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Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?


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Excerpt: I'm just curious if it's possible to gain muscle while on a very low carb diet. Like under 40 grams of carbs a day.

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    Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    I'm just curious if it's possible to gain muscle while on a very low carb diet. Like under 40 grams of carbs a day.

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    Re: Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    Sure, it's possible.

    Depends on your training history and how well you know your body.

    I think it'd be easier to gain on a carb rotation rather than restriction though.

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    Re: Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    Not very likely though.

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    Re: Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    Tren is your friend LOL. Not if you're a newbie though
    When you squat above parallel your knees become brakes.

    Do you know what happens to brakes?

    They Wear Out! ATF SQUATS


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    Re: Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    Quote Quote posted by muscleup
    Not very likely though.
    don't shoot down all his hopes and dreams

    I've gained on a cutt before.

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    Re: Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    Very difficult to train well without carbs. There is really no point in low carbing if you weight train. You burn fat in the fire of carbs.

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    Re: Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    go low carb 2 days and carb up the third..or just keep them moderate

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    Re: Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    low-no carbs? maybe you could maintain muscle with use of steroids, but I have a hard time beliving you could gain very much.

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    Re: Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    What if you were to carb pre workout and carb post workout and that was it?

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    Re: Is it possible to gain muscle without carbs?

    NO

    one needs to fill muscles with Glycogen
    not to mention the brain need it to function at 100%

    while it is possible to survive on a "Ketogenic Diet"
    its only "surviving" as far asd I am concerned

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