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    Dan,

    I did split routines most of my life but now do full body. I'm doing the 5x5 on the following link and have had luck losing weight with it (eating at calorie deficit.) So long as you eat more you'd make huge gains on this program. It does take a few weeks to tweak the weights for each exercise to the proper level. At least it did for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonwolf View Post
    Dan,

    I did split routines most of my life but now do full body. I'm doing the 5x5 on the following link and have had luck losing weight with it (eating at calorie deficit.) So long as you eat more you'd make huge gains on this program. It does take a few weeks to tweak the weights for each exercise to the proper level. At least it did for me.

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    Just curious, how many calories a day are you taking in on average and what do your macros look like?
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    Dan, my calorie target is around 2200 per day. Probably 25% carbs, 45-50% protein and the balance in fats.

    I'm a big guy (6'3 and currently around 312lbs.) I'm down about 5lbs since starting this program but would say much of it is from diet. My goal is to get down to around 240 and re-evaluate where I want to go physique-wise from there.
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    Those sound like pretty good macros, although you might see better results with lower carbohydrate and higher fat. Yesterday I was really hungry so I upped my calories, prolly a bit too much as I felt overstuffed after dinner. Good sign for me to slow down when I'm eating, it's a bad habit from when I was a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BennettC View Post
    Those sound like pretty good macros, although you might see better results with lower carbohydrate and higher fat. Yesterday I was really hungry so I upped my calories, prolly a bit too much as I felt overstuffed after dinner. Good sign for me to slow down when I'm eating, it's a bad habit from when I was a kid.
    I agree, I'm still tweaking things and figuring out healthy ways to get the fats. Lots of avocado so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by BennettC View Post
    So I have been reading on stronglifts 5x5 website and im impressed. this is the regimen im going with, i may add in the front squat and power clean though. with warm-up with calisthenics too
    Glad to hear it man, I'm doing the same. Let's compare notes.

    I did the squat workout last night (squat, bench, pull ups, sit ups) and am feeling it in my outer quads today. Still getting a feel for the proper weights for me but by next week I should be locked in.
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    I switched back to a split routine but I took some things out of Mehdi's book. I'm using only 4-5 exercises per workout four days a week. chest, arms, legs, back
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvRevFit View Post
    It's really semantics. Unless you're extremely frail that minor difference in volume won't kill you. Plus, like I said, Stronglifts says that if you feel like 10lbs a week is too much, start with adding 5lbs. SS isn't a perfect program either.
    I'd also add that you add the weight until you reach a point where finishing is difficult. At some point we all reach the limit with that approach, then slow down a bit/mix it up/whatever. Sounds like a good way to get right to your threshhold without overlifting to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BennettC View Post
    I switched back to a split routine but I took some things out of Mehdi's book. I'm using only 4-5 exercises per workout four days a week. chest, arms, legs, back

    You're 18, you'll be fine doing that split. Oh to be young again
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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonwolf View Post
    You're 18, you'll be fine doing that split. Oh to be young again
    I'm happier with it already. I learned also that I have to do progressive loading and am seeing better results already. I just like to workout and have plenty of time to do. If you have a journal id love to keep up with your progress. Im posting mine daily
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