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Old 02-12-2006, 07:28 AM   #1
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i'm very curious about this...

a lot of people who are cutting say: "my carb intake will be high on my training days and my carb intake will be low on my rest days"

Reason why carb intake should be high on training day: thats because you need energy for your workout. without the carb intake, assimilation of that to produce energy wont occur.

Reason why carb intake should be low on rest / off days: thats because you don't want to consume more than you release. i.e. you dont want a big difference between your energy output and input.

that being said, here is a fmaous quote:

You grow outside the gym, NOT inside it.

if the above quote is true, then:

Carb intake should be high on off days because your body will require the extra energy to heal the muscle broken down in the gym...

if this is true, how can one have a low carb intake on the off days..?

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Old 02-12-2006, 07:38 AM   #2
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Because protein intake remains the same. ;)
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This is just carb cycling which is commonly done when cutting. You will always cut carbs when cutting. The point is to maintain muscle so if that is your goal yes keep your carbs up on training day and low on non training.
Traditionally it would run a 3 day loop Hi carbs then med carbs then low carbs and back again.

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Yes. That's all about cutting. Keep in mind that carbs are protein sparing so there is a reason to keep high carbs if that fits your needs and goals.

I have also discovered that there are other reasons to do carb cycling other than just cutting (or bulking). For instance, I manipulated my carb intake in this way because I had a problem with continuous high carb intake. It seemed to help my body adjust somewhat.

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Traditionally you would run a 3 day loop Hi carbs then med carbs then low carbs and back again.
oh.. now that explains a lot..

what i thought was:

Monday = Weight Training Day = High Carb Intake

Tuesday = Off Day = Low Carb Day

Wednesday = Weight Training Day = High Carb Intake

Thursday = Off Day = Low Carb Day

Friday = Weight Training Day = High Carb Intake

Saturday = Off Day = Low Carb Day

Sunday = Off Day = Cheating Day
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