I am intending to get back into weight training the second week of May. I have not been lifting since mid-January (rep range 4-6). Since then, I’ve been doing very high rep calisthenics throughout the day, 2-3 days per week.
I intend to follow a bodybuilding style plan which I?ve used in the past from the Body Sculpting Bible for Men. This program is a 6 week cycle, in two week segments. The reps are at the high end, with weeks 1-2 at 13-15 (2 sets); weeks 3-4 at 10-12 (3 sets); weeks 5-6 at 8-10 (4 sets).
It mentions in a section on calisthenic travel workouts that if one were to do those during travel times, they should resume the program at weeks 3-4, since high reps have already been done. Is this okay for me, or should I do a week of 13-15 reps to condition my connective tissues a little more (since it’s been a few months since my last iron session)?
I actually am thinking I?ll modify it though, by dropping the reps to: weeks 1-2 at 10-12; weeks 3-4 at 8-10; weeks 5-6 at 6-8.
Still though, would it be okay to start at 10-12 and continue with how I?ve modified it, or should I do a week at 13-15?