Hey all ~
I’m a new member, and have been reading Barr’s articles debunking glutamine, and Thibaudeau’s article on carb cycling, and learning about the Metabolic and Anabolic diets.
I have a few questions to throw out to everyone.
I’ve been cycling carbs and calories, keeping them low from Monday to Friday, spiking carbs (and calories) on the weekend. I do a heavy workout on Saturday but not Sunday. I have to admit, I really like that type of eating schedule, and I’ve been able to stay lean and build some muscle.
I’d like to build more muscle and get leaner, and I’m wondering if a slight change in strategy would be beneficial.
During my low carb days, I’ve been taking glutamine after my workouts (which I’m now questioning), and then about an hour later, taking a whey isolate drink without high-glycemic carbs. My logic before was that I could get away with skipping the carbs if I took the glutamine.
Should I be ditching the glutamine in favour of high glycemic carbs with protein after my workout? Or would that ruin the carb and calorie cycling strategy? Is a post-workout shake the one exception on a low-carb day?