Hi all, new lifter here - I have been working out since June, and have for the most part completely followed the starting strength routine. I am actually most interested in weight loss right now, though I haven’t dropped nearly as much as I want and have increased my strength significantly. My progress is below.
Squat: ~150 to 295
Deadlift: ~150 to 295
Overhead Press: ~85 to 135
Bench: ~140 to 210
Power Clean: ~135 to 180
My weight: 387 to 360
MWF: starting strength routine, 20m cardio (15% incline, 2.0 mph, avg HR ~155)
TTR: HIIT (15% incline, 30m HIIT - 1m on, 1m off) 20-30m cardio, avg HR for both ~163
the incline is mostly so i dont screw up my knees since I weigh so much - it does impact my quads more than I’d like though.
I am starting just now to fail with some of these lifts, and I think I will run into more difficulties over the next month with all lifts.
As for why I’m posting, I want to focus more on weight loss but still continue to gain strength. I am hoping you guys could give me some suggestions on workouts or modifications to this workout so I can decrease my calorie count without significant strength losses (or even getting more strength gains).