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Question about Glycogen and Carb Loading


#1

lets say ive been running on a low carb diet for 2 weeks, and on 1st day of the 3rd week and for the next 3 days i started carb loading, how much time will the body need to start storing all the glycogen into the liver and muscles ?

thanks


#2

Depends on how depleted you are, how many carbs you're comsuming and how much muscle mass you're carrying.


#3

X2
Carb cycling requires experimentation. It's very individual.


#4

wtf? so you have been ccarb loading for 4 days?


#5

am 105 kg , ~13% bf , no idea how much muscle am carrying ,

on low carb days i run on 70 grams

on high carb days am running on 350 to 400


#6

yep


#7

that.... is retarded


#8

That's plenty. I'd suggest 100 grams on low carb days. Breakfast and post workout. Depending on when you workout. Breakfaast, pre and post workout.

I would lower your high carb days to 250 to 350.

Depends on what your goal is. If i did the math right you weigh 231 pounds? Depends on your what your training day looks like. At 13% bodyfat i could only assume you were looking to drop bodyfat and hold on to your muscle and maybe build more if possible?

How many off days do you have in a 7 day week?
What kinda carbs are you eating anyway? Theres a difference between white potatoes for breakfast and oatmeal.