Hey guys, trying to lose some body fat but still be able to get it done in the gym and slap on any muscle I can during my fat loss. I’m currently about 210lbs So I have a calorie cycling approach and am curious if anybody else has had success with something like this. For starters I fast and only eat two meals a day not including my workout nutrition. My training for each day is as follows.
Heavy Training Day - 3 Days a week. 50 Pull ups, 5X5 of one of the following (deads, squats, bench, dips and shoulder press) 3X10 auxillary exercise, usually arms or abs. 100 push ups completed throughout the day.
Complex/Cardio Day - 2 Days a week. Set of complexes based off of the posterior chain using a routine found on T-Nation. 45 minutes incline walking. 100 push ups throughout the day.
And my nutrition is as below.
Heavy Training Day
Meal 1 - 8oz steak, 8oz, chicken, spinach, italian dressing, full fat cheese, 1/2 cup nuts
45 min Pre Workout - Finibar
During Workout - Purple Wraath
Post Workout - Surge Recovery
Meal 2 -
5 Cups Rice Chex
2 Scoops Whey Protein Powder
2 Cups chocolate almond milk
Totals for the day 3450 Calories, 115 Fat 213 Carbs 268 Protein
NUTRITION for Complex day AND off day
Meal 1 - 8oz steak, 8oz, chicken, spinach, italian dressing, full fat cheese
Meal 2 - 3 Scoops Whey Protein
Totals for the day 1380 Calories, 50 fat 13 carb 191 protein
One one training day per week I blast calories even higher as a cheat day.
The following day I engage in a full fat. So it breaks down as 3X training days with one also being a cheat, 3X low cal days a 1X no calories.
Now that you have all the information, my question is if it matters that I have a 2000 calories difference between my training and rest or complex days. Any glaring issue I am missing? Looking for advice from people who have actually done calorie cycling like this and/or are sub 10% bodyfat.