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    I've had excellent success with carb backloading, but I don't know of many strength athletes that do it. I didn't start it for aesthetic purposes, and that's still not why I do it. My contests don't involve me getting greased up and posing on stage in a speedo. However, when you drop weight classes and retain all your strength, that's a very good thing. I won a state championship because of it. Anyone else here had success with it?
    Ian S McCrae
    United States Strength Coalition
    [url]www.usstrengthco.com[/url]
    [email]ian@usstrengthco.com[/email]

  • #2
    I am actually using it atm...but I did it without knowing what CBL was (never looked into it), then my mate was showing me this book that lets you eat loads shit and lose weight.

    Nowhere near your level of strength but its been working for me for around 8-9months.

    I dont rigidly stick to it either, some days I have carbs before training and on non training days in the morning.

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    • #3
      Ya my decision to try it was strictly based on a competitive level. If I weigh less but lift the same or more, I'm ahead of the game.
      Ian S McCrae
      United States Strength Coalition
      [url]www.usstrengthco.com[/url]
      [email]ian@usstrengthco.com[/email]

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      • #4
        I experimented with no carbs before an event day just to see.. destroyed me. duhhh

        Now I backload on the day before.

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        • #5
          Right that's one of the most misunderstood things about CBL I think. It's not no carb or even low carb. There are parts of the day when you limit your carb intake, but the backload is all about REPLENISHING your glycogen stores to use on your next training session. It takes some getting used to for some, but the science is irrefutable.
          Ian S McCrae
          United States Strength Coalition
          [url]www.usstrengthco.com[/url]
          [email]ian@usstrengthco.com[/email]

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          • #6
            I know the principles..read the book bud.
            I was just experimenting for myself, I always do this...like to know what I can and cant do.

            depending on the goal (purely fat loss) Kiefer likes people to go carbless on non training days.
            for a recomp he advises carbs on all days as normal.


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            • #7
              What are your thoughts on starting witha leto diet for 2 weeks or to start the loosing process and graduating to a carb meal every 5 days for a 4 week period and using carb back loading afterwards. My goal would be to drop 20 lbs from primarily fat and then begin ti level off the losses.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nunzie View Post
                What are your thoughts on starting witha leto diet for 2 weeks or to start the loosing process and graduating to a carb meal every 5 days for a 4 week period and using carb back loading afterwards. My goal would be to drop 20 lbs from primarily fat and then begin ti level off the losses.
                It depends what your bf% is now. In the book he recommends using CBL only if you're something like under 20%. I think. If so, there's no rush. No need to go drastic at first. There's a prep phase in the beginning where you go low carb for ten days. I'd recommend getting the book. And just follow the program as is. Do you compete in strength sports?
                Ian S McCrae
                United States Strength Coalition
                [url]www.usstrengthco.com[/url]
                [email]ian@usstrengthco.com[/email]

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                • #9
                  Alright, Im going to give carb backloading a go. From what Ive read, heard, and watched this is a great plan. Here are my stats
                  6'0"
                  218lbs
                  16% BF

                  Ultimately I am going for the shredded look and to be able to see my abs again. Anyways, heres my questions:
                  Can I get the maximum potential out of this diet if I train at 6am? Or 7am?
                  Would venison be a good source of proteins and fats for the period for 5pm? (I have alot of deer meat)
                  If I go to bed around midnight, what would be a good time the next morning to start eating?

                  If you guys could help me here I would really appreciate it. I want to do this diet really bad but I have a feeling my lifestyle and workout schedule will affect it.

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                  • #10
                    Jonathan
                    Did u literally not jus say In a thread today beside this you were
                    5 8 and 120????
                    I see you didn't take a s#!t before deadlifting....
                    I too like to live dangerously

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                    • #11
                      Actually
                      I jus checked your
                      Hello new member thread
                      You posted at 117 pm
                      You were 5 8 120ish with everyday training and muy Thia and all that

                      WhAts up
                      I see you didn't take a s#!t before deadlifting....
                      I too like to live dangerously

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DC_catholic315 View Post
                        Actually
                        I jus checked your
                        Hello new member thread
                        You posted at 117 pm
                        You were 5 8 120ish with everyday training and muy Thia and all that

                        WhAts up

                        Cue suspenseful cliffhanger music
                        2010 NPC North Star- DNP

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                        • #13
                          ^what he said
                          I see you didn't take a s#!t before deadlifting....
                          I too like to live dangerously

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                          • #14
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                            • #15
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