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  • If she's wanting to lose weight OR gain muscle,...

    If she's wanting to lose weight OR gain muscle, she'll need to lift heavy. I'd scrap all the tabata style training and get her on a solid progressive lifting routine like Starting Strength. And she...
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    It's best to try to eat at maintenance or...

    It's best to try to eat at maintenance or slightly above when sick or injured so your body has plenty of energy to heal. Keep trying to get calorie dense foods in to help out. But I know what you...
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    Geezus..calm down lady. I'm totally flattered...

    Geezus..calm down lady. I'm totally flattered that you think I'm a perfect athlete :D. But I thought my question was rather legit. Creatine is used as a catalyst for ATP production during...
  • Usually that just comes with a lack of calories....

    Usually that just comes with a lack of calories. I find when my fats are too low I get headaches.

    If you're lacking energy in your workouts you can eat a carb heavy meal about an hour beforehand....
  • Lower body is almost always the last to lean out...

    Lower body is almost always the last to lean out for women, you just need to keep dieting. I have to get down to about 138 to se definition in my legs.
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    Why are you doing 270 squats with such low...

    Why are you doing 270 squats with such low weights? Is this in a Body Pump class?
  • Thread: Macro check

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    ^^yup. The only reason I increase above 150...

    ^^yup.

    The only reason I increase above 150 grams protein is if I get hungry from being in a deficit for a while.
  • I suspect that you are nearing underweight and...

    I suspect that you are nearing underweight and are undermuscled.

    What are your current stats?
  • Thread: Ab Workouts?

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    I find crunches are terrible...it's too easy to...

    I find crunches are terrible...it's too easy to pull your body with your neck and not your actual core...you really have to focus on pushing UP toward the ceiling and not pulling toward your knees. ...
  • Thread: Ab Workouts?

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    If I feel like I must add abs I do planks or leg...

    If I feel like I must add abs I do planks or leg raises.
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    Congrats! But you know this requires posting...

    Congrats!

    But you know this requires posting up some pics now :D
  • Especially if one is starting from an...

    Especially if one is starting from an undermuscled position. The proportion of muscle needed to gain is much larger than the amount of fat needed to lose so it will be an extremely slow process...At...
  • Like this oatmeal raisin cookie I'm about to eat....

    Like this oatmeal raisin cookie I'm about to eat. I'm full from lunch and an early dinner but Imma bout to eat it because I know it tastes good.
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    You know...I ate all that^^^ as a kid. And at...

    You know...I ate all that^^^ as a kid. And at Mawmaw's house after a long day of playing kickball....building our trails in the woods...playing hide and seek...us cousins would sit down in front of...
  • If you're gaining on 1500 calories you likely...

    If you're gaining on 1500 calories you likely have a tracking error. Either in the way you are measuring your foods or the way you are adding up your calories.

    Put your foods on a digital scale...
  • Thread: I'm stuck

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    What about caffeine tablets? At what rate are...

    What about caffeine tablets?

    At what rate are you gaining?
    What is your macro breakdown? Specifically how many carbs?

    Maybe have a carb heavy meal about an hour and a half before your workout...
  • Calories look a bit low, I'd start around 1600 to...

    Calories look a bit low, I'd start around 1600 to 1700, fats a little low, protein is okay but could reduce a bit more (around 140g) if you need more carbs for energy.

    Put the heavy weights before...
  • Thread: Shoulder Press

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    ^^That! I shoulder BB press >100# only when my...

    ^^That!

    I shoulder BB press >100# only when my coach is spotting me....I think my max DB press was with 45s so just shy of 100#. When by myself I jump on a Smith machine. The Smith takes a lot...
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    Did back on Monday and can't really recall what...

    Did back on Monday and can't really recall what all I did...

    Hopefully I'll get my azz back in gear and get back into the swing of things...I mean, I'm lifting only 3 days a week when I used to be...
  • Thread: Advice needed

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    1800 may be around your maintenance. When I'm...

    1800 may be around your maintenance. When I'm working out 5 days a week my maintenance is about 2100.

    If you're wanting to gain muscle you'll need to eat more to where you are gaining between 1 to...
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