is it better to eat heavy the day you're working out, or on your recovery day? I know it would be best to eat a lot all of the time, but I'm on somewhat of a restricted diet/schedule, and I don't always have time to cook on days I lift weights, so it's usually easier for me to cook/go out on my off days.
Stats: 11/15/07-First-meet--2nd Meet----3rd meet
Max Bench: 255---220-----------280------300
Max Squat: 405----395----------440------460
CHINUPS - Bodyweight + 135, x1, dead hang. Still working on the one arm chinup.
I eat pretty much the same either way, regardless of the day.
I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.
i try to stay consistant, which is the key imo.
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I'm just a little concerned since you usually burn more calories the day you lift weights, but I don't always eat as much then.
Well, I find for cutting in particular, I like to take advantage of the reduction in hunger I get from keeping my carbs down, but I need carbs on lifting days so I cycle my cals and my carbs to get the best of both worlds.
I understand there may be metabolic advantaged to eating this way - but whether this is the case or not, I find carbs really appetite-stimulating, and I absolutely LOVE to eat, so I find the carb/calorie cycling approach very helpful to avoid overeating all the time. If this isn't your problem, you're probably fine as long as your diet averages out overall to meet your caloric requirements.