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Resistance Training and carbs

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 03, 2011 at 2:05 PM

I have been reading Paleo for Athletes and it seems to be driven more towards running and endurance sports than resistance training and I know this question has been asked be to be honest, some of the answers are too scientific and I just cant seem to get a yes/no kind of feel as it relates to me specifically. I am 6'2" down from 258 to 217 and decent size frame on a VLC Paleo diet. What I am trying to determine with as little techno-babble as possible is should i add some carbs right after my morning resistance workout to restore glycogen levels? Keep in mind i want to continue to lose fat but keep or more importantly add muscle. this is all about thinning out my waist and getting bigger everywhere else for clarity. Dont want to be like Arnold or anything, more like the "soloflex guy" is the goal.

And if the answer is yes i should, please give me a simple example of what you recommend. Like say a banana with some protein as soon as I am done working out.

Thanks in advance and again I apologize as I know this is close to several questions already asked but I need a answer to my specific situation which is why i am re-posting the question.

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on July 29, 2011
at 06:26 PM

miked is right imo. you have to try it yourself to see if it works for you. i started vlc and it didn't work for me. i had to keep adding good carbs until i found the level that balanced lc with functioning well and feeling good.

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on June 03, 2011
at 05:40 PM

I run a lot, hill sprints and trails, never more than 8 miles. I also have an intense resistance workout I do twice a week. most weeks, the most I do for added carbs is sweet potato. Fruit's just damn expensive, but mashed sweet potato(with cauliflower), or oven fried sweet potato chips are delish. Not sure I've noticed any benefit from them, but definitely haven't seen any performance issues.

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on July 01, 2011
at 04:41 PM

Well, if we're to ignore the technobabble, really the only thing I can say is you have to experiment on yourself and see how different amount of carbs affect your body and your path towards your goals. You need to give it enough time (probably on the order of a month) to see which direction each change it taking you.

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on July 29, 2011
at 06:26 PM

miked is right imo. you have to try it yourself to see if it works for you. i started vlc and it didn't work for me. i had to keep adding good carbs until i found the level that balanced lc with functioning well and feeling good.

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on July 29, 2011
at 06:57 PM

miked is right imo. you have to try it yourself to see if it works for you. i started vlc and it didn't work for me. i had to keep adding good carbs until i found the level that balanced lc with functioning well and feeling good

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on June 03, 2011
at 02:20 PM

Your question is directly addressed in Robb Wolf's last podcast (episode 81). Check it out here: http://robbwolf.com/2011/05/24/the-paleo-solution-episode-81/

Skip to 38:35 for the question/answer

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