I asked what is the point in the medium days? Is it really going to make a hell of a difference if I eat 80g of extra or lower carbs in just one or two days a week?[/quote]
I work with Shelby Starnes, any other incarnation of carb cycling(there are tons) and other styles of medium days are beyond me.
Low Day= Hard push towards fat loss, cardio almost always done on these days
High Day= Glycogen storage, possible growth, keep thyroid function up
Mod Day= still low enough calories for fat loss, just enough carbs to support training
That is the quick and dirty version of this (ie I’m not smart enough to explain it any better)… but that’s what the medium carb days are for. In terms of what they look like in terms of figures for me, maybe 10 grams less fat, 40-50 grams more carbs.
Does that clear it up a bit?