Brian, Jeff, and Eric discuss the benefits of diet breaks, what the research says about diet breaks, and why they like to include them in their preps as well as their athletes’.
What is a diet break? What is the difference between a diet break and a refeed? How can diet breaks be beneficial for noncompetitors in a longer fat-loss phase? How do the coaches coach diet breaks to help their athletes understand what the goal is and to have the right mindset around the break? What benefits have the coaches noticed from including diet breaks in their preps? What are the coaches’ thoughts on shorter vs longer contest preps?
The answers to these questions, plus many more are covered in this episode.
2:21- How long the coaches have been using diet breaks with themselves and with their athletes
8:23- What the research says about diet breaks
14:18- Diet breaks for noncompetitors
34:39- How the coaches coach diet breaks to help their athletes understand what the goal is and to have the right mindset around the break
41:31- Additional benefits of diet breaks
50:02- Shorter vs. Longer contest preps
57:30- Glycogen storage during prep
Selected Links From This Episode
The Vault- https://www.3dmjvault.com/bundles/vip
Monthly Applications In Strength Sport (MASS)- https://www.3dmusclejourney.com/mass
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