I’m from Ireland, i play Gaelic football, its the one thing i love more than bodybuilding. Every winter i try to bulk for the summer season and every summer i loose my gains. Originally it was because my gains were small due to not eating properly and then come summer came lots of intense running and less time in the gym.
Anyway, i started at 78kg in september, i was 85kg by xmas and now i’m a little over 93kg. I’m living in the UK right now for college and i return home for june - Sept.
I did no cardio until a month or so ago and now i’m doing 30mins on the bike 2x a week. But come the summer i’ll be playing GAA 3 or 4 times a week and lifting 3 times a week.
My question is if i keep my calories up around 4000 a day, chould it be plausable to keep my muscle gains?
Should i keep lifting heavy? Currently i’m pyramiding from 8or10 down to 1or2 reps for most exercises. Or should i do the basic 3x12 for most exercises?
Here’s a few of my lifts if anyone cares>
DL 160kg x 1
Bench Press 115kg x 1
Squat 120kg x 5
Military 80kg x 5
Bent over row 85kg x 8
I appreciate any comments. Especially from anyone who plays GAA or AFL…