I just finished my first ever 3 cycles of 531. (2) BBB, followed by a 7th week deload, then I did a cycle of PR sets/Jokers/FSL(5x5), and I’m now ready to either test my TM’s or begin a new training cycle. I’ve been on a deficit for 2 weeks now though. I’m at 2525 cal/day, down from my bulking cals @ 3400.
While I know there’s no specific “templates for cutting”, I was wondering about the general training parameters. Is it pointless to adhere to a 2x Leader, 1x Anchor prescription due to the deficit? The only reason I’m wondering is because this entire program(531) is for getting you stronger, and for me, it has. But on a cut, I doubt I’ll be making much progress in the gains department. If I weren’t on a cut, I would very likely do another 2 cycles of BBB(@FSL), but after doing my last cycle of PR’s, Jokers and 5x5FSL, I know there’s no chance I would manage BBB in my energy balance right now.
I thought a lot about this last night and wondered if I should just do an Anchor template for the duration of my cut, then begin back with the standard training parameters once I’m at least to maintenance eating?
If it helps, I’m 40/M, 186lb and all of my lifts (except squat, I know, I know) are in the “intermediate” range on StrengthLevel .com
What (specifically) do you recommend? Thanks!