Dymatize Project Mass Trainer: Cycle 1, Microcycle 2, Day 16

Take a rest today, or if you feel up to it, do a round of HIIT cardio. Make your choice by gauging how your body feels and remembering what your goals are!

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Rest is an essential part of any muscle-building program. In order to grow, your body needs time to recover and rebuild from the tough workouts you put it through.

Rest is an especially important part of your weekly ritual if you're a beginner or intermediate lifter. Your body may not be accustomed to working so hard so often, so you need to give it time to recuperate. Otherwise, you run the risk of overtraining or causing yourself injury.

I want you to perform at least one cardio workout per microcycle in Project Mass. As you go through the program, however, you may notice that your body feels stronger and more capable of doing extra work. When that happens, you can choose to add additional cardio to each microcycle.

If you've spent a few years in the gym and know how your body reacts to hard training, then you can be more aggressive in your cardio protocol.

Optional: Cardio Workout
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Sprint invervals

4-10 sets of 10-30 seconds work, 2-4 minutes rest
Running, Treadmill Running, Treadmill

DAY 16 MEAL PLAN

breakfast
ground beef

12% fat ground beef 4 oz


whole eggs

whole eggs 3


cheese

cheddar cheese 1/4 cup


Snack
yogurt

chobani greek yogurt 2 cups


Meal 2
boneless pork loin

boneless pork loin 4 oz


barbecue sauce

barbecue sauce 2 tbsp


brown rice

brown rice 1 1/2 cups


banana

banana 1


snack
fiber one bar

fiber one bar 1


apple

apple 1


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Meal 3: Pre-Workout
chicken

chicken breast skinless 5 oz


rice cakes

rice cakes 5


Post-Workout Snack
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sports drink

sports drink (gatorade or powerade)


Meal 4
turkey burger

turkey burger 1


whole wheat bun

whole wheat bun 1


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sweet potato 1


blueberries

blueberries 1 cup



Daily Total
Calories 3,000
Total Fat 73 g
Total Carbs 355 g
Protein 230 g

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