Hi guys, this is my first post, I hope I get it right! Anyhow I've been massing for 12 weeks now and just finished the second mesocycle that lasted a little bit longer (6 weeks) but I feel really beat up at this point, joints a little bit achy and tired af, though performance kept improving. Given that I have an exam on 19th September I figured I better be doing some light stuff in the gym the week prior so that I could improve my energy and focus at home.
I'm now wondering wether I should do a minicut or keep massing, and I was looking for some feedback from you guys, as you can see I tend to put quite a bit of fat in my lower abs, even when I was 88 kgs a few months back I couldn't completely see them.
As far as training goes I run an upper/lower/rest/upper/rest/lower split increasing sets throughout the mesocycle, what I've focused on is:
- training side delts 4x week using different exercises & rep ranges
- trying to improve weights on every working mostly in the 5-12 rep range
this week I pushed a bit the weights and I was able to hit some PR: BB bench press 104 kg x 10, 30° BB bench press 94 kg x 8, Sumo deadlift 174 kg x 8, DB seated OHP 30 kg x 13
- the only real issue is that I've had a lot of knee pain over the last few weeks, my squat PR is 120 kg x 6, so you can already see I'm pretty weak at it, but not because I don't train it, it's the lift I like the most but I just had a lot of knee issues, so I'll have to put it aside next meso and use some other variation, if you had a similar experience and would like to suggest something that would be great. Just wanna say that I tried horizontal and 45° leg press and they both give me trouble even if its less than the squat.