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2005/07/28 17:10:30 (permalink)
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Carb amount during maintenance/bulking phase

Just wanted to find out, how much carbs should i aim for while on a mixed phase. What i mean is, im at the point where i dont want to maintain yet i dont want to bulk as such, something in between maintenance and bulking.

How much carbs should i aim for?

i am about 162lbs at 5'6 with in my eyes a realistic 11-12ish bf% with visibile abs.

I am going to get my carbs from all quality sources, brown rice, green vegetable and fruit such as banana's and apples. The only time ill eat high gi carbs are before a workout and after a workout, most likely to be bananas for better quality and low in glycemic load.

So what do you guys recommend?


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    RE: Carb amount during maintenance/bulking phase 2005/07/28 17:21:13 (permalink)
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    i dont want to maintain yet i dont want to bulk as such


    So you want to cut then ???
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    RE: Carb amount during maintenance/bulking phase 2005/07/28 17:22:07 (permalink)
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    I wouldnt eat high GI carbs before or after unless depleted and you've hit the wall
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    RE: Carb amount during maintenance/bulking phase 2005/07/28 17:27:19 (permalink)
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    nope, not cut as thats under maintenance where i want to eat carbs for inbetween maintenance and bulking.

    why wouldnt you eat high gi carb befoe or after, i do for before to give me energy and after to replace gylocgen storage quicker, so my body starts to burn the high gi carb after as opposed to when it becomes nearly low and starts using protein.

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    RE: Carb amount during maintenance/bulking phase 2005/07/28 17:30:52 (permalink)
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    if you eat high GI before you'll create an insulin spike and all the carbs will get shuttled away but there is a delay and the body will keep shuttling sugar out the blood and before you know it you'll feel weak.

    If you fuel with regular low GI carbs throughout the day and especially before training you should have no problems. Again afterwards unless completely depleted no real need for high GI carbs

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    RE: Carb amount during maintenance/bulking phase 2005/07/28 17:31:52 (permalink)
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    for maintaince you should have enough carbs to fuel training, daily activities but avoid excess amounts that may lead to an increase weight at the same time not lower them to a point where energy levels, performance and body weight decrease
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    RE: Carb amount during maintenance/bulking phase 2005/07/28 17:51:26 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    for maintaince you should have enough carbs to fuel training, daily activities but avoid excess amounts that may lead to an increase weight at the same time not lower them to a point where energy levels, performance and body weight decrease


    thanks toxic as usual. i see what your saying.

    okay, at the moment my life is pretty sedentary, pretty much chilling mon-fri so nothing physically challenging or need to have so much energy except weight training 4 times a week and only working weekends, just walking round the shop floor.

    what do you recommend? something like 2g carb per lb bodyweight?

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    RE: Carb amount during maintenance/bulking phase 2005/07/28 17:58:05 (permalink)
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    what is you current diet?
    and how is that going?

    if you notice a fat gain then it would be easier to advise where improvements could be made.

    Its better to adjust the plan you have then creating totally new one.

    Im in a similar position to you where i dont do much mon-fri in the office so my carb intake is low i can even go to 1g per 1lb bodyweight.

    but as were all different, put up your diet let us know your energy levels (do you feel tired generally or/and in the gym)
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    RE: Carb amount during maintenance/bulking phase 2005/07/28 18:10:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Stone

    what do you recommend? something like 2g carb per lb bodyweight?


    no, just eat, moniotr and adjust accordingly

    maintain your levels of protein and work from there, see what happens to the factors i have stated above and make your decision from there

    you dont get fat or weak overnight, takes time and you can jig around accordingly
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