Originally Posted by 1up
Hey fellas, looking for some insight. Finishing up a cut in the next month or two - cutting on 2000 cals at 5'10, 165, 12% bf.
Ideally I'll finish up at 5'10, 160 and sub 10%. I'll probably bump up my calories to 2250 and start lean bulking from there on.
What do you guys do for workouts? I've ran countless programs so I want to try something new. My best success is with P/P/L twice a week - but hitting the gym 6x a week is just too time consuming.
While cutting I've been lifting 3x a week, my body simply cannot handle more frequency when in a deficit. I have to say it's refreshing to only be in the gym a few times and utilize other stuff a couple times a week (running, mobility, yoga etc).
I think I might stay with 3x a week even while lean bulking, can anyone recommend a good program? Back to 5x5 maybe?
If youre gonna lift 3x a week, your best bet is a full body program as no other type of split will have an adequate frequency.
My advice is to chose a powerlifting program for the squat, bench and deadlift as those programs will get you fastest progress in those lifts. Then add whatever accessory lifts for aesthetics, BB-esque hypertrophy lifts, and to help the powerlifting movements.
I typically advice people to look at the 3-day Sheiko program. Start with the one for lifters over 80 kg, then do for under 80 kg, regardless of your weight. Add some lifts if you want to.
Read the Sheiko forum if you are interested.