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    I would say yes. While cutting you're dropping...

    I would say yes. While cutting you're dropping carbs, carbs hold onto water, fewer carbs means less water retention meaning dryer muscles and achy joints. Just keep in mind strength usually goes down...
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    When i first started to take my weight gain...

    When i first started to take my weight gain seriously, i was doing 5 meals a day plus a half gallon of whole milk. I later started working at GNC so i could get discounts on weight gainers because...
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    I would need to know more information about you...

    I would need to know more information about you to be 100% accurate with numbers, but for MOST people you would do the calories daily, and if you were to be doing a cheat meal or refeed day,...
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    This is what we lifters call "The Pump", as the...

    This is what we lifters call "The Pump", as the above poster said it is when your muscles fill with blood, it gives them a very tight feeling, if i get a good enough pump going, i can relate to what...
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    Stretching will help for sure, i would recommend...

    Stretching will help for sure, i would recommend stretching you hip flexors and quads specifically. You also want to work on strengthening your hamstrings and your glutes. Try this stretching...
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    I don't like to do anything "heavy" like squats...

    I don't like to do anything "heavy" like squats or deadlifts with shoes that have any type of raised heel, "lifting" shoe or not. I also like to wear knee sleeves, not only for the stability but also...
  • Thread: Estimate bf%

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    i would say right around 12% might be a little...

    i would say right around 12% might be a little more accurate.
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    No, here's why. Offseason- you will be...

    No, here's why.

    Offseason- you will be pounding heavy weight HARD, you need to recovery as efficiently and effectively as possible from your workout to receiver maximum muscle recovery and...
  • Personally, i think it's okay to do early in...

    Personally, i think it's okay to do early in prep, but seeing that you're only a few weeks out i would definitely cut it out of the plan and start rocking just water. You don't need any extra crap...
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    The best way i can put this is, everyone is...

    The best way i can put this is, everyone is impatient when it comes to the fitness world. Building muscle takes time, losing fat takes time, so my advice to you is to pick which one you want to focus...
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    Try not doing the same routine every time you...

    Try not doing the same routine every time you workout, train different muscles with a new routine. Also if you only workout when you feel like it then your body isn't going to grow, you have to work...
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    That means you had a good session, I've been...

    That means you had a good session, I've been there, keep pushing hard and if the soreness is unbearable in the following days, take a look at your protein consumption, might be too low, or invest in...
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    I've heard of prep coaches doing the "keto"...

    I've heard of prep coaches doing the "keto" approach towards the end of prep if they need to make up for lost time, but in this case, the way you describe it is your doing more like an "easier"...
  • Thread: Weight gain

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    Trust me, you aren't the only one who hates the...

    Trust me, you aren't the only one who hates the "bulked" look, in my opinion, its harder than the cut, but it helps me to keep in my mind, I'm temporarily making myself look like ****, to come out of...
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    Something i like to do add a little "junk" in...

    Something i like to do add a little "junk" in once a day before bed, its an easy way to get some more calories in without having to shovel in more chicken and sweet potatoes. Also, something that i...
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    You will be able to still build and improve with...

    You will be able to still build and improve with low amounts of sleep yes, but sleep is very important, so like the other woman said, try and figure out what is making you not sleep, i really really...
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    In my journey so far, i have always eaten...

    In my journey so far, i have always eaten breakfast, my goal is to build muscle, so i want to give my body fuel, especially after its been asleep and without food for 8 hours, i want to feed it asap....
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    you stated that you were doing 3,000 for awhile,...

    you stated that you were doing 3,000 for awhile, A FEW times hit 4,000 maybe 5,000. Try upping it slowly. Do 3,500 consistantly for a month, then bump it to 4,000 for a a month and go from there, see...
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    be patient, as long as you are getting stronger...

    be patient, as long as you are getting stronger in the gym then you are doing fine, measure your progress by strength, rather than scale weight, but its easier to pack calories on if you add a little...
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