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  1. Big Will says:

    This was very helpful. If you have someone who’s past 400lbs, what is the upper limit of fat loss per week you’d want to see if that lifter also wants to minimize the impact of the weight loss on their strength gains?

    • Dale Waters says:

      What do you mean by “safely lose” a certain amount of body weight? I have lost multiples of that in a week with no ill effect, so I’m curious.

    • TheHaiku2 says:

      A person can safely lose up to 1% of their BW per week, if necessary. Someone who’s 400lbs is in an emergency weight loss situation and 1lb per week would be way too slow for them given the risks associated with weighing 400lbs.

      So they would be okay to lose as much as 4lbs per week down to about 300lbs and then switch to about 3lbs per week, and just keep tapering off the weight loss until they get to a healthy body weight for them. Keep in mind that I am not a doctor, and this hypothetical person should speak with a doctor before they start their weight loss program.

  2. Luke Kratz says:

    Well done Andy. As usual, a simple and easy way to improve body composition while training for strength gains.

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