Hello, Every time I finish my 5x5 strength cycle I put on some extra fat weight and gain decent strength. However, when I want to cut the fat off, I tend to lose all the strength and go back to square one. How can I structure the 5x5 program to include cardio without losing my gains? I was thinking to drop 1 set off to reduce volume and lift to my current maxes every week (without trying to raise them). With the volume decrease, there will be room for cardio to burn the extra calories. Squatting 3 times a week may not be feasible unless the cardio is low impact (swimming/biking). I am a hard-gainer and have to watch my volume or I'll get overtrained and lose strength. Thoughts?