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carb-back-loading for muscle gain / fat loss
« on: September 28, 2011, 08:19:11 pm »
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http://articles.elitefts.com/articles/nutrition/carb-back-loading/

cliff:
low carbs before workout.
high carbs following a workout.

gives you something to think about..

i still follow the most basic.. caloric deficit + lots of protein to lose weight while minimizing muscle loss.. caloric excess to gain weight.
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Re: carb-back-loading for muscle gain / fat loss
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 01:15:24 am »
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I have the Carb-Nite solution book the guy who wrote that article also wrote. It is an interesting read. There are a number of deits based on the same concept for fat loss (4 hour body, Cheat Your Way Thin etc) and they do work very well. Especially the first week or two when you lose all that water weight. The other thing I like about low carb dieting is that you don't get bloated throughout the day.


For strength and power athletes too a certain amount of carbs is required for training. I think you can do these things for short bursts - a 4 week stint isn't too bad, but longer term if you are training hard, you should come up with a more balanced approach to your deit.

Also if you are an endurance athletes, forget low carb dieting - they need the carbs.

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 10:13:58 pm »
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I've been incorporating some of Keifer's carb back loading pricinples (haven't bought the book) and Martin berkhan's lean gains to lose my stubborn fat around my love handles and lower back. I'm having great success with both of these and feel like carb back loading can work for the majority of athletes maybe not endurance though. I train twice a day not including playing basketball and it is usually in the earlier part of the day. I simply wait til 10 -12 hours after I wake up to take some fast acting carbs( I drink a lot of fat free chocolate milk) I'm getting leaner and starting to see veins in my abs. The approach is working very well for me, I just had to minimize my fat intake with lean proteins. The science of carb backloading is very sound and lean gains is as well. Both approaches have been working for me so far.
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Re: carb-back-loading for muscle gain / fat loss
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 02:25:12 am »
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I have the Carb-Nite solution book the guy who wrote that article also wrote. It is an interesting read. There are a number of deits based on the same concept for fat loss (4 hour body, Cheat Your Way Thin etc) and they do work very well. Especially the first week or two when you lose all that water weight. The other thing I like about low carb dieting is that you don't get bloated throughout the day.


For strength and power athletes too a certain amount of carbs is required for training. I think you can do these things for short bursts - a 4 week stint isn't too bad, but longer term if you are training hard, you should come up with a more balanced approach to your deit.

Also if you are an endurance athletes, forget low carb dieting - they need the carbs.
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