Im wondering if most of you eat less cals on your days off from training. I am bulking right now and usually take in about 4, 000 to 4,200 cals on my wokout days, and about 3,500 to 3,700 on my off days. Is this a good strategy of bad idea? will i screw my recovery and or gains?The reason i started doin this was so that I wouldnt get too fat during this bulk.
I think most people keep their caloric intake the same, whether it a workout day or an off day
Last edited by EdgarMex; 02-02-2005 at 07:43 PM.
So you don't wanna get big, do you?
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I go about ~5000 on training days, and ~4700 on off. Just don't need the extra calories on rest days.
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I keep everything the same except i take the workout shake off of my rest days.
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Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench
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I go for 5000 everyday. Your muscles are recooperating on rest days, so why wouldn't they need just as many nutrients?
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i would definetly try to keep the caloric intake about the same on workout days as well as non-workout days...obviously it can fluctuate but i would keep it within ~500 cals...
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I say keep them the same