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Layering, Blitz Cycles and Assistance Work


I am planning to start the 24 week training cycle of alternating 4 weeks of strength and hypertrophy outlined in the Max Muscle Layering soon. I was wondering about about assistance work in this.

1) If I want to do a 4 week abs blitz during one of the hypertrophy mini-cycles, would you recommend I drop the 3-4 sets of assistance work during that mini-cycle? So the daily abs work would be the entire assistance work in that mini-cycle

2) Do you recommend doing assistance work during the strength mini-cycles in this context? Sorry if this has been asked before, I don't remember seeing it anywhere.