I float in between these a lot. The more I work on a calorie restricted diet, the more I want to see what I can do in a hypocaloric state. So: currently, slow cut, Looking to do upper/lower (four days/week training) to increase activity level. I plan to cut through at least mid june, then I’ll be done with that shit and start fooling around with calorie/macro intake to see what happens.
190 at 10-12%BF (on a scale thing, not sure what it actually is, and I haven’t checked for a while)
So, I’m thinking:
W: off, or some light cardio
Sat: off, or light cardio
next week put upper first on Monday/Wednesday, and lower on Tuesday/Thursday.
I’ve read up on some of this stuff on here, but I’m still a bit confused. Would working in the 4-6 rep zone for a big, primary movement (e.g. for upper: Bench, pull up) and then doing a secondary movement for the same muscle groups (DB flies/straight arm pull down) work well? Then toss in some direct arm work and maybe a few other secondary exercises ala face pulls or some sort of shoulder raise. Is that the general idea?
I guess I don’t know what the balance should be between big, primary lifts and secondary isolation movements. suggestions?
I know I need to build some muscle mass, and I know I can’t do that in a hypocaloric state. It’s just a constant struggle with my FFB mentality of, “let’s not be a gross 240 again” and coming to grips with the fact that I’m going to have to eat…a lot to gain any sort of muscle mass.
Sorry, I wrote a book there.