THE RECOVERY DIET
HOW TO EXIT A BODYBUILDING SEASON
The post contest window is one of the most problematic and emotionally difficult times for any competitive bodybuilder.
The 3DMJ coaches have established a system to help athletes get to the other side of that phase in a healthy and productive manner as quickly as possible.
This Recovery Diet course was made by our Chief Science Officer, Eric Helms, and he’ll be showing you exactly how we execute this framework to get athletes back into their gaining phases with minimal damage or delays.
What is the Recovery Diet and What is the Reverse Diet?
Differences Between the Two
Metabolic Adaptation and Physiological Effects from Contest Prep
Low Energy Availability and RED-S
Getting Lean and Body Fat “Set Point”
Why we Prefer the Recovery Diet
The Goal of, and when to Implement the Recovery Diet
Initial Recovery Diet Steps After Your Last Show
Implementing the Recovery Diet
When you Have Multiple Shows
Maintaining the Right Perspective
Initial Flexibility to Alleviate Fears of Fat Gain and Loss of Control
Working Towards a Healthy Offseason
Recovery Diet Putting it all Together
The Recovery Diet by Team 3DMJ
The Recovery Diet Companion Calculator
MORE LEARNING MATERIALS
Months of hard dieting culminate in a stage experience that often only lasts minutes. Then, the void is filled with binge eating, weight regain, and guilt.
An offseason that was supposed to be fun, full of personal records, new gains and anticipation for the next season is plagued by yo-yo dieting and stress. Previous attempts to solve this problem were unrealistic, not respecting the psychology or the physiology at the core of these issues. Unsurprisingly, these overly strict approaches were said to be harder to complete than the diets that preceded them.
Enter The Recovery Diet: an approach that acknowledges the realities of contest preparation dieting, both psychological and physiological, that you can actually adhere to after a grueling season. Progress can only come once you are recovered, it’s time to try an approach that acknowledges that reality.
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