The diet isnt very specific, just a large focus on eating quality foods and a lot of colored fruits and vegetables.
The program was super volume oriented for about… 4 weeks or so. More than I had ever done. Like 8x10 squats and things of that nature.
Then that crazy event happened, and threw me off for a week. And my food intake fucking tanked.
So my friend helped me adjust, started focusing more on periodization in strength training again. However we kept intensity fairly low, 80% range, but with a lot Variants in the movements to help build my appetite back up, followed by gross volume on assistance lifts.
Now were adjusting again to some seriously focused strengths training that will probably lead to a peak.
But it’s awesome on all fronts. Even through the weightloss, 265>221 today, my lifts have done the following:
Deadlift: Max was 500 for an ugly max. Last week I did 5×1 at 465 and they went up lightning fast
Bench: 375 ugly max. 2 weeks ago I did 5×5 1 board press with 315
Squat: barely even a squat max at 445. 2 weeks ago I did 405 for 8×2.
So everything seems to still be on course. Squats took the biggest hit. Losing that gut put me at a massive mechanical disadvantage, and ended up injuring an erector in my back, but its healing fine, and I’m getting back in my groove.