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rest days during training

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Created May 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

i do the INSANITY workout, and i was wondering if i would be sacrificing leangains/putting on bodyfat, if i was eating alot more food than usual on my rest day, because i feel like a bottomless pit on my rest days, by eating more i dont mean like junk food, i mean like more chicken, fruits, eggs, vegetables, etc

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I don't know where you're at fitness/physique wise, but if you keep at it, keep your diet clean, and add 3 days of weights + 2 days of HIIT (sprints) you'll be built like Greek statue.

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I concur. You're probably fine, mike, but just keep track. ALso, insanity workouts are great- I personally do them a couple of times a week.

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on May 13, 2012
at 06:12 PM

Everyone will work differently here, but think about what's happening on your rest days; your body is healing and building back up again, so it makes sense that you will want to eat a little more here. If you're sticking to good foods, I don't think you have anything to worry about. But do track your progress. If you find you're not leaning out like you want, then cut down a little on the fruit and up the fat a little. Try and fill yourself up. Give your body what it needs to recover so you can hit your workout the next day with everything you've got.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 13, 2012
at 06:38 PM

I concur. You're probably fine, mike, but just keep track. ALso, insanity workouts are great- I personally do them a couple of times a week.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 13, 2012
at 06:40 PM

I don't know where you're at fitness/physique wise, but if you keep at it, keep your diet clean, and add 3 days of weights + 2 days of HIIT (sprints) you'll be built like Greek statue.

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on May 14, 2012
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This may or may not help you, but when I get that "bottomless pit" feeling, I eat very high-volume foods that are low in calories. I can put away an entire head of lettuce with German mustard and a little bit of balsamic vinegar at one sitting, and still have room for a huge bowl of cucumber slices and some arugula. I use these things as binge substitute foods, but they might be helpful for you too because they really do make you feel very full without taking in a lot of calories.

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