. After you read those, come back and ask for advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a312 View Post
    Oh cool thanks! Any tips?
    I think its fine to cycle carbs at any point and you might even see improved benefit from tweaking the length of the cycles to suite your needs.
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    Use something like Glycobol during your carb ups. Best tip I can give. Makes your carb ups more efficient.

    You also might want to stay away from BCAAs mid cycle as it can effect ketosis. Leucine is fine though.
    Isoleucine and glutamine can easily convert to glucose though, so be careful.
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    I am just researching isoleucine again. Interesting article here -

    http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2013...ffects-of.html
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    Thanks alot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    Use something like Glycobol during your carb ups. Best tip I can give. Makes your carb ups more efficient.

    You also might want to stay away from BCAAs mid cycle as it can effect ketosis. Leucine is fine though.
    Isoleucine and glutamine can easily convert to glucose though, so be careful.
    this. glycobol or slin sane will help big time with your carb refeeds. they eliminate the horrible bloated puffy feeling from eating carbs
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    I'm going to start a CKD soon as well. I hate refeed days, feel like completed ass. Once you're in ketosis, eating carbs will make you feel completely lethargic.

    This time around on my refeed days, I'm going to try to limit carbs to high GI post workout and low GI at other times, and keep it healthy. No junk binges during carb ups lol.. causes instant coma feeling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    I'm going to start a CKD soon as well. I hate refeed days, feel like completed ass. Once you're in ketosis, eating carbs will make you feel completely lethargic.

    This time around on my refeed days, I'm going to try to limit carbs to high GI post workout and low GI at other times, and keep it healthy. No junk binges during carb ups lol.. causes instant coma feeling
    I have had similar experiences with refeeds. I would feel like shlt after a refeed but I think it was because by the time saturday came I was practicality binge eating and almost all junk food. I found that eating things like rice and potatoes left me feeling much better
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    I have had similar experiences with refeeds. I would feel like shlt after a refeed but I think it was because by the time saturday came I was practicality binge eating and almost all junk food. I found that eating things like rice and potatoes left me feeling much better
    That's why I stopped CKD. It turned into an unhealthy lifestyle where I would wish the week away until my refeed day, eat like an idiot, and feel like death. It was fun for a few weeks, but it get old
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    Shelby Starnes has a ebook floating around and as Sean said if you search you should find a few articles on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332

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    Nope
    Free books/articles. App/Website. They had EVERYTHING.

    Recently it's changed and you have to pay I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Free books/articles. App/Website. They had EVERYTHING.

    Recently it's changed and you have to pay I believe.
    I dont know how theu get away with that. They are basically selling copyrighted material that they dont have the rights too
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    Glucose disposal agents like slin sane def help with reefeds.

    Also limit the junk food intake (ice cream, candy, poptarts etc.) since sugar and high fructose corn syrup are inferior to replenishing muscle glycogen. Starchy carb sources are the best and i have had my best carb ups on rice, potatoes, and low fat bagels.
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