Hey folks, please help a newcomer to the world of strength training answer a dumb question.
Quick background: I began 2-3x/week strength training in summer of ‘19. Since this was a new thing for me, I’ve been following Coach Chad’s benchmark exercises and numbers (which has been straightforward since I’m about the same weight as their example numbers). I sit somewhere between level 2 and 3 (for men) for most of these exercises, FWIW.
I’ve slowly mixed in some variety in terms of additionally core work, resistance and body weight work as well.
So, now that race season is almost here and my workouts are getting tougher, I’m finally feeling the need to approach things a bit differently. How do you guys specifically approach “maintenance” vs off season strength training?
Less days in gym (seems a given)? Less reps or sets? Focus only on particular exercises?