I am currently exercising for 7.5 hours per week. That includes about 5.5+ hours on Z1/Z2 workouts, then just under 2 hours of strength training. Caloric intake is running on average 3,000 calories per day, with about one day a week at 3,500 – 3,700 (cheat day).
Macronutrients are estimates based on a typical day, as I only really track protein anymore: protein is about 180 – 200g per day, giving me about a 24 – 27% protein, 50% carb, 23% fat mix. I could focus on getting protein up and carbs down a bit, but my experience shows that outside of a muscle building phase, calories in / out are my best indicator for weight loss.
So I guess I’m back to wondering if I could add an extra Z1/Z2 workout in, even if it isn’t called for on the training plan? Or should I simply cut back a little on calories until the training volume increases later in the training cycle? I’m rocking the new plan and do not feel overly fatigued, and could easily add a 30 minute session at the end of each strength training session.
Thx in advance for any suggestions. I find these forums very helpful and full of great advice!