Hi everyone. I’m a beginner at strength training, currently doing the 5/3/1 program and i’m currently in cycle 7. I’ve been progressing quite good so far and i will keep doing it as long as i can…My current goal is to get as relatively strong as i can and then maybe try to focus more on my endurance and power.
I’m currently 68.5kg and i would like to drop to 66-67kg preferably in a month. I dropped my calories to 2090 (250c/160p/50f) from 2660 (350c/180p/60f) where i was maintaining my weight for months. I’m working 4 days a week, as 5/3/1 recommend and now i started doing 2-4 times cardio (on my off days or after an upper body workout), walking incline on the treadmill at a steady speed for about an hour and losing approximately 500cal each session. So far the cardio doesn’t affect my training, but instead gave me a great boost and i will keep doing it even when i return to a surplus…
Now my question is, should i eat some extra calories on the cardio days or eat the same and lose more weight? My goal is to maintain my strength and muscles. Thanks for you time and i appreciate your opinions!!
As far as my progress goes…on my last cycle of 5/3/1 (i was weighting 70-71kg), my max PR was: