Very enlightening Stu! Thanks again for responding. I've been pretty good at recording my meals and a typical day goes this:
Meal 1: 60g carbs (oatmeal, berries, whole milk)
Para-workout carbs (dextrose/malto)
Meal 2: 50g carbs (pasta or rice)
Meal 3: 50g carbs (oatmeal, berries, whole milk)
Meal 4: carbs from veggies
Meal 5: carbs from veggies
So overall about 260 - 280 carbs, I generally follow Berardi's principles (even though it's since been proven P+C/P+F is wrong it, helps me get cals in by staying hungry as its easier to get to 4000 consuming healthy fats. I should note that all of my carb meals i include fats too though, whole eggs, ground beef, flax oil/PB w/ my gainer shake,etc.
I've never been shy with carbs, I was 155lbs at 6'3" when I started lifting. My main interest with throwing more carbs in pre/during my workout is due to some articles I've read by Berardi/Layne Norton advocating more extreme carbs around this time for ecto/hardgainer type.
In your opinion would a Pre-WO shake of 30g whey hydrolysate 60g dextro/malto (30 mins before training) and another identical shake post workout be pretty good? Not sure I can justify the expense of fini-bars for some slower pre-wo carbs.
Essentially I'm just curious as to what carb numbers seem to be the norm with some of the more successful guys on this board when they're bulking.