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Old 02-24-2014, 02:24 PM   #22
infoplease
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Originally Posted by wantanewme View Post
i think that's exactly why! you need carbs to fuel anaerobic exercise (ie weight lifting) but not as much for aerobic exercise. i hope i'm not getting that backward! i'm pretty sure i just read that somewhere this morning because i was looking for info on exercising on ketogenic diets. they said if you're going to lift weights you should have some carbs right before, maybe 20-30 minutes before you exercise.
Yep, it is likely I who have it backwards.
You have to have calories to gain muscle.
So the higher reps with lower weights would be more for fat loss.
After nearly 2 years I am still trying to figure that out!
Thanks.
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