I am writing this because my recent blood work came back with some disheartening news after getting to 80gr of carbs.
After obtaining the ability to consume 80grams of carbs per hour using Malodextrin and Fructose (homemade) my trigylcerides went way up as well as my fasting sugar. I was at first pretty angry…but some observations:
- I started to develop a beer gut without hardly ever drinking beer.
- After about 3 months my rides where sluggish on those carbs.
- My motivation and mental focus dropped on all of the carbs.
Now I did use the suggested formula Amber laid out on the podcast. And I follow the coaches suggestions pretty well with good success.
After 21 years of riding I am know for now I am a very good steady state power athlete. I can grind people into the chip and seal farm roads as well as smooth-a- glass roads of the western US.
I am now reducing my carbs over the next 4 months to see if the Triglycerides will come down. My doctor also thinks this will happen as well. We had a 40 min discussion on this yesterday.
Amber and Coaches and Forum Nutrition people:
- Am I counting calories for the work out or carbs?
For instance if my TR workout says Kj= 1,105 is this calories needed?
- INTENSITY must have an impact…Sweet Spot and above for an hour workout Like Tray Mountain -2…carbs or water?
- After watching Couch to Crit Episode 3, the nutritionist was advising pure carbs in the form of gels etc…he also says key workouts. SO not every workout?
I do not want to put my health at risk and also will not give up cycling. Let’s try to clarify this. Jonathan Lee and Nate can do 80grams but is that on a certain intensity? Or is it that are young and can process that in their metabolism?
Love to hear Chad’s take or Pete, since Chad is a master near my age and Pete is a nutritionist?
I think alot of us need real clarification on this, especially those who have a family and are masters athletes with different skill sets. I am a steady state while some friends are light weight climbing style bodies.
206lbs. 2.8w/kg 5ft 11’ Ride best at 198-205. Can ride hours on end…