Originally Posted by Tony Ferous
For fat loss, id think that no PWO carbs are a no brainer.
For mass gain, which im after, im not seeing great gains using no carbs PWO, which ive been doing for ages, that may be a factor of overall calories though(i am ripped though!). I totally agree that for short workouts that carbs may not be necessary to restore glycogen, but thats not the whole story surely? Even if you havnt depleted your stores to any degree, carbs still have anabolic, insulin stimulating properties which can lead to muscle gain, right??
Carbs WITH protein. You can't build the muscles without protein.
But yeah, muscles are more sensitive to insulin after working out. But some nutrients still go into adipose tissue. If there's been enough stress to the muscles to cause it to adapt, it will absorb what it needs to to repair itself.
The great thing about GH and test is that they are lipolytic AND anabolic for the muscles. You get the best of both worlds. Obviously, high intensity exercise (whether heavy weights or power via metcon/HIIT/tabata/etc.) is the way to do this.