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2015/02/19 14:09:41 (permalink)
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Carbs around workout only

Hi Guys,
 
Anyone follow this principle when on a bulk? I'm currently hitting 3600 cals a day carbs at various points, brekkie, mid afternoon etc...
 
Thinking of switching carbs to pre, post and post workout meal only to keep leaner.
 
 
Any opinions has this worked for you?

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    WhiteSnake
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    Re: Carbs around workout only 2015/02/19 16:17:00 (permalink)
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    Carbs once a day when on a bulk?
    When one a cut more likely.
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    Re: Carbs around workout only 2015/02/19 16:20:17 (permalink)
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    It's the same amount of carbs as you'd usually take in on a bulk just around the workout.
     
    E.G - Pre 150g brown rice
    intra-50g maltodextrin
    post- maltodextrin in shake
     
    post workout meal- white potato, white rice, sweet potato in a large serving...
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    Re: Carbs around workout only 2015/02/19 16:28:55 (permalink)
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    Ok but having them then or spread throughout the day won't affect total daily cals and therefore won't make you leaner. But you're bulking right? You won't be loosing fat on a bulk or have I misunderstood you?
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    Re: Carbs around workout only 2015/02/19 16:37:08 (permalink)
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    It is a bulk yeah, it's not so much to cause any fat loss as such, just that the carbs will be better utilised around the workout time, meaning when im sat at work spiking my insulin levels isnt really neccessary, and is more likely to add to fat gain as my muscles dont need the insulin or cortisol
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    Re: Carbs around workout only 2015/02/19 16:50:53 (permalink)
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    Won't make any difference if the the carb and calories are the same.

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    Re: Carbs around workout only 2015/02/19 16:53:39 (permalink)
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    Elliot Reed
    It is a bulk yeah, it's not so much to cause any fat loss as such, just that the carbs will be better utilised around the workout time, meaning when im sat at work spiking my insulin levels isnt really neccessary, and is more likely to add to fat gain as my muscles dont need the insulin or cortisol


    Well you won't be adding fat if you've let your glycogen levels drop ie meals well spaced out and not OTT in carbs.
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    Re: Carbs around workout only 2015/02/20 19:11:11 (permalink)
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    I wouldn't worry about it mate. Do what makes you feel the best and perform the best, you could do a carb backloading approach which may help you recover better after workouts (if you train in the late afternoon) and you will be a bit more insulin sensitive if you don't spike insulin throughout the day. 
     
    Don't forget though that protein is insulinagenic also, so you will spike insulin from a whey protein shake for example.
     
    Maltodextrin probably isn't the greatest thins in the world to have intra workout due to the slow gastric emptying and the fact that it site in the gut and may give you issues during your workout. Probably best switching to a carb which has faster gastric emptying but will supply you with good energy throughout the workout, something like cyclic dextrin if budget allows.
     
     
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