Ive been following the Jacked 31 footprint basically 3 weeks Strength/Performance alternating 1 week hypertrophy work. Ive been doing the same with my diet as well, going great.
Just on my diet, for the 3 performance weeks my weight is going up great, 0.5 - 1lbs per week on average (my goal), than on my hypertrophy week I increase protein slightly and bring calories down 500 to maintenance.
What I have found is after each maintenance week, my bodyweight drops to where I began each cycle so effectively over the last 3 months my weight hasn’t shifted much.
On that should I concertante on keeping calories in a surplus for the hypertrophy weeks and maybe every second hypertrophy week drop 500 to maintenance?
What would you suggest I do?
Thanks for the help,