Originally Posted by BravenFenix
The body doesn't work on a 24 hour cycle. It's a waste of time. I did it for a couple years and looking back I just made things more complicated then it needed to be. You want to have eaten well the day of the training session AND the day BEFORE a training session. If you don't have a training session coming up at that point it would make sense to eat less. I train W/F/S and eat like 700 or so less on M since i'm not recovering or have a training session.
How dose the body not work on a 24 hour cycle? It's actually the primary cycle that effects our bodies, but that really has nothing to do with it. The body can shift from anabolic to catabolic whenever it needs to, even multiple times a day, so there's no reason to think that the body can't be a little more catabolic one day, then a little more anabolic the next.
It absolutely is helpful to eat big the day before a big PR attempt or a really heavy session, but I'm training with the cube which means I only have 1 heavy day per week. If my goal was to get as strong as possible, then I would be cycling in the first place. The goal is to get as strong as possible while staying at my current weight, while improving aesthetics as well.