can you be more specific? how frequently would you suggest i train? and in what set/rep range? if you could provide a sample template of what you think my training should look like i’d be much obliged.
i’ve been losing weight for a month now, down from 160lbs to 154lbs and trying to get to 145lbs. i guess i’m an Intermediate.
why do you say i’m playing with fire pushing heavy weights while trying to lose weight? i thought you’re supposed to keep intensity high and volume low while on a cut? [/quote]
With the playing with fire comment, you are right that you’re supposed to keep the intensity high and the volume low(er). Key words being KEEP and LOWER.
If you are pushing close to the weight you should be, trying to improve drastically in an exercise will mean either higher intensity or higher volume. Trying to do this while losing a lot of weight greatly increases your risk of injury.
Asking your body to get much stronger while you lose over 5% of your body mass isn’t too smart. Unless you haven’t been doing things right, or for very long, in which case you can improve no matter what you do weight and diet wise.
As for CNS fatigue, unless you’re benching 275+ and able to chin with 100lbs hanging off you, it is doubtful it’ll be a problem.
Give us your age, height, gender, training background and goals and then we can help. Without that then we are just guessing. Your goal weight is low for an average height male, whereas if you are under 5’ or an average female, it isn’t.
Let us know what you’ve done, what you expect, why you’re doing this and then you’ll get responses dealing with it.