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    Should I still spike my insulin after deload workouts?

    If I'm planning to deload this week, should I still ingest insulin-spiking food such as whey/dex shake after my workout? It feels like I wouldn't need as much of a spike as I usually do if I'm only going light on the weights.

    And also should I still keep eating the same amount? I'm on a bulk at the moment, but I feel like if I keep my eating the same I'll store excess fat, especially if I don't even end up lifting during this week (there may or may not be gyms nearby where I'm going).
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    I guess it depends on what your goals are. If your primary goal is adding size/weight, don't cut back on anything during deload weeks. It's that's not your primary goal, it probably doesn't matter that much what you do on your deload weeks provided you don't starve yourself.

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    Hm alright, well my goal is to gain weight but I'm trying to go about it in a somewhat gradual way. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    insulin spiking is so 2007, but do whatever floats your boat... I would say it's un-necessary either way.


    I would probably bring my calories down to maintenance if you are deloading. Eating a calorie surplus and not progressively overloading doesn't make too much sense.

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