Love the books. I've read each and I am now a month in to 531 so still a beginner. Doing 5 Pro's with mostly same lift and kettle bells / pull ups / rows for assistance work. I also do BJJ 4/5 times a week with the odd 5k run when I feel like it.
I have two questions:
1) do you eat the same each week on 531 or reduce intake during your deload week
2) can you give me an idea of your weight and calorie intake? Jim gives great examples of his diet in his book but he is a big dude lifting big weights so I imagine our calorie requirements are quite different? I am 175 pounds and still only dead lifting/squatting between 1.5-2x BW and benching 1-1.25x BW. Jim says eat big, lots of real food etc. I am 100% doing that (I was paleo before, but now added lots of oats, rice, sweet potatoes etc) but I am finding it hard to gauge whether I am eating enough or too much. I'd like to gain size and get up to about 190 pounds. I'd appreciate any guidance on how much others eat. Especially if your around my size or ever were. Thanks a lot.