Learn about how the role of carbs in building muscle can be the key to packing on game-changing size and strength. Proper nutrition is vital, but building muscle depends on more than just protein. Whether it's a breakdown of the best carbs for post-workout meals or advice on planning meals, STACK has tons of nutritional advice to help you grow into a monster on the field.

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Latest Videos in Carbs

STACK Performance Nutrition: What You Should Eat After a Workout

Sports dietician Leslie Bonci shares her thoughts on the best food to help you refuel after a grinding workout.

STACK Performance Nutrition: Best Sources of Carbs for Athletes

Sports dietitian Leslie Bonci discusses the importance of carbs in your diet and shares a few of the best carb sources for athletes.

Heather Mitts Reveals Her Nutrition Secrets

Learn all about Heather Mitts' 48-hour rule and why she carb-loads before a game, as the U.S. Women's National Team superstar dishes on her nutritional habits.

RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis' Nutrition Superstitions

Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis talks about the unique eating regimen he observed leading up to a game during his professional playing career.

Pre-Game Eating With Bryan Clay

Nutrition is key to Olympic gold medal decathlete Bryan Clay’s performance. Listen in as he shares his nutrition likes and dislikes, and what he fuels up with before a competition.