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    When you're lifting, inflammation of the muscle...

    When you're lifting, inflammation of the muscle tissue and surrounding connective tissue will cause swelling and it'll pull in water. The effect can be pretty dramatic in some people, and it can...
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    Inflammation due to unaccustomed exercise can do...

    Inflammation due to unaccustomed exercise can do that.
  • It offers no fat loss advantage, unless you're...

    It offers no fat loss advantage, unless you're doing it as part of a highly specialized setup (yohimbe supplementation on a CKD for instance).

    Does it burn muscle? Technically, it kinda does, but...
  • It depends on effort expended. 30 minutes of...

    It depends on effort expended. 30 minutes of cycling uphill at top speed is going to burn far more calories than coasting on a level surface at slow speed. Distance is irrelevant unless intensity...
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    Eat light through the day and have a big meal at...

    Eat light through the day and have a big meal at night.
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    Yep, that's good stuff. My programming is like...

    Yep, that's good stuff.

    My programming is like so, with a 4 days upper/lower split:

    Week 1 - 2 power days, 2 hypertrophy days
    Week 2 - 2 strength days, 2 hypertrophy days
    Week 3 - 2 power...
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    Yeah, I quite like it. I use BFR during my...

    Yeah, I quite like it. I use BFR during my deload weeks. I think it's great because you can still train while getting the primary benefit of the deload (CNS and connective tissue recovery).
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    When you're out of the beginner stage,...

    When you're out of the beginner stage, periodization is more important than any one rep range. You could do a simple linear periodization that starts out at a higher rep range, then load weight on...
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    Yes. Doesn't matter, because it's...

    Yes.



    Doesn't matter, because it's temporary. Get leaner, make room for a bulk, then get bigger.
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    A dude your size will easily carry around 8-10...

    A dude your size will easily carry around 8-10 pounds of water that will fluctuate a fair bit. That water will be lost when you begin a cut and it will return when you go back to maintenance. You...
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    Without before/after pics it's hard to say. How...

    Without before/after pics it's hard to say. How have your lifts changed in those 6 months?
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    This would be correct OP. Your original numbers...

    This would be correct OP. Your original numbers are way over.
  • Whatever amount makes your urine clear is fine.

    Whatever amount makes your urine clear is fine.
  • I wore gloves for the first two years. After...

    I wore gloves for the first two years. After that the loads got heavy enough that the bar would shift in my hand, especially when the leather got sweaty and greasy.

    It only took me a few months...
  • Nothing wrong with treadmill walking or running,...

    Nothing wrong with treadmill walking or running, it just burns calories.
  • Check your food logging mate, read this stuff: ...

    Check your food logging mate, read this stuff:

    Counting calories accurately requires precision. Read these:
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148418313...
  • I agree. Although loose shoulders is a common...

    I agree. Although loose shoulders is a common issue, I don't think it's the one behind flared elbows. I've never had a problem keeping my shoulders retracted, but I absolutely have a very difficult...
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    Cortisol or no cortisol, you're eating too much...

    Cortisol or no cortisol, you're eating too much mate.
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    There are differences like whey, casein, isolates...

    There are differences like whey, casein, isolates and all that, but it doesn't much matter. A middle of the road choice would be a blend like this one for instance:
    ...
  • Everything is in sync for her I guess; all the...

    Everything is in sync for her I guess; all the feedback loops are working properly. Appetite goes up as weight drops, down as it's gained, BMR and TDEE go up in response to overfeeding, etc.

    My...
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