So I understand the gist of carb-cycling like how you’re supposed to eat higher carbs on your harder training days and lower carbs on your rest or less taxing training days. I’m just curious about the specifics of it. Like what does this accomplish? and how much more carbs should you eat on the high carb days and how much less should you eat on your low carb days?
The goal of that type of carb cycle is to be as efficient as possible with energy consumption and exertion. If carbs are just a fuel source then we will be using enough to fuel our hard days and eating less on easy days or rest days. This will not only help fuel the workouts but also help prevent excessive carb consumption and storage on rest days.
I don’t have a favorite type of carb cycle but some people will implement a carb cycle over 3-4 days. Like day 1 is high carb, 2 is medium, 3 is low, and 4 is no carb. They will do this regardless of what they are training.
Both methods have their merit and are worth a try!
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