Carb Intake to gain muscle mass? More or less?

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  1. Jonari

    Jonari Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to find the answer, but can't seem to. what is the general amount of daily carb intake one should take in if they want to gain muscle mass? im currently 5'8 weighing in at 152lbs w/ 14% BF.
     
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    no concrete amount

    depending on activity levels, could be from 250 to 350 range if you're a skinny runt

    some bulk on like 150-200 and have a lot of protein, some at like 400-500

    just lift, eat, and worry about this shit when it starts to matter -- in like 4 years
     
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    my suggestion is to figure out how many total cals you need, then subtract the cals from protein (4cals/gram) and cals from fat (25% of total cals), and the rest of your cals should come from carbs

    ie.

    200lb guy needs 18xBW to bulk

    Total cals = 3600
    Protein cals = 800 (1g/lbx200lbx4)
    Fat cals = 900

    So carbs = (3600-800-900)/4 = 475g
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    1-3g per lb
     
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    Jonari Well-Known Member

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    good deal...

    for me to bulk i need

    TC = 2,700
    Protein = 600
    Fat cals = 675

    Carbs (2,700 - 1,275)/4 = 356 carbs/daily basis, correct?
     
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    i was reading on bodybuilding.com and some of those people there have really strict diets...they dont eat bread after 6 in the evening...is that something i should take into consideration as well?
     
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    iono, but that seems like a whole fuckload of protein
     
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    150g isn't anything out of the ordinary

    unless you read that as 600g instead of 600cal :mamoru:
     
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    after x time is kinda stupid because your body doesn't know 6pm form 6am, it knows the clock based on your patters et al. (ie. depending on your work sched, 6pm could be breakfast time for you)

    I would minimize carbs before bed because its supposed to reduce growth hormone release while you sleep BUT that being said, you wanna make sure you have carbs post-work and then again 2-3hours later during a meal


     
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    isn't this inaccurate? does BF % take in account?
     
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    You should consider what YOUR body needs, not what works for someone else.
     
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    mine needs chocolate pop tarts
     
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    what happened to the pepsi?
     
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    i drank it
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I bulk on <200g of carbs, but thats just me. Some do almost 500g a day.

    Just focus on consuming carbs in the morning, pre, and post-workout. Also, stay away from consuming carbs by themselves, before bed, and with large amounts of fat. I remember reading that numerous times and I stick to that fairly strictly.
     
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    It is different for everyone. I don't need tons of cals/carbs to put on weight so for me, I try to keep carbs pretty low even when bulking. I will bulk at 200-250g's tops and still put on plenty of mass. Too many carbs makes me feel slow and tired all day.
    Fats and protein mostly go up when bulking.

    Keeping my carbs moderate while bulking allows me to still stay pretty lean/solid while putting on fat and mass.
     
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    what if you lift at 10pm every night and consume a large carb/protien dinner for your pwo meal ?
     
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    Getting carbs for post workout is more important than not consuming carbs prior to bed.
     
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    PWO carbs > avoiding carbs before bed
     
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    b/c i drink a shake with maldex + rice + chicken for my pwo meal.

    probably about 150+ carbs.
     
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    way more than necessary
     
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    o rly ? is it overkill ?

    b/c of my schedule i eat most of my carbs/protein in the morning/work...so i try to fit in one of my big meals after my workout which happens to be my rice/chicken combo.

    i'm 210.. how many carbs is ample for a pwo meal ?
     
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    40-70g pwo is more than enough.
     
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    try out waxy maize, i've been loving that stuff. 2 scoops post workout, muscles feel pretty full. :bigthumb:
     
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