[quote]Professor X wrote:
Here is my first contribution to the new subforum. I am currently dieting down so i am fully aware of the constraints in muscle gains while in a calorie deficit. So my question is during my gaining phase i saw really good results by upping problem area frequency to 2x a week and usually training that muscle first in the workout.
Now that I am dieting, I still want to work on my problem areas(rear dealts/traps/biceps/calves). Is there a point to still hit them 2x a week and prioritize them knowing the actual muscle gains will be minimal? Or should i still hammer the crap out of them extra compared to the rest of my body? [/quote]
I would still hit them often when dieting. In fact, that is what I did with triceps while dropping weight last year. More than even twice a week, I was training them with at least one movement almost daily in between sets of my primary target muscle group. I would usually do triceps pressdowns…or do kickbacks…but this would be in between sets of maybe legs while my heart rate came down a little.
In a caloric deficit, I would possibly back off a little on the intensity if doing it the way I just described and use that time to focus much more on form and feeling that muscle group working.[/quote]
This is interesting. Was just talking to someone about this. Throwing in a few sets, way sub threshold on off days for that group.