It seems like pretty much every program we have here for fat loss is centered around a fairly high volume of work with minimal rest. If I read correctly, the theory behind this is that this type of training induces lactic acid build up, which in turn causes release of growth hormone to essentially break down fatty acids.
However I came across Thib’s “Lifting for fat loss” http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding/lifting_for_fat_losstake_home_points article where he just basically says that the GH that we release through our lactic acid training sessions is negligible for fat loss and that we should just let diet take care of dropping fat while lifting should be reserved for muscle preservation.
I’m a bit confused about this since it looks like all of our programs for fat loss here are based exactly on the principles of lactic acid training/GH release. Any thoughts??