Protein, carbs and fats are the three macronutrients that compose your calorie intake – unless you drink enough alcohol to count that as a major contributor, in which case, maybe training isn’t very high on your priority list! For those of us that train hard and care about results in a big way, we know that nutrition is very important to optimize results. Most of us know that getting enough calories to grow muscle, eating fewer calories to burn fat, and consuming enough protein are all super important steps. And that’s totally spot on. But what about carbs? Some people extoll them, some disparage them. Are carbs a super fuel for hard training or a surefire fat gain indulgence? We’ll spare you the BS and cut straight to the truth: carbs are a huge and indispensable advantage to hard-training athletes, including those that want to better their endurance add size, or get leaner. But you don’t have to take our word for it. We’ve come armed with a comprehensive description of what carbs are and how they help you with your fitness goals.
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