I have a diet question concerning trying to add size to specific muscle groups, namely chest and upper back. My diet tends to cycle calories during the week depending on my workouts, similar to CT’s Carb-Cycling Codex.
My question then is, what is the best timing of higher calorie days relative to the workouts of the targeted muscle groups? The first thought would be to eat more on the same day you work the muscle groups you want to build. On the other hand, hypertrophy occurs (I think?) during the recovery of those muscles, so should you then eat more on the following day(s)?
Am I making this harder than it needs to be? The reason I ask is that I tend to gain fairly easily in my legs, but have trouble adding size to my chest and back. I don’t want to make the disparity between my upper and lower body any worse.