Up in London Town today.
Hopped on the train this morning and now sitting in Costa over in Notting Hill doing a bit of tappy taps on the laptop.
I love living in Brighton, but it’s nice to get a little piece of London each week whilst training my one-to-one peeps.
Managed to sit down for 5 minutes and I thought I best conjure up a bit of Walsh wisdom for ya.
So, about this wisdom…
How about “carb back loading”.
Have you heard of this method?
You basically eat the majority of your carbs towards the end of the day to lose fat and gain muscle.
Sounds easy enough, right?
But this goes against traditional wisdom that suggests we eat our carbs earlier in the day to avoid storing them as fat.
So, what gives?
The problem with the old skool mentality is that if you nail all your carbs earlier in the day your insulin (the storage hormone) will rise to help mop up the blood sugar.
Even a small amount of carbs can cause your body to not only store the excess energy as lard, but also make it super hard to burn the fattimus off your assimus.
In some respects, it’s like flicking the off switch.
Especially if you’re munching on all those refined carbs during the day: bread, pastries, pasta, etc.
What makes this worse is if you’re super stressed or get little sleep.
The old stress hormone, cortisol, turns its ugly head.
Combine insulin and cortisol and your body will store chuberella VERY easily.
That is unless you have most of your carbs in the evening when your body is less sensitive to insulin.
Throw in some resistance training (around 3pm-6pm) right before you eat your carbs and your body will use insulin to store this energy in the muscles, rather than in your belly.
The energy from the carbs will be quickly absorbed into the muscles you’ve trained to help them recover and grow.
This is what we call happy days.
So, if you’ve been struggling of late or hit a plateau try this method out for a couple of weeks.
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is.
Just remember that this works best with resistance training (weights or bodyweight)
Righto, time to do some training myself :)