After trying to bulk up for a year and a half I’ve gone from 160 lbs to 200 lbs, but it’s time to cut the extra fat so I decided to go on the velocity diet. CT posted his destroying fat article and it looked like a great workout routine so I decided to pair it with the velocity diet - even though CT warned it may be too intense.
The diet is rough and the workouts kick my arse, but I’ve made some tweaks to the diet and workout routines in an increased attempt to preserve lean muscle mass and I just wanted to get some input…
On Mondays (heavy chest/back + sprints) I take a post-workout shake after each workout so I consume an additional 300 calories. During the chest/back workouts I go for a 90% lift my last set. Thursdays heavy leg routine is wide stance back squats with post-isolation work, the 2 min break, then 90% deadlift singles.
For the deadlift singles I use a 20 second rest between each rep for 6 reps. I figured working in the 90% range could help preserve lean muscle mass since the diet and workout together is so intense. Thoughts, comments, insults?
11 lbs in 10 days, just want to make sure I’m doing what I can to preserve lean muscle mass.