I am taking a week and a half off of working out to give my system a break. I have not taken a break since last year april and I feel as though my body needs it.
I am however going to start protein cycling and I was wondering is now is a good time.
I wa told to decrease my protein intake for 3 weeks straight, while cutting 50 % intake each week untill reaching 40-60 grams of protein a day.
Do that for a week and then do 3 weeks of 1.5 grams per pounds of protein (would be about 240-280 for me)
Would it be a good idea to start decreasing my protein intake in this resting week or would i suffer much muscle loss?
Is there a more effective way to cycle protein in order to pulse protein later on?
And while on that very low phase of protein intake, when and from what should these proteins be coming from? Should they be cassein before bed? Whey after workout…?
ps. if anyone knows of a more effective protein pulsing/ cycling protocol (like the CT’s one which i can’t find), please post the link or outline it for me.