Will the starting strength routine work well if im trying to lose weight?
I’ve just read up on it and it seems like it’s used mainly by people who want hypertophy[/quote]
Muscle is metabolically active. The more muscle you build, the greater your bodies energy requirements. The greater your bodies energy requirements, the greater potential for fat loss you have at your disposal. Weight is arbitrary.
Basics first barbell training builds muscle in beginners like nothing else. Mark Rippetoe’s ‘Starting Strength’ is an excellent basics first barbell routine.
It seems to me that at a beginning stage, massive volume contraindicates massive intensity to such a degree that you would be working well below the level required to force adaptation(the goal of any exercise).
You’re not going to fry your CNS doing these kinds of high volume workouts, you’re just going to either a) not make it through them, or b) make it through them at such a light pace as to accomplish nothing. Stick to the big, whole body lifts, and lift a heavy enough weight to task your bodies recuperative abilities and you will see your physique change.