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Twan
07-18-2007, 11:28 PM
How exactly are carbohydrates important for building muscle? Should they be taken pre or post workout?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-19-2007, 12:56 AM
Energy.

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Twan
07-19-2007, 01:22 AM
So I assume take the all preworkout?

Cirino83
07-19-2007, 08:11 AM
Energy.

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Carbs are most important pre, post and even during workouts.

peacefrog
07-19-2007, 09:04 AM
Caloric surplus.
Increased glycogen storage.

BFGUITAR
07-19-2007, 05:14 PM
Building things require energy. Carbs contain energy therefore you could use the energy from carbs to synthesize muscle.

Twan
07-19-2007, 08:53 PM
Building things require energy. Carbs contain energy therefore you could use the energy from carbs to synthesize muscle.

Makes sense. What's the best carb to have? Starch? I assume sugar is the worst type.

Mr. D
07-19-2007, 11:27 PM
Makes sense. What's the best carb to have? Starch? I assume sugar is the worst type.

you really need to start using the search function.


dextrose/glucose is a sugar. do a search on it!

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-19-2007, 11:35 PM
Makes sense. What's the best carb to have? Starch? I assume sugar is the worst type.There isn't one type of carbohydrate that you should be eating. Different types serve different purposes. You should use the search. You'll be blasted with a plethora of knowledge if you do so. Start reading. :read:

runriot26
07-29-2007, 03:14 PM
Eat Chicken Breasts

emjlr3
07-30-2007, 11:20 AM
all carbs are broken down into glucose in the end, which fuels glycolosus (sp), which is your main source for the phosphorolation of ADP to ATP, ATP being your bodies source of energy

in that sense, no carbs==a lot less glucose==a lot less energy==no lifting weights

other things can be broekn down to form glucose molecules, but carbs get the job done

I eat carbs all day long, though tend to eat more carbs, most of which are complex, pre workout, and post workout, where I take in more simple sugars

Al3X
07-30-2007, 12:16 PM
A quick break down of carbohydrates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbs