Hey all. I'm not sure if I need to put this in conditioning or weight loss forum, but my goal is both. I'm currently 280 but want to drop to around 200-215 over the next year. I competed in a strongman competition in August and enjoyed it so would like to do another one this year, as well as a PL meet as a side goal just for fun.
I'll be doing 5/3/1 Mon/Thurs and events or hunting(carrying a 100 lb hog out of the woods is decent cardio) on Saturdays. I want to row, bike(road bike), and ruck each week, and have hit up the rower and used to cycle quite a bit, but not sure about rucking. I am thinking rucking at a steady pace on Tuesday, either at the beach or in the woods, short & intense intervals on the rower on Wed, and Friday another long ride with intervals throughout.
I know the theories of steady state vs interval training but I enjoy longer rides and used to enjoy running when I was much lighter. I don't want to do more than 1 ruck a week because I imagine it can wear down your knees after frequent rucking.
As far the PL and SM, I won't be peaking for any of those, I'll just be doing those as a fun aside...only goals are to put up an "okay" novice number on the 3 lifts and not zero in any events....I'm guessing a 1200 total for my 1st pl meet(close to that right now, strained my MCL a few weeks ago working on continental cleans) so not sure how I am now.
Any advice on structuring those 3 and maximum recovery for lifting? I've always been a fan of lifting but have never paid much attention to conditioning and want to start getting back into better overall shape.