German Volume Training for Fat Loss?

I searched for a while on topic of German Volume Training (GVT, etc) on the forums and noticed that Todd Wilson stated it was the most effective fat loss training regimen he'd ever seen. However, pretty much everything else I have read on the program talks about how great it is for packing on muscle. Is the difference just in restricting calorie intake so that more fat is burned, or...? How best to figure the caloric intake need for an individual on this program to maximize fat loss? I know at least one member on this board was using this system to get more lean. Any help with this would be great.
Also, I've ordered the book. I figure this might be addressed in the book, but I'm anxious to start this program.

German Volume Training for Fat Loss?

GVT is a "good" training program. It is effective for almost everyone who is -- well -- at a stalemate. This is because it is "different" from what you've been doing. ANY program that stimulates muscle growth is going to be effective in helping you to lose fat, and keep it off! While I applaud GVT and all other muscle-building programs as the "ultimate" fat-loss program, be advised that the grandaddy laws of training will catch up to you! Read on...

German Volume Training for Fat Loss?

Thanks for the reply, Doc. Of course, I was planning on using the Zig-Zag diet, in conjunction with a moderate carb, higher protein diet to control my insulin response, etc etc.
The granddaddy laws of training being that you must change your workout as your body adapts so that you can continue to improve(i.e periodization)?

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Re: German Volume Training for Fat Loss?

tryn2imprv wrote:
I searched for a while on topic of German Volume Training (GVT, etc) on the forums and noticed that Todd Wilson stated it was the most effective fat loss training regimen he'd ever seen. However, pretty much everything else I have read on the program talks about how great it is for packing on muscle. Is the difference just in restricting calorie intake so that more fat is burned, or...? How best to figure the caloric intake need for an individual on this program to maximize fat loss? I know at least one member on this board was using this system to get more lean. Any help with this would be great.
Also, I've ordered the book. I figure this might be addressed in the book, but I'm anxious to start this program.

Think you may be confusing German Volume Training with Poliquin's other baby, German Body Composition training.

German Body Composition training is the most effective fat loss system I have ever seen. The science behind the sytem comes from research done by a ROmanian researcher living in Germany at the time. It essentially says that by increasing lactic acid you will burn more fat. This is done in the system by pairing upper and lower body movements, performing higher reps, and using incomplete rest intervals. It works! First time I tried it I was already 8% bodyfat. After about 5 workouts I was getting down around 4%. 4% is getting close to competition condition for bodybuilders. I promptly visited a few buffets and had a few beer and pizza nights!

German Volume Training, also known as the 10 sets or 10x10 method, is a high volume system as well and one can easily drop body fat while adding muscle when using it.

However, I have not come across a system that is effective as the German Body Composition method for getting rid of fat.

German Volume Training for Fat Loss?

Ah.... you are correct, Todd! I was confusing the two systems... I'll read up more on German Body Composition training now. Thank you! Laughing out loud