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2008/05/13 21:07:39 (permalink)

carbs on resting days

If I eat enough carbs to fuel my work out on training days, should I be eating less carbs on non training days.. as I'm not training and would be storing the excess carbs as fat maybe?

Tricky one really as I'm not sure I get enough carbs for working out in the first place, just assuming ...

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    RE: carbs on resting days 2008/05/13 21:10:43 (permalink)
    Well they'll be used to fuel your day to day activitys and probably help repair you from the training/recovery.
    When im bulking there set at a limit based on calorie intake for every day so dont get changed, same day in day out training or not.

    Guess we burn less, so prob bit more fat storage but only because we're burning less calories(Assuming you dont do cardio to make up for that).
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    RE: carbs on resting days 2008/05/13 21:25:04 (permalink)

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    Well they'll be used to fuel your day to day activitys and probably help repair you from the training/recovery.
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    yeh but I need to fuel my daily activities on training days as well

    Maybe it's used for recovery so not a lot of fat storage

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    RE: carbs on resting days 2008/05/13 21:31:10 (permalink)
    Sorry youve lost me
    On training days you eat enough tofuel them surely? if not youve set your calories to low and need to fix it.

    On non training days you do the same, but if you dont lower your calorie intake of those days you may not burn as much and so store a bit of fat.
    Personally i keep calorie intake static on a bulk, enough to gain 2-3lb a month and time them appropiately around high activity levels(Cardio, training, shopping trips, whatever else).

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    RE: carbs on resting days 2008/05/13 21:35:02 (permalink)
    iv always tended to try and keep my intake constant also
    on youre rest days by keeping ur cals similar your repairing while you rest and also gearing up for your next workout.
    persoanlly id try n keep it as consistant as possible, one day of rest and keeping your cals up isnt going to make you gain any fat!
    and if you do begin to worry, you could always incorporate a bit more cardio.
    id rather eat and then 'walk' the excess off, than go around hungry having not fed my body adequately.
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    RE: carbs on resting days 2008/05/13 22:06:05 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: richsINS

    Sorry youve lost me
    On training days you eat enough tofuel them surely? if not youve set your calories to low and need to fix it.

    On non training days you do the same, but if you dont lower your calorie intake of those days you may not burn as much and so store a bit of fat.
    Personally i keep calorie intake static on a bulk, enough to gain 2-3lb a month and time them appropiately around high activity levels(Cardio, training, shopping trips, whatever else).



    sorry I wasn't very clear.. I meant that you said carbs on non training days would be used for day activities so I said that I was doing these very same activities on training days too hence the need for more carbs.. but I think they would be used for recovery (as the poster above states too) and for loading up before the next work out ...

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    RE: carbs on resting days 2008/05/13 22:23:18 (permalink)
    Yeah you gotta eat to meet your day to day needs, then extra for the exercises you do.
    So if you worked a builder on monday, then slept all day tuesday you could lower in intake i suppose as you wont need the extra to fuel you(it'd be stored.. but then tommorow youd eat extra to cover that work so this stored would never be used). Resulting in fat gain, however interms of working out recovery will burn some energy and most of us do cardio on bulks so we have higher output on non training days too.

    Just worry about carb timing IMO, id keep calories constant though and add cardio if fat loss was to large.
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    RE: carbs on resting days 2008/05/13 22:26:15 (permalink)
    yeh thats perfectly summed up there
    if you do at least a little cardio on your 'rest' days i wudnt worry too much about your diet, just be consistant throughout the week and day to day!
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    RE: carbs on resting days 2008/05/14 08:41:22 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: rob161

    yeh thats perfectly summed up there
    if you do at least a little cardio on your 'rest' days i wudnt worry too much about your diet, just be consistant throughout the week and day to day!

    I don't do cardio on rest days but still my metabolism is fast and if some carbs are used to repair my training from the day before I think it would sound about right to keep the same diet ...

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