Training 3 days a week enough while on cycle?

  1. Training 3 days a week enough while on cycle?


    Im currently doing DC training using the 3 day split. Its definitely a brutal workout since im usually doing some form of squat or deadlift 3 times a week. But for an upcoming cycle would i be better off switching to a 4 day split or something else entirely? Just wondering if 4 non lifting days a week (cardio twice a week) is too much while on. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    You grow outside the gym not in it. With that said, experience will tell you how you respond and where your threshold is for over or under training.
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  3. As B said, whilst in the gym, your body is actually catabolic; not in the sense it is misused on the board, but metabolic processes respond to mitochondria's demand for cellular energy, and halt energy consuming processes like protein and fatty acid synthesis (anabolic ones) and begin energy producing processes (catabolic ones). Really, it is more about what you do during your time off, than your time on.

    However, as my man B-Fiddy said as well, some do have a threshold for undertraining. Personally, I experience incomparable gains in strength from DC Training due to the high rest times, and neural adaptations that stem from one-set training. That being said, I experience very little in terms of aesthetics.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    That being said, I experience very little in terms of aesthetics.

    Strength is great of course but Im mostly interested in the aesthetics . What type of training would you recommend then for gaining muscle mass?

  5. Haha, well you look like you are doing quite fine as it is. Train with what has worked for you in the past.

  6. I would say if your hitting all the body parts hard your split should be fine
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Haha, well you look like you are doing quite fine as it is. Train with what has worked for you in the past.
    Thanks. I just want to maximize the gains during that 5-6 week on time so trying to find what worked for others.

    I really love the DC training though, my deadlifting has improved tons since i started, i just wish my back would too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrakeC View Post
    Thanks. I just want to maximize the gains during that 5-6 week on time so trying to find what worked for others.
    Then, theoretically you may waste a lot of your time and your effort.

    Learn and understand things like periodization, adaptation, progressive overload, eccentric, concentric and the likes. Apply them to yourself and experiment. What worked for someone else may not, in reality, be maximizing for others either.

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  9. Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    Then, theoretically you may waste a lot of time.

    Learn and understand things like periodization, adaptation, progressive overload, eccentric, concentric and the likes. Apply them to yourself and experiment. What worked for someone else may not, in reality, be maximizing for them either.

    Point taken.

  10. I've had better results using a 3 day schedule as opposed to 4 days/week. Just make those 3 count!

  11. GVT all the way for lbm gains on cycle.
  

  
 

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