The title is a bit vague but here goes...
I know there's a big spectrum of how many carbs us primal/paleo doers eat so i'm bound to get a lot of reactions to this hah but on my workout days following a leangains protocol do I really need to be eating a major excess of carbs post workout?
Sticking to strictly paleo/primal that's a lot of sweet potato haha and I've tried to mix in oatmeal or even rice but something doesn't feel right
I'm doing a RPT workout 2-3 compound movements, low rep heavy weight in a fasted state (Only 10g BCAAs in me) and I feel like i'm forcing the carbs down unnecessarily
I jumped on the Metabolic Type bandwagon and figured i'm Protein Type and it's recommended I steer clear of high carb meals and head for a move VLC/LC Paleo style diet of fatty meats and nuts/dairy
So TLDR - With all these in mind, do I really need 200-300g of Carbs on my workout days or can I go about with minimal post workout carbs?
Also as a bonus, how does the post workout window of opportunity fare with post workout fasting? Which I try every now and then
Sorry for the essay, hope someone can help out :)
asked byChad_Sweet (30)
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on August 17, 2012
at 12:02 PM
I'm doing a VLC clean bulk and have been gaining like crazy. (Less than 50g/day of carbs) I am also a 'Protein Type'.
I never fast post workout, but I will eat a simple carb (like bananas or raisins) to create an insulin response.
on August 17, 2012
at 01:17 PM
You don't need carbs to refill glycogen, even with heavy exercise: http://www.meandmydiabetes.com/2011/04/14/steve-phinney-low-carb-preserves-glycogen-better-than-high-carb/
In fact a low-carber just won the Western States 100, a 100 mile race. Not only did he win, he set a new world record! http://www.meandmydiabetes.com/2012/08/11/western-states-100-low-carber-wins-ultramarathon-steve-phinney-and-jeff-volek-study/