I am very interested in trying this diet out to get ready for the summer. My question is regarding the workout. I’ve seen on multiple threads where the general consensus is to stick with the workout program in the ebook. I like to know how important it is to the success of this program?
I’ve been running GSLP since Feb and made significant progress is the Squat, Bench And Press like never before. As a point of reference my max squat prior to starting was 260lb. I just did 237.5 (micro-loading) for 2x5 and an AMRAP of 10 reps for the 3 set! That is a huge PR. I can only imagine what my 1 Rep-Max is.
The program laid out for this diet could set me back in my progress as the squat is not really emphasized in this program. I think you squat like once a week. Not including the Front squat and Overhead.
Could I stick with my current program with success? Even if I have to deload because of the restricted calories? I am already doing fasted walking and their burpee progression or conditioning on off days. (Nothing over 10 min) As well as daily Chin up and Push-up ladders.
My strength is through the roof and my body comp as changed dramatically. I just need to get ready for the beach, have a vacation coming up in July to the tropics, thus jumping on this diet.
Can I possibly throw in the exercises in the book as “plugins” or auxiliary exercises. Like the Ab-wheel, curl and walkouts?