This strength phase can be as hard as you make it. You might feel beat up, or you might feel mightier than you have in a long time. Either way, your approach this weekend will be the same: make the most of this crucial recovery period, so you can head back into battle tomorrow feeling as strong as humanly possible.
This is a mass-building program, so you'll keep your nutritional approach consistent on both training and non-training days. You can also do your cardio today, which may help if you're feeling sore. Remember, you're supposed to do 30 minutes of moderate intensity, low-impact cardio three non-consecutive days a week during the first phase of this program.
Here's how Evan does it: After having a little fruit and a liter of water in the morning, he'll knock out his 30 minutes. That way, it's done for the day, and you're warmed up for whatever lies ahead.