Hi all, I’ve been reading T-mag for a couple of years but this is my first post. I’m a student during the day but to help pay the bills I work in club dancing on a podium 3 times a week for a total of 2.5-3 hours each night depending on the shifts. This is very hard work and afterwards my legs feel very heavy. I normally train my legs twice a week with deadlift and squat variations and good mornings. I’m fairly sure that my legs just don’t get sufficient time to recover to get stronger and grow. Any suggestions for a training program where I could still train my legs and make progress? I like the sound of CW’s new 3 day a week total body program where I could still train my legs hard but reduce the emphasis. Any thoughts?
I also lead an active lifestyle during the day and consume at least 400g of carbs daily. I’m really unsure about how to eat when I work at night. I don’t really want to be drinking Surge at 2 in the morning just before bed because I already consume lots of carbs and am concerned about excess carbs especially just before bed leading to fat gain. Surge is absorbed so quickly that I would be wary of overnight catabolism too. I currently just stick to chicken and nuts to snack on between shifts and salmon and veggies before bed and then 80g of carbs from oats, fruit and veggies for breakfast. Any thoughts here too?
Thanks for your time everybody