Carb Backloading Results

I think I got a few raised eyebrows when I quietly announced I was going to try Carb Backloading.  There was a little bit of a shock factor.

There’s something so glamourous about swimming upstream contrary to the popular opinion and there is perhaps something unglamorous to being moderate or preaching the current theme of the decade.

But I sure am having fun with it!  So I figured I’d document and post my carb backloading results including a photo, blood work and body composition using the hydrostatic method.

A wise man once said “Results speak for themselves.

This should compliment my previous carb backloading review which goes into the details of the program.

My Carb Backloading Results


10 Reasons Your Carb Back-Loading Experience Sucks:

With a few tweaks, this kid might be Carb Backloading (he didn’t read the book either)

  1. You haven’t read the book. Click “buy now” to fix that.
  2. You are treating Carb Backloading like it’s a Fasting protocol.
  3. You spent only 5 minutes on the Free DH forums and now you “know it”.
  4. You don’t engage / comment when you have questions about it.
  5. You heard it’s a junk food diet and got excited to eat unhealthy!
  6. You haven’t taken notes and tweaked the program to suit your needs.
  7. You have buddies that told you skip breakfast, eat carbs after training and you figure that’s all there is to this simple program.
  8. You hate paying for information when you can find it for free.
  9. You are waiting for somebody to upload it to Scribd.
  10. You _____________________________________.

Be Fit, Stay Strong!

Marc David – CPT

Carb Back Loading Meal Plan

Carb Back Loading Meal Plan: Simple, Healthy and above all … FUN!

This could be your carb back loading meal plan

While the book does contain a general carb back loading meal plan, they may or may not suit your needs and likes.  Assuming are you somewhat experienced in the creation of a meal plan, it’s not really difficult but it might go against the mainstream nutrition advice you’ve read before.  Some might even call it extreme!  If you want my carb back loading review.  Now let’s talk food!  Here’s how it works.

The Carb Backloading ebook by John Kiefer goes thru some very simple formulas.  No math, just charts.  You figure out the total number of grams of protein you want pre-training and post-training, the amount of fat and then the magic number of carbs for your backloads.

A Prep Phase is suggested before you start carb backloading.  It’s quite simple.  You go ULC for 10 days.  You weight yourself before and after and the number of pounds lost is your target carbs for backloading.  At the time, mine came out to be 409g per day for density bulking.  As weeks went by, I adjusted that to 350g as 200g was too low and 409g was too high.  Nevertheless, it proved to be an excellent starting point.  While it’s not required to do this prep phase, it’s highly recommended so that you can figure out your own personal numbers.  It would have been helpful to include a carb back loading meal plan for the ultra-low carb phase, but Kiefer assumes you aren’t the average person and you will already know this or use the forums to design your own for this short phase.

What do you eat on carb back-loading?  Let me show you.


Carb Backloading

Carb Backloading Question from Facebook:

I’m in great shape right now, thanks to your advice and all your info, but notice your talking about this carb back-loading thing. You don’t think that actually works do you? I went to the site and it sounds like another “fad diet” to me. - Scott

Does Carb Backloading Work?

Scott, define “what actually works?”

If you simply mean… does this crazy sounding program carb backloading by John Kiefer that I’ve been following almost to the letter for 2 month, that has all these typical before and after shots plus the marketing pitch of eating junk food on the sales page really build muscle or burn fat like they claim?  In a minute, I will talk about some carb backloading results from my own experience if that would help.

Then Yes but there’s more to the discussion.  Here is my personal Carb Backloading Review.


How to Pig Out This Holiday (and get leaner!)

Thanks to my buddy “Keifer” the author of Carb Backloading (whom I’ve never actually spoken to in any capacity) he put out this video explaining how to time your day as to enjoy Thanksgiving.  Think of this as a carb backloading holiday schedule.

However, you could use this concept to plan any type of event where the food portions might be out of control.  It’s simple to follow.  I’ll let him explain the concept and if you have questions, feel free to post them in the comment box below.

How to Use a Holiday to Get Lean

Does this tip work?  Yes it does.  And I know this because I tested it out for a full 10 days and on the 11th day when I ate 409g of carbs in about 2 hours, I woke up leaner than before.

Marc David – CPT
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
Author of NoBull Bodybuilding

PS – Here’s my take on the concept of carb backloading

PPS – Here’s the initial carb backloading meal plan I designed and have since tweaked

And so the journey begins … Carb Back Loading

Carb Back Loading by John Kiefer is just one of those things that somebody comes up with maybe out of the blue or maybe just a series of tweaks on a few popular programs that resonates with certain segment of the population.

In this case.. it’s the breakfast skipping, carb avoiding people who bust butt in the gym and then get all their carbs in after the workout.  The high glycemic kind!  Trashier the better!

It’s been called gimmicky by several fitness experts.  I’m not sure if they truly believe that or because they also sell products, it’s part of the tear down the competition and buy my book mentality.

In any case.. here’s the premise.