Thread: Amt carbs on nonworkout days
01-22-2006, 08:32 PM #1
Amt carbs on nonworkout days
I usually eat around the 600g mark of carbs for workout days. If I were to stay high on carbs for nonworkout days..somewhere in the 350-450 range..would it be a waste of time and would I just end up putting on excess fat?
01-22-2006, 09:57 PM #2
bump..dont wanna get fat again
01-22-2006, 10:00 PM #3
so on ur none workout day you wanna drop ur carbs about 250grams ???, so basiclly you would just be cycling carbs,
but you also dont have a PWO shake on nonworkout days so ur kinda already cycleing them
01-22-2006, 10:01 PM #4
Well..thats what I figured, I would keep them the same, but what would I be using them as?
01-22-2006, 10:06 PM #5
since ur shovein down 600 a day which is high i dont see a problem in droping them at all to about 350 on non workout days....
drop em down a bit ans see how you feel try it out for a week see if yo can tell a diff, also count your PWO in that calculation on non workout days
01-22-2006, 10:21 PM #6
Sounds good...you think 600 is way too high to begin with? I originally wanted to go as high as I could..but I never realized how high it actually was. I have no problem eating that much, but Im not sure if I actually need them that high.
01-22-2006, 10:31 PM #7
did you calculate it on your caloric needs ??, i know i my self cannot even go that high in carbs when bulking, carbs affect my appreance greatly so i always gotta keep an eye on my carb intake, but to me 600 mmmm are you takeing down carbs in evrey meal ??
01-22-2006, 10:46 PM #8
I usually drop my carbs a bit for nonworkout days and do cardio.
01-22-2006, 10:50 PM #9
Chest - it depends on your total calorie intake in my opinion. I've always gauged 3 - 3.5 calories for each gram of carb or protein just to ballpark myself. At this rate you would be at approx. 1,800 - 2,100 calories for carbs
and another 1,800 - 2,100 for protein.
If you were at a 40/40/20 ratio to maintain your new weight - you would be at approx. 3,600 - 4,200 calories on workout days before fats were added.
Non-workout days (if ingesting 400g of carbs) would be around 3,000 to 3,500calories.
I think you are aiming in the right direction, but you may have to play around with the ratio for a couple weeks to get it just right.
This is what has worked for me to maintain and then if I wanted to loose a little more weight I would go to a 50/35/15 - 50% protein, 35% carbs, 15% fats.
Hope this helps.
01-22-2006, 10:56 PM #10Originally Posted by steve0
Originally Posted by TADOLFI
01-22-2006, 10:57 PM #11Originally Posted by Alex2
01-23-2006, 05:36 AM #12
NO!!!!!!!! BULKING!!!!!! Forget the cardio for a couple of months......2x a week max at 30 minutes..........no more.
Off days = same cals just minus the pw shake...you need to repair!!! you need just as many cals if not more!
01-23-2006, 08:44 AM #13Originally Posted by Kurz
Kurz is right. You don't wanna drop too low. off days are when you are actually buiulding and repairing the muscle tissue.
01-23-2006, 11:04 AM #14
Thats a good point. Grow outta the gym..not in. I think I have noticed some fat gain so far and I just wanted to be extra careful. I think I may need to do light cardio 2-3 times a week to be safe.
01-23-2006, 11:23 AM #15
That sounds fine, if you are gaining fat scale back on all macro's a bit. Then re-adjust etc.... You know the drill
01-23-2006, 11:24 AM #16
01-23-2006, 05:19 PM #17
Ive been puttin down somewhere in the 5.5-6k cals ballpark..just makin sure kurz..check out the new thread
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