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    "Off day" eating.


    After doing legs last night and today being my off day, would it make sense to lower carbs because im not working out or play it like a normal day?

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    normal day. you recover on off days. if it were tomrowo, then id consider it a true off day
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    keep your intake the same, you recover when you are resting ya know
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    ^^ agreed. I tend to consume more on "off" days....
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    I agree with all the other answers! You grow on yor off days so why wouldn't you eat accordingly!? Like hvactech said I too eat more on my off days! For me my pre/post Wrkout meals + training itself tend to keep my calories down for that 3 Hr period, then next meal is eat up back on the solid/real food!

    If your on a cut then I like to approach my calories as fuel for training rather than fuel for growth as o do when bulking!? Make sense?
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    I never undrstood why one would reduce kcals on an off day. I tend to increase them, as I view it as an opportunity to get some growth. But I guess everyone's diffeent
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    I guess it depends in your goals at the time, I tend to do build and burn days, going For a recomp. Eat at a caloric surplus on training days then Maintenance on off days. If I was straight bulking tho I'd be eating the same on on and off days.
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    I often eat less on training days, simply due to time constraints with work, training, cardio, running errands etc. so off days at the moment I try to shovel in the cals, especially since I'm still bulking
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockme View Post
    I often eat less on training days, simply due to time constraints with work, training, cardio, running errands etc. so off days at the moment I try to shovel in the cals, especially since I'm still bulking
    you just said you increase cals, now your saying you reduce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumminslifter View Post
    you just said you increase cals, now your saying you reduce?
    Go back, re-read, Rockme is being perfectly consistent
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherbs View Post
    Go back, re-read, Rockme is being perfectly consistent
    still getting the same message
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumminslifter View Post
    still getting the same message
    Try reading it a little slower
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    lololol
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumminslifter View Post
    still getting the same message
    Let me break it down REAL slow for you:

    Rockme said he increases cals on off days, but often finds himself under eating on work days simply due to time constraints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherbs View Post
    Let me break it down REAL slow for you:

    Rockme said he increases cals on off days, but often finds himself under eating on work days simply due to time constraints.
    ya I got that, but there shouldn't be any reason you cant eat more unless you are in a location with no food sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockme View Post
    I often eat less on training days, simply due to time constraints with work, training, cardio, running errands etc. so off days at the moment I try to shovel in the cals, especially since I'm still bulking
    Looks like you will need 2 take that up with him
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherbs View Post
    Looks like you will need 2 take that up with him
    idk why you are trying to start an argument, cause im not in the mood for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumminslifter View Post
    idk why you are trying to start an argument, cause im not in the mood for it.
    Whoa
    No argument intended- I was just truly mystified by how rockme's posts were confusing to you.
    To my eye, he is being completely consistent in how he structures his on and off day eating-just trying to point that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherbs View Post
    Whoa
    No argument intended- I was just truly mystified by how rockme's posts were confusing to you.
    To my eye, he is being completely consistent in how he structures his on and off day eating-just trying to point that out.
    sounds good
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    don't be afraid to lower on off days
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeRich View Post
    don't be afraid to lower on off days
    Technically yes you can but recovery is just as important on off days.
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    Eat normal
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    Eat normal
    Define normal for everyone....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukef2000 View Post
    Define normal for everyone....?
    In the context of the original post.
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    I eat sometimes more in my off days, haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumminslifter View Post
    keep your intake the same, you recover when you are resting ya know
    I tend to agree with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavyappetite View Post
    After doing legs last night and today being my off day, would it make sense to lower carbs because im not working out or play it like a normal day?

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    Youre intake should never change.

    Even in contest prep I keep the diet the same all the way until 4 weeks out in which I drop shakes (lactose intolerant) & "sugar free" additives.

    I replace the same calories with whole foods and that stays the same until the day of the contest.
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    Keep it normal. The only issue I have found some people get into is since they are not training they dont know if they should consume their pre/post workout meals. Depending on the person it can go either way. I find when I dont train I am not as hungry most of the time so I leave it out or make some sort of a protein carb loaded dessert. Recently it has been protein ice cream using Mass gainz because of how thick it makes it.
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