Is this crazy?

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by a.s.arghmatey, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. a.s.arghmatey

    a.s.arghmatey Member

    So what would happen if I ate my surplus calories in the 24 hour period after my workout, and ate my deficit calories during the 24 hours before the next one?
     
  2. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    You would immediately die.
     
  3. a.s.arghmatey

    a.s.arghmatey Member

    Lol. And that would make it pretty hard to get in the gym.
     
  4. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    You might see some recomp with that sort of a scheme. However, remember that growth does occur outside of that 24 hour window even if protein synthesis isn't raised. Lack of calories might slow recovery, etc. I would prefer to see you do maintenance or a very small deficit on the off time if you are going to do that.
     
  5. leonardopm

    leonardopm Member

    I changed to something like. I'm eating a bigger surplus 24h after workout and maintenance cals the following 14h. It seems to be working well. In my case maintenance is around 3000 cals so I'm doing 4000 on w/o days and 3000 the other.
     
  6. a.s.arghmatey

    a.s.arghmatey Member

    Thanks for the replies. What is recomp?
     
  7. leonardopm

    leonardopm Member

    Body recomposition. Is when you lose fat and build muscle at the same time.
     

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