Happy New Year everyone!
I have a question pertaining to the nutritional requirements of endurance training. I am aware that when training for strength and/or muscular hypertrophy you need create enough of a calorie surplus in orde to otpimally gain a significant amount muscle mass and/or strength overtime.
I totally get that with regard to muscular hypertrophy, a calorie surplus is needed to create extra stored energy in you for building muscle. However, I didnt realize until recently that a calorie surplus is also required to continue make significant gains in strength after 6- 8 weeks weight training even if you have been and are still lifting heavy weights with low reps.
Some strength training experts say that you need to gain weight in order have an ample amount of stored carbs and fat to optimally recover your muscles for maximal performance on the following workout session. If this is true, then if one trained primarily for endurance, whether it specifically be muscular endurance, aerobic endurance, or anaerobic endurance, then wouldn’t that person need to have a calorie surplus or gain weight to optimally recover their muscles for maximal performance on the following workout session?