Hey everyone, Been on the Paleo Diet for about a month or so now. I've noticed great muscle definiton and skin looks healthy, loss of what fat I had also.
But, I'm a bit confused around muscle glycogen. I race motocross and off road, as well as mountain bikes up to 4 hours at times- NON STOP. My workoutschedule is muscle training for an hour, followed by cardio for an hour afterward for 2 days on, one off, 2 days on- then riding/racing both days on the weekend.
I usually eat veggies/fish/protein throughout the day, then workout for 2 hours, sweet potatoes for post workouts and sleep within 2 hours after that.
Does this sound ideal for what I do? I would like more muscle mass(for motocross and riding longer on a bigger bike) and noticed that I feel weak more often now when lifting. I think it has something to do with my glycogen levels being too low. I sometimes eat soaked Quinoa hours before a ride to restore that energy.
Should I be eating starches before the workout? After? Can I eat sweet potatoes late and sleep without detrimental effects? I just want to lift more by not feeling as weak, I think it's the carbs being low in my muscles?
THANKS SO MUCH for any responses.