so im sure everybody has read that the more muscle you have the more calories you burn at rest. im also sure that people have read that compound lifts build loads of muscle.
ive been looking at things like rippetoe, 5x5 and other things like crossfit. so im wondering if i go about doing olympic style lifts (deads, power cleans, bench, etc etc) and other compound moves at a relatively fast pace with lower weight....this should work right? to be honest, all those threads about 5x5 and crossfit are so filled with BS that you cant really get an answer.
my goal isnt to gain mass cause im built like a mac truck (a fat one). my goal is more to lose bodyfat and gain some explosive strength and endurance. i dont care about looking "fit" as much as being fit and strong...if that makes sense.
essentially im thinking about doing fullbody work 3-4x a week at say 70% max at a good pace. and on off days cardio (i.e. running, biking). and upping the weight a little each week.
ultimately, id like to get back into sparring shape. ive been out for a year and would die in a fight. or throw up a lot.