Small update here.
Having stalled out and deloaded on a couple exercises multiple times, I’m modifying some of my routine. While my squat is now up to 210lb (huzzah!) I’ve gone from 5×5 to 3×5 on that and overhead press.
I’m getting close to where I want to be weight-wise before I start cutting back down. Up to 180 lbs at 14% bodyfat, from 160 and 10% on January 1. Once I get to 190 I’ll start eating like a normal person again and the way I’ve upped my training this week will probably make all that fat melt away.
Re: training changes. Up until this past week, this had been my schedule: Stronglifts on Sunday and on Wednesday and Friday nights, an hour and a half of taekwondo on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Well, I’ve now signed up for the Mid-Atlantic Super Spartan race in Leesburg VA, which takes place in August, so I’ve upped my volume for training and rearranged things.
Lifting is now AM, as soon as I get up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday morning is now for running to get my endurance up. I’m currently getting really fatigued at about three miles and the race is eight, so I’ve got a ways to go, but it’s manageable.
This frees up my evenings for a lot more TKD (yay cardio!) Monday is almost the same with a regular class and instructor class, but I’ll be adding an hour of hapkido after those. Going to competition team practice on Wednesday and Friday evenings and on Saturday mornings from eight til noon will also really help my endurance, and adding another hapkido class on Wednesdays after practice. Thursday evenings essentially remain unchanged.
I’m also altering my Stronglifts a little bit. In order to get the requisite strength for the race, on “A” day, I’m dropping rows in favor of pull-ups and adding dips as well.
Let’s see how well this works after a month. I bet it’s awesome.