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    If you want to gain muscle, you need to eat in a...

    If you want to gain muscle, you need to eat in a calorie surplus. You should be gaining 1-2 lbs per month.
  • I'd say 99.9% of the women here do not take...

    I'd say 99.9% of the women here do not take supplements beyond things like fish oil,etc. Generally because they just don't work.
    Looks like this product is trying to make people think it boosts...
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    You don't sound recovered from your ED to me. At...

    You don't sound recovered from your ED to me. At your stats, you should probably eat at maintenance (which is much higher than 1400) and get on a solid and well rounded lifting routine.

    How many...
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    At 100 lbs overweight, just focus on fat loss for...

    At 100 lbs overweight, just focus on fat loss for now. You can lift heavy too - follow a solid compound-based routine. Maybe a full body 3 x per week. Get the diet dialed in for a steady 1 lb per...
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    In two months, depending on how large your...

    In two months, depending on how large your calorie surplus was, you *may* have gained 1/2 -1 lb of muscle, the rest a combo of water and fat. Be careful not to overdo the bulking surplus - you only...
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    Actually you *are* being a twat waffle. Right...

    Actually you *are* being a twat waffle. Right now, and in your gym. I'm glad you don't work out in my gym.
  • Women can only gain around 1/2 lb of muscle per...

    Women can only gain around 1/2 lb of muscle per month, and that's if she is eating in a consistent surplus, eating adequate calories, and lifting a solid and well-rounded routine regularly. 3 weeks...
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    What equipment do you have available to you for...

    What equipment do you have available to you for your routine?
    Do you have your nutrition dialed in?
    Do you track your calorie and macro intake?

    The first step will be to figure out maintenance...
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    Don't know anything about PHUL but I'm assuming...

    Don't know anything about PHUL but I'm assuming it's a well-rounded program. Are you eating to support muscle growth?
    I wouldn't necessarily add different exercises - you could do more reps or...
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    Seriously, worrying about nutrition/fitness seems...

    Seriously, worrying about nutrition/fitness seems odd to me at this point. I can only speak for myself, but basic function would be all I'd be capable of at this point - trying to eat, trying to...
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    How many calories per day is that? How many...

    How many calories per day is that?
    How many grams of protein/carbs/fat?
    What are your goals?
    Are you lifting?
  • You have no fat. But you seriously lack muscle....

    You have no fat. But you seriously lack muscle.
    If you want muscle, you need a well-rounded lifting routine with a progressive load, coupled with a small calorie surplus and adequate protein...
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    How do you know you are 20% body fat? And do...

    How do you know you are 20% body fat?

    And do you know that only competitors get down to 10%? And that is for a very short period of time.

    15% BF is probably sustainable year round with...
  • This is how I break through my plateaus- Super...

    This is how I break through my plateaus-

    Super light warmup set of ~10 reps.
    Go up to your 8 rep max weight - BUT only do 2-3 reps.
    Add 5 lbs. Can you do 2-3 reps? If yes, easily, add 5 more...
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    Don't eat back calories. But definitely if you...

    Don't eat back calories. But definitely if you were truly eating 1370 calories per day consistently, even without exercise you'd be seeing weight loss. How do you measure/track your intake?
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    It's whatever *YOU* are comfortable with. You...

    It's whatever *YOU* are comfortable with. You freaked about a 1 lb gain in a month and feel pudgy. To do a successful bulk you're going to be gaining weight - 1 or 2 lbs per month, for SEVERAL...
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    Find a different gym? I mean, it pisses me off...

    Find a different gym? I mean, it pisses me off when I come in and have to unload machines, but it's only on occasion. If it were an every day thing, I'd find a different gym.
    Can you meet with a...
  • Working out 'off and on for 10 yrs' does not...

    Working out 'off and on for 10 yrs' does not equate a good base. Muscle doesn't grow without a consistent calorie surplus and a solid and well rounded (and progressive) routine. To grow muscle, the...
  • It requires a calorie surplus to gain muscle and...

    It requires a calorie surplus to gain muscle and a deficit to lose fat, so it just won't work that way.
    Even if you get down to 120, it is doubtful you will have enough muscle to consider competing....
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    I take prescription Lunesta and have for seven...

    I take prescription Lunesta and have for seven years, on a nightly basis. Sometimes I supplement my Lunesta with half a tab of doxylamine (OTC sleep aid), but I NEVER take a diphenydramine-based OTC...
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