Originally Posted by tank
Thanks for such a thorough response. It made plenty of sense.
That would confuse me a little because at the beginner/intermediate phase you are supposed to constantly train in that PR territory. I can see the application at advanced levels.
As a beginner, everything is going to be PRs. That's why it's recommended to eat slightly over maintenance. As progress slow to a crawl, that's PR territory and will require more food to keep progress going. At some point you'll probably have to cycle the weights and that's the time to ease up on the heavy eating. Make more sense now?
Less intense = moderate food
More intense = more food
Really intense = Lots of food