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  • Yeah, you're not 10-15%. Maybe 15-20. You'd...

    Yeah, you're not 10-15%. Maybe 15-20.
    You'd look much better with more muscle underneath.
    Your weight is very very low for your height.

    Best possible muscle gain is only like 1/2 - 1 lb per...
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    Free weights are generally better - they allow a...

    Free weights are generally better - they allow a more natural range of motion.
    However, 'toning' is simply a matter of lowering body fat low enough and having enough muscle underneath to have shape...
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    To reach 20% you'd need to lose 13 lbs of pure...

    To reach 20% you'd need to lose 13 lbs of pure fat if you are truly 27%.
    However, you can't completely avoid losing some muscle with the fat, so over the course of your diet, you may lose around 1...
  • Why are you trying to maintain such a low weight?

    Why are you trying to maintain such a low weight?
  • Thread: Support

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    Oh, lol. Did you go to the misc section? The...

    Oh, lol. Did you go to the misc section? The first time I came to BB.com the same thing happened to me.
    Hang out here in the women's section - lots of good vibes here!
  • Thread: Obese.

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    You ladies that have 100 lbs to lose, I commend...

    You ladies that have 100 lbs to lose, I commend you! Consistency is everything - you would be amazed what you could accomplish in a year. And in 3 yrs you wouldn't even recognize yourselves. I...
  • Honestly it depends on how you feel. Are you...

    Honestly it depends on how you feel. Are you trying to cut or bulk? I think a day of HIIT is fine. However, if you're bulking, you'll want to eat more.
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    Ok, with that info and knowing your limitations,...

    Ok, with that info and knowing your limitations, I'd recommend a full body routine.

    Focus on the basic compound lifts - bench press, overhead press, horizontal pull (a rowing movement), vertical...
  • Hmm. All normal stuff. I'd say it was a one-off...

    Hmm. All normal stuff. I'd say it was a one-off situation. I've had days I got dizzy/hurled at the gym for no particular reason. Could be you're coming down with something. Who knows.

    If it...
  • Thread: Wtf ?!

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    Wow. That's a lot of calories. If it's only...

    Wow. That's a lot of calories. If it's only been a couple weeks, maybe give it a bit more time and see if you stet to gian.
    How is your satiety level? I mean, do you ever feel hungry? Or are you...
  • BTDT. Exercise will help a lot with the mental...

    BTDT. Exercise will help a lot with the mental health aspect. One thing I'd caution about in your case - stay away from the all too common stimulants that are pushed as necessary to lose weight. ...
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    An upper lower split is fine for a beginner. ...

    An upper lower split is fine for a beginner. However, the types of lifts are very important and you don't outline that at all here.
    You'll want to focus on the main compound movements and minimize...
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    Well, they are wrong. And most 'trainers' aren't...

    Well, they are wrong. And most 'trainers' aren't worth a damn. It takes virtually no knowledge or effort to get 'certified'.
  • What else was in that shake? Just protein? Or a...

    What else was in that shake? Just protein? Or a stimulant or something?
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    You can't gain exclusively muscle - you WILL gain...

    You can't gain exclusively muscle - you WILL gain some fat too. You can go on a 'sensible' bulk and not eat more than ~200 calories over maintenance. You won't gain much fat on that surplus, but...
  • I honestly think protein requirements have been...

    I honestly think protein requirements have been grossly exaggerated in the weightlifting community. However, I am speaking more from my gut (or out of my arse) than from any sort of scientific...
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    My max was 275 for 1 rep. However, since I'm not...

    My max was 275 for 1 rep. However, since I'm not interested in competing in powerlifting, I've since moved away from working with my 1RM and started doing more to develop mass/size, since I'm more...
  • Eat more. Eat around 80-100g protein and enough...

    Eat more.
    Eat around 80-100g protein and enough calories to gain a kg per month...however many that turns out to be.
    Just get more calorie dense foods in you - full fat dairy, nuts, nut butters,...
  • How tall are you? How much do you weigh? It's...

    How tall are you? How much do you weigh? It's true that when starting a new routine you will gain a few lbs of water (which doesn't go away if you keep training), but if you were in a deficit you...
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    That's a great idea. I'll be getting another...

    That's a great idea. I'll be getting another DEXA in a couple months, so it would be great to have a collection of them for others to review.
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