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    So I've started SL 5x5 and seen nice gains in strength - about a month in
    I have been doing little cardio and have been eating above my calorie maintenance no. therefore I am beginning to see an increase in body fat
    I'm naturally more ecto than meso and want to start jogging again (approx 5k two or three times a week) like i did before hitting the gym but was told it would detract from my strength gains. Any truth to this? How could i reduce body fat without losing strength apart from diet?
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    So I've started SL 5x5 and seen nice gains in strength - about a month in
    I have been doing little cardio and have been eating above my calorie maintenance no. therefore I am beginning to see an increase in body fat
    I'm naturally more ecto than meso and want to start jogging again (approx 5k two or three times a week) like i did before hitting the gym but was told it would detract from my strength gains. Any truth to this? How could i reduce body fat without losing strength apart from diet?
    If you want to get bigger it could be a problem.
    If you want to get stronger, it wont hurt too much but you will stall quicker and generally progress will be much slower.

    I jog 5k 3 nights a weeek, on my training days, have been doing for 4 weeks. No real problems yet.
 
 
 
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