When trying to gain muscle, should you eat excess calories every day or just on workout days?

I’m trying to gain muscle. On any given day, I might lift weights, do cardio, or take the day off completely.

Should I eat extra calories every day, or just on days I lift weights? How long after lifting weights is your body going to use those extra calories to build muscle, rather than storing them as fat?

Also, how many extra calories per day should I be eating (ballpark)?

Thanks!

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One Response to “When trying to gain muscle, should you eat excess calories every day or just on workout days?”

  1. Scott S said:

    I suggest you look into the ZigZag diet. Here is a link to a guy with a Ph.D in Exercise Science and a past champion power lifter. Super sensible and helpful guy.
    http://drsquat.com/articles/zigzag.html

    also,
    http://drsquat.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=99




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