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Thoughts on EDT Routine for Fat Loss


#1

Hello everyone. Could you critique the below density workouts designed for fat loss?

Monday
Front squat
Barbell row
Alternate for 8 minutes and repeat

Clean grip step ups
Hang cleans
Military press
Alternate for 7 minutes and repeat

Dumbbell bench press
Biceps curl
Lateral raise
6 minutes done once

Tuesday
Hip thrusts
Pull ups
Alternate for 8 minutes and repeat

Bulgarian split squat
Push up
Alternate for 7 minutes and repeat

Jump squats
Dumbbell fly
Once for 6 minutes

Wednesday
Rest

Thursday
Hang cleans
Military press
8 minutes and repeat

Pull up
Back squat
7 minutes and repeat

DB press
Biceps curl
Once for 6 minutes

Saturday
Goblet squat
Barbell high pull
8 minutes and repeat

Clean grip Bulgarian split squats
Push press
7 minutes and repeat

Rear dealt fly
Barbell reverse curl
Jump squats
6 minutes done once.

I'd use my 12RM for the lifts. Sets consist of 4-6 reps

I'm currently ~200lbs at 16ish% bf
Nutrition ~ 2600 cals
2 scoops Plazma peri workout
200g pro
200g cho
~100g f


#2

[quote]dearmaa wrote:
Could you critique the below density workouts designed for fat loss?[/quote]
That is not EDT. It’s a weird conglomeration that might be EDT-“inspired”, but you’d be far better off just doing it the way Staley laid it out.


Two EDT zones per workout, 15 minutes each, two exercises per zone (or one exercise if it’s unilateral). The stuff you listed is trying to make things way more complicated with no real benefit.

[quote]Nutrition ~ 2600 cals

200g pro
200g cho
~100g f[/quote]
For fat loss in general, pay more attention to nutrition than training. For example, your listed macro numbers end up 100 calories less than your listed daily total calories. That kind of inaccuracy can end up slowing down progress.


#3

Thank you Chris! Appreciate the reply. I will clean up my diet and pay more attention to my macros. Will try and stick to the letter and spirit of Staley’s EDT

Alfonso