I agree, in this case then it would not be maximizing hypertrophy.Originally posted by PowerManDL
Unless it breaks down more tissue than can be repaired with the limited nutrients.
I like what belial metioned about lower sets, lower reps to maintain strength and use of maximum weight while still allowing for recovery under limited resources.
That's always been my philosophy.
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I limited my reps to 5 the second time I tired cutting as opposed to 12 reps the first time. Incredible difference in maintaining muscle and actually gaining strength.
Thank you everyone for their suggestions. I appreciate that. I will go with the 5x5 and see how it goes. If results are favorable then I will keep it and if not then change it around or drop it completely and try a different routine. I'm confident this routine will give me the results I'm after. Here it is...
A1:Incline Hammer Bench
A2: Dec.Db Bench
A2: Sumo Deadlift
A1: Shoulder Press
A2: Calf Raise
A2: Reverse Curl
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