Recovery is something that needs to be at the forefront regardless, but it becomes even more important during a contest prep and being in a calorie deficit. ⚙️
My training intensity has not changed, meaning I am still pushing two all out sets of 6-8 & 12-15 with my main compound movements and keeping the weight heavy relative to my current situation. However, volume and overall sets have decreased slightly and my workouts have gotten a bit shorter as the weeks have went on.
For me I get to the point now where “the wall” during a set hits even harder than before. I know that fatigue is setting in quicker due to less carbs/calories and increased cardio, so in order to keep my intensity where I want it, I need to cut back slightly on the amount I’m doing.
Past this point is when you can begin to tap into your recovery making it harder to make progress.
The old saying holds true that “sometimes less is more” and in this case it is. We’ve all heard it, but listen to your body, understand where you are at with your goals, make sure other variables are in check (sleep/hydration/etc.) and adjust accordingly. 💪🏼 __#bodybuilding #train #intelligence #beconsistentinyourwork #pursuethevision