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Dymatize Project Mass Trainer: Cycle 2, Microcycle 1, Day 40

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.

No matter your level, though, be sure to listen to your body. Bodybuilding isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. There's no point to killing yourself for a few months just to lose all of your gains during a month of recovery.

Optional: Cardio Workout

Sprint invervals

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

Day 40 Meal Plan

meal 1
pork sausage

pork sausage 2 links


whole eggs 2

egg whites

egg whites 2


cheese 1 slice

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orange 1

Meal 2
chicken breast

chicken breast, skinless 5 oz


rolled oats 60 g


banana 1


granola 1 cup


nonfat greek yogurt 1 cup


honey 1 tbsp

Meal 3: Pre-Workout
corn tortilla

white corn tortilla 3

ground turkey

lean ground turkey 4 oz


cheese shredded1/4 cup

Post-Workout Snack
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sports drink

sports drink

Meal 4

chicken breast, skinless 5 oz


broccoli 2 cups

brown rice

brown rice 1 1/2 cups

barbecue sauce

barbecue sauce 2 tbsp

Daily Total
Calories 2,822
Total Fat 70 g
Total Carbs 315 g
Protein 233 g


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