Did you know that the timing of when you consume carbohydrates is very important? Insulin is one of your most anabolic hormones, so you need to structure your intake around your workout schedule.
This video reveals the blueprint on carbohydrate backloading, which should lay the foundation to any bulking meal plan.
Bulking Meal Plan: Carbohydrate backloading and diet tips to get huge
1. Carb backloading is really powerful when you combine it with intermittent fasting. This means that you are not consuming any food for about 16-20 hours and working out on an empty stomach.
This actually can increase your testosterone levels and has a ton of health benefits. The easiest way to do this is to stop eating at 6 or 7 pm the night before and work out in the morning. By the end of your workout, you can start consuming carbohydrates when your body most needs them and they are best utilized to build lean muscle mass.
2. Transition from fast to slow carbs
The essential element to incorporating carbohydrate backloading into a bulking meal plan is not only the timing of your carbohydrate intake but also the type of carb.
Immediately following your workout, you need to consume fast digesting carbohydrates to spike your insulin and shuttle nutrients into your cells.
Then you want to transition to slower digesting carbohydrates to maintain your healthy blood sugar levels and drip feed your muscles with glycogen throughout the day.
Make sure to watch the video as Troy dives deep into all of these topics and gives you the bulking meal plan blueprint in conjunction with carbohydrate backloading, which is the perfect combination for winter bulking season!