Although I feel that the UD2 is close to optimal the way it's currently set up, there are a few situations where you may want to make some slight adjustments to it.
There are times that the main UD2 schedule may need to be adjusted even for fat loss. I mentioned one example in the last chapter: folks who find that the carb-load wipes them out (by causing fluctuating energy levels) may wish to move the entire cycle forward to put the carb-load on Saturday. That would make the schedule look like this:
A second option is for dieters who just don't like the way Thursday is set up. Psychologically, many dieters seem to find a partial day of dieting to be a waste. They would rather have a day that is either just dieting or just refeeding. Whether valid or not, this is a real occurrence and I'm going to give you a solution.
This variant also applies to folks whose schedules require them to workout in the morning, making a Thursday night workout impractical. In this case, I suggest making Thursday a normal low-carbohydrate/low-calorie dieting day with cardio. The high-intensity workout gets moved to Friday morning and the carb-load is scheduled for Friday to Saturday morning. This also means that there are only 24 hours between the high-intensity workout and the power workout, but this is fine; you'll be stronger than you think and you'll still get a growth response. Bodybuilders have a block against training a muscle two days in a row, but other athletes do it all the time. The full schedule would be:
High intensity No training Power workout No training/cardio
Low-carb/low-calorie Low-carb/low-calorie Begin carb-load Carb-load Diet variable Diet variable
Low-carb/low-calorie Low-carb/low-calorie Begin carb-load Diet variable Diet variable
High intensity in AM Power workout No training/cardio
A related option, for folks who can't train on Saturday morning would be to move the power workout to Friday night, 24 hours after the Thursday night high-intensity workout. This would leave Saturday and Sunday off with the diets described as per the last chapter.
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