Do Bodybuilders Have Cheat Days?
Do bodybuilders have cheat days? Like what? Days they can cheat on their girlfriends,diets or workouts? A lot of diets have cheat days.
Do body buildersget those? If you eat too much on a cheat day, it essentiallywipes out the benefits of dieting the rest of the week.
However, body builders do haverest days.
Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of workingout? No, it doesn’t.
In fact, they have to resttheir muscles periodically to avoid strain and overuse injuries.
Even God had to rest on the seventh day.
Makessense that aspiring Greek gods need to do the same.
And body builders don’t cheat on their diettheir rest days.
They need fewer calories if not working out, but they don’t get topig out on bon bons, ice cream and cheese cake.
That sounds more like how a girl would blowher diet than a guy.
Furthermore, many body builders simply switchtheir workout routine on rest days.
Instead of lifting weights, they go jogging or swimming.
Isn’t that cheating? No, just building cardio instead of bulkingup.
And it makes them healthier all around.
I wouldn’t consider running a few laps arest day activity.
Give it a rest! Do they ever relax on their diet? Of course.
You can’t live off power barsand protein shakes forever.
Some guys try.
If they could afford it.
Relaxing with a bowlof yogurt or Snickers bar isn’t going to blow your diet or workout.
It’s the five Snickers in a row that blowit.
I know there are people who take a rest dayoff on their diet and pig out on pork skins.
Getting a little off track is tolerable ifyou don’t fall off the track.
Then you have no hope of making the trackteam.
The smart guys plan for their indulgencesin their diet, eating less of this so they can have that one craved thing.
Like a beer.
As long as it isn’t so much that he endsup with a beer belly.