New Split. Eating on "Off Days"

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    New Split. Eating on "Off Days"


    Ok, so I'm currently bulking on a Mon/Thurs split. With Tuesday and Friday being "recovery" days, I still eat a lot, but should I lower cals a bit on Wed/Sat/Sun? Usually when I bulk, I keep cals up on all days, but this is my first two day a week split. In the past it's always been Mon/Wed/Friday, but turning 30 next month, my body can't handle my 5x5 compound 3 day splits like it could when I was 25. So far on this split, my gains are good, but I'm worried about putting on a little more fat than usual due to removing that extra day.
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    i would lower carbs on wed, sat, sun. and keep cals up for the other days.

    have you thought of just using a different routine? 5x5 can get pretty evil with those stacked compound lifts lol. maybe somthing like 5/3/1 with 3days a week?
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    I've been thinking about it, yes, but the last routine I was on strayed and I ended up doing tons of isolated stuff all the time and kind of left my compounds in the dust, and I'm a big "old school lifts" guy anyway. I started back up on the 5x5 at the beginning of May to get myself back to the basics. I would love to have another 3 day a week split though. I've actually never done a 5/3/1. Maybe that's something I should look into when my 5x5 gets a bit stale.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    yea look into it. 5/3/1 is still a strength training routine based around the big compound lifts, but it splits them into seperate days. its a little slower in progression, but 5x5 is dumass hard to keep up with anyways. especially when you get into big numbers
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    you COULD lower cals slightly but not necessary. monitor the scale and adjust accordingly
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