Wanting to gain muscle mass
I'm really wanting to get into bodybuilding pretty hardcore, but I'm having trouble not necessarily gaining weight, but gaining without putting on too much fat. I'm about 200 right now, I'd like to be about 220 to 230 at a show weight body fat %.
I talked to some body builders here at purdue and they told me I needed to take in more carbs. I was trying to build on protein alone and hoping to burn body fat. I have a question on that though, why would carbs help build muscle, I thought it was protein that rebuilds muscle? Also how many carbs should I be taking to put on muscle without putting on fat? I get about 3-4 days/week of about 45min of intense cardio as well. Also about how long will it take me to put on 20-30+ lbs of muscle?
Thanks for any help sorry for all the questions, but I have one more question. Are reduced fat wheat thins a good source of carbs or is that a no no. If they are good I will be a happy camper, I just love those things hehe.