I know that a calorie surplus is needed to build muscle while of course a calorie deficit is a requirement for muscle burning.
I was wondering if I could ask from a theoretical and practical point of view whether calorie cycling to achieve both of these goals work where you may eat something like 20% less than maintenance calorie level on non-workout days and 10% more on workout days.
Has anyone seen fat loss and muscle gain (albeit probably very small gains) using such a method? Can anyone argue from a theoretical point of view that this would not work?
Possibly to speed up the fat loss one could make sure that any HIIT cardio is done on every non-workout day?
Thanks Very Much