View Full Version : Carb cycling for 400m runner who wants to bulk up

06-21-2004, 02:29 AM
I'm a 400 metre runner and I need to pack on some mass to get stronger and more powerful, but I can't afford to gain any fat.

Currently my training looks like:-

1): Weight training
2) Track
3): Rest
4): Weight Training
5): Track
6): Rest
7): Repeat


Now I was thinking of having like high carbs on track and weights days and low carbs on rest days.

I weigh 140lbs and I'm 5'9 so on weights and track days i will have about 250g of carbs split into 4 meals (The other 2 meals are protein and fats)

So it will look like this:

Weights day:

Meals 1 + 2 = Protein + Carbs
Meals 3 + 4 = Protein + Carbs
Meals 5 + 6 = Protein + Fats

Track Day:

Meals 1 + 2 + 3 = Protein + Carbs
Meal 4 = Protein + Fat
Meal 5 = Protein + Carb
Meal 6 = Protein + Fat

On rest day about 140g coming from oatmeal and fruit for breakfast, and the rest of the day my carbs coming from vegetables, fruits and salad.

How does that look?

06-21-2004, 08:38 AM
Can anybody help?

06-21-2004, 09:05 AM
how many cals do u consume daily?

06-21-2004, 09:08 AM
Ive been told not to get obsessed with numbers by a dietician friend of mine.

I make sure I get a good amount of protein with each meal and a rough carb estimate.

Bily Lovec
06-22-2004, 04:02 AM
actually I would say your carbs are a tad low :)
you need roughly your body weight in grams post-training, treat training just like an event, we're close to the same weight, my post training is anywhere from 100 to 200 grams depending on what I did.

Also, any intake during training, we dont count, like carbooms, gatoraid, etc....

06-22-2004, 09:56 AM
I've got a slight case of 'carbophobia' though and scared of eating large amounts of carbs for fear of getting fat.

What would you recommend? I don't consume any simple carbs apart from fruit