I"m doing a version of a 5x5. It looks like this: Workout A: 5x5 Squat 5x5 bench 3xF inverted rows 3xF pushups 3x15 EZ curls 3x30 sec Planks Workout B 5x5 Squat 1x5 Dead 5x5 Overhead Press 3x15 Skull Crusher 3xF chin up / pull up 3x30 sec planks I alternate these workouts every MWF. I do 15-20 min elliptical after the exercise. I go for a 2.5 mile walk every day. Even with elliptical these workouts only take < 1hr . Feeling pretty good about this but my waist hasn't budged since I started. I have two weddings at the end of the summer and would like to have less of a gut. Can I add in more exercise to speed up the cut? Cardio? Something like "The Bear?" It's summer and I'm way up north so it's light out from 5 am until 10 pm. I like this workout but feel like I have the time to be doing a lot more than I am. But I've read in the Stronglifts stuff that you shouldn't mess around with the 5x5.