Originally Posted by Coldsnap
Made a game plan up until my meet on November 2nd.
Competing at 93 kg, not going to really try to fill out the class and will probably weigh in at 195-200lbs. I'm going to do a solid 3 months of bodybuilding accessories and not press the main lifts any further than needed to make 10lb/5lb increase per month. This should fill out some of my weak areas in my delts, chest, biceps, quads and back that I think should carry over well. Then last few months leading up to competition I'm going to start introducing heavy singles and triples while working past my max with Joker Sets. I'm going to try and go 9/9 at the meet and just enjoy it.
cool man. semi-related to your plan: was at a hotel yesterday so i used the hotel gym on my bench day. there was no barbell, only dumbbells and an adjustable bench machine, so instead of doing my 2x5 paused bench i did 3x10 paused machine bench and the rest of my assistance work as i usually do. i did my regular benching today since i'm stubborn and didn't want to miss a week of benching and i noticed a huge huge difference it felt even after being kinda sore and doms-ey from doing all my assistance work the day before. i smashed every single rep smoothly with gas left in the tank whereas bench is usually wobbly and i'll miss a rep here or there, forcing me to repeat weeks with the same weight to get the reps. i was expecting to be worn out and was only planning on going for 2x3, especially considering there's probably a study out there telling me i'm an idiot for max benching the day after doing a volume chest workout, but it was awesome. results > *
a lot of that is dependent on my own personal weaknesses but my point is that BB-style volume is effing awesome so i hope it works well for you too. a few short weeks ago i was bored to tears with it, but now i'm having fun seeing the size + strength results. can you estimate the total you're aiming for?
Originally Posted by ihambrecht
I've seen this but the person actually brought dumbbells into the power rack and did curls in it.
this is next level shit, wow. i hope he doesn't breed
Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
idk i think undershoot your calories and then go up if you're losing strength is a better strategy than overshoot and then cut more if you're not losing fast enough, given that weight loss progress is a lot harder to track than strength, given the way weight fluctuates day to day.
Plus, he's not expressing that he's having difficulty with hunger etc.
3000 was a starting point from another calculation, i'm saying that from my experience, having both met mark and having made successful cuts myself from a similar weight range, 3000 seems high.
cool. i just think the other way... i'd rather start high and be able to adjust downwards to take some of the risk away from losing strength and give myself more room to cut more and more calories the closer i get to my goal. thats coloured by my personal experience though, i cut calories too hard on account of being impatient and ended up going hunger-crazy near the end of it.