Let me start by saying I'm not like most people on this forum. I am not a power lifter or a bodybuilder. I am a rock climber. I am 6 feet tall and I currently weigh 160 (and this is because I'm up 5 pounds after a 12-week round of power training). Most of you will probably tell me that I should do heavy compound lifting to build to my "emaciated" frame. That's not what I'm after.
I may not look like anyone on this site, but I still read every article and incorporate these ideas into my training (obviously not the bodybuilding ideas, but you know what I mean). Rock climbing is filled with about as much jackassery as CrossFit when it comes to how people think they should become stronger and more athletic. Using a sound and scientific approach to my training I am out-climbing people with twice as much experience as I have.
Thank you for bearing with me through my rant. Anyway, I've never used complexes other than once in a while as a finisher. I'm thinking about using Cosgrove's four-week complex program to boost my conditioning and drop some body fat. https://www.T-Nation.com/training/complexes-for-fat-loss In this program it says to perform the complexes at the beginning of your workout.
Should I be reducing volume in the rest of my workout so I don't overtrain? Or just stick to the same set/rep schemes knowing that the weight (or number of reps on bodyweight exercises) will probably decrease as I'll be fatigued from the complexes?
Any thoughts are appreciated, especially if you've used this program or a similar program before.