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German Body Comp

Ok I was looking to buy Poliquin’s GBC book, but his site says its being revised. There are two threads I found on here with GBC workouts, but they differ as one does upper body one day and lower the next and the other one does a lower body then hits upper in same workout. http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/lactic_acid_training_for_fat_loss

What workout do you think would be the best one out of the two to follow? Im roughly 13% body fat according to he calipers I have and I do know those things aren’t 100% accurate. Also what type of diet would be suffice to do with this type of workout?

Just to clarify: The first link is for Advanced GBC; the second link is the original, "standard "program.

I think im going to go with the advanced one then. It would be a lot easier for me to do at my house since I only have so many weights. Plus I would have to be switching the weight up on the standard routine and would have an extended rest period between sets as a result. What type of diet are people doing on this routine?

[quote]overdrive570 wrote:
What type of diet are people doing on this routine?[/quote]

I trained at a Poliquin facilty last year and GBC (the simpler version) was what was prescribed for me for the first 4 weeks or so. Diet wise was Paleo focusing on protein and good fat sources (read : low carb) and there was one cheat meal a week. I would think the diet for GBC would involve some level of calorie restriction (i.e. not for bulking cycles).