Just embracing the unplanned weight-loss and following Viking Strong workout program with an aim to fix some aesthetics before I resume bulking.
The crazy high volume phases in Viking Strong are perfect for maintaining lean size while stripping away at the fat! It’s a program I wrote with simple mechanisms to personalize it based on your specific goals! Can’t wait to release it in the new year!!! 😉
Anyways... Tonights workout started off with Deadlifts, obviously:
1 x 7 @ 60kg
1 x 7 @ 80kg
1 x 7 @ 100kg
1 x 7 @ 120kg
1 x 7 @ 140kg
1 x 7 @ 150kg
7 x 7 @ 160kg
60 seconds rest between sets
(Yes, my lifts are about 20% lighter than they were 5 months ago ☹️)
I went on to another 4 exercises... then skipped the 20min HIT at the end because it was 1:30am and I was hungry 😂🙈
I included the warm-up sets because when you’re chasing a pump and trying to get dripping wet, all that volume before-hand is going to get you primed in a way that a treadmill or bike just isn’t capable of!
I always match the warm-up rep count, tempo and rest with what I’ll be training. So if the program calls for doubles, I’ll warm up on doubles (maybe with 1 high volume set). Or if the program calls for really high volume 20 rep sets, then I’ll come up through the weight doing full 20 rep sets!
As long as you’re consistent week to week with how you record progress, then you’ll see the weights increasing and the aesthetics improving!