Attempting an Extreme 30-Day Challenge at 54, Mike O Hearn Makes Surprising Confession on Cheat Meals: “It’s a Celebration”

Published 12/08/2023, 8:42 AM EST

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Bodybuilders are often required to restrict themselves with extremely strict dietary plans to ensure that they build a shredded physique. This could also be one of the reasons why Jay Cutler had once said he never wanted to try out KFC because he feared that if he did try, the number of his cheat days might increase.

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Mike O’Hearn, who is recently undergoing a 30-day blitz challenge, opened up about the need for a cheat day. Recently, the seven-times Fitness Model of the Year emphasized the necessity of such days for every fitness influencer who plans to get on an intense grind.

Mike O’Hearn’s thoughts on cheat days

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In the latest video uploaded by the Titan, he explored the necessity of having a cheat day and stated how he assumed that everyone in the community had a proper day when they could eat, forgetting the restrictions they had set for themselves. He stated, “I hope you do have your high day. And I talked to a lot of guys through DMs and women that go, ‘wow I need to up my high day,” the bodybuilder proposed, “You really do.”

 

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Moreover, the 54-year-old bodybuilder suggested the importance of such a cheat day, which should be prioritized because this has its effects on the workout sessions. He said, “You got to enjoy that day so you can really make it through the week, and again it’s a celebration.”

O’Hearn always wants the community to level up their usual routines. Thus, he had also talked about the right time for a dry out before a contest.

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Mike O’Hearn’s advice about the ideal time for drying out

As an experienced bodybuilder, Mike O’Hearn suggested how the dry out needs to be done at the end of the program, ideally in the prep week. He stated, “It should be done after like strength gains.” Furthermore, he also added, After you’ve kind of finished out the function of the body of removing fat and retaining muscle. Then you do a dry out to look just pristine.”

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Having a day to sit back and relax does not only act as a reward to the bodybuilder but also as a motivation to work harder from then on. A cheat day is almost like a reset button to them which when pressed they find themselves in a refreshed state even after an intensive week of workouts. What do you think of O’Hearn’s advice about cheat days? Let us know in the comments.

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Pritha Halder

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