5x5 vs "Standard" BB Routines while cutting/dieting..

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    I understand the difference between a 5x5 and a standard "BB" routine (8-12 rep range, compound and isolation exercises, 4 day split)..

    Given someone who is eating at a deficit to lose weight, which routine would benefit the lifter more in hopes of maintaining existing muscle and strength as well as help burn fat - Especially when the lifter gets closer to single digit BF?

    What are your thoughts?
     
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    So doesn't make much difference for an intermediate lifter, is what you're saying?
     
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    No. I'm just speaking hypothetically..
     
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    Not sure I agree with that.. but I don't know you as much as I know some of the others..
     
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    Chris i thought you said if you'd do it over youd stcik to 8-10 to build a better base
     
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    Interesting..
     
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    Oh i assumed that was a constant thing regardless of diet

    i wish i could switch to 8-10 to get overall strength but im a weakass
     
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    I know that. But clearly I'm a fatass now so I can't just eat more food and get bigger.

    I trained low reps always because it was easier on me and now it shows :o
     
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    8-12 rep range is killer especially on squats. Shit is fucking grueling.
     
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    christophers gf did 20 reps of 135 so i secretly tried 10 myself the next day... :mamoru: I don't think I could get 20 :hs:
     
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    She did? thats pretty broly for a girl.
     
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    i think she did 2 sets of 20 or something :noes: she's gonna be stronger than me in no time :o
     
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