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Carbs and Strength


#1

I Just recently started doing football work outs and a big problem has arisen.
It looks like I've lost about 5-10 pounds( I have actually only lost about a pound) and i'm a lot weaker than i usually am.I'm starting to think this has do do with not eating more carbs since I'm doing a lot more activity. Do carbs affect muscle size and strength? ( I look like i spent a couple weeks in a concentration camp even though I've only gone to 3 workouts)


#2

Stay hydrated(keep piss a light yellow at darkest)
The more intensive activities you do, the more carbs you should eat. They also help keep you hydrated.
If you look like a concentration camp tenant, then you're probably super skinny already, and should already be eating more to gain more LBM.


#3

The concentration camp thing was kind of exaggerated, lets just say that my shirts fit more loosely now.


#4

deffo more carbs, especially around physical activities


#5

If you really feel that your shirts are fitting differently after only 3 workouts, the most likely culprits are either: a) psychological and/or b) hydration related. Probably a combination of the two.