Coming to the end of my cut in 6 weeks and now going to focus on incorporating more compound movements to get ready to hit a 5x5 program from August and up the cals again. Any advice on where I should start from again?
I was 80ish kg squatting 5x140kg in Feb, I'm now 72kg and 5x90kg...but I've not done much legs the past few months and started running again.
5x5 stronglifts says start at 45kg and I'll be looking at hitting 130kg in 12 weeks. But I'm hoping for some muscle memory to kick in which the app doesn't take into account. Do I stick to the app, do I start at 45kg but increase weight quicker, or start higher and increase more gradually? I'm happy with form, and upper body/core has maintained strength much better than the legs during the cut.