I'm on spring break now (SB 08'). There will be lots of sleeping going on!! I'm taking this week off from the gym . . . sort of. . . i'm going to have a deload type week. My body feels a bit run down. I've been lifting 6 days a week for the past 8 weeks.
So this is what I said last weekend. ^^^^
And I didn't follow a word of it. I've actually gone to the gym 4 of the last 5 days and killed it!! I've been working out with my friend (NPC bodybuilder) at Gold's Gym in New Haven aka "The Supergym" http://www.thesupergym.com/
That place is so awesome. They have everything you could even want and then some. I can't wait until this summer when I join and can workout there everyday.
My friend has been doing some interesting workouts. He's been having some issues with his triceps and hamstrings (keeps pulling/tearing them). So he's been going lighter, but very high volume!! These workouts have been taking us 2+ hours. They involve some stability stuff (swiss balls, foam pads, . . .), pre-exhaust, and lots of supersets! (INSANE) The goal is to really fatigue and exhaust the muscle . . . and it works. We actually hit quads twice this week. Lets just say I'm glad to be sitting right now.
Okay . . . So I'll prob. take the next three days off (Sat, Sun, and Mon) and then kill it on Tues.
I've been playing with my calories a bit this week. I've still been taking in 3300-3400 cals per day but I switched up the macros a bit. Before I was taking in between 400-500 grams of carbs per day. Since Mon (and until next mon) I've lowered the carbs to 250-300 grams per day. Once next Tues comes around I'm going to jack the carbs up to 600-650 for three days and then settle baack at 450-500.
Where did i get this idea. I'll admit, I read muscle and fitness. I've read it for years and I still enjoy looking through it. This past month they had a huge nutrition special (most of the info I can't use . . . take a guess why) but one "tip" they said was to "flush the system" where you take your current carb intake and cut it in half for 10 days and then when you bring the carbs back up go above what you took in before. They give the example of eating 400g per day, then cutting back to 200-250 per day, then going up to 500 for a couple of days before leveling back at 400. I always try before I make comments. So I'm trying. I let you know how it turns out.