What is the cardio and resistance training frequency during precontest prep?
Here's the issue with me... I am now 30-weeks of consistent prepping.. I have lost less than a pound per week.. I started at 182, now I'm at 162.... Strength is not significantly lower than starting point.. However, I am finding that getting to the bone ripped is super hard for me... My opinion is that there may not be such thing as a peak... But instead, just being so darn lean and lean "enough" to win at a show.. But we may never be completely as lean as "we want to be."
It's gettin tough you guys... I had a nice little indulgence for thanksgiving, I went from 160-162 to 166-168... Several questions I have.. Seems like the body is so primed to store fat but burning it is hard.. I'm talking when you reach that set-point... So I looked back at my notes from the past 30 plus weeks.. I found that I got down to 156 and skinfolds were at all-time low after doing 8-days of cardio straight!!!
I rested 2-3 days after... Got back to 162... I think the key is to hit high points and induce adaptation through consistency... I'm not like super strict dieting, but I'm definitely eating very healthy and respectably lean.. I want to maintain my body fat level low so when I'm ready to get it super low, I won't have that far to go... Well, as of today, I am planning on doing 10-days of cardio straight... It seems that my weight training sessions are more to maintain muscle and RMR than to build.. It's almost impossible to build at this caloric deficit and maintance level... It is in a very very slow fashion I believe..
But again, I believe I've reached a point where I am not at a point where strength gain is important... Rather, getting as lean as possible is, while maintaining my muscle mass as much as possible... It is hard, but I really believe that with time, I will see the light... I know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.. But isn't stripping away body fat kind of a matter of consistency over time???
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