I think around 2002, I heard Arnold Schwarzenegger say he was just in maintenance mode. I’ve heard others say this since.
I know it means to maintain what you have, without a goal of growing, etc. But what does it mean as far as a program? How would lifting for maintenance be different than for bulk, weight loss, power, etc? Is it just lower intensity, or are there specific tactics (like pyramid or reverse pyramid, circuit training, etc.) that help?