View Full Version : Carb Cycling Question

08-11-2005, 07:38 AM

Here is my question.

I decided to follow carb cycling routine for my slow bulking for lean mass.

My routine

Monday - Weight Lift
Tuerday- Weight Lift
Thursday-Weight Lift
Friday- Weight Lift
Saturday- Cardio
Sunday- OFF

So whats best way to follow a carb cycle.
For example...
Monday - High Carb
Tuerday- Moderate Carb
Wednesday- No carb
Thursday- High Carb
Friday- Moderate Carb
Saturday- No Carb
Sunday- Moderate carb?

On high carb days I will limit my fat , and a bit of the protein.
On no carb days , i wll only eat veggies + lots of efa's and protein
Is this a good routine?


08-11-2005, 09:42 AM
I dont think limiting carbs is a good idea for a bulk. Its one thing to control them, but to have a low carb day on a bulk will make it really hard to meat your calorific needs for the bulk. Carb cycling is usually used for dieting. Just controll your carbs keep roughly a 40/30/30 fat/carb/protien. 30% carbs is still restricted carbs for most people, where they can eat anything up to 50-60% carbs a day.

08-11-2005, 02:20 PM
Carb cycling won't make much of a difference the way you have set up.

To be honest, I wouldn't carb cycle on a bulk. If you want to gain "lean mass", overall calories are far more important. Add calories slowly over time in order to limit fat gain.

08-11-2005, 02:25 PM
I carb cycle bulking OR cutting.

Ratios like 40/30/30 or any other are really and truly meaningless.

Think of protein and fat as weight-dependant doses.

Your strategy is roughly how I approach carb cycling, only I stick to high and low days only.

I find it very comfortable and effective, but it's not the only way to bulk.

Slim Schaedle
08-11-2005, 02:58 PM
Built = Queen of dietary fat promotion

Me = Carbohydrate junkie

Personally, I'd load up on carbs, but that's what I have learned is best for my body and there's more than one way to do things.

08-11-2005, 03:11 PM
LOL at slim!

In practice, I consume quite a bit more carbohydrate when I bulk then when I cut. My protein and fats only go up a bit. My high carb days are a LOT higher in carb when I bulk then when I cut. But to be fair, my bulks are nowhere near as grand as those of some of the young fellas here - I gain fat VERY easily, so I really have to fight to keep it under control.

Slim Schaedle
08-11-2005, 03:41 PM
LOL at slim!
opposites attract, don't ya know

08-11-2005, 04:34 PM
opposites attract, don't ya know
One of the many reasons I like boys. :evillaugh