Originally Posted by Dare Vodusek
But if today is my rest day and I had my "carb" meal yesterday I see no need for carbs today since I will not do a workout and my glycogen should be all filled up from yesterday. I dont need calories from carbs, fats are much better source of calories.
Unless the idea behind "rest day carbs" is to just put a bit of juice in our body in case we dont have full glycogen levels, just in case, to be sure and fully prepaired for next day when we do have a workout?
I disagree, from my own experience. I've been doing Wendler 5/3/1 boring but big for the last 6 months. Doing 5/3/1 of squat then 5x10 (or 5x8 or 5x5) of dead lift completely drains you. If I have any less than 150g of carbs after those type of work outs my body literally feels drained for the next few days. Walking up stairs is tiring, not soreness, I feel like I don't have the energy in my legs to actually walk up stairs. I've also been in a decent calorie deficit though as well so that might be part of the issue. But on days I eat more carbs post workout, while staying my calorie range, I feel better on following days.
What I don't understand is the whole, don't eat carbs preworkout idea, sure Renegate is a weight loss plan at it's surface but I find I perform much better if I have even a little (~30-50g) carb/fiber/protein about 2-3 hours before I lift.