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Zachary Woodward 02-22-2013 03:21 PM

Keeping gains while shifting Focus
 
This is my first post though I have been following the site and workouts for some time. Since I started with Catalyst workouts, I have gotten back up to weights I was lifting in high school (as a competitor), while losing quite a bit of body fat. I am now in a position that I need to really focus on increasing running times and body weight exercises (Military tests). I am confident that I can achieve my goals for these exercises, but do not want to sacrifice gains I have made lifting nor do I want to burn myself out conditioning hard everyday and doing the posted workouts (if you think that would happen). Any advice? Thanks

Greg Everett 02-22-2013 04:08 PM

The reality is that it's going to be tough to keep qualities you've had to train specifically for when no longer training specifically for them. I would simply do the minimum work you need to achieve the testing results you want and reduce the lifting as needed to accommodate that work. You'll probably find that you can keep lifting pretty heavy as long as you reduce the total volume. Stick more with heavy singles in the classic lifts and doubles and triples in the squats.


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