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Calories on Training Days


Most sports diets show the same calorie amount eaten on every day of the week so the caloric increase for the training itself is spread over 7 days. But what if training is only every 2 or 3 days, surely the training day itself should count for more calories eaten. How should this be adjusted for?


Found one article on here by Tony Gentilcore ‘Where’s your calories’ which suggests that you should increase and decrease calories accordingly on training and rest days.


That’s actually was most bodybuilders do.



And it does seem obvious to do so, I just found it odd that few regimes detailed it.


yeah, alot of methods preach eating for what you’re going to be doing. This is the essence behind carb cycling; eat carbs on days you want to spike insulin/replenish glycogen (workout days) and less/no carbs on off days.