CT, I've been doing a layer for fat loss that you suggested in another thread (a modified Strength Focused layer):
1) ramp to 1RM
2) 2 cluster sets @90% of 1RM
3) back down to 70% of 1RM, ramp to a 2RM
4) 2 cluster sets @90% of 2RM
5) back down to 70% of 1RM, ramp to a 3RM
6) 1 extended set @80% of 3RM
My problem is that I'm consuming 6 MAG-10 pulses, Anaconda (haven't ran through my supply in order to change to Plazma) and 1 Fini bar on training days, and 1 solid meal. I'm getting ~ 2000-2200 Kcal/day. My 1RM for the dead/squat is 455lbs., which I know isn't a lot for some of the younger guys, but at 51 with the above diet it's very demanding for me.
I just don't feel like I can adequately recover from that kind of load/intensity each week while eating that few of calories. However, I love to deadlift--or, in this case, dead/squat--so what would you suggest as a way to modify the fat loss layers to allow me to keep the dead/squat in the rotation without having to switch it up every week or two with front squats. I don't like to switch off main movements that often.
I was thinking of possibly eliminating 1 of the cluster sets from each round, as well as lowering the extended set to 70-75% of the 3RM. Does this sound like a solid alternative, and if not what would you suggest?
By the way, I've been having great success with the layers overall.
Thanks so much for your time,