Originally Posted by SDG1994
well im currently trying to drop some weight by doing CNS and looking to try to maintain the little strength i have to begin with
I'd probably suggest something like Swede mentioned. Really focus on a few BIG lifts (Squat, Deads, Bench, Press) and fill in with a couple of accessory lifts each session. 5/3/1 from Wendler should fit your goals and strength levels really well. Something nice about hitting rep PRs while trying to maintain or build strength. It's easy to follow and it's customizable to be your own creation (picking lifts that you like). Jim has some good articles about making the routine work for mass, or strength, or conditioning.