PWO carbs while cutting
- 01-18-2006, 11:20 AM
- 01-18-2006, 12:02 PM
Depends upon a lot of factors, the most important two being your body type (do you collect body fat very easily) and the second being the kind of cut you are doing.
I have seen guys who do Velocity Diet style cuts do extremely well using high GI post workout carbs. Other guys do well aiming for the usual 40/40/20 splits and don't use the post workout carbs.
If you're an ectomorph, I think shutting off cortisol's going to be pretty important (post workout spike: yes) but much less so for endo or meso guys.
A highly, HIGHLY debatable point of view...
01-18-2006, 12:38 PM
If I had to say a body type, I fall somewhere in between meso and endo. I've always had trouble figuring it on my own. I gain muscle fairly easy and fat gain takes some time. I also lose muscle somewhat fast. When I hurt my rotator cuff I missed 7 weeks of lifting and I lost about 12 lbs. But I seem to have zero problem meeting my goals when I get my ass in gear and stick to a diet and workout pan. But I am a little "soft" as well though...Originally Posted by Malek256
As far as what kind of cut I am doing, I started at 230 with around 17% bf and would like to get around 10-12%. I've lost about 9lbs so far in just under four weeks while on Melting Point and Basic Cuts and 7-oxo-dhea (I'll be switching to LXT now that its back in stock). With the 7-oxo/lxt I'm not so sure that cortisol is a big problem. But I don't want to do anything or not do anything that I'll regret three months from now....
01-18-2006, 12:44 PM
I'd say stick with low GI carbs just to be on the safe side...they're still going to replenish your glycogen stores but without the potential for fat gain that a higher GI carb will.
01-18-2006, 10:57 PM
01-19-2006, 08:18 AM
Call me crazy, but unless you've just finished a 2-hour workout, you should stick to protein only after a workout, followed by a low-glycemic, whole food meal about an hour later (sweet potato, oatmeal, etc.). This is assuming you want to lose bodyfat, of course.
01-19-2006, 10:16 AM
01-19-2006, 10:29 AM
Originally Posted by cscsguy
depending on body type IMO. As an ecto, I know I need carbs immediately post such a workout with protein, and that carbs (at this time) will not negatively affect a cutting plan. That is, of course, my opinion only. If you have great difficulty shedding pounds and/or more of an endo, the protein only plan seems to work according to some people.
01-20-2006, 10:13 PM
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