That’s right. If you find you are putting on a little fat, just cycle down your carbs on your non working days until you’re happy. Always eat a little more than you need on your workout days and follow a long term sustainable diet.[/quote]
I would have to disagree - if you are putting on “a little fat”, then I think you are doing something right. I simply don’t see anyone putting on exclusively muscle when trying to add weight and getting anywhere at anything faster than a snail’s pace.
If you are putting on more than a little fat, then by all means adjust your caloric intake accordingly, but withholding calories from yourself simply because you are starting to blur your 6-pack seems like a surefire way to cut yourself off at the knees if you goal is to get through a muscle building marathon.
I’m also not completely understanding the whole “restricted calories on off-days” concept…isn’t that a good time to get in nutrients in order to, you know, recover?
I get what you’re saying about eating more on workout days, but the period of growth DOES extend well beyond that.
But, isn’t it true, that if you get stronger that muscle will come regardless of whether your in a surplus or not?[/quote]
Where, pray tell, would you get the nutrients to build that extra tissue from, if you’re not eating enough calories to maintain even your current weight in the first place?