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    Are all carbs created equal in terms of general strength and muscle building? I struggle to get much more than about 350g per day. I would like to get up to 400+ and see if that helps me get the needle moving on my NLP (in my 8th week and things have started to slow). Is it just as effective to buff the numbers with things like orange juice and cereal? Any other easy to add carbs? In terms of volume of food, it’s difficult to do it with rice/pasta/potatoes. My stats are:
    5’10 185 lbs (up from 162 at start of NLP)
    3,500 cals/day P: 200, C:350-ish, F: 100-ish
    DL: 335x5x1
    Sq: 300x5x3
    Bench: 215x5x3
    Press: 140x5x3

    Thanks

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    Starches, fruits, and legumes are ideal. If you want to pad it with sugar do so as workout carbs. This is certainly a job if you are doing it correctly. Instant mashed potatoes and instant rice always helped me.

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    Thank you, Robert. This is helpful. When is the next podcast episode going to drop? Haven’t seen one in a couple of weeks.

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    We have an episode every other week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Santana View Post
    Starches, fruits, and legumes are ideal. If you want to pad it with sugar do so as workout carbs. This is certainly a job if you are doing it correctly. Instant mashed potatoes and instant rice always helped me.
    Instant rice is great. You can just add that in to so many things you already eat for a carb boost. I also really like using fat free milk for both protein and carbs.

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    Goes a long way

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    Thank you. I’ll definitely check this out.

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