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Everything you need to know about carbs.

STRAIGHT FACTS WITH JERRY BRAINUM – is an in depth exploration of the more complicated elements behind bodybuilding training, nutrition, and supplements. Hosted by legendary and longtime industry expert, Jerry Brainum, Straight Facts answers user questions so no one is left in the dark.

The funny thing about carbohydrates is that the human body actually doesn’t need carbs in a healthy diet at all. Of course, this has become more common knowledge in more recent years as fitness has boomed in casual society. But we all know that carbs DO benefit athletes – at least certain kinds of athletes. Competitors like runners and endurance sports require the extra carbs to give that needed energy over the long haul.

But how does carbs fit into a bodybuilding diet? Is extra carb loading needed for hardcore weightlifting training? Jerry Brainum breaks down the straight facts about carbohydrates’ place in your bodybuilding regimen.

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