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Here's what's up in the BarBend world today:
Jeff Nippard talks about summer abs
An examination of post-workout nutrition
How to use cheat days to fuel your gains
Abs for Days
Summer is never as far away, and that means beach season will be here before you know it. Internet fitness guru Jeff Nippard wants you to have the summer abs of your dreams, and in his latest video, he uses the power of mathematics to help you on your journey.
Nippard lays out a three-headed hydra approach to hitting your summer washboard status: training, diet, and supplementation. Nippard believes specific, intelligent ab training is required to let the muscles really pop under the summer sun. At the same time, your ideal caloric intake (once again, derived through math) will allow you to shed the necessary weight.
Remember, summer is coming, and if you want to be able to ditch your shirt at a moment's notice, the process starts now. Check out our breakdown of Nippard’s advice below.
Fix It in Post
Recovery from a hard workout starts the second you put the barbell down. Then the real problem begins: What should you put into your stomach after a hard slog with the weights?
Some foods are better than others when it comes to post-workout recovery, and if you're serious about training, you need to be even more serious about recovering.
An intense weight-lifting session burns through your body's glycogen reserves and breaks down muscle tissue. Eating the proper food can help restore your body while getting on the right track to what you really care about — making progress.
Become an expert in the field with our guide to all the grub you should eat after the gym.
Refeed Your Head
One of the most popular questions of any potential diet plan is, "How many cheat meals do I get?" Mostly asked about during a calorie-restricted haze in the hopes of being told that pizza will soon be on the menu, cheat meals (and the more humble refeed) can play a pivotal psychological and physiological role in your body's transformation process.
Refeeds provide a much-needed mental break from the rigors of dieting while setting your body back up to respond better to a deficit. If you can plan for a big meal, it can be much easier to stick to a diet instead of jumping off the wagon into a vast sea of chocolate ice cream.
Learn all about the art of the refeed in the following breakdown.
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