Today, you're training your posterior chain strength. If you haven't been in the habit of making your entire lower body work at once prior to starting Project Mass, you're about to get another lesson in human kinetics. Think about how your calves, hamstrings, quads, adductors and abductors, glutes, and hips have to make the right reactions at the perfect times to make these tough barbell movements possible. It's a beautiful thing.
Once you're done reflecting, get psyched for your first workout of Microcycle 3 in this mesocycle. Your strength and hypertrophy workouts will be especially tough this week, so make sure you're mentally and physically ready. Push yourself as hard as possible in these workouts, and you'll be rewarded with major strength and size gains.
Cycle 2, Microcycle 3 Nutrition
In the third microcycle of cycle two, aim to eat about 3,300 calories per day. Each day, try to consume about 70 grams of fat, 415 grams of carbs, and 260 grams of protein.