6’ 190-195 12% (visual estimate)
(all raw, only belt, or athletic tape on wrists)
335 TNG Bench
110x3 weighted chin ups
135x12 weighted dips
I want to get leaner and I want to get stronger, but I’m going nowhere. I did 5/3/1 over the last 4 months with high volume assistance and I managed to avoid losing strength while increasing my work capacity, but aside from my deadlift and OHP none of my maxes have really gone up. I want to get to sub 10% bodyfat, but at the same time I want to get stronger. Is this really even possible to do? Nutrition is killing me right now. I have no idea what to do.
I’ve been looking into doing a run of the Cube Method and was considering carb cycling while doing it with my high carbs on the heavy day, moderate on the other three days, and no carb, low fat on the three off days. I’ve tried to do a cyclic ketogenic diet, but it completely wipes out my strength. It is a good 10-15% strength loss and is extremely demoralizing.
Or is it better to just focus on maintaining strength levels for the next 4-8 weeks while I work towards leaning out?