I’m 35, 170 lbs and have been training for about 5 months. After 3 months of kind of fooling around (not knowing what to do) I began Starting Strength. My squat is at 225lbs, my deadlift 250lbs, my bench 135lbs (I know, it’s weak), press 95lbs (even worse)…
Anyways, I still have about 10lbs of ‘problem areas’ in the form of love handles and back fat. I’d like to get strong, and I’d like to get rid of that fat (my number one goal). I’m on John Berardi’s Metabolism Advantage diet (the 7 essential rules).
That’s my background.
What I’m finding, however, is that I can’t do Starting Strength, or I can do HIIT. I can’t do both. Starting Strength kicks my ass so badly, that I NEED that day of recovery. I can’t immediately go back to HIIT the next day (At a high, ‘nearly puke’ intensity level that coaches here prescribe).
What I’m getting at – I’d like to know others experience (or advice) with Starting Strength and interval training. Even cutting out the interval training, I’m having to claw and kick my way to make gains on SS (takes several tries, usually, when I increase the weight…never as easy as the progression tables online).