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    dkaler is offline Senior Member
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    Default ATTN: Chris m.

    Chris,

    Thanks for the response to my post yesterday about Staley's EDT fat loss program. It's interesting that you mentioned Mike Mahler's EDT - I've been doing it for the last couple of weeks. I've been pretty impressed with it so far. I think you're right about Mike's program being effective for fat loss when you combine it with some caloric restriction. The first week on his program I ate like a pig, my body weight went up like 5 lbs according to the scale (it even indicated an 8 lb. increase at one point) - my %bf went up a little according to the calipers. The second week, I cut my calories back to a little over what I'd been consuming before I started the program, and my body weight went down about 2 or 3 pounds and my %bf decreased again. I know the scale results can fluctuate, but I haven't seen that much gain & loss in such a short period of time before (I don't weigh much, and my % bf stays right around 10.5 % to 11.5 %). I checked when I was at the 5 lb. body weight gain point - and the calipers indicated that I'd gained muscle to fat at a ratio of a little over 2.5 to 1. Haven't checked it since my body weight dropped back down though. I'm not sure how to interpret the results yet.

    Have you tried Staley's fat loss EDT with kettlebells & free weights only. I workout in my garage, and the only machine I have is a seated calf raise. Thanks.

    Darren

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    Default ATTN: Chris m.

    I work almost exclusively with free weights (some cable work to support gymnastics movements sometimes).

    The EDT protocols are more about method than the actual exercises that you are using. Obviously compound exercises work best. There are a few caveats: compound exercises require more coordination and the EDT program causes significant fatigue--if you don't have great technique it may be dangerous. When performing EDT with compound barbell exercises, just choose lifts which won't be as dangerous or use a power-rack to self-spot.

    If you decide to do it, post your routine here and I'm sure you'll get some good feed-back.

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    Default Thanks Chris .

    I may give it a try in a few weeks. I've got a power rack, so no problem with the compound lifts. I'm going to continue with Mike Mahler's EDT program for a while longer, with a different set of lifts after another week or so. It may turn out that I'm able lean out a little more using it. One other thing I was wondering about was cycling EDT with other workouts. I've noticed I have to change things up pretty often to continue making progress. I'll probably have to switch off of EDT every so often. I was thinking of maybe EDT for 2 or 3 weeks, then maybe PTP or just some RKC stuff, then back to EDT. I'll just have to experiment. Thanks again.

    Darren

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