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Strength training rest days: Any need for carbs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 25, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I can understand why carbs are good PWO, but on rest days is there any good reason to include carbs in my diet if I can get adequate calories from just fat and protein? I am 26, 5'11", 160 lbs and trying to put on mass. Thanks!

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And don't worry, like I used to when started lifting but maintained my LC eating, you wil not necessarily put on body fat with the mass gain. A bit, yes, but not necessarily a ton at all. Just monitor in the mirror, eff the scale. I have gone from 154 lbs on VLC and weights to 175 lbs with equal calories from protein and starch and then the leftover is fat.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on May 26, 2011
at 01:10 AM

If your goal is to gain mass eat carbohydrates every day. There is absolutely NO reason, given your aim, not to. Big protein, big carbohydrate from starch, moderate to maybe lowish fat. You'll have high energy, good performance with the iron, and you can raise or lower the fat-intake to control body composition

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 26, 2011
at 01:47 AM

And don't worry, like I used to when started lifting but maintained my LC eating, you wil not necessarily put on body fat with the mass gain. A bit, yes, but not necessarily a ton at all. Just monitor in the mirror, eff the scale. I have gone from 154 lbs on VLC and weights to 175 lbs with equal calories from protein and starch and then the leftover is fat.

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on May 25, 2011
at 11:51 PM

Try eating carbs every day and see what happens. I have a post on this coming up in a few days.

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on May 26, 2011
at 01:40 AM

Yep. Like the others said, carbs everyday if you want to bulk up. You will put on some fat, but that comes with the bulk you say you want. If you keep it to the good carbs and not junk, the fat gain should be fairly minimal.

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:50 PM

limit urself but dont stay away from them on ur dayz off. You might as well eat doughnuts cookies, n chips all day cause the carbs not being used will sit n transfer to fat if not used.

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