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Today began the start of another accumulation block after the end of an intensification period.
First accumulation block ran for 4 weeks, then straight into 4 weeks of intensification. 6 sessions per week currently with 3 lower and 3 upper.
Essentially what I have done is gone back to the same set, rep and percentage max protocol as I did in accumulation block 1, but with greater load which shows progression. I’m now lifting more load with greater volume when comparing week 1 to what is now week 9. 🤔
For example my first two compounds today were hack squats and barbell RDL’s. -
Week 1 - email@example.com
Week 9 - firstname.lastname@example.org -
Week 1 - 3x10@105
Week 9 - 3x10@120kg -
Increases of 10 and 15kg respectively. I’ve always been stronger pulling than pushing and my hamstrings are stronger than my quads which shows. -
The other thing to consider on my side is that I am now in a deficit and on considerably less now than I was 9 weeks ago. -
Haven’t felt the need to deload just yet, I tend to know when the time is right. This will most likely be the week before my brothers wedding which is what I am working towards on this cut. -
Here we have my final set of hack squats. Notice how I control each rep and don’t just shoot down and bounce out of the hole at the bottom. You need to create mechanical tension on your muscles as this is one of the main drivers of hypertrophy. -
Training shouldn’t suddenly change as soon as you enter a calorie deficit if you are looking for fat loss. You still need to lift as heavy as you can in order to preserve all your hard earned muscle tissue. Don’t be someone who drops the load and does crazy high repetitions and endless cardio! 🤦🏻♂️ #domhaighfitness#onlinecoaching#personaltrainer#leedspersonaltrainer#onetoone#evidencebased#resultsbased#training#nutrition#legday#lowerbody#hacksquats#barbellromaniandeadlifts#bulgariansplitsquats#tension#form#contraction#progressiveoverload#strength#hypertrophy#periodisation