Every summer it seems to be the same story I make respectable gains and get myself ready to lean down for the beach and bam the season hits and I go back into landscaping mode. Now it’s great that I am getting the uh extra “energy system” work I guess you could say but by the end of the day I am too exhausted to go to the gym and give it a good effort. So here’s my question, am I eating enough? I consume around 2500-3000 calories a day in the form of poultry/95% lean beef, fruits, veggies and some grains. Now because I am always dead on my ass tired when I get home I am thinking its possible that I am simply not eating enough. I know that the added stress will rob me of some muscle and such but damnit I want to be able to take my shirt off at the beach this summer! Anyone have any suggestions for a diet/workout combo? I was thinking the “don’t diet” diet and an h.i.t. program something around these guidelines
Bench press or weighted dips 2x8
Bent over rows 2x8
Overhead press 2x8
Deadlifts or straight leg deadlifts 1x15
Abs done on both days for 1 or 2 sets, and all sets taken to failure.
so like I said any ideas on how my diet/workout should go I am all ears!