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Stronglifts + GBC?


#1

Hey guys, I’m new to this forum and also a novice in strength training. I’ve been training for more than a month now following Stronglifts 5x5 program. My current stats are:
Squat (high bar, ATG): 76kg (168lbs) for 5x5
Deadlift: 82 kg (181) for 1x5
Bench: 30kg (66lbs) for 5x5
BW: 70kg (154lbs)

From the last month I can see quite a good improvement in both my strength and muscle development, but my fat seems to stay stubborn and I want to get rid of it. I came across Charles Poliquin’s “German Body Comp” program that claims to help you lose fat while not having to compromise any strength or hypertrophy.

The question it should I engage that program into my training? If I should, what would be the best training split? (e.g: 2-a-day training)

Thank you so much for reading this!


#2

Id take anything written by Chuck ahead of a guy whose claim to fame is a 180kg squat.


#3

Yep. The bottom line is, your diet will determine your body composition more than how you train.


#4

Do one program or the other. ‘Frankensteining’ programs will get you nowhere at this stage. As you’re making gains i would say stick with Stronglifts for a couple months and can add one HIIT cardio session a week on off days to help speed up fatloss

Obviously look at cutting out all sugar and processed crap in your diet, drink more water etc


#5

Op, going too ask some questions which will help to better give you advice.

Age?
Gender?
Height?

you think a little over a month of strength training will take care of it?