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Athlete Lean Athlete Strong with 5/2 Diet


Hi CT, I am looking to run your athlete lean athlete strong programme soon, the article suggests using it alongside the 5/2 Diet.

The 5/2 diet suggests 2 x 400 calorie meals 12 hours apart on 2 non-consecutive rest days

But your programme suggests jogs, Sprints, bike Sprints and ab circuit’s instead of rest days.

How would you organise your 2x400 calorie meals around these energy system workouts?

Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated.



In an ideal world the training would be just prior to the second meal BUT I would suggest taking in a dose of MAG-10 prior to the activity.