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    Hey guys. I've been following this program for a couple weeks and wanted to see what kind of results you guys have experienced. I was wondering how long it took you to achieve any sort of considerable fat loss.
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    I wouldn't really associate large amounts of fat loss with a strength programme...
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    (Original post by 'bob')
    Hey guys. I've been following this program for a couple weeks and wanted to see what kind of results you guys have experienced. I was wondering how long it took you to achieve any sort of considerable fat loss.
    1.) What is your current fat%
    2.) What is your diet like?

    Training does not make you lose fat, diet makes you lose fat.

    I have been on SL5X5 for 8 weeks now and have lost about 2 or 3 pounds, but im eating very close to maintainence and still making progress on my lifts.
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    (Original post by RocknRap)
    I wouldn't really associate large amounts of fat loss with a strength programme...
    This doesn't make any sense to me. Strength=muscle and muscle = fat loss
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    (Original post by 'bob')
    This doesn't make any sense to me. Strength=muscle and muscle = fat loss
    Muscle does not = fat loss.
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    (Original post by mikestraws)
    1.) What is your current fat%
    2.) What is your diet like?

    Training does not make you lose fat, diet makes you lose fat.

    I have been on SL5X5 for 8 weeks now and have lost about 2 or 3 pounds, but im eating very close to maintainence and still making progress on my lifts.
    I don't know what my fat% is but i have been eating 95% clean and been trying to never eat until im completely full so that i can expend more calories than i eat. But that 2/3 pounds weight loss isn't just fat right? since any muscle growth will increase your muscle mass.
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    (Original post by bax121)
    Muscle does not = fat loss.
    more muscle = higher base metabolic rate though?

    OP, dink lots of water so you're full for meals
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    (Original post by 'bob')
    This doesn't make any sense to me. Strength=muscle and muscle = fat loss
    Muscle does not equal fat loss. Fundamental n00b mistake right there
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    (Original post by 'bob')
    This doesn't make any sense to me. Strength=muscle and muscle = fat loss
    Muscle does not = fat loss. To grow muscle requires eating large amounts of calories which will also grow fat.

    Once you have the muscle, it's easier to lose the fat.

    2 weeks into a training program and thinks he knows it all
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    If you are having issues then try using a diet tracker. I use Livestrong's MyPlate because it has most UK brands on it. It'll help you work out how many calories you can eat too. With fat loose your diet matters more than what specific exercises you are doing
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    (Original post by 'bob')
    But that 2/3 pounds weight loss isn't just fat right? since any muscle growth will increase your muscle mass.
    Well I'm no losing fat, building muscle and losing muscle all at the same time am I? :rolleyes:

    What I'm saying is I'm getting stronger, putting on a bit of muscle and I've lost a bit of fat along the way. How fat are you, what is your height and weight? You need to give us some numbers here.

    "been trying never to eat until I'm completely full" what does this mean?
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    If you are a complete beginner then you can expect to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time for a little while as the training stimulus is huge. Don't expect this effect to last for very long though.
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    (Original post by 'bob')
    Hey guys. I've been following this program for a couple weeks and wanted to see what kind of results you guys have experienced. I was wondering how long it took you to achieve any sort of considerable fat loss.
    You need to drink 1 US Gallon of milk a day to get the best results from starting strength (which is essentially SL 5 x 5)
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    Muscle = fat loss ?

    How did you work that one out lol
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    (Original post by BaconCommander)
    You need to drink 1 US Gallon of milk a day to get the best results from starting strength (which is essentially SL 5 x 5)
    That's more gaining weight, he wants to lose it lol

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