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Calories on Training Days


#1

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?


#2

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.


#3

That's actually was most bodybuilders do.

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#4

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


#5

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.