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  • #7542
    Michael T
    Participant

    If I wanted to lose some fat would it be better to do 3 days full body density sessions or 4 day push pull with cardio strength training finishers?

    #7547
    Ryan Sellz
    Participant

    Hey Michael,

    You might benefit more from doing 2 full body density + 2 metabolic circuits. You can check some of the older WoW 30:30 circuits for some ideas.

    #7548
    james skeeler
    Participant

    Either should work just fine. The big thing with fat loss is diet. I do tend to favor density amrap circuits for fat loss due to the pace generally, it allows the trainee to have a conditioning type effect. The template I used to use ( I now coach HS football, but I trained people for 7 years) was the following

    Big move – usually complexes for more advanced clients, or just an explosive move for beginners such as KB swings or med ball stuff etc
    density circuit 15-20 min again base it off the clients level
    finish with interval based cardio

    example:
    BB complex of deadlift, bent over row, military press, back sqt 3×8
    density circuit 15 min
    c2 rower 2 sets of 2 min rowing

    once you include the warm-up the whole workout takes around 40 minutes

    #7549
    Michael T
    Participant

    Thasks for the feedback. Those sound like good set ups.

    #7550
    CoachDos
    Keymaster

    Yes I would go with at least 2 HEAVY/HARD density style sessions or 15:45/20:40 style + at least 2 days of maybe 30:30 with lots of mechanical work (higher volume) — add in 1 day of whatever you like to do ….complexes, Oly lifts, jump training, sprint, sled work etc.

    #7555
    CoachDos
    Keymaster

    Just posted another 30:30 today!

    #7556
    james skeeler
    Participant

    hey coach how would you do it if the person only had two days a week to train? had 45min to a hour each session.

    #7561
    CoachDos
    Keymaster

    Well for fat loss 2 days per week is not going to be super effective –

    I would go with a 3 set complex to start
    a timed circuit like a 30:30 or a density style or 15:45 heavier circuit (25-20 min)
    then a 3-4 min. finisher to end the session

    #7567
    james skeeler
    Participant

    yea I understand twice a week wont be effective, but thats the personal training world unfortunately. most people cant commit more than 2-3 days a week. Thank you for the response coach.

    #7582
    CoachDos
    Keymaster

    Thought you were asking for yourself….

    I totally get it james but clients have a responsibility to do something with the other 166 hours a week that they arent with you. If they expect big time fat loss with ONLY doing 2 training sessions per week — they are going to be pretty bummed out.

    That being said, I would reiterate what I laid out earlier:
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    I would go with a 3 set complex to start
    a timed circuit like a 30:30 or a density style or 15:45 heavier circuit (25-20 min)
    then a 3-4 min. finisher to end the session

    #7583
    CoachDos
    Keymaster

    BTW — this is the exact stuff I cover in my staff trainings at Equinox clubs all over – Bang for your buck and creating the most AFTERBURN possible

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