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Am I Eating on the Right Days


#1

My question is what I would consider pretty basic. I'm sure I will hear that I need to be doing the 5/3/1 program or something else. Anyway I'm doing a three day split program and on tuesday and thursday I work abs, calves, and hamstrings. I am wondering if I should be eating the same amount of calories everyday that I work out. Right now I eat 3500 calories on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday I eat around 2000 calories. I'm 5'8" tall currently weigh 155 and my goal is to gain approximately 20 lbs. Thanks in advance.


#2

Well, at your bodyweight and goal, I think the easiest answer is that you should just be eating. Daily. Every day. Weekdays. Non-weekdays. Lots. And in no way is this a shot at you, just a simple truth from someone who once weighed 20lbs less than you.


#3

You need to eat above maintenance ESPECIALLY on rest days, since that is when most recovery and growth of muscle takes place. Eat 3500 every day.


#4

Sorry for the hijack, but another equally basic question at the other end; when cutting, should you deliberately have one day in the week where you run maintenance cals, or even a small surplus?


#5

You're eating on the wrong days. Didn't you know people have set days to eat?


#6

Seriously.

OP have you lost your mind?


#7

Based on your stated goal.......this!!


#8

I like to eat everyday