Carbs Immediately After Training....

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....to replace Glycogen stores, whilst on a low carb diet.

Good thing do you think, or undermining the whole thing?
 
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....to replace Glycogen stores, whilst on a low carb diet.

Good thing do you think, or undermining the whole thing?
Why are you trying to replace glycogen stores and eat carbs on a low carb diet? That defeats the purpose.
What’s your thinking there?
 
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Losing weight, low carb diet.
If you replace glycogen stores so you can do a second session that day then perhaps the net total of energy burned can be greater (higher intensity, dip deeper into your energy reserves than you would have otherwise). If you’re only doing one session a day there wouldn’t be any point in replacing glycogen stores.
 
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Why are you trying to replace glycogen stores and eat carbs on a low carb diet? That defeats the purpose.
What’s your thinking there?
Just generally feeling fucked during and after sessions, so was considering adding some carbs around sessions. Only some wholemeal rice or something.

My logic was I'd be burning off the pre-session meal, and I'd had it explained to me previously by a power lifter (maybe incorrectly), that eating IMMEDIATELY after training are almost 'free' carbs because of depleted glycogen levels.

Am I way off?
 
Just generally feeling fucked during and after sessions, so was considering adding some carbs around sessions. Only some wholemeal rice or something.

My logic was I'd be burning off the pre-session meal, and I'd had it explained to me previously by a power lifter (maybe incorrectly), that eating IMMEDIATELY after training are almost 'free' carbs because of depleted glycogen levels.

Am I way off?
This is my problem with low carbs.

Good carbs - not shitty american bread and pasta - will give you energy all day
 
Jun 4, 2013
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Just generally feeling fucked during and after sessions, so was considering adding some carbs around sessions. Only some wholemeal rice or something.

My logic was I'd be burning off the pre-session meal, and I'd had it explained to me previously by a power lifter (maybe incorrectly), that eating IMMEDIATELY after training are almost 'free' carbs because of depleted glycogen levels.

Am I way off?
If you’re adding carbs around a session make it something high GI (drink a coke or two). Something like that immediately after a session goes straight to your muscle stores, your power lifter friend is correct.
I think low carb is only really an option for someone who sits on their arse, not someone who trains seriously (and wants some power/explosiveness/intensity).
 
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Cereal post workout coco pops seems to be a popular choice. There are no 'free calories' but having carbs pre workout will more than likely improve your workouts and mean you'll burn more during it as you're able to push more. I know if I train fasted or near fasted that my performance takes a huge hit.
Dropping carbs out to drop weight is unnecessary punishment in my opinion and I've dropped to very low bodyfat several times. The main thing is to be in a deficit, hit your protein target as a priority assuming you want to maintain as much muscle as possible, then fill your macros with however you like.
 
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