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    Bulking with a Low-carb High protein diet

    I have lost the fat I wanted to lose by doing the lo-carb diet.
    Now I am starting back on a bulking routine, but want to continue the lo-carb diet.
    Has anyone had any luck packing on muscle quickly while still maintaining a lo-carb diet?
    And if so, how were the results?

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    carbs are the most anabolic growth promoting macro nutrient we can consume . bulking with low/no carbs is far from ideal. can it be done, sure. efficiently, no.

    how low of carbs do you consider to be 'low carb' for you ?

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    High protein low carb is a very subjective explanation.
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    One thing about working out while minimizing carb intake, it makes your natural growth hormone pulse greater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    One thing about working out while minimizing carb intake, it makes your natural growth hormone pulse greater.
    this is true , but consider the other side of the equation. higher carb intake will result in more insulin release, which will then increase IGF levels (which is how HGH is anabolic in the first place) and suppress cortisol levels (cortisol is catabolic) . plus all the other anabolic benefits that come from carbs that HGH itself can't provide.

    so , intermittent fasting or minimizing carbs may allow your natty growth hormone release to increase from say 1iu per day to 1.2 iu per day .. but taking in carbs instead is going to illicit much more anabolic gains then that (again, increase in insulin, which is the most anabolic hormone in the body, increase in IGF, and increase in nutrient delivery into muscle cells).

    theres zero evidence that a small increase in natty growth hormone pulse is anabolic or promotes muscle building.. but theres tons of evidence to suggest carbohydrates and insulin are very anabolic and promote lots of muscle building and performance capability (ain't no one ever became a 300 pound bodybuilder without lots of carbs and insulin)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GearHeaded View Post
    this is true , but consider the other side of the equation. higher carb intake will result in more insulin release, which will then increase IGF levels (which is how HGH is anabolic in the first place) and suppress cortisol levels (cortisol is catabolic) . plus all the other anabolic benefits that come from carbs that HGH itself can't provide.

    so , intermittent fasting or minimizing carbs may allow your natty growth hormone release to increase from say 1iu per day to 1.2 iu per day .. but taking in carbs instead is going to illicit much more anabolic gains then that (again, increase in insulin, which is the most anabolic hormone in the body, increase in IGF, and increase in nutrient delivery into muscle cells).

    theres zero evidence that a small increase in natty growth hormone pulse is anabolic or promotes muscle building.. but theres tons of evidence to suggest carbohydrates and insulin are very anabolic and promote lots of muscle building and performance capability (ain't no one ever became a 300 pound bodybuilder without lots of carbs and insulin)
    Those that have the gift will build muscle well and have no issue with fat.

    The "high metabolism" is akin to ectomorphs, yet meso's with the drive accomplish 100 percent of the bodybuilding game. Fat is nothing for a pro.

    Its the intake that is the issue.

    Slin gives you a choice... Eat or die.
    It feeds on carbs/glucose, so the obvious answer to real mass is food and slin.

    The most anabolic substances on earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    Slin gives you a choice... Eat or die.
    It feeds on carbs/glucose, so the obvious answer to real mass is food and slin.

    The most anabolic substances on earth.
    true, you can have all the Testosterone in the world, all the Tren in the world, all the HGH in the world , but you won't grow shit without food and insulin (and carbs/glucose)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GearHeaded View Post
    true, you can have all the Testosterone in the world, all the Tren in the world, all the HGH in the world , but you won't grow shit without food and insulin (and carbs/glucose)
    I just cant eat.
    I hate most things about life.
    I can eat 5k in one sitting or nothing for two days.

    I just ate 6.5 lbs of shit. Only meal today.

    Given time I can do anything. I have no time.

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