Dymatize Project Mass Trainer: Cycle 2, Microcycle 3, Day 52

If you need a rest day, take it! You have a long road ahead of you. Don't kill yourself in order to brag to your friends about your work ethic. Listen to your body.

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In my lab, we've found that the best cardio to build and maintain muscle mass is high-intensity interval sprints. Have you ever seen the hamstrings and quads of an Olympic sprinter? Then you know exactly how that type of movement can actually boost your body's ability to increase mass.

I want you to do at least one day of cardio per microcycle during Project Mass, but that doesn't have to be today. You'll have another chance after the next three lifting days.

If you're completely spent from the last three days of heavy training, take the day off. Allow your body to recover from the work, and repair for tomorrow. This trainer is not easy, so you'll have to learn how to listen to your body. As you get stronger, you'll be able to handle more work. When you start to feel more conditioned, you can up the intensity of your weekly cardio session or knock out two sessions per week.

If you choose to take a rest day, you don't need to include the post-workout meal in your nutrition plan.

Optional: Cardio Workout
1

Sprint invervals

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

DAY 52 MEAL PLAN

meal 1
pork sausage

pork sausage 2 links


eggs

whole eggs 2


egg whites

egg whites 2


cheese

cheese 1 slice


snack
dymatize 100

orange

orange 1


Meal 2
chicken breast

chicken breast, skinless 5 oz


oats

rolled oats 60 g


banana

banana 1


snack
granola

granola 1 cup


yogurt

nonfat greek yogurt 1 cup


honey

honey 1 tbsp


apple

apple 1


Meal 3: Pre-Workout
corn tortilla

white corn tortilla 3


ground turkey

lean ground turkey 4 oz


cheese

cheese shredded1/4 cup


Caramel corn rice cake poppers

Caramel corn rice cake poppers2 cups


Post-Workout Snack
dymatize 100

sports drink

sports drink


Meal 4
chicken

chicken breast, skinless 6 oz


broccoli

broccoli 2 cups


brown rice

brown rice 1 1/2 cups


blueberries

blueberries 1 cup



Daily Total
Calories 3,361
Total Fat 73 g
Total Carbs 418 g
Protein 258 g

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