I've been doing CT's OVT workout for the last 6 or 7 weeks, and today was leg day. The workout:
5X5 back squat, supersetted with lunges
5X5 1 leg back extension, supersetted with leg curls
5X5 Sumo Deadlift, supersetted with Romanian Deadlift
First off, I went from "very newb" on DL (295# max) to less newb today (335# for 2 reps)! I also maxed out squat at 275#....Not a lot but I'm happy with my progress, at this rate I'll be squatting 3,000 in no time lol!
So, I noticed that I was really tired after this workout, and I felt pretty run down, so I decided to "eat big" today. I didn't cheat, but rather ate more of what I always do...Instead of taking in ~3,500 cal, I took in closer to ~5,000 cal....Is this useful? Does eating big help recovery the day you tore up your muscles? Is it that simple?
Thanks for any feedback