by Mike Rousell
Great article you posted today. I have a question regarding carb-ups/refeeds during a cutting phase (which in my case will last about 4 weeks).
If I’m following a diet essentially similar to the T-Dawg 2.0 Diet, i.e. 5 or 6 days of keeping my carbs under 100 grams per day followed by one day of letting myself carb up – IF I’m using Surge post-workout, even on the low-carb days (while still keeping the daily total below 100 grams of carbs), does this lessen or eliminate the need for a “carb-up” day every sixth or seventh day?
Would that carb-up day just become redundant and start making me fat? (I hope not – it keeps me sane)!
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100 carbs per day isn’t that much. it does depend on your body size though. I still think that you can use carb ups though. If you aren’t losing enough weight then 1 day of “letting loose” is too much. One strategy that I was just discussing with trainer Jimmy Smith is using strategic carb ups the day before certain workouts.
This goes along the same premise of the anabolic diet where you carb up over the weekend and then monday morning your are 3-5lbs heavier (water) and the pumps during your workout are incredible. If you are eating 100g carbs per day double that on a day prior to a workouts you want to target. Depending on how much body fat you have currently you maybe able to do this 1-2 times a week without negative impact.
Monday ? Workout A ? Double carbs here
Tuesday ? Workout B
Wednesday ? Off
Thursday ? Workout C ? Double carbs here
Friday ? Workout D
This would of course take the place of your “free day”