I have exhausted the search function for this question, so here goes:
I have a pretty high bodyfat percentage, about 20%. I know what I have to do as far as my diet goes to thanks to forum members like Phill and Tampa-Terry. (You guys are a great asset to this place) Anyways, as far as to my training, I am a little confused. I wanted to do ABBH, a 5 x 5 program, or DeFranco’s modified Westside, and CT’s article this week states:
The purpose of strength-training while dieting is primarily to prevent muscle loss!
Furthermore, Joel Marion doesn’t recommend his program for guys (or gals) until they hit around 12% bodyfat. (It could be 15%.) My question: What types of programs are good for a chunky guy like me who is trying to lost fat and keep/gain strength? I don’t need hypertrophy, I am big enough. Assuming CT’s above statement, then are lactic acid based programs like Meltdown neccessary? I could always throw around my liitle brother. Does that do the trick?
Phill: What did you do (In training) when you started out? Walleye? I am researching as much as possible, but still am conflicted.
My diet I will essentially be varying between T-Dawg and Don’t Diet-This combo of these keep me more likely to be consistent. I’ll start out at Maitenance - 250, then to -500.
To all those respond, much thanx.