Ok guys, time for a discussion.
I've noticed that since using low carb days [NOT keto - 80g carbs per day over two meals, usually first two or first and then after training when it applies] more frequently with carb up days my training sessions have become more intense and more productive overall. Anyone who regularly reads my journal will know that I'm setting PB's all over the place since i began this technique just over two weeks ago. My strength hasn't just 'shot up' - it was always hovering round those ranges, but since starting this idea my poundages and reps have increased regularly.
I'm wondering if this has happend to anyone else? i great strength gains on low carbs.
I'm also noticing muscle growth despite being on a cutting schedule, which hasn't been unknown to me since i started cutting, but it's seemingly more predominat now. I really can't explain it and was hoping someone could, or at least get some suggestions into the open that could reason it.
I also don't eat carbs before i train. I usually eat chicken breast, one whole egg and some green veg although sometimes the chicken is substituted with tuna.
Can anyone put any hormone reponses to reason?
I know hGH is lypolitic, but does it aid in strength gains?
Tina suggested that the glycogen may aid in the edurance side, so do you think that this has been equating to more reps for a given weight which has lead to these strength gains?
I'm really undecided personally. Obviously it's early days since i've only been trying this style for 2.5 weeks, but every session since then has been great an i'm definately sensing a pattern emerging. This can't be a one off.