Hey Mark, I first did your program years ago and gained 30 pounds as I was skinny and wanted to get big. Now it's the opposite and I'm looking to lean out while getting strong.
I had a few questions though in regards to starting weights.I skimmed the book but didn't find anything. And its been a while since I've done it.
1) If I know my 1rms for my lifts, what percentage of that should I start with? I tested squat 185 bench 150 deadlift 200 press 105 power clean-working on form. I tested these before I decided to go on your program.
2) You mention in A clarification that an overweight individual should be able to add weight to the bar and get around 15% bf-obviously this depends on makeup diet and other factors. But this individual would have to be a on a deficit correct? Or is this because of the fact that this is a fat novice who is engaging in activity and eating properly, therefore deficit is not required?
I'm 6 feet tall 190lbs and 20% bf, so my goal is to get strong while losing fat. As you outline in the article. I will worry about abs and what not once this program has stalled but I would like to hit 15% on this program.