What’s the time frame from when you can carb up before it turns to fat?

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Y’all know what I mean.

I’ve heard some people say they carb up the night before so they can go ham in the gym next morning

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I think that’s pushing it. By the time you get to the gym all that food is chillin in your fat cells, useless for what you intended it for.
 

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I think that’s pushing it. By the time you get to the gym all that food is chillin in your fat cells, useless for what you intended it for.

What research and studies is your opinion based on? What sports? Long distance runners and cyclist seem to carb load heavy and have enough energy and low fat to compete day to day in grueling events.
 

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What research and studies is your opinion based on? What sports? Long distance runners and cyclist seem to carb load heavy and have enough energy and low fat to compete day to day in grueling events.

I’m just here to hear answers that confirm or refute my hypothesis. And it’s for lifting.
 

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I’m just here to hear answers that confirm or refute my hypothesis. And it’s for lifting.
Based on what I've studied (former personal trainer, avid cyclist, novice runner) it takes about 4-10 hrs. But your body uses different fuel sources depending on what heart rate zone you work out in.





Same activity. Same time. Different zones, thus different fuel sources.
 

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Probably not the most advisable to try to go ham first thing in the morning when you wake up. You're depleted after waking up. If you're trying to load up on carbs before you hit the gym eat a big meal hours before you go to the gym.
 

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Probably not the most advisable to try to go ham first thing in the morning when you wake up. You're depleted after waking up. If you're trying to load up on carbs before you hit the gym eat a big meal hours before you go to the gym.
You shouldn’t be depleted if you ate well the days before. Glycogen stores just don’t vanish overnight.
 

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You shouldn’t be depleted if you ate well the days before. Glycogen stores just don’t vanish overnight.

I don't know about that especially if you're regularly going to the gym and hitting it hard. But everybody's different.
 

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I don't know about that especially if you're regularly going to the gym and hitting it hard. But everybody's different.
You aren’t depleting gylcogen stores that easily. Definitely not from lifting. This would be high level metcon work type stuff.

This is also assuming you are properly refueling post.
 

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You shouldn’t be depleted if you ate well the days before. Glycogen stores just don’t vanish overnight.
You aren’t depleting gylcogen stores that easily. Definitely not from lifting. This would be high level metcon work type stuff.

This is also assuming you are properly refueling post.

I dunno what the research says, but I can definitely feel a major difference between lifting in a less fed state and lifting when I've been eating eating. :manny:
 

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I dunno what the research says, but I can definitely feel a major difference between lifting in a less fed state and lifting when I've been eating eating. :manny:
Well that’s not the same young fella. What’s optimal to the individual is one thing.

You aren’t waking up every morning devoid of glycogen if you are feeding yourself properly consistently. Like we can’t endorse the notion that you woke up and have zero energy stores to pull from.
 

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Well that’s not the same young fella. What’s optimal to the individual is one thing.

You aren’t waking up every morning devoid of glycogen if you are feeding yourself properly consistently. Like we can’t endorse the notion that you woke up and have zero energy stores to pull from.

How is a marked difference in strength output and muscular endurance not the same thing? :dwillhuh:

I don't have a dog in this fight since undereating does absolutely nothing for me and is completely unnecessary.

I'll sit over here and color and make gains. :sas2:
 

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How is a marked difference in strength output and muscular endurance not the same thing? :dwillhuh:

I don't have a dog in this fight since undereating does absolutely nothing for me and is completely unnecessary.

I'll sit over here and color and make gains. :sas2:
Feeling a difference is not the same as inferring that one is scientifically depleted after a night of sleep.
 
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