Third week of squats, did 315 for 5 as a PR. For the fourth week, gonna go for a new PR.
But with those strength gains, my cardio is suffering. I honestly don’t think it’s a matter of simply me being tired after the squat workout and not being fresh on the cardio. I don’t know the explanation behind it but the pure strength work is messing with the cardio. So next week, I’ll put my heavy squats on maintenance mode for several weeks while spending lots of time with the stairmill. This is for boxing. I need the cardio for it.
With that, I’m looking for an upper-body split that exclusively trains upper-body only. My favorite upper-body exercise, for example, is the clean pull, which is an amazing posterior chain developer as well. But that might mess with my cardio as well… So yeah, I just gotta do some non-lower-body taxing movements. When I get done going crazy with pure cardio stuff for my legs, I’m back to lifting heavy and doing more than mere maintenance work.
These past few weeks, my cardio performance just dropped. I gotta fix that.