- 10-06-2006, 05:12 PM
I am currently experimenting with my low carb diet. I respond better to low carb diets than Low GI diets. I am going to take in 50-60 grams of carbs on workout days and closest to 0 as possible on non-workout days. My question is when would it be best to take my carbs before my workout for energy or after my workout for replenishing. I will be carbing up on day 7 consuming 200-400 grams of carbs and a cheat meal.
My current stats are 225lbs, about 7-9% bf, lifting for 7 years, not using any AAS this time around. I am cosuming about 100 grams of fat, 280-320 grams of protein, and 50-60 grams of carbs (workout days) per day. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
- 10-06-2006, 06:33 PM
Originally Posted by Eunisx
10-06-2006, 09:06 PM
I've tried for a week to just use carbs post workout and it worked ok. I found myself quite tired during the workout. Now I am doing carbs pre-workout. It is going ok but I seem to be holding a bit of water. I take NO-Explode pre and cell mass after with protein. Don't know why I am holding water?
10-12-2006, 11:41 AM
Would the addition of carbs post-workout be beneficial? I would then be taking about 50 grams pre-workout and then 50 post (10 grams from Cell Mass & 40 grams from oatmeal or cream of rice). I would only carb up 1 day a week, Sunday, for about 4-5 hrs.
10-12-2006, 12:05 PM
In my opinion, unless you are looking to get into ketosis eat carbs pre and post. The amount will depend on a few factors.
Some get by with 25 pre and post. Some need more others less. It also depends on how well or poorly your body utilizes carbohydrates.
Since I gather you are dieting, overall caloric defecit is what is important unless you are looking to get into ketosis. JMHO
10-12-2006, 12:26 PM
Not looking to get into ketosis. Yes I am dieting but would rather eat carbs around my workout to have a little bit of energy.
10-17-2006, 05:30 PM
Bracketing CHO intake around the workout has been a common plan of attack for many athletes to take advantage of the nutrient partitioning.
Regarding the Carbs pre-workout a mix of BCAA's and some slow digesting carbs such as Oats, or SuperCarb or a combination of the two. These should keep your blood sugar elevated in the later stages of the workout and keep your endurance up.
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