After losing a bunch of flab, I did Chad Waterbury’s art-of-Waterbury for 10 weeks and his TBT for another 16, and I’ve seen great gains in strength but not so much in size. I’m looking to change up the workout and I’ve decided to try a push/pull split (4 days a week) instead of the total-body ones (3 days a week) I’ve done thus far. I’ve looked at TC’s article on the push pull and have done a bunch of searching, and I have a couple questions/concerns:
I really, really don’t want to stop working the big 3: bench, back squat and deadlifts. I love them and don’t want to drop them off of any program I do. Problem is, I’m concerned about lack a of recovery between push/pull days in reference to deads and squats. Both deads and squats work quads, lower back and I don’t want to get in trouble by doing squats on push days followed directly with deads on pull days. Am I asking for trouble doing squats on one day followed by deads the next?
I am doing light warmup and cooldown cardio on each push/pull day. I lost 30lbs of flab by doing lots of HIIT before focusing on resistance training. I want to stay in good cardiovascular shape, but my primary goal is gaining lean muscle size. Can I do HIIT on my day off (wednesday), or is that not sufficient for recovery before the next thursday/friday push/pull lift days?
Thanks for all the advice