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  • 4-6 week deficit - Strength III or Hyper II

    I am going to start a relatively aggressive deficit as a mini cut for 4-6 weeks. I am just finishing Strength III (next week is week 13).

    i was thinking I would run the first 5 weeks of Hyper II while trying to trim 8-9 lbs (now 5’8”, 195ish, 37”). Would like to get waist around 35” (for me is about 185). My calories will be in the 1800-2000 range, depending on how things progress.

    My question - since the first 6 weeks of Strength 3 has a lot of volume, would that be significantly different than Hyper 2? I will add some additional steady state to the recommended GPP to add a bit to the deficit.

    Thanks as always. Hoping for my first 500 lbs pull next week.

  • #2
    I think if you're motivated to train the big 3 for strength, you can do so on a calorie deficit and get stronger. If you're wanting a break from the big 3 however, hypertrophy would be the better choice.

    Crush that pull, dude!
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    • #3
      Thanks. This 500 has been a long time comin’... I hope I get it!

      If I stick with running Strength III again (3rd time, 2nd with bench focus), would you recommend any adjustments other than a bit more LISS or MISS for enhancing the deficit? Also, should I add in a pivot week between week 13 and week 1?

      Thanks again!

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      • #4
        If you've been losing weight just fine, I wouldn't add more conditioning in a strength phase.

        I think the first week of the program is a low stress/pivot week so, no need to add another one IMO.
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        • #5
          Yeah, that was the thrust of my initial post. I plan to start an aggressive mini-cut. The hope is to trim off a couple of inches (10-ish pounds) in a relatively short time period. Thus, while I always want to get stronger, the focus for this 4-6 weeks is aggressive cutting.

          Would I be better served running Strength III and adding more cardio if the weight is not coming off as I hope? Or run Hyper II for this 4-6 weeks and add conditioning as needed to reach the weight/waist goals?

          I will be at 1900 calories/day out of the gate - really don't want to go a ton lower than that if it can be avoided.

          Thanks again.

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          • #6
            As mentioned above, I don't think adding a lot of conditioning during a strength block is my preferred approach. So, if you were going to add more conditioning....it'd be on the hypertrophy plan.

            I wouldn't worry about your calorie intake being too low. If it was, you'd be hemorrhaging weight.
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            • #7
              Thanks. I am not worried that I will melt away. I worry that I will not stay adherent if the calories are too low (may be easier to take a few more weighted walks, etc.). We'll see how it goes. Thank you for your insight.

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