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  1. #1
    Domestic is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003

    Exclamation How Many Carbs do I Need?!

    i recently went from 234lbs to 216lbs. i don't want to loose anymore weight but i would like to burn off some body fat. since i can't do this by dropping lbs, i need to do this by turning the body fat into muscle. i'm 11% body fat rite now... i'd like to drop it down to 6%.

    anyways, i know i need to keep my Protein level to about 300g per day and my Fats low... about 70g per day.... but i'm unsure as too how many carbs i should consume. i don't want to gain the weight that i lost back unless its solid muscle.

    i was thinking maybe around 140g per day to help with muscle building? maybe 70g pre-work out and 70g post-work out?

    any thoughts?

    Current Stats:
    49" chest
    17.5" biceps
    11% body fat
    34" waist
    4 pak

    i'd like to turn my 4pak into a chizzle 6 pak and grow my biceps 2" more before my b-day in October...

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    redrock is offline Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Umm, i'm not sure what you mean by "turning body fat into muscle"?? Unless you are precise with your calories and diet for a long time, its hard to stay at the same weight while losing bodyfat and gaining muscle. Natural, you're lucky if you gain 5-10lbs. of lean body mass a year, you lose 1lbs. of bodyfat a week or more with not too much trouble. See the difference.

    You can add mass and lose bf at the same time, but it's a hard process. You have to stagger calories day by day. Example, 3 days you bulk, 3 days you cut, 3 days you bulk and so on. It's a very long process compared to the typical bulk then cut cycle. Hope this helps, REDROCK

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