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    5x5 Strong Lift for Weight Loss?

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    Not too sure if many of you have had much experience doing this but I'm currently 180CM & weigh ~120Kg. I've decided to do a Caloric Deficit and am considering different weight lifting programs. I have heard a lot about the Strong Lift 5x5 Program and am curious as to whether or not this will assist with the weight loss whilst still being able to build strength / muscle. I'd appreciate any input or ideas from anyone who has undertaken a similar approach to weight loss. Any other tips appreciated as well.
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    No idea what a cm or kg is but fat loss will come from calorie deficit and meeting your macros while lifting, lifting is just to preserve strength. If you are a beginner you can build a small amount of muscle and decent strength but other than that, you cant. SL is a good program, especially for a beginner lifter.
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    Originally Posted by Serpentarius View Post
    No idea what a cm or kg is but fat loss will come from calorie deficit and meeting your macros while lifting, lifting is just to preserve strength. If you are a beginner you can build a small amount of muscle and decent strength but other than that, you cant. SL is a good program, especially for a beginner lifter.
    Sorry about the Metrics, so it's roughly 6' & 260 pounds. I went on a Ketogenic diet last year and lost about 45 pounds over 3 months without exercise, unfortunately the bulk of the weight has come back since on so I'm looking to get down to around 210 pounds. I would definitely classify my self as a novice lifter so the simplicity of the 5x5 appeals to me as well.
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    Originally Posted by Serpentarius View Post
    No idea what a cm or kg is but fat loss will come from calorie deficit and meeting your macros while lifting, lifting is just to preserve strength. If you are a beginner you can build a small amount of muscle and decent strength but other than that, you cant. SL is a good program, especially for a beginner lifter.
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