I posted this in another thread, and it wasn’t really related to the topic at hand, so I’ll ask it here:
How can you “tell” if your glycogen stores are low?
I used to do a lot of endurance events, so if I “bonked” I knew it.
Now that I’m focusing on size and strength, my internal gauges aren’t quite adapted, and I’m not as self-aware I should be.
On the days I do squats/dead-lifts, I’m fried afterwords, but it feels different that “bonking”.
Because of my work schedule, I lift five days straight (alternating body parts), by the end of my lifting week (when I take two days off), I’m pretty wasted/tired.
Is there way to distinguish a good sense of fatigue vs. needing to “carb-up” and replace glycogen stores? (On lifting days I’m getting “around” 100g of carbs, around half that on my off days).
I’m one of those former fat bodies (from before the military and being an endurance athlete) who is always worried about too many carbs.