Man am I glad I found this thread. I was about to give up on the forums here because it seemed everyone was starving themselves and doing curls! lol I wondered if anyone did deads or squats, etc.
Myself I need to lose about 20 lbs. My strength isn't the problem, it's the eating of glorious, wonderful, sweet carbs that gets me, especially lateer in the day.
I'm a recent convert of Joe Defranco's style of training and it's nice to not do high volume stuff, but still concentrate on chin ups, deads, bench, sled pulling, and other fun stuff.
I must say though, doing chins with a weighted backpack, now thats hardcore man.