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Old 07-30-2009, 11:51 AM   #501
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Thanks, in summary eat more of all macros, with more carbs if your performance suffers.

I'd got the impression from various sources that becoming 'fully adapted' to a high fat, low carb diet would support similar strength gains that are achievable with high(er) carb diets, yet others claim that whilst a paleo diet is healthier than high carb, training 5 or 6 x/week won't allow sufficient time to fully replenish liver and muscle glycogen, so when training at the limit of your ability your performance will suffer.

I guess its an individual response as you said.

In terms of timing, are people eating a large proportion of their carbs PWO or just spreading these across all of their meals ?

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Old 07-30-2009, 03:36 PM   #502
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Ive been eating the majority of my carbs pre, post and post-post. The largest dose is my post workout one where I eat a massive Yam/Sweet Potato.

I have ice cream before bed every now and then as well and my performance/recovery has been great this cycle.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:51 PM   #503
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Thanks, in summary eat more of all macros, with more carbs if your performance suffers.

I'd got the impression from various sources that becoming 'fully adapted' to a high fat, low carb diet would support similar strength gains that are achievable with high(er) carb diets, yet others claim that whilst a paleo diet is healthier than high carb, training 5 or 6 x/week won't allow sufficient time to fully replenish liver and muscle glycogen, so when training at the limit of your ability your performance will suffer.

I guess its an individual response as you said.

In terms of timing, are people eating a large proportion of their carbs PWO or just spreading these across all of their meals ?
I actually haven't increased my carbs at all. I started eating a bit more protein, then ramped it up a bit more recently. I'm increasing ME loads each week, and may next experiment with fluctuating protein intake based on ME/WOD days and intensity.

I imagine there's a general template out there, but the best thing you can do is slowly adjust your diet and pay attention to recovery, performance, energy levels, sleep quality, etc. I would tinker first with fat, then protein and lastly carbs. People give too much credit to carbs and don't give enough credit to fat, but it truly is a magic macro. For example, grab a couple handfuls of nuts prior to an super-intense workout and your lunch will never end up on the gym floor. Or use it when you want to slow down digestion (obviously not post-wod). It's great to consume when you cheat (ie beer, sweets. etc) because slow-digestion (level insulin) is your best friend.

Customize your diet because, like everyone else, you're unique.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:42 AM   #504
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Customize your diet because, like everyone else, you're unique.
You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else.

I think Tyler Durden said it best.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:41 AM   #505
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My vote for worst post ever.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:47 AM   #506
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I second that.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:45 AM   #507
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Perhaps a little harsh? I've seen some really bad posts in my short time here, I wouldn't count that with them.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:49 AM   #508
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Jumped from 185 to 195 on my standing overhead shoulder press in two weeks
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:09 PM   #509
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This thread has been extremely helpful with the CFSB program. I'd hate to see it get off track.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:22 PM   #510
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Jumped from 185 to 195 on my standing overhead shoulder press in two weeks
Nice Ryan What's your secret? My shoulder press is my slowest improving lift- it took me about a year to go from 175 to 185 in my press. I did one CFSB cycle and added 10 lbs to my 3 RM, but nothing to my 1 RM.
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