Carb Cycling

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  1. T-R-T

    T-R-T New Member

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    Anyone here done it/doing it? What were the results? Is this the best way to get lean?
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    ok so anyway


    It will work for some people, but everybody is different when it comes to carbs. I go low for 3-4 days then have a medium to high day. Some pros go 7-low-1-high, some go low all the time, some don't care at all.

    You need to determine how sensitve you are to carbs and then figure out what works for you.

    How low would you consider low? Could you go a dat without bread? Do you get really tired after eating a high carb meal?
     
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    Yes. For a long time. About to end. Great results, just takes some mind control.

    I did very low for 4-5 days (30-50g after fiber), and then a 400g refeed.
     
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    I got some extreme headaches on my low days (50-60g). But the BF loss over a 3 week period of around 75% low carb 25% normal was pretty impressive.
     
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    Today I did what I guess would be a low day and I had a bit of a headache after working out. I do get a little tired after a high carb meal.

    Do you guys follow this http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/par30.htm ? With the fruit and high fat/low fat protein and only eating carbs that are on his list, etc. That just seems way too strict for me to incorporate.
     
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    I haven't read that article (yet) but I can tell you what I do briefly.


    Low days - Lots of veggies (peppers, onions, squash, asparagus) to feel full with meals

    meal 1 - eggs & ezekial toast, 1 avacado, shake, flax
    meal 2 1/2 turkey meat, lettuce wrap
    meal 3 post workout shake, flax
    meal 4 lean beef w veggies
    meal 5 chicken or fish with veggies
    meal 6 pre bed casein shake, flax
     
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    Check the log section.
     
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    Did you guys notice any loss in stength/muscle?
     
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    I haven't gotten much stronger, but I certainly haven't gotten any weaker either. If done correctly, you'll have thin days and bloated days, so you look more muscular some days and not so much on some. Carbs make the muscles look more full.
     
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    I've been able to better retain strength with carb cycling than ckd, but the results bodyfat wise are not as good.
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    I do this and have had great results.. down 35lbs:

    M - refeed/high
    T - medium
    W - low
    Th - medium
    F - refeed/high
    S - low
    Sun - low
     
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    ckd?
     
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    cyclical ketogenic diet
     
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    If the goal is to get strong, CKD might not be perfect but then again individual differences will apply. If the goal is to get lean though, it might be something nice.
     
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    I do low carb, I never really cycle though except once in a while I will have a cheat day.
     
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