The importance of carbohydrates to bodybuilding Carbohydrates are important nutrients for the body, and for all people, including bodybuilders as well, but the right type must be selected and dealt with at the right times. The benefits of carbohydrates include:  Energy, speed, endurance and concentration, as well as contribute to the balance of body fluids. It is worth mentioning that carbohydrates are more efficient than protein and fat in providing energy for high-intensity exercises. Helps to use the protein by the body to build tissue and muscle instead of energy use, it is worth noting that a low-carbohydrate diet for a long time may expose bodybuilders to the risk of muscle protein degradation; to meet the body’s need for glucose Glucose, So they may fail to increase their muscle mass. Carbohydrates when taken in sufficient quantity to fill the muscles with water as much as possible, which is good for athletes. Increase healing speed after training. The amount of carbohydrates required for bodybuilding determines the amount of carbohydrates based on the number of times and intensity of training. There are some estimates that can be followed in the days of training, which are as follows:  6-4 grams of carbohydrates per kilogram of body weight per day, 60 minutes. 7.5 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per day, when exercising for 60-90 minutes. 9-6 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per day, when exercising for 120 minutes or more. For example, when exercising weight lifting exercises with high to moderate high-intensity exercise for one hour, the body may need at least five grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per day.