On rest days, it’s common to dramatically cut calories, avoid all carbs or cut your water intake to avoid gaining water weight. But do these strategies actually help you in the long run? In reality, the body continues to make protein and repair worn down muscles for up to 48 hours after training. Not following proper recovery nutrition principles on rest days may actually hinder your strength and cause performance set backs. To make sure you receive the proper gains from your training, follow these strategies for rest day nutrition.

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