Chad, I had a question concerning fat loss and training protocols to retain LBM.
I've been training for about 17 years and, thus, my rep range tends to be lower. I've always found that while dieting a lower volume, low rep, high load training protocol works best to retain LBM.
Now, I recently took a two week break from training, as I hadn't taken a break in a long time, and fatigue was accumulating. Anyway, I don't usually take that long of a break, but when I trained again last week I switched to a (still) low volume, but higher rep, moderate load training. I think the combination of the break and the higher rep training--which I have not spent a lot of time in, in the last year--really kicked in some nice hypertrophy.
Now it's back to a more strict diet. By the way, I've been "cutting" for about the last 10 months (with occasional breaks),as I had not trained for a couple of years and had gotten very overweight. I have managed to shed 55 Lbs. of fat--thanks, in large part, to the excellent info here at T-Nation.
My question concerns rep ranges for dieting. I'll be using AAS (Tren, Anavar)as well as T-2 and HOT-ROX. Since I train so much of my time in the lower rep ranges (3-6 reps), do you think it might be of value to continue with my higher rep, more moderate load training during my upcoming short (5 week) cycle. Will the more moderate load allow for the retention of as much LBM. as lower rep, higher load, training?
In general, ignoring the fact that I spend most of my training time in the lower rep ranges, do you agree that low rep, high load, training helps retain LBM. more effeciently than higher rep, more moderate load, training?