Hi guys, this is the thing: Ive been doing a rippetoe novice workout for a while and I had good gains in strenght and mass, but im also getting a little fat. I keep progressing in a linear fashion in most of the lifts. So, the question is: Can I dedicate myself to losing fat for a month or so but keeping the strenght and then resume rippetoe workout where I left?? If this is posible, how much volume I need weekly to keep the strenght in all the lifts while cutting? Or is better if i just suck it up and continue the bulking process because i have to take advantage of the linear progression while i can?
Bonus questions: How can I make my program more mass oriented following the principles of Practical Prorgamming? What if I Squat every session with 3x10 scheme? If i want mass in a specific place, like shoulders for example, how much accesory work should I add (enough to produce extra growth, but without affecting my restoration)???
Height: 179 Cm
Weight: 79 Kilos
BF%: 15% (Taken with the height-weight-waist-neck relation)
Goal: Mass. Strenght is welcome also.
Workout: Three days per week. Squat in every session, but i couldn't keep progression in a linear fashion, so im using madcow`s progression, in essence is a heavy day (5x5, but only the last one is heavy)first in the week, restoration day the next session (light and less volume) and the last session is for breking the last record. My max for a 1x5 was 104 K (228 lbs). The other lifts go like this:
Bench press 3x5 max: 72k (158 lbs)
Deadlift 1x5 (In a rest-pause kind a way) max: 110k (242 lbs)
Press 3x5 max: 47k (103 lbs)
Chin Up 3x15
That`s all, thank you in advance for your responses and excuse my english.