View Full Version : protein or carbs ???

06-30-2005, 04:44 PM
as far as gaining lean mass goes, which is more important to emphasize?
with hard lifting 6-7 days/week

06-30-2005, 05:05 PM
Both are important. They each do their certain job.

06-30-2005, 05:06 PM
protein at every meal, carbs in the meals close to (and especially after) your lifts.

07-01-2005, 07:45 PM
protein first and foremost, but carbs are important as well. I dunno about you, but I would have a hell of time bulking "low carb". Carbs are tasty too, so eat up!

07-01-2005, 07:49 PM
I bulk (like I cut) on "low-ish" carb, but not NO carb. I started lifting on Atkins, and it was fine while I was still fat, but as I've leaned out, I'm finding I get much more benefit from higher quantities of strategically-timed carbohydrate than I used to. Seems to be very individual.

D Breyer
07-01-2005, 07:51 PM
did you used to be seriously "fat"? what was your starting bf%? just curious..

07-01-2005, 10:15 PM
Me? Was I fat? Yes. I was 170 lbs, and squishy. No real idea what my bodyfat was, but if I can assume I've gained 0-10 lbs of lbm since then (it's probably closer to 20), I had to have been somewhere between 30% and 40% bodyfat four years ago.

07-01-2005, 10:55 PM
I dont believe that ::closes ears:: lies :D

07-01-2005, 11:32 PM
My ass was HYOOOOGE!

(so were my boobies. :cry: )

07-01-2005, 11:33 PM
lol, oh well, Im sure you are much happier with the physique now.

07-01-2005, 11:37 PM