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    Its not trapped gas, its actual intestinal spasms...

    Its not trapped gas, its actual intestinal spasms that continue for hours after working out
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    intestinal cramps after lifting?

    hi there,
    does anyone every get intestinal cramping after lifts where you have to brace hard (mostly deadlift)? i have noticed this happening more and more over the last few months after deadlift...
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    as has been said, i dont know why youre doing PPL...

    as has been said, i dont know why youre doing PPL as a beginner, but since you enjoy it, carry on.
    on pull day 5 sets of face pulls/lat pull downs is excessive, as is 9 sets of bicep curls. you...
  • it just sounds like you are left side dominant....

    it just sounds like you are left side dominant. try doing some unilateral exercises, right side first, with weight that you can handle on the right. go slow, see how it feels, you might have to work...
  • firstly, well done for recognising your unhealthy...

    firstly, well done for recognising your unhealthy lifestyle and wanting to make a change!
    to start, i would not worry about the gym - you need to focus on getting to a healthy weight, and as you...
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    i dont think you should expect to feel compound...

    i dont think you should expect to feel compound exercises the same way you feel isolation exercises, as there are many more muscles coming into play. just focus on getting your form right and...
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    it will depend on a persons weight, muscle mass,...

    it will depend on a persons weight, muscle mass, activity level and metabolism, so you cant really compare one person to another
  • if you're following a properly structured program...

    if you're following a properly structured program with progressive overload, then yes, you should definitely be deloading on a semi-regular basis. It doesn't sound like you're overtraining, but the...
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    the reason you feel like you're spinning your...

    the reason you feel like you're spinning your wheels is coz you are. you state you've been trying to build muscle mass, but you keep calories low and haven't been progressively overloading your...
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    thanks to covid lockdowns there are tonnes of...

    thanks to covid lockdowns there are tonnes of free home workout programs knocking about. at the very least you need some light dumbbells and some resistance bands, and these can be picked up pretty...
  • 1 rep is still progress and will add up in the...

    1 rep is still progress and will add up in the long run
  • hi theliftingpoet! just wanted to say I think...

    hi theliftingpoet!
    just wanted to say I think youre doing really well! as someone who also had an ED and used fitness to recover, I think you will do great. sounds like you have a fab support system...
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    youre not eating enough. whilst building muscle...

    youre not eating enough. whilst building muscle at maintainance or even in a deficit is possible for newbies, its far from optimal and progress will be very slow (prob even slower for women) if you...
  • Just do some stretching and try to move around a...

    Just do some stretching and try to move around a bit today. Soreness is normal when it's a new stimulus for your body. Leave the exercises for today and do them again tomorrow, regardless of if you...
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    not sure if anyone still reads this tread but...

    not sure if anyone still reads this tread but hey, i'll give it a go!
    I had under muscle implants pre-lifting. Im due to get them replaced, so was looking for advice from anyone who has had a...
  • are you under or over muscle?

    are you under or over muscle?
  • just some thoughts: - have you checked your...

    just some thoughts:
    - have you checked your blood pressure? this could be more responsible for your lightheadedness than your COPD
    - do you breathe normally or brace (hold your breath) when you...
  • an aggressive deficit is considered to be 20%,...

    an aggressive deficit is considered to be 20%, which would be 2000kcal for you, so to eat only 1000kcal a day is ridiculous. Also how are you measuring your bodyfat?

    its really hard to build...
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    sounds like you need either a dietbreak or to...

    sounds like you need either a dietbreak or to reverse diet. if your bodyfat is really under 10% (depends how you're measuring) then you should probably stop cutting anyway, unless you're competing.
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    You say a long cut, how long? How much weight...

    You say a long cut, how long? How much weight lost? You might need to reverse diet rather than jump to high calories straight off.
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