I’m happy with my size for now and want to lean up for the summer, but I’m not sure about what routine is going to get me the best results?
In a week I plan to have 3 days of HIIT cardio (row, cycle, sprints) and 3 weights days, with 1 rest day. The obvious options for the weights days to me are:
(a) 3 full body workouts (squat, deadlift, chin, bench, OHP) with a different rep range for each of the 3 in the week (3x12, 4x8, 5x5)
(b) push/pull/legs split
Which would you recommend for cutting, in conjunction with HIIT cardio on days between each workout? I’ve had a dabble with both in the past, when bulking, and I’ve come to some conclusions:
- Whilst FBs don’t give you that specific screaming pump in any area, it’s quite a good feeling to have thrown a whole load of weight around doing each of the major lifts each session.
- Also, you can give each lift a decent go as the muscles shouldn’t have been overly worked so far that session.
- Also, I like to superset in Full bodies, and this is something I can’t really do in the p/p/l split… this leaves me feeling like I’m not working as hard as i can?
- I’m a bit worried though that working my legs (albeit lightly compared to a ‘legs’ day in each FB will overtrain them in conjunction with cycle and sprint HIIT in the week?
Any help would be appreciated!