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Old 01-23-2009, 02:37 PM
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Default ? Carb cycling and workouts - How to burn fat and not muscle

Hi! I just started a new diet and exercise program where I am going to rotate two or three days low carb and one or two day high carbs. I am a little confused on what kind of workouts to do; weight training or cardio on what days. The purpose of the low carb days obviously is to get my body to start burning fat however I read that instense cardio on low carb days will make my body burn muscle instead of fat. But if I do weight training on the low carb days, want that have the same effect?

I just finished Jay Robb's fruit flush and lost 6 lbs. of water and crap I assume. But this has movtivated me to get back on track. Today I am eating low carb and the only exercise that I have been doing is tabata (running in place with ankle and hand weights.) I still want to incorporate tabata no matter what or some from of HIIT. Just want to make sure I do these very intense exercises on the right days.

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Old 02-16-2009, 08:48 PM
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You can do the workouts on either day. The majority of your carbohydrates should be utilized during breakfast, pre-workout and post-workout. So even on low carb days you'll be having some carbs around the time of you workout. You can also use protein and/or BCAAs/EAAs to prevent catabolism.
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Alrite, I'm picky

How about some numbers to go with this

Exactly how many high and low days, what is considered high, and what is low, and would you throw a medium in there

Also, how many days do you lift/cardio, same day or different day?
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high days for training days, low days for non training, medium days for cardio or active recovery training days
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:39 PM
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Thanks for the replys. Lately I have been alternating low and high carb days - M, W, F are low carb high protein days. On these days I eat at least or try to eat 1 gram or more of protein per pound of body weight and keep my carbs low. I want at least 45% of my calories to come from protein, 30% from fat and 25% from carbs. On the high carb days - Tues, Thurs., I want 45% of my calories to come from carbs, 30% from protein, and 25% from fat. I eat alot of almonds, eggs from flax fed hens, and flax oil so most of my fat calories are coming from good fats. I take Sat. and Sun. off (which doesn't seem to be working out for me much.)
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