Originally Posted by Soldier
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.
We don't absorb all of your food intake 24 hours, if we eat more it takes longer to absorb. Let's just say you would absorb exactly 1500 every 12 hours. This is a totally random number and it's not taking into account varying digestion rates of carbs, fats, proteins. You have 3300 calories, that extra 300 wouldn't be absorbed until the 27-28 hour mark. Basically all it means is you can be couple hundred calories over or under and if you account for it the next day by eating more/less it all balances out. Since muscles remain stimulated for 24-48 hours after they have been trained the over under is irrelevant, net amount is what matters.
As you said you really have one heavy day and since zig zagging doesn't do anything unless you have more than one day off in a row from training. Since you have been doing it you know if you like it better then just going roughly equal calories daily, it's basically an extension of meal timing (1 vs 3 vs 6 meals) it ultimately doesn't matter which is baffling lol. SO I was just saying that if it becomes a pain at some point like it did for me, don't waste sleep or time thinking about it like I did.