Low Carb Muscle Building
A lot has been written about low carbohydrate diets and the ability to build muscle. More or less, we’re looking for the magical effect known as “adding muscle while losing fat”. You have those who argue that we need carbohydrate due to there effect on enhancing glycogen storage thus causing anabolic processes to occur once. On the other hand, there’s individuals who ignore quick post workout carbs due to the large insulin spike.
In all honesty, I think it has more to do with protein synthesis. The latest research on leucine shows it to be more anti-catabolic as opposed to anabolic. We also know that our body will pull amino acids from our muscle stores if we do not have enough glycogen. Do I think it’s possible to add muscle mass while on a low carb diet? I think so and it has alot to do with a supercompensation effect that occurs when we’re glycogen depleted. Just some food for though.