how is this for carb cycling?

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  1. Accords 4U2 NV

    Accords 4U2 NV OT's Resident Desi

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    After reading this article forwarded by DTR Rex :bigok:

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/par30.htm

    This is what i got from reading the article, please let me konw if it makes sense.

    Monday - High carb - work out Chest and Tri
    Tuesday - No carb - Medium cardio
    Wednesday - High carb - work out back and bi
    Thursday - no carb - Medium cardio
    Friday - low carb - Legs and shoulders
    Saturday - no carb
    Sunday - low carb


    On high carb days, i plan on having carb in 4 out of my 6 meals
    On low carb days, i plan on having carbs in 2 out of my 6 meals
    On no carb days, i plan on doing what i do now which is pretty much no carb.


    any input will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Dude you're 125 lbs :hsugh:
     
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    grimstone magic murda bag OT Supporter

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    you should make things as hard and complicated as possible
     
  4. Accords 4U2 NV

    Accords 4U2 NV OT's Resident Desi

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    i am trying to gain proper mass? :dunno:
     
  5. Accords 4U2 NV

    Accords 4U2 NV OT's Resident Desi

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    how is it complicated?
     
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    I've heard of slow bulking but this is more like snail bulking.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    How are you going to gain anything with three no carb days and two low carb days?
     
  9. Accords 4U2 NV

    Accords 4U2 NV OT's Resident Desi

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    i see where you are getting at but i want to bulk really slow because i am afraid of getting a belly and trying to reduce fat in my lower abdominal area.
     
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    lol dude there's no reason for you to carb cycle
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    DOH!!
     
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    5 years from now you will look the exact same, I see it now.

    Don't be one of those people who is afraid to gain a little bit of fat. If you're really busting your ass in the gym, keeping up your cardio, and not eating like shit, the results will come without the excess fat
     
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    you can bulk ona carbcycle.. of course if he increases the calories.... at that he will gain lean muscle if its slow anyways.
     
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    this.

    drop the no carb days. stick to high carb and medium carb days (for days off)

    i was doing the carb cycling for a few months last year - and gains were happening, but they were just toooo slow for my liking, and that's without the no carb days
     
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    If you're trying to gain mass no need for no carb days.

    That diet is more conducive to cutting. I understand you don't want to add fat while bulking up, which is fine, but adding mass on 3 no carb days a week is going to be very difficult.

    I'd suggest something more in-tune with quality mass adding.

    I linked you that article so that you could have an idea of what carb cycling is, not to follow that specific diet.

    I would shoot more to have 4 high carb days, 2 moderates, and 1 lower carb day, spread out accordingly to workout plan.

    As others have said, this does make things complicated, but it works. I understand you're probably not looking to get huge which means doing the standard huge bulks/cuts are not what you're looking for. I assume you want a slightly muscular and lean frame that looks good on a beach?

    Calories are also important so make sure you're getting enough calories in to feed your body in order to gain LBM.
     
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    Is that true???


    fuck me...


    just eat man
     
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    He actually has a decent build for someone so light. He's not a straight up bean pole or anything.

    IIRC, he was a former fatty, so understandably he is hesitant about just eating his head off due to potential fat gain with such a diet.
     
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    His build is ok for a 125er. How much cals should he eat over maintenance per day would you say? 100? 200?
     
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    thanks guys for the info. All I want is a lean frame with decent cut to it.

    I will drop the no carb days, and have 4 high carb days on work out day and light carb on the remaining three. I will monitor my weight closely and see what's up.

    I know I sound retarded on this forum but I am a noob at this and doing this all alone so I would rather ask a million questions and sound retarded then go down the wrong path and regret it but you guys are a great help. :hug:
     
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    This is really getting complicated and intricate, but if I were in his position I would shoot for 400 over maintenance on high carb days (4 of them), 200 over maintenance on moderate carb days (2 of them) and slightly below maintenance on low carb days (1 of them).

    He's not looking to get big or weigh a lot. He just wants to add some lean size to his frame and cut up some more. I think carb cycling not too far over maintenance with one low carb day to keep it all in-check and a decent lifting routine with get him there without having to add too much unnecessary fat.

    Just my opinion of course.
     
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    No worries man. Everyone starts somewhere. And never feel ashamed to ask a good question. A lot of people waste years doing the wrong stuff and regret it later because of the time you need to put in to fix it... including me.
     
  24. evolude

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    or just eat little (100-400.. w/e) over maintenance and up it when strength stagnates? basically what i've been doing last 5-6 yrs


    yeah this should keep you busy for 4-5 years mr. accord
     
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    You can certainly do that (eating slightly over maintenance) and it makes it easier and more straight forward... but in my experience the body responds better to carb cycling on both a bulk and a cut. It gives you a little more room to navigate and avoid the guaranteed plateaus of trying to add mass or cut fat.

    At least I find this works best for me and my buddy who I helped get ready for a show last year. He didn't place that high, but it was his first one and it was the best he's ever looked in his life.

    Maybe this won't work best for him, and it's just my opinion, but it's what I've seen results with.
     
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