Has anyone been able to run the 4 day A-B-A-B program without running into recovery issues?
I'm at the end of my 4th cycle, and despite my best intentions (and lots of training log deciphering) I have been unable to make it to week 4 without feeling like I had hit a wall.
I'm trying to get leaner / increase strength at my current body weight, so I usually run at a slight deficit on off days while staying satiated on working days.
This feeling never runs from one cycle to the next, but it always comes like clockwork by the last workout of the 3rd week or the 1st workout of the 4th week. It seems to affect my upper body more than my lower, which gets more "natural" active recovery (softball, walking etc).
Is it inevitable that I need to switch to the 3 day split on HCT-12 or find a new routine? Diet, sleep, stress etc are not areas that are open to change - they're already better than most and to nitpick any more would be counter-productive, mentally.
Besides that, I've been really loving HCT-12. I'd prefer to get in the gym 4 days a week, but I guess I could always add in some more cardio/conditioning work if I dial down.