ive read some very conflicting info as to when carbs should be placed around the workout.
the most recent info says that catecholamine levels are elevated after a workout and therefore insulin will not spike and carbs will not get to the muscles (so, are they eventually more prone to be stored as fat after a workout?)
now, the Anaconda Protocol suggests that the carbs should all be taken in pre-workout. i tried the Anaconda Protocol for a couple of months, didnt make a significant difference for me, and in fact ive determined that something in the Anaconda itself makes me sick (i think ive seen it mentioned that the beta-alanine can have the effect on some).
of course, we have all seen simple carbs recommended post workout, with the good old 2:1 carbs to protein ratio.
i can handle the fact that carbs after the workout is "old news" and that loading carbs before the workout will lead to better gains- if thats what the science says, i have no problems doing it that way. just based on the setup of the anaconda protocol, i am thinking maybe this is the preferred method now.
can someone clear this up for me? i am finally trying to give nutrition the attention i should have been all along, i am limiting my carbs basically to morning and peri-workout, just need to make sure im doing it right.
carbs before, during, after? some combination? examples of acceptable workout carbs?