View Full Version : TKD diet...how many carbs before and after?

Chris Cutler
06-04-2004, 06:41 AM
So i chose the TKD diet. The CKD seems too complicated, only on weekends can i consume carbs, meaning later on during the week my muscles wont have enough fuel. So TKD, i consume carbs 30-60 minutes before and after workouts, right? I workout 5 days a week...so what do i do on off days?? Also, how many carbs do i consume 30 minutes before workout, and right after workouts? Im 18, 5'5...weigh 180. I know bodyweight has something to do with carb intake. Any of you nutrition guru's know anything about this.??

06-04-2004, 09:17 AM
180 at 5'5" wow thats unreal, is it fat or muscle?

Chris Cutler
06-04-2004, 09:29 AM
well, lower body is muscle from cycling. Upper body is a mixture of both

06-04-2004, 09:30 AM
Bboy486 you never seen a short person before? :)

Chris sorry I can't help you with how many carbs but I will say I think you should consider cutting down to working out only 3 or 4 times a week. On off days just eat the same as workout days except without the pre/postworkout carbs.

06-04-2004, 11:05 AM
TheGImp I am short, thats why I said wow. Im a few inches taller and only 153. I was going to be very impressed if that was all muscle. In fact the only other person I know at my height is Rey Mysterio (wwe wrestler) and he is 165-170 all muslces, thats still shy of 180...

06-04-2004, 11:07 AM
from what I have read 25-50g of carbs before or after your workout or both. I would take some before, during and after because your body will need it for the workout itself and to take advantage of the window after. If I were doing a TKD I would put 100 g of dex (or whatever), some whey (or blend) and the creatine in a shake. Start sipping it before, continue to sip it during and if there was any left finish my workout it after my workout. my 2 cents.