I have been using CT’s training techniques for close to a year now and have had excellent results in both Hypertrophy and strength gains. Typically I use a heavy compound lift followed by a superset consisting of a Medium to heavy isolation with a ligter isolaion for each muscle group.
After I fininsh my current program I would really like to focus on strength developement for the following 6 weeks using Westside Training Templates includding GPP (Keg throwing, Drag sled, ec.).
I figure that by brininging up my strength I ultimatly can expect greater mass gains in the future due to increased poundage using CT’s hypertrophy techniques.
So my question is: During this strength building phase, which will obviously be lower in volume, should I expect to loose mass? Maintain Mass? or Gain Mass?
My gut feeling is that I should expect to maintain or gain a little, but the lower volume has me worried that I may actually have a loss. Yes I know all the powerlifting guys are huge, but they have also been doing this a lot longer than me.
If typically there is a loss, is there anyway to combat this? I have a solid nutrition plan with a high protein intake and plenty of Calories.
Advice, tips, past experience, advanced exercise physiology concepts and all out schooling on the subject are welcome.