The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #1
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    Oct 2008

    Workout on which carb cycling days


    I'm carb cycling like this:

    Mon: Low carbs, workout
    Tue: No carbs
    Wed: High carbs, workout
    Thur: No carbs
    Fri: High carbs, workout
    Sat: Low carbs
    Sun: No carbs

    So as you can see I work out on my high carb days, as that's what the guide said is best. Though considering I work out in the evening and not the morning, should I have my high carb days after my workout and work out on no/low carb days, to aid in recovery? I don't find any difference in energy levels when on low/high carb days


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  3. #2
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    No views on this?

  4. #3
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    High carbs on workout days.

    Dont forget that by the nature of the diet you are cycling calories too (more on a high day). So the last thing you want is to be shuttling a ****load of calories on a day when your just sat on your arse.

  5. #4
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    It looks like what your'e doing is right. I do know that the Ultimate Diet 2.0 calls for depletion workouts, super voluminous workouts with no carbs.

  6. #5
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    in my own world
    you can look at it two ways

    workout on high carb days to get some fuel before your workout and also help aid in recovery post workout

    workout after the high carb day when you have all the carbs from the previous day stored

    since you don't have a problem with energy either way I am guessing I would just stick to what you are doing and workout on your high carb days

  7. #6
    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Doesn't really matter either way if you're energy is fine on low carb days. Most people would probably prefer working out on high carb days.

    I've personally set pr's in the gym on no carb days.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps

  8. #7
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    Thanks, guess I'll just stick with what I'm doing

  9. #8
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    OP... are you cutting or bulking? I guess the bigger question is, does the carb cycling / workout cycling plan change based on which you're doing?

  10. #9
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    I'm currently cutting. I do plan to change it when I start bulking, I may drop the carb cycle and just do a clean bulk or continue to cycle if I can figure out a good way to do it

  11. #10
    Senior Member Dawn Trantham's Avatar
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    Lexington, NC

    carb cycling

    In my opinion carb cycling is a good idea if you are trying to reduce body fat while building muscle. It all depends on what you want to accomplish. Not training on low carb can be beneficial but you can also tap into those fat stores if you did a little weight training on low carb and leave your heavier muscle groups (legs,back) for higher carb days.

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