Long story short, I've been on an endless cut that has kinda turned stalled into a maintenance, leaving me feeling de-motivated, thin and tired, so I'm trying to 'reset my metabolism' for a bit by eating around maintenance.
On the 'cut', I've been focusing mainly on intense cardio (treadmill, bag work) with only 1-2 full-body weights workouts a week, but now I'm keen to really turn my attention to the weights as I feel like I'm slowly becoming the dreaded ''skinny-fat''.
At present I've been trying a 3 day cycle of push-legs-pull (then a rest day), but I've got that nagging concern in the back of my mind that as the weights workouts dont leave me dripping with sweat like the cardio ones used to, I'm not working 'enough' and am slowly going to gain fat.
Bringing me to my question, to satisfy the worries, would it be advisable to fit in one cardio day in the cycle, say at the end of the 3-day cycle? Would this help me keep lean, recover, etc, or is it really wasted time seeing as I'm in the gym 5-6 days a week with weights, including 10 mins cardio at the end of each workout anyway?
Push: (all with some light ab work supersetted in)
Incline bench (4x8)
Lateral DB raises (3x12-15)
Triceps rope extensions (3x12-15)
(finish with 10 mins on the X-trainer)
Legs: (all supersetted with some light abs work)
Seated machine extensions (4x8)
Lying hamstring/glute curls (4x8)
(finish with 10 mins on X-trainer)
Pull: (all supersetted with light abs work)
DB BOR (3x10-12 each side)
T-bar row (3x10-12)
Cable row (3x12-15)
DB biceps curls (3x10)
(finish with 10 mins X-trainer)
Thanks for your feedback!