I'm not a true beginner, but I feel like these questions belong here. I'm working to lean up while gaining muscle mass.
I'm on a 5 day mass gaining split - each day per body part. 2 days rest. I workout in the mornings (6 AM). Most macros advice caters towards people who workout in the evenings. Is it ok to take the bulk of my carb intake before lunch? My carbs needs are 298 g which is a ton for me. I can hit it if I take a carb supplement post workout, but would that be fine? I've heard that 27 g carbs post workout is ideal.
Similarly, I need to get some cardio into my system. Should I be doing HIIT or regular cardio in the evenings/rest days? What would you say is the most ideal set up? I find that I'm too tired to do HIIT on bike even. I could do regular cardio but take BCAAs again in the evening before and maybe after to make sure I don't cut into muscle mass. BUT... since I'm focusing most of my carb intake around my workout, I won't have any after the cardio. Is that fine?
I'd love to hear thoughts.