Hey Coach Thibaudeau,
I have been reading your stuff, especially your diet related articles. I am interested in hearing your take about everyone’s favorite macro, carbohydrates.
Some people, like Poloquin (and even our own Coach Carter) have advocated for NO CARBS pre workout and carbs post workout. Have you heard of this protocol before? Would like your thoughts on it, especially since you’re a self-professed high carb guy.
My goals are to keep bf gain down during mass gaining phase, using techniques such as carb timing. Idea behind eating carbs only post workout is they get stored as glycogen as opposed to fat. Does morning cardio “deplete” glycogen?
I’ve been trying this style of eating, and I’ve been feeling a bit tired as a result of high volume/cardio every morning, so I’d like to hear your thoughts on it.
My options I’m deciding between is either SMALL serving of carbs at first two meals (which are after cardio), train, and THEN eat more carbs, OR no carbs before lifting (even after cardio) and then eat carbs.
Pros of option 1 are I will probably perform better in the gym, cons are I might put on more fat. Pros of option 2 are better nutrient partitioning, cons are potential bad performance. Would like your thoughts/opinion on eating carbs before training.
Is it that some people do better on carbs than others?