Carbs after training reduces total testosterone

Carbs after training reduces total testosterone

Posted by steroidt on Dec 1st, 2010 and filed under Research Updates. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.
andogenAlthough we’d caution you not to read too much into this study, the results are interesting nonetheless: ingesting carbohydrates after resistance exercise resulted in decreased total testosterone concentrations during recovery.

Still, testosterone isn’t the only anabolic hormone that we’d ideally want to be elevated post training, and we’re not convinced that carb-free is the way to go, post workout, based on this one result. But it does provide supporting evidence to a growing body of research that ingesting quick releasing protein in the form of di and tri peptides would be ideal after training or competition.

Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2008 Jun;18(3):260-80.
Hormonal response to carbohydrate supplementation at rest and after resistance exercise.

Schumm SR, Triplett NT, McBride JM, Dumke CL.

Dept. of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA.

This investigation examined the anabolic-hormone response to carbohydrate (CHO) supplementation at rest and after resistance exercise. Nine recreationally trained men randomly underwent 4 testing conditions: rest with placebo (RPL), rest with CHO (RCHO), resistance exercise with placebo (EPL), and resistance exercise with CHO (ECHO). The resistance-exercise protocol was four sets of Smith machine squats with a 10-repetition-maximum load, with 90-s rests between sets. Participants then consumed either a placebo or CHO (24% CHO, 1.5 g/kg) drink. Blood was taken before exercise (Pre), immediately after testing (Post), and then 15 (15P), 30 (30P), and 60 (60P) min after drink ingestion. Blood was analyzed for cortisol, glucose, insulin, and total testosterone (TTST). Cortisol did not change significantly in any condition. Glucose concentrations increased significantly from Pre to 15P and 30P during RCHO and Pre to 15P, 30P, and 60P in ECHO (p