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    You said "pure hypertrophy/strength" but those...

    You said "pure hypertrophy/strength" but those are two different things. Still related, but not program is pure both. What's optimal for building maximal strength isn't optimal for building muscle,...
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    7/24/21: Chest & Arms (Chest Focused) Flat...

    7/24/21: Chest & Arms (Chest Focused)

    Flat Barbell Bench Press
    275lbs for 5 sets of 6 reps

    Planned on incline barbell after flat, but incline was taken, so bumped to 5 sets of flat instead of...
  • Thread: skinny fat?

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    This, or even a small surplus. No reason to cut...

    This, or even a small surplus. No reason to cut now. For those that are skinny fat, a recomp is often best. And it's doable for this group since they're new to lifting, almost all the time. Or maybe...
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    I'd bulk. 0.5 pound a week.

    I'd bulk. 0.5 pound a week.
  • Yeah, and those aren't accurate at all. ...

    Yeah, and those aren't accurate at all.

    Everyone thinks lean body mass means muscle only.

    That's what these things are often measuring - lean body mass.

    Lean body mass accounts for...
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    I basically do the same split and I love it. ...

    I basically do the same split and I love it.

    Here it is...

    Chest/Arms (more chest focused - 3-4 chest exercises, 1 for biceps, 1 for triceps
    Quads/Calves/Abs
    Back/Shoulders (more back...
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    Deload workout :( All worth it. So pumped to...

    Deload workout :(

    All worth it. So pumped to get back to it next week.
  • Posting pics would help. No ones gonna go check...

    Posting pics would help. No ones gonna go check your TikTok.
  • Thread: Bulk or cut?

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    Yeah get those pics up, that'll help us get a...

    Yeah get those pics up, that'll help us get a better idea where you're at and what to do next.
  • I'd start bulking.

    I'd start bulking.
  • Thread: Bulking Light

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    If you could die from this, you probably won't...

    If you could die from this, you probably won't get much advice here.

    At least for me. I don't want to go tell you to do something, and next thing you know you're gone.

    I'd ask someone who is...
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    10-20% reduction in intensity (weight lifted) on...

    10-20% reduction in intensity (weight lifted) on most. Especially compounds, just depends.

    Cut sets and reps in half or hit a heavy single on a compound and that’s it.

    So many ways to do it....
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    Deloading all week, up until the 26th. First...

    Deloading all week, up until the 26th.

    First workout back is the 27th.

    I’ll go back to posting each workout then.

    Nothing exciting to post about deload week lol
  • Sounds like you're new to lifting and eating...

    Sounds like you're new to lifting and eating well. So you'll be able to build muscle and lose fat at the same time if training and nutrition is in order.

    So no, it's not a waste of time at all to...
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    Yes, you can swap rice for bread. If you're...

    Yes, you can swap rice for bread.

    If you're in a calorie deficit, you'll probably want to choose the one that's more satiating for you.

    If you're in a surplus, you might want the one that...
  • I don't like to go by grams per pound of body...

    I don't like to go by grams per pound of body weight. But I can find multiple sources (can think of 3 off the top of my head) that recommend AT LEAST 0.3 grams per pound of body weight

    I prefer...
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    Fluctuating up and down a couple of pounds week...

    Fluctuating up and down a couple of pounds week to week I'd still consider maintenance. It's unrealistic to remain exactly the same weight week to week, even at maintenance. There are so so many...
  • Lowering a single macronutrient while keeping...

    Lowering a single macronutrient while keeping calories the same will not result in fat loss. Overall calories matter most for losing body fat.

    And your minimum for fats based on your body weight...
  • First, don't go by %. Go by grams of each...

    First, don't go by %.

    Go by grams of each protein, carbs, and fats.

    I'm not quite sure what you're confused about, but tracking should take a total of about 10 minutes of your day.

    Here's...
  • Thread: I cannot burn fat

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    You're not in a calorie deficit. Consistently...

    You're not in a calorie deficit.

    Consistently be in a calorie deficit, and you will lose fat.
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