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Build Strength, Lose Fat and Gain Muscle

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Do you want to get strong, but at the same time lose fat and build muscle? Then the StrongLifts 5 x 5 Strength Training Program is for you.

It’s really a rather simple “workout”, consisting of only two different sessions, and 8 different exercises, which will train your whole body.

So if you’re looking to fulfill that new years resolution that you should start working out – here’s your chance!

The only thing you have to do, is to sign-up to the newsletter, and download the ebook you will receive shortly thereafter. It’s as simple as that. All the information is on the page though, so don’t worry.

I personally recommend this program to anyone who’s looking to get started in the gym, and I am using a variation of this workout scheme myself, so far with more-than-great results.

So once again, check it out, and if you have any questions, my friend Mehdi (author of the program, which is FREE by the way) will be happy to answer them for you.

Till next time guys,
Alex

17 thoughts on “Build Strength, Lose Fat and Gain Muscle

  1. Adam

    It’s actually impossible to both lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. One requires a caloric surplus, the other requires a caloric deficit. The only time both may happen is when an overweight individual first begins working out.

    This is the reason that professionals go through ‘cycles’ where they alternate between bulking and cutting.

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  2. Iestyn

    Excellent! Thanks for the info Alex! I recently lost 56lbs and now I just want to get my body looking decent, and I really think that this workout will help me out a lot!

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  3. Alex

    Christian: The 10 x 10 workout? You’d have to tell me more about that :) Sounds great.

    Iestyn: Great! You’re definately on the right track here, keep it up man. You’re also welcome to report back with some results…

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  4. Alex Kay

    It does include pull-ups, chin-ups and dips, I guess that’s classified as calisthenics.

    But otherwise, just weight lifting :)

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  5. Carl

    StrongLifts 5×5 program is an awesome strength training program. I haven’t followed Mehdi’s exact version before, but it’s built off of Bill Starr and Mark Rippetoe’s program which I have used before.

    Great resource and great blog as well :)

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  6. Leo Dimilo

    Great resource. I have been focusing primarily on anerobic/aerobic workouts like uphill sprints and single leg squats but will take a look at this book and see if I can find a nugget or two to use.

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  7. Alex Kay

    Yeah, actually I think it’s almost entirely built of those, just with a few tweaks. Nothing wrong with that though! Thanks Carl :)

    And Leo, yes, I think that you would be able to find one or two nuggets. Uphill sprints etc. are also great, I mean, there’s 1000’s and 1000’s of ways to build a great body and mind. Right?

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  8. Joe

    @ Adam –
    I completely disagree with your position. It is entirely possible to build muscle and loose fat at the same time with proper nutrition – Eating Clean along with sufficient protien intake.

    It is a very simple premise which you and the other readers here might want to investigate, stronglifts.com is a great resource for just that.

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  9. Jack

    Lol, Christian, 10×10. You don’t know what you’re talking about. And don’t tell me it worked… You know it didn’t :)

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  10. Sifaan Zavahir

    “It’s actually impossible to both lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. One requires a caloric surplus, the other requires a caloric deficit.” – Adam

    I’ve seen this, ummm, logic, on a few websites, but it doesn’t make sense to me:

    1. If your calorie intake is more than your expenditure, then the surplus will be stored AS FAT. (If your expenditure is more than your intake, your body will burn some of that fat to compensate.. provided you don’t trigger the starvation response)

    2. If you use progressive resistance, then your body makes an attempt to rebuild the muscle to be stronger (to cater to that level of demand in the future). Rebuilding the muscle will require energy (it’s not just about calories, it’s also about amino acids, etc. but that’s beside the point).
    The twist is, that to my understanding, rebuilding of muscle is considered by your body to be calorie expenditure.
    So, progressive resistance training actually helps to achieve a calorie deficit – which is where you want to be if you want to reduce body fat.

    /Sifaan

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