Originally Posted by Commander
Cycle seems fine. But what were you doing previously? Is this a big change? If so, take that into consideration. Maybe you don't have to do 2 cardio/HIIT sessions just yet.
I've done 5x5 in the past with very good results when I was bulking but never tried it for cutting. I do better with higher weight and lower reps when I'm dieting so I want to give it a try for cutting. In the past when cutting, I've done the 13wk program here and the 12wk program as well. As for cardio/HIIT, I actually enjoy it and this is much less than I normally would do... I normally would do a 5k run 4-5 times a week.