This is where things can tend to get a tad confusing for some folks, and that's understandable. I've decided to go with at least a half-cycle (5 weeks) of Mark's THT 3.1 HIT cycle. This will tide me over until Mark's new free training book, Targeted Hypertrophy Training 4.0 (previously known as Total Anabolism) is released.
After taking the better part of two weeks off, I've been working good and hard at getting back into my proper MuscleHack routines - decent food (except for weekend carb-up days), proper MuscleHack-quality workouts and lots of water. I've also decided to resume my GNC Mega Men's Sport vitapaks while cycling off of creatine for a while. This isn't due to any negative reactions or results. I just like to do shakeups once in a while to keep my body guessing.
I've also decided that this week deserves a little "publicity", so I'm attaching two photos from last night after my second HIT Mass workout of the week. My consolidation workout will be on Saturday (or Sunday). Without further ado...
So, it is entirely possible to eat like crap briefly, lift for maintenance for a week after a week's break and still not lose mass or strength. I was pec deck'ing the equivalent of 250lbs last night, shrugging 305lbs, cable curling 180lbs with two hands, tricep pushdowns were 205lbs, Smith squats should have been 240lbs (did 230), overhead universal press 150lbs, delt lat raises with 55s, rowing 270lbs (dropping that to 250 next week and raising my grip some), wrist rolling 55s, etc etc.
The bottom lne is... and you've heard it before... just keep lifting. The rest will take care of itself.
Have a great weekend folks!