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    Cutting, but looking flat..

    Im 6 weeks into my cutting cycle, i look more defined, but muscles look more flat and not as big, circular and pumped as usual. Is this because of low carbs in the diet?

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    Low carb diet!!

    Carbs are storing water into muscles, thats why you look bigger when you have high carb day.

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    So if i have some simple carbs, an hour before i wanna look more pumped, does that give it enough time for the water to get back into the muscles, or will it take a full day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradhore View Post
    So if i have some simple carbs, an hour before i wanna look more pumped, does that give it enough time for the water to get back into the muscles, or will it take a full day?
    A full day sometimes two....simple carbs during the day and complex carbs in the afternoon. About 3 to 4 grams per pound of bodyweight and some creatine hydrochloride will help. At least a gallon of water that day and you should be good to go.

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    ^^yup
    some people say it takes up to 2 days on a normal diet to fully replenish your muscle glycogen stores after a workout. but if you're on a low carb cutting diet, maybe even longer.

    but i would advise you to not worry too much about your looks now. its just a temporary process. you'll look good when your cut is over and back on maintenance cal and carb.
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    Ok. Surely more water flushes out water retention, therefor the leas water i drink, the more water will get stored is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradhore View Post
    Ok. Surely more water flushes out water retention, therefor the leas water i drink, the more water will get stored is that right?
    yeah but it defeats the purpose of carb loading to look fuller.If you drink little water your body will retain it but just to survive and you don't want that...on the other hand when you carb up and you drink a lot of water then the glycogen will pull all that water to the muscles for that fuller look...Summary...DRINK A LOT OF WATER and forget the less water retain more idea.

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    Ok mate good advice

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    What sort of foods shall i go for with simple carbs. White rice, white bread etc?

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    Yes because im going to the beach with somebody and want to look better

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    You cycling anything or just using food for cutting?

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    Yeap im on test 700mg a werk and tren 500mg and been using clen upto 100mcg a day, 1 week on, 1 week off.

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    Do you remember your last post about being at 20% carbs, and i told you about this happening? And you and a few others disagreed with me? and I told all you that you will soon enough see that staying that low all the time is no good even in a cut.
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    and no,, not white rice or breads...

    brown rice/oats/ sweet potatoes.

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    No, what last post was that???

    What other foods?

    Brown rice is complex isnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradhore View Post
    No, what last post was that???

    What other foods?

    Brown rice is complex isnt it?

    Yea that's what you want is complex carbs. Your saying you only use simple?

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    No, i use complex, with my daily 20%

    But we're talking about WHAT simple
    Carbs to have in the morning, for 2 days to get pumped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradhore View Post
    No, i use complex, with my daily 20%

    But we're talking about WHAT simple
    Carbs to have in the morning, for 2 days to get pumped!
    Cheat meal carbs.A little ice cream,cookies,candy bars etc..just dont go crazy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by havanakid View Post
    Cheat meal carbs.A little ice cream,cookies,candy bars etc..just dont go crazy lol
    Speaking of ice cream gf said I woke up at 2am and ate the last of her mint and chip ice cream I had no idea weird. I'm not looking pumped up today thought lol I was pissed after I heard this.
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    I over did it!

    Ended up earing way too much crap, i couldnt stop, now i feel fat and look fat lol

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    well its amazing how things can change, ive hit week 6 today, and think the tren levels have fully kicked in..
    Its weird because i had a major 3 days of pigging out on crap, and didnt put any fat on at all!!!! thanks tren

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    Tren is great!

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    High test does wonders for fullness

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