Couple of training-related questions:
- Probably one of your least favourite questions: I cannot fit in 6 training sessions as I do the 5/2 diet for lifters recommended by TC, and since fasting and lifting is no bueono, I am limited to 5 weekly sessions. I assume that increasing the volume of the 5 workouts to accommodate for the missing 6th one is against the basic premise of your approach. Would stretching 6 sessions over say 8 days instead of 7 be acceptable? Or should I just do 5 sessions and not worry about that extra one? Of course, I understand this is no longer ‘best’ based on your recent recommendations, but I will be happy to settle for ‘very good’ by CT’s standards’ at this point.
2 and 3: I just saw your airdyne rec for cardio. Could it be integrated into your best workout plan for natties as a 1-2x conditioner or would one be better off not upping the training volume at all outside of the program outlined? What are your views on the every minute on the minute type of conditioning workouts in light of the lower volume approach? I’m thinking DL at 80 %1RM performed every minute on the minute for a total of 14-16 rounds. Same thing with bench, but probably 2 Reps every minute on the minute at 80%.
- Vitamin C: Yay or Nay? I understand that periworkout nutrition, and especially carbs should suffice prevent excessive spikes of cortisol post-training. In this context, do you recommend the use of supplemental vitamin C at all?
Thank you again for all the good work, sir!