I’ve been implementing your layered system and have been making nice strength gains during my caloric deficit (about 200-300 below maintenance. My goal has been to get stronger while dieting, which is going well for me. I was wondering if I could do cleans as an activation before my deadlift layers.
Currently doing this:
- ramp to 1RM
- Density @ 90%: Clusters
- Loaded Carries
Do you think the cleans have any place in this set-up, as an assistance/activation? If not before, possibly after what I describe above? Thank you.
EDIT: Also, being that I intend to remain at this slight caloric deficit for a while, is the inclusion of another lift only going to hurt recovery?