Though I have been reading T-Nation for several months now, I have not yet had a need to have an account. I made an account to ask a question on Andrew's post but realized new members are in 'probation' and cannot post. I have some questions that I have been meaning to ask Andrew if he or anyone else can answer those, that would be helpful. If anyone is not sure which post I am talking about, its called 8 Rules for Fat Loss Training and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.T-Nation.com/training/8-rules-for-fat-loss-training
Q.1) When Andrew says 3-5 reps, does he really mean just 3-5 reps? That must mean I would be really close to 1RM. I am not 100% but 3 reps... does that do anything?
Q.2) I live in a place where there is snow and do not have access to fields from this months to march. Can I subsitute the lactate and alactate conditioning to something like tabata (4 minute session) how would I make it different for lactate conditioning and alactate conditioning.
Q.3) I cannot do some exercises at my GYM either due to lack of equipment or rules against some of the lifts. If possible, I would appreciate some alternatives. They have been listed as follows:
A) Kettlebell Swing
B) Clean and Press
Q.4) Can I fast two days of the week between the 3 day splits? (viz - Workout on Monday, fast on Tuesday). Note: This is in accordance with the 5/2 diet listed here http://www.T-Nation.com/diet-fat-loss/5-2-fat-loss-diet-for-lifters where I would consume 800 calories in 2 meals spaced by 12 hours, mainly consisting of protein and vegetables. I will consume 1 TBSP of peanut butter 20 minutes before each meal.
P.S: I have been doing the routine - minus the aforementioned exercises and cardio - and I have been happy with it (since I am mainly doing the three big lifts and getting some strength gains) This will def. help me perfect my form before cardio and other things kick in.
Thanks for helping.