Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wednesday WOD - Carbohydrate Curve

5 X 5 Push Jerk
5 X AMRAP Strict Pullups

Mark Sisson over at Mark's Daily Apple has tons of great info on nutrition, as well as other topics related to health and performance. He has come up with a guide to carbohydrate consumption which I think really hits the nail on the head. I like to stay in the below 50g/day range, but that's because I've been there for a while and don't have access to sweet potatoes or yams (better than fruit, I'll discuss this soon). Anywhere from 50 to 150g  a day I would say will work for most people, with 150g/day being for high performing athletes that train hard for more than an hour and that are already pretty lean and/or for people trying to gain weight, as it will increase your appetite and allow for more variety. Either way, try to get most of your starchy carbs in IMMEDIATELY after your workout, to maximize insulin sensitivity.
Here's the link to his article: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-primal-carbohydrate-continuum/

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