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fast muscle gainer cutting/bulking question

If a guy that gains muscle very fast and easily, starts off with little muscle and eats in a surplus and gets bigger and bigger with the muscle growth becomes the need for more calories to sustain ? would he eventually go from being in a surplus to being in a deficit if he doesn't increase...

fendertele‎, 10-30-2017 08:56 PM
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Question Where's the best place to learn proper form for DLs & squats?

Hi, I'm a 49yo female, 119 lbs, lifting for about a year but have gotten more serious in the last month. I've never had serious back problems other than occasional muscle soreness and tightness relieved by heat, massage, NSAIDS, etc. So many older folks have back issues, especially with...

Liljet‎, 10-16-2017 03:05 AM
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Weight loss or weight gain.

Question for everyone. I have bulked up to 155 (not intentionally) as of recent. Still on the fierce 5 program. I know its probably different per individual, but if you do a calorie deficit +/-, exercise remains the same as well as your diet not changing, how long does it take in general for your...

tommydamic68‎, 10-29-2017 11:47 AM
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How to get Bicep to bulge closer to the elbow?

I am curious as how people get their biceps to have a steep curve down towards the elbow when arms are down at their sides,relaxed, when some people can only get an all-rounded bicep when they're relaxed. http://i.imgur.com/1EJpc.jpg The left image is what I'm curious about, while the right...

ryguy557‎, 08-27-2011 06:31 PM
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Weight Loss vs Muscle Loss

Okay in a clinically obese person what is the ratio of muscle loss to fat theorized to be. Say a 300 pound guys who has a lean mass of 180 with a body fat of 40% losses weight and reaches a goal of 180 pounds what do you think his lean mass and body fat might be working out twice week and walking...

HeavyBlueDevil‎, 10-29-2017 12:11 PM
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Question Am I ready to bulk? Help with macros....

I'm 38 and 5'10". On July 1st, I made a lifestyle change. I began a cut and also started eating right and watching my macros. I use myfitnesspal on my phone religiously to track things the best I can. On July 1st, I weighed 215#. As of today (4 months later), I weight 180#. I go to the gym...

cobrar97‎, 10-27-2017 07:14 AM
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Missed the Wagon?

Hi Wonder if anyone can offer some pointers on what appears to be a fairly complex situation? I'm probably going to get flamed like a witch for this... :) Background: I'm 46, was an athletic kid, 5'11", spent most of my life weighing around 65KG (10 - 10.5 stone). Used to run a lot of...

rayhallam‎, 10-24-2017 04:02 PM
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Ibuprofen, how much?

Is it alright to take 400 mg ibuprofen 2 times a day for soreness. I workout every other day. Thanks.

TwoSixty‎, 10-26-2017 01:52 PM
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Question Question for anyone who has had Hernia surgery in the past

I had hernia surgery about a year ago. Has anyone who has had the surgery gotten any pain this long after the surgery in the spot? It hasn't reopened, but I am getting occasional more discomfort then pain in the area where the original pain was. It isn't all the time but occasionally after a heavy...

bigvin73‎, 11-30-2009 08:06 AM
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Am I ready to start bulking...

Okay guys I have worked hard (for me) and I am now here to ask some advice. I started cutting the first of August from 196 lbs. I was your classic skinny fat (or maybe just fat). 41 years old and 5 10. I've been hitting the gym hard 3 times a week alternating upper and lower body. As of...

jbthomas5150‎, 10-14-2017 09:47 AM
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If you don't care about strength is there any reason to do low rep sets?

I see it written here that a lot of guys have backed off low rep sets to go easier on their bodies. I very rarely do low rep work myself -- my preferred rep scheme is 10-12. I use micro weights to progress (usually 2 lbs a week, 1 to 1.5 for the Overhead press). I'm happy with my visual progress...

AD1985‎, 10-25-2017 10:53 PM
10-26-2017, 06:33 AM Go to last post
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injury, push it or get it checked?

I have a re-occurring injury in my upper spine. it's a disk low in the neck and when I turn my head to the left it feels like I'm having a heart attack (shooting pain from behind my scapula out to the front of my chest) and I get tingling and issues with my left arm. It comes and goes and is...

dragman72‎, 10-23-2017 08:12 AM
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Diagnosed with arthritis, so I went vegan...

What's up all, So, I have been living with a base level of pain for years that I just chalked up to being a symptom of my (old) line of work. I started lifting about a year and a half ago, but didn't start taking it seriously until about 8-10 months ago when I started my first cut, and lost about...

designbld‎, 10-11-2017 10:07 AM
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Getting your gains back after cut

How long does it normally take to get all your strength back after a cut? So last year I started my first bulk which was a dirty bulk. I was pretty happy with my strength gains but I also caked on 30 to 35lbs of fat. I spent all of my summer trying to cut off the damage of that dirty bulk and...

hollen949b‎, 10-23-2017 12:22 AM
10-25-2017, 03:45 AM Go to last post
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Question - Heavier-Weight/High-Rep Lifting

Hey All - Back in August I hired a personal trainer to do some conditioning and agility training. I really like it and i'm slimming down and while building muscle and especially athletic endurance. One thing that my trainer does is to have me use weights (dumbells or barbell) which are...

Polymorphist‎, 10-24-2017 01:58 AM
10-24-2017, 11:36 AM Go to last post
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Weight training on Levaquin

As fate would have it, I encountered my second sinus infection this year. I usually get one around February and October. The only difference now is I am allergic to penicillin, so was prescribed Levaquin. Now, I've heard the horror stories about Levaquin and tendon/joint issues, so I was...

billzkey‎, 10-20-2017 09:58 AM
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Cocoa powder

My friend was telling me about Cocoa powder and the benefits of taking it. I read up on it and was interested in reading that, in addition to antioxidant properties and it's effect on blood pressure, it is a food source that can raise HDL. So I put 4 tbsp in my oatmeal this morning of...

JC480‎, 07-06-2010 05:17 AM
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Workout program help

I'm posting here instead of the Workout Program subforum because I want advice other than to run Fierce 5 or All Pros Beginner Routine. My goal is fat loss and to get healthy. My secondary goal is to get stronger and bigger muscles. I need a lifting routine that I can do in around 30 minutes. I...

Halbrust‎, 10-17-2017 11:27 AM
10-23-2017, 11:35 AM Go to last post
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Question about proper form and fierce 5

So I am currently training with the fierce 5 program. My question is, if your form is not proper when moving up in weight due to the weight being too heavy, even after deloading 15%, what then?

tommydamic68‎, 10-22-2017 10:49 AM
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When To Deload

I've been seeing a lot of 'When should I deload, bro?' threads lately. Hope this will help. The answer is depends. Ehr-body is different. As a rule of thumb I provide my lifters, ride the train til it almost stops. You don't want the train to fully stop on the way to Snap City, but you...

NorwichGrad‎, 10-19-2017 08:59 AM
10-23-2017, 12:29 AM Go to last post
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Missing muscle????

Since I have been cutting for 9 weeks I am able to see alot more of the muscle that I do have. Wife pointed out something tonight that shed some light on a long standing problem that I have had since I started lifting. My right shoulder blade has always winged while doing any type of pressing...

meloncap78‎, 10-20-2017 10:49 PM
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What does it mean if your low back feels sensitive after rack pulls?

I do rack pulls about 3 inches below the knee and about 80 lbs heavier than my deadlift (started about the same but worked up quickly; I guess the movement is slightly different). When I'm done, my low back is sensitive. It doesn't hurt, but if I do any other compounds that stress the full...

AD1985‎, 10-18-2017 09:10 AM
10-21-2017, 04:58 PM Go to last post
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Lifting with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis in general?

Rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family, and most of us get it in our early 20s. I am not quite 35 yet, but figured I would make the topic here as arthritis is usually a condition associated with older people. I noticed about a year ago that my joints would be throbbing when I woke up in the...

LiftingCoder‎, 07-25-2013 05:59 PM
10-21-2017, 11:06 AM Go to last post
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35 And Ready to Rock

Hey gang. I just turned 35 a week ago, so I guess I belong in this thread... far far away from the young studs. :) I'm trying to get back into shape and I'd like to solicit some advice from some folks who are similar (physically) to me. I'm 6'2" 225 lbs. I don't really care what I weigh, but I...

crux19‎, 10-20-2017 07:25 AM
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Better to do more volume on the same exercise, or diversify?

I used to do 3 sets each of hanging leg raises and standing ab wheel per week. Now I just do the standing ab wheel. Progress was very slow before, but now I'm more stable, go further down and for more reps too. And I only made this change 3 months ago. I've experienced the same thing on my bench...

AD1985‎, 10-16-2017 06:34 PM
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