Both protocols would be beneficial. If you feel you’ve always had an issue with easy fat gain or trouble putting carbs to work, 8 weeks full dosage may be the best plan for you. If that’s never been a big problem, the 6-full and 4-maintenance week plan would be great.
However, you can always play this by ear: do 6 weeks full dosage and then decide, based on your results, if you want 2 more weeks at full dosage or 4 weeks of maintenance dosage. We’ve had users have great success with both.
I’d say the Indigo Project performance program would be your best bet. The goals of each program actually overlap: you can build muscle, gain strength and lose fat with all of them; each is just tweaked to emphasize one goal. If you’d like to ask the coach who wrote the programs his opinion, just drop a question into his forum here: <a href="http://tnation.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_thibaudeau?pageNo=1&s=forumsNavTop"target=“new”>Christian Thibaudeau Forum
Fat loss will largely be dependent on your overall diet, though Indigo-3G will really speed it along as a nutrient repartitioning agent. If you’d like to list some daily menus in your Indigo log once you get it started, we’d be glad to look over your plan and offer suggestions.