Hey chaps. I’m hitting the weight quite hard at the minute and adding some mass, however the simple fact is I’ve got quite a bit more free time at the moment. However, my fear is the routine itself isn’t going to be all that sustainable when time gets scarce at work . I’ve read a few times online that it’s easier to maintain than it is to build muscle. Can any of you guys vouch from experience that this is true?
What I mean is when the time comes, would it be viable for me to condense the fairly lengthy 4-5 day split I’m on into just a few workouts per week that focus on compound movements that hit all the major players in each muscle group? Or should I simply start as I intend to go on and go with the condensed routine now, as I know that this could well be all I can afford later down the line? Because my fear is, for example there might only be so much point me dedicating 20-30 minutes at a time specifically to traps if they’re just gonna shrink later on when I can’t afford to isolate individual muscle groups as much.
I'm happy to put the hours in now, but not if I can’t even necessarily hold on to what I’m building. It makes no sense.
(p.s. don’t worry I’m not overtraining, not every workout is as strenuous as the next!)