From the start:
I was doing ICF 5x5 for a year. did a 3 month cut on this and then started doing madcows after.
Started a new job right at the same time as i started the madcow routine.
Steadily progressed on the routine for a while. Have been doing it for around 15 weeks now and am doing poorly on this routine.
I have only gained around 9 lbs in this time. I know. The thing is with my new job, it is very active but sometimes it isn't. i really can't predict how much calories i burn as it is inconsistent, so this has caused problems.
bottom line, i probably haven't been eating enough to endure this routine.
I thought it needed a deload so i took one, but now im still stuck.
bodyweight - 156lbs
Latest Squat for 5 - 120kg
latest bench for 5 - 85kg
latest pendaly row for 5 - 72.5kg
I am looking for advice on what to do next.
diet wise i think i will just go eat 4k a day and suck it up that i will gain more fat than i want for a while till i work it out.
For the routine, should i go back to the start or carry on where i am now? I am really struggling to get the reps and my form looks a little sloppy on the heavy set right now.