Strength Training for Fat Loss: Q&A

Q: In your 2nd book on page 94 there is a Modern Strength Training and Fat Loss Program. Some questions:

1) How long should I stick to this program? Is 2 months too long?
2) Is the kettlebell swing a warm-up? If so, I should use a lighter kettlebell
3) I can't take dips because of a shoulder injury. Do you recommend diamond pushups instead, or narrow grip bench presses or some other triceps exercise like triceps extensions for 5-6 reps?

-C. Slotte

My Answer: Yes, 2 months is too long.  I talk about how long to stay on a program in the previous post.

The kettlebell swing will serve as a general warm-up, but you should use a moderately heavy kettlebell, not a light one.

If you can't do dips, then stick with diamond pushups for as many reps as possible.

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Alex Rogers said…
that picture of the guy doing dumbell rows is bad ass!

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