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2009/07/27 22:01:46 (permalink)
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Where Should I Place Carbs?

I made a cutting diet a couple months ago which had nearly the same amount of carbs/calories in every meal, although having read around it seems "one" of the best ways of preserving muscle is to place the vast majority of your carbs in certain meals throughout the day (e.g. around training).  This will of course cause some meals to have more carbs than others & in turn have more calories which I was pretty concerned about aswell, but if it's the right way to go then I'll try anything.

Where do you guys recommend I place the majority of my carbs during the day?

I was thinking (ranging from most to least important):

 - Post Workout
 - Pre Workout
 - Breakfast
 - Post Post Workout
 - Pre Pre Workout
 - Before Bed

Does this look about right?  If so, it means the vast majority of my carbs will be in Post Workout first, then Pre Workout & so on.  I heard that including a lot of carbs in your Post & Pre workout meals is essential as this is the time you're going to be using up glycogen (carb) stores for energy & this is the time your body will most likely be delve into muscle stores & be using up muscle as an energy source which in turn will lead to catabolism.  I also heard that along with these 2 meals, the other good time of day to include a lot of carbs is breakfast.  Is this because your body will have gone without any food for a while, therefore it needs carbs etc?  I thought that in the morning, your body would need protein the most really, I didn't realise it was in dire need of carbs aswell.

Anyway, I'll leave it there & hopefully you guys can help me out.  Many thanks in advance.
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    Re:Where Should I Place Carbs? 2009/07/27 22:10:44 (permalink)
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    I made a cutting diet a couple months ago which had nearly the same amount of carbs/calories in every meal, although having read around it seems "one" of the best ways of preserving muscle is to place the vast majority of your carbs in certain meals throughout the day (e.g. around training).  This will of course cause some meals to have more carbs than others & in turn have more calories which I was pretty concerned about aswell, but if it's the right way to go then I'll try anything.

    Where do you guys recommend I place the majority of my carbs during the day?

    I was thinking (ranging from most to least important):

    - Post Workout
    - Pre Workout
    - Breakfast
    - Post Post Workout
    - Pre Pre Workout

    - Before Bed

    Does this look about right?  If so, it means the vast majority of my carbs will be in Post Workout first, then Pre Workout & so on.  I heard that including a lot of carbs in your Post & Pre workout meals is essential as this is the time you're going to be using up glycogen (carb) stores for energy & this is the time your body will most likely be delve into muscle stores & be using up muscle as an energy source which in turn will lead to catabolism.  I also heard that along with these 2 meals, the other good time of day to include a lot of carbs is breakfast.  Is this because your body will have gone without any food for a while, therefore it needs carbs etc?  I thought that in the morning, your body would need protein the most really, I didn't realise it was in dire need of carbs aswell.

    Anyway, I'll leave it there & hopefully you guys can help me out.  Many thanks in advance.


    Those are the most important place of placement of carbs in terms of muscle growth and to avoid excess fat being added. I wouldnt have any carbs before bed, just a slow digesting protein source aswell as some healthy fats.
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    Re:Where Should I Place Carbs? 2009/07/27 22:24:03 (permalink)
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    Awhhh man, i was going to bust out the old, in your mouth. Ruined it arnold :(

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    Re:Where Should I Place Carbs? 2009/07/27 22:39:45 (permalink)
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    I'd say breakfast, pre workout and post workout.
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    Re:Where Should I Place Carbs? 2009/07/28 00:00:34 (permalink)
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    Bodybizzler87

    I made a cutting diet a couple months ago which had nearly the same amount of carbs/calories in every meal, although having read around it seems "one" of the best ways of preserving muscle is to place the vast majority of your carbs in certain meals throughout the day (e.g. around training).  This will of course cause some meals to have more carbs than others & in turn have more calories which I was pretty concerned about aswell, but if it's the right way to go then I'll try anything.

    Where do you guys recommend I place the majority of my carbs during the day?

    I was thinking (ranging from most to least important):

    - Post Workout
    - Pre Workout
    - Breakfast
    - Post Post Workout
    - Pre Pre Workout

    - Before Bed

    Does this look about right?  If so, it means the vast majority of my carbs will be in Post Workout first, then Pre Workout & so on.  I heard that including a lot of carbs in your Post & Pre workout meals is essential as this is the time you're going to be using up glycogen (carb) stores for energy & this is the time your body will most likely be delve into muscle stores & be using up muscle as an energy source which in turn will lead to catabolism.  I also heard that along with these 2 meals, the other good time of day to include a lot of carbs is breakfast.  Is this because your body will have gone without any food for a while, therefore it needs carbs etc?  I thought that in the morning, your body would need protein the most really, I didn't realise it was in dire need of carbs aswell.

    Anyway, I'll leave it there & hopefully you guys can help me out.  Many thanks in advance.


    Those are the most important place of placement of carbs in terms of muscle growth and to avoid excess fat being added. I wouldnt have any carbs before bed, just a slow digesting protein source aswell as some healthy fats.


    This is for cutting though mate.
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    Re:Where Should I Place Carbs? 2009/07/28 01:14:50 (permalink)
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    Bodybizzler87

    I made a cutting diet a couple months ago which had nearly the same amount of carbs/calories in every meal, although having read around it seems "one" of the best ways of preserving muscle is to place the vast majority of your carbs in certain meals throughout the day (e.g. around training).  This will of course cause some meals to have more carbs than others & in turn have more calories which I was pretty concerned about aswell, but if it's the right way to go then I'll try anything.

    Where do you guys recommend I place the majority of my carbs during the day?

    I was thinking (ranging from most to least important):

    - Post Workout
    - Pre Workout
    - Breakfast
    - Post Post Workout
    - Pre Pre Workout

    - Before Bed

    Does this look about right?  If so, it means the vast majority of my carbs will be in Post Workout first, then Pre Workout & so on.  I heard that including a lot of carbs in your Post & Pre workout meals is essential as this is the time you're going to be using up glycogen (carb) stores for energy & this is the time your body will most likely be delve into muscle stores & be using up muscle as an energy source which in turn will lead to catabolism.  I also heard that along with these 2 meals, the other good time of day to include a lot of carbs is breakfast.  Is this because your body will have gone without any food for a while, therefore it needs carbs etc?  I thought that in the morning, your body would need protein the most really, I didn't realise it was in dire need of carbs aswell.

    Anyway, I'll leave it there & hopefully you guys can help me out.  Many thanks in advance.


    Those are the most important place of placement of carbs in terms of muscle growth and to avoid excess fat being added. I wouldnt have any carbs before bed, just a slow digesting protein source aswell as some healthy fats.


    This is for cutting though mate.


    wether cutting or bulking it matters not, those are still the most important times to have carbs ime if you want to hold on to your muscle mass.
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