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    Senior Member unshift's Avatar
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    power/olympic lifting + diet

    ok, so when school starts i'm going to go on a hardcore cutting diet to get rid of this fat. once i lose it i'll probably train to powerlift competitively but right now it is certainly keeping me from doing that

    so i came up with a little plan, as for the diet i'll be consulting my aunt who is a nutritionist and former bodybuilder. as for the training, who else would i ask but you guys?

    i want to combine something like westside and olympic lifting so that i can at least maintain my 1RMs or at worst lose minimally. i don't know much about load cycling, etc, but perhaps things like that could certainly help me out here. i dont know -- thats why im asking

    as for routine, i was thinking something like this:

    cardio 3 times a week, empty stomach, ~20-30 minutes

    monday: clean, deadlift/back
    wednesday: hang clean and jerk, bench
    friday: snatch, squat

    as far as HOW i should be lifting, i'm not sure. i want to absolutely maximize fat loss so i'm betting i'll get a bit weaker -- should i still do 1RMs? (i don't want to get hurt doing this, so i'm a little worried about 1RMing). should i do more dynamics and work on speed? etc etc.

    any tips you guys have would be greatly appreciated

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    I'd train for your training goals. How you lift won't relaly affect your fat loss, and if you get things dialed in right, you can probably do OK maintaining your strength.
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    is there any credibility to the higher-rep or circuit training for maximizing fat loss theories? maybe i would consider using the pink dumbbells for a short while if it meant less time strictly dieting.

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    train big while cutting to maintain muscle high weight low rep man

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