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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Is the Paleo Diet Good for Athletes?

Beyond the Cave: After attending the annual Food and Nutrition Conference in Nashville recently, I decided to write a few "bites" on the Diet and...

By: Amy Jamieson-Petonic

The Performance-Wrecking Flaw of Low-Carb and High-Carb Diets

Your body is an amazing machine. It turns the food you eat into fuel you need to live on a day-to-day basis and to perform at your max capacity du...

By: Andy Haley

Macronutrients, Part I: Carbohydrates

What Are Carbohydrates: What You Need to Know Macronutrients are nutrients that are required in large amounts for the body to function daily. This...

By: Austin Womack

How the Glycemic Index Can Help Your Athletic Performance

Glycemic index is a measurement of how quickly food impacts blood sugar levels compared to pure sugar. Foods are ranked on a scale of 0 to 100, with...

By: Katie Moore

LeBron Cuts Carbs This Summer. Should You?

According to a tweet from ESPN's Brian Windhorst, LeBron James has been cutting carbs this summer in an effort to slim down. The results are already...

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Latest Videos in Carbs

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.

Drew Robertson on Counting Carbs

Evolved Nutrition owner and nutritionist Drew Robertson talks about how athletes need to watch not just the amount of calories they put into their bodies but the amount of carbs as well.