I've seen it quite a few times where competitors adjust calories on a rest day, typically bumping up fats and decreasing carbs, with protein remaining the same.
However, after listening to Broderick Chavez on a couple Revive Stronger podcasts, he strongly refutes the idea of doing this and even goes as far to say it's detrimental to the overall picture.
So a few questions to those who practice this approach.
First off, what is your reasoning for setting up your macros differently on a rest day?
How would you refute what Broderick has to say?
That definitely works too buddy. More than one way to do things for sure :)
I like to bring down slightly - I’ve experienced and experimented with both large and small differences. I like to now - reduce by simply removing my Intra workout shake and down sizing the carbs in my post workout meal. I then up food slightly from fats as my training day fats are SO LOW that I need to drive my weekly average higher using my rest days. I tend to include salmon on these days too.