I’ve played with cyclic cho before, but always with daily cho spikes when working out, like 100g post and 70g or so in the morning. Past week I’ve done 30net grams cho daily mainly in the form of veggies or extra carbs in pro shakes. Body is noticeably weaker, burning during workouts comes on faster, body feels ‘thinner.’ Daily averages have been around 2000kcals give or take with about 75% fat, 7% cho, and the rest in pro. Light headedness on standing has increased, as well as dizzy feelings during some workouts (especially heavy deadlifts). Was planning to go this week, but decided to load today as my bw is dropping too much and I’m already quite lean.
Today I plan to take in about 150g Cho every 2 hours, high glycemic index shit earlier in the day, tapering to lower glycemic better quality carbs in the evening.
Took in 30gCho/30gPro prior to workout and the same post.
Depletion work (still low carbs, bw dropped to 180.3 over past 5 days from about 186)
185 backsquat x 10
135 bench press x 15
20 kipping pullups
3 min rest
narrow grip chinups x 8; 1 min
db press @ 55 then 35, 35 x 8; 1 min
ng bp @ 95 x 8; 1 min
ab wheel but attached to feet x 10
bulgarian split squat x 10 w/ 26# each hand
It’s interesting as my body is definitely getting less of a ‘pump.’ A product of decreased muscle glycogen. Was out of breath feeling like complete crap for this whole thing. Low motivation to train before hand, but knew I needed to deplete… so I sucked it up.
Press up to 140/5 (very weak. muscle burning almost immediate, had nothing there, 30 net grams of carbs for previous 2 days)
Compare to 135/11 about a month ago.
Handstand walking 20feet x 5; 45sec rest