I suppose that this post is directed to John M. Berardi since he has mediated the other two roundtables. I was wondering if you were planning on doing a carb roundtable. I was thinking that a carb roundtable could cover the importance of GI is when choosing carb sources, the lowest percent of calories from carbs that people training for strength events, like Highland Games, could use so that they could slowly lose fat and still increase strength, and perhaps talk about the mania with low to no carb diets, when and how long they should be used. I know that you have talked about the last topic in quite a few post here in the forum, but I’m just trying to plant a seed in your head so that you might consider doing a carb roundtable.
Also, if you haven’t guessed the second topic suggestion is for me. I’m training for my second season of Highland Games. Last year I competed in the amateur class and I did very well. Therefore I’m getting moved up a division and I feel that I need to drop some weight so that I can be quicker during the throws. Right now I’m 6’ 255 lbs. with 15-17% body fat, which compared to some of the other competitors is svelte, but I’d like to be a little leaner, perhaps 10-12%. I’ve been this lean before but to get there I followed a very low carb diet, about 20% or less of my calories from carbs. This got me very lean but it was not conducive to great strength gains. Right now my macronutrients percentages are 45-50% carbs, 25-30% protein, and 20-25% fat. The fats are from fish oils, flax, and olive oil, equally divided between the three. The carbs and protein are from GROW!, lean meats, vegetables and grain products (breads, oatmeal,…). My weight training consists of working out Sun (Quads), Mon (Chest and Back), Wed (Hamstrings and Calves), and Thurs (Arms and Shoulders), Abs are usually done on Sun and Wed, but that varies. I also do about 20 minutes of cardio at least three days. I think the only other thing you need to know is that I’m 25 and have been training for 11 years.
Thank you for your time and consideration. If you can help me with my question or do a carb roundtable that would be great. Again thank you. I'd also appreciate any feed back from anyone reading this post, either concerning a carb roundtable or diet ideas to help get me a little leaner with out losing strength.