I did this recently for about 40 days or thereabouts, but it was strength focused. I would do two or three of the following four - squat, deadlift, bench, overhead and add in whatever assistance I felt like I was up to. It's in my log if you want to see how it went.
Join date: Mar 2012
Location: Armed Forces - Europe
Professor X wrote:
Anecdotally speaking, the past few years, I never scheduled a day off from training and only took days off as I was forced to because of "life" and I made great gains in strength and size going sometime more than 2 weeks without a day off.
Past 3-4 months I've been forced to take many days off because of work travel, etc, and even a week here and there (ie. more "rest/recovery" than ever), and I've leveled off, or at least plateaued. I don't think that's coincidence.
When I can train every day, I typically can also get in enough food and rest that goes along with the training to make it work.
If you had to estimate, how many cals/lb bodyweight were you eating?
That question right there shows what everyone else was speaking of. It doesn't matter how much HE was eating. I have taken in more than 8,000cals a day before when gaining (no specific number since I wasn't counting...and I am sure I have eaten even more than that at times). That doesn't mean YOU can get away with that without becoming obese.
I'm not looking for an exact number. I know I'm not going to get nutritional gospel from anybody in here. I just want a frame of reference. I have a pretty good idea of what I can eat and how long I need to recover on the training regimen I use at the moment.
I suppose the more appropriate quesion would look something like this: What kind of difference were you looking at in calories consumed on this high-frequency training schedule versus what you consumed on a more moderate training schedule?
Read some of the Carb cycling articles in the archives on this site. Use the High carb days and moderate carb days for heavy and moderate workouts. They will give you starting points for protein, carbs and fat per pound of bodyweight based on what your goals are. Then adjust from there based on results. If you get your macronutrients right the total calories will workout. Protein and carbs have 4 cal/gram and fat 9 cal/gram. Keep your Protein high, fat moderately low, and adjust carbs (preferably low GI carbs) to gain or lose.