I posted this during prime time on Charles' thread, but didn't get it a reply, so I'll just make it its own thread. Anyone can answer. Here is my original post:
On Monday, I will be starting your EDT for body composition, and I have a few questions:
If strength maintenance is not an objective - all you're interested in is weight loss, are the 4-6 sets of 2-3 reps followed by 15 minutes of singles still necessary?
For the gastrocnemius, you recommend jumps in place. I'm guessing that this one should not be a 10 rep max, as it is plyometric in nature? If not, what should the load be?
Due to a lack of equipment, I can't work my grip strength with more than 17.5 pounds (far from my 10RM). What can I replace it with? The equipment I have available is: a set of dumbbells that adds up to only 35 lbs. (if I do both hands at the same time, as you recommend, that's 17.5 per hand), a chinup bar, wavemaster punching bag, home gym (flame away), and a few cardio machines.
You recommend step ups for the quads, but again, I have the same problem as above. Even if I load all the heroic 35 lbs., it wouldn't be close to my 10RM. I would replace it with squats, but that's already one of my core movements. As for lunges, the same problem applies (35 lbs. is too light). What do you think of leg extensions? I know they're an isolation exercise, not as benficial as step ups, but that's all I can think of. Is there some exercise that I'm overlooking?
Sorry to bother you with such seemingly simple problems, but they really have me stumped.
Your help is greatly appreciated!