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post #33526 of 57262
I reduce volume so that I can try to maintain the same weights I was using when I was bulking. If I increased my volume i wouldnt be able to use any weight.
post #33527 of 57262
Reduce volume on a day-to-day basis (e.g. go from heavy squats 2x a week to once) or reduce volume in sets across every workout (go from 3 work sets to 1 or 2)?
post #33528 of 57262
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

"Aggressive bulking calorie surplus" and "10lb weekly progress while squatting thrice weekly on an LP" arent usually mutually exclusive concepts

My point is I am increasing my lifts right now without an aggressive calorie surplus and not gaining weight. So why switch programming when the recomp is working?

EDIT: Fixed my confusing sentence.
Edited by Van Veen - 9/2/13 at 8:36pm
post #33529 of 57262
I dropped from 5 to 3 sets on my compounds and cut some of the assistance movements.
post #33530 of 57262
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Wat, no. I know next to nothing about cutting but I know that you increase volume while cutting. If you're not sore the next day than you lost muscle. Drop weights, add volume.

lol wtf? I'm never sure when you're trolling. Good luck on your muscle and strength-loss goals of 2013.
post #33531 of 57262
Wow. No wonder you bulkers / cutters spin your wheels for years. Good luck cutting on a 3 x 5.
post #33532 of 57262
Because the most important factor in getting shredded is how much volume you're doing, not your caloric surplus and when you're already eating too little to be able to recover you should increase your volume even more.
post #33533 of 57262
All of a sudden everything here makes sense now.

Yet again. I saw his program through this cut, volume was threw the roof. It was a bunch of light weights for a ton of reps. Same people that write for Dan Green and a ton of other people with higher LBM than most people weigh here. But what do I know, I did a cut for like 3 weeks and said fuck it.

post #33534 of 57262
I suppose you are 195lb with abs at about knucks height, so like him in that photo, but with a bit more mass so we should take your word on it.
post #33535 of 57262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

My point is I am increasing my lifts right now without an aggressive calorie surplus and not gaining weight. So why switch programming when the recomp is working?

EDIT: Fixed my confusing sentence.

if you are then that's good. in the long term, i dont think you will be able to maintain that rate of progress if your goal is to cut. i suggested spbr since it is a simple lower volume routine that may make it easier to maintain strength as calories drop. squatting 3x/week sucks bad enough when you're eating a lot.
post #33536 of 57262
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

if you are then that's good. in the long term, i dont think you will be able to maintain that rate of progress if your goal is to cut. i suggested spbr since it is a simple lower volume routine that may make it easier to maintain strength as calories drop. squatting 3x/week sucks bad enough when you're eating a lot.

Thanks, I was just looking for your reason. I'm not the type of person who likes to change my program without a good reason. I am at the point in SS where I am adding a light squat day, so progressing 10 lbs a week instead of 15. I've never missed a squat rep until a few workouts ago, and I think that was just a bad week for me overall since all my lifts sucked. I think I am going to ride out SS/LP through September (I have some stuff going on right now and I don't want to drastically alter my diet) and reassess at that point. But I know that recomp (weight maintenance) alone isn't going to get me to where I want to be in January.
post #33537 of 57262
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Wow. No wonder you bulkers / cutters spin your wheels for years. Good luck cutting on a 3 x 5.

Because you definitely "spin your wheels" the least of all of us
post #33538 of 57262

So apparently failing at squatting for the last week means all those lost lbs from your squat go to your deadlift!

Deadlift went up by 5kgs and pulled my last PR for a set of 4!!!!!

post #33539 of 57262
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

i wasnt discretely swimming laps, just instructing... so yes i'd be swimming laps and doing treading intervals etc but nothing that i would track. it did make me extremely hungry though, i had to eat an extra 500-1000/day depending on how much i did.

would you recommend bulking or cutting for a swimmer? i don't have much mass, and while i'd like to reduce my body fat percentage, my first goal is to improve my sprint times.
post #33540 of 57262
Wow, just basically got approved to be on the board of a non-profit I've been volunteering with for only 1-2 months. I thought it'd take like a year haha. Suppose I should start looking for another org to volunteer with, maybe I can get on two boards by the time I apply to b-school. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Taking GMAT at beginning of October, too. Then hiring an admissions consultant and can start the whole school review process. Might take one or two more grad courses to solidify my alternative transcript, but definitely not doing CFA L2 next year.

Stopped biting my nails. Seriously downsizing the amount of stuff I own. In a really solid place financially. Eating super healthy, hitting the gym regularly and all my lifts are going up. Life is going pretty fucking good right now.

BTW anyone wanna rec some straps for deadlifting? I'm gonna try chalk but I don't think it's gonna work out too well.
Edited by Khayembii Communique - 9/3/13 at 8:08am
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