We do incorporate some elements of a carb cycling philosophy, although we do it in a way that makes it safe and sustainable long-term! The basic concept of “carb cycling” is varying carb intake on a set schedule over time. A really strict carb cycling approach is generally only appropriate for high-level endurance athletes or physique competitors, and may not be the best fit for everyone. But we do recognize the benefits of changing up carb intake in a feasible way!
Here’s how we do it:
Workout days: higher carbs, to fuel your body with readily available energy to optimize performance
Rest days: moderate carbs, enough to support your recovery but no more than you need
Refeed days: highest carbs, to help replenish muscle glycogen and give your metabolism (and appetite!) a breather
Workout and rest days are selected based on your typical weekly workout regimen, and refeed days are recommended only once per week. So our carb cycling schedule runs on a weekly basis.