In my opinion, a moderate carb diet, with slight carb restriction is the most effective way
for bodybuilders to get ripped.For example:175 -200 grams of carbs with most of the carbs eaten early in the day. Every 4th day, I have a high carb day 350 grams+ to replenish my depleted glycogen stores. By contrast, my off-season diet is 350 - 450 grams of carbs. With 175 - 200 grams of carbs, that is just enough fuel to provide the energy I needed to train hard and to prevent me from losing muscle.