Entering a New Phase
After the bulking period of winter break, I’m going to spend these next 3 months preparing for beach season. That means cutting down on calories and upping cardio. The tough part about this is that if you cut too many calories, then you lose muscle. To avoid that, it becomes even more important to do heavy resistance training (i.e. weight lifting) and meeting your protein requirements.
On the other hand, it means more fun workouts. Swimming, hill sprints, and sled pulls will all be heavily featured on the off days. Also good news, less time in the weight room: I’ll be switching to the Starting Strength lifts and progression. The focus on major, compound lifts should be sufficient for muscle maintenance while I focus on shedding my hibernation fat.
Today’s workout (workout A)
3×5 squat @ 260 lb: 5, 5, 5
3×5 OHP @ 70 lb: 5, 5, 3
1×5 DL @ 235: 5
10 minutes erg (rowing machine), with focus on PROPER FORM. It irks me to no end when I see people going like this. Do some Google searches on proper form and take the time to learn it right. Also, don’t push the resistance all the way to 11, it’s not doing any good.