Will eating carbs around training make you fat?

Will eating carbs around training make you fat?
Simply put …. No
But I still stand firmly on this, you need to earn more carbs to add in your diet. I’m not saying don’t have carbs at all because you need them for muscle function and recovery, but you need to create the demand for more food and this is from training hard, not just hard but really hard, like really really hard.
It’s finding your sweet spot on the amount of carbs you need in your diet as too much will be held and stored as fat. I would keep carbs pre, Intra and post workout and have lower amounts at meals throughout the day if you deserve them and eating for your body type.
For getting the most out of Carbs first you’ll need to train yourself “ skinny “, what does this mean ? Get lean first, diet, get in a deficit, lower the calories from carbs and increase protein and fats while eating some carbs and mainly from fruit / vegetables. When your bodyfat drops you will improve insulin sensitivity. Better muscle pumps, stay leaner for longer and build quality muscle tissue.
( Insulin sensitivity refers to how responsive your cells are to insulin. More specifically, the relationship between how much insulin needs to be produced in order to deposit a certain amount of glucose in the bloodstream. )
Having too much sugar in the blood for long periods of time can cause serious health problems. Hyperglycemia can damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, nerve problems, lower testosterone and of course gain fat. So you decrease the amount of carbs first.
Once you have created a new diet plan with lower carbs you would keep most of them around training. It makes sence because that’s the time your body is pumping blood around your muscles and the time you need nutrients the most for recovery and you don’t want your training to suffer when dieting or for performance. The most important time for change is in the gym so keep most of the calories around this time. Your muscles will soak up the glucose post exercise like a sponge. To speed up this process add protein the same time.
Dr Ivy a Ph.D claims that (  because the combination of carbohydrate and protein, 1) increases insulin secretion and so insulin levels are higher after a carbohydrate/protein supplement compared to just a carbohydrate supplement, and 2) insulin and the amino acids from the digestion of the protein work together to activate two separate cell signaling pathways that increase glucose uptake and activate glycogen synthase, the enzyme responsible for conversion of glucose to glycogen. In the same way that carbohydrate and protein work synergistically to increase muscle glycogen storage, they also work together to increase muscle development and strength. This is why a carbohydrate/protein supplement immediately post exercise is so important.


Adam Pugh

CEO : Caveman Training Ltd