I’m scheduled for relatively minor surgery in about a month. According to the doctor, I will be laid up for 3-7 days, and unable to train for about 3 weeks afterwards.
I’m looking for suggestions about what to do to minimize the negative effects of this lay-off.
Currently, I’m thinking about training very intensely for the next month – burn out level. I will have a lot of time off to recover from any overtraining.
I’m more worried about my diet and maintance post-surgery. My calorie expenditure is going to come down pretty significantly and I’m somewhat endomorphic – high risk of fat gain. I was thinking of dieting down in my lay off period, following a sensible muscle-preserving diet.