About a month+ ago i entered a cutting phase which is working fine and is gonna last another 3-4 months. From personal experience i’ve noticed i respond very well to a low volume/high frequency/moderate-high intensity and that’s why my training for the next period will focus on the above philosophy. The focus will be on maintaing/increasing(at least for the first period of cutting) as much strength as possible, since that will eventually lead to muscle loss minimization.
So, to get to the point, i’m thinking about following a push/pull program that will be like this:
2-3 sets of Deadlifts(regular or romanian) rep range:2-8
2 sets of bb shrugs rep range:8-15
2 sets of db let raises
2 sets of pullups rep range:4-10
2 sets of bb rows rep range:4-8
2 sets of hammer curls rep range:5-10
2-3 sets of front squats rep range:2-8
1 set of db bench press rep range:3-8
1 set of db incline press rep range:3-8
1 set of db shoulder press rep range:3-8
1 set of close grip bench press rep range:3-8
1 set of ez bar tri extensions rep range:4-8
Now this is the program more or less. I might perhaps add one or two sets of single leg work on the push day, or perhaps remove hammer curls some times and instead throw in a couple of bent over lateral raises for posterior deltoids. But you get the picture.
QUESTION:I need your advice on one issue. I am wondering whether it would be safe to fit the weight training days like this:
Day 1 Pull Day
Day 2 Push Day
Day 3 Rest
Day 4 Pull Day
Day 5 Push Day
Day 6 Rest
Day 7 Rest
Now, the upper body excercises would be fine to execute on consecutive days, BUT I WORRY ABOUT DEADLIFTING AND FRONT SQUATTING ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
That’s mostly where i need help from T-Nation’s co-lifters.
I will take your advice seriously, so i’d like serious responses from you. In case i finally decide to do another split program i’ll do an upper/lower split, which would work fine. However, judging from previous training experience, i strongly believe that incorporating big lower body excercises with big upper body ones in the same workout is more beneficial and has a significant anabolic effect.
Any advice is welcome, but i’d mostly like to get opinions on the main question.
P.s. On Rest days i will be performing 1 hour walks on a fst pace.