I am planning on doing your Russian Strength Skill workout to increase strength during a cut and have a couple of questions regarding excecution.
Firstly, I saw you mention the possibility of doing this with triples instead of singles starting at 75 % and wondered wether I'd get better progress doing that taking current strength levels into consideration. My 1RM's for my chosen lifts are about 120 kg in the Squat,150-160 kg in the Deadlift, about 70 kg in the Military Press and 100-110 kg in the Bench Press (Haven't tested the lifts yet)
Also, you mention adding vertical pulling and rowing as additional work. Would it be a good idea to spread this over both training days, for example assistance for leg and heavy back work on Squat/Deadlift day, and assitance for MP and Bench Press and light back work on MP/BP day?
Or will this be too much direct back work? Could one possibility be to skip the extra back work before the Manual Labour Day?
Thought I would add Metabolic Conditioning and walks as needed.
Thank you for your time, have never trained on a caloric deficit before and want to do it right.