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  • Ahhh yes, the mythical "starvation mode". If...

    Ahhh yes, the mythical "starvation mode". If only it were possible for humans to stop losing weight due to excessive calorie deficits, nobody would ever die of famine.

    As Tommy mentioned above,...
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    You look good where you're at right now, but if...

    You look good where you're at right now, but if the goal is to be slimmer/leaner then perhaps continuing to train in a small caloric deficit is your best path. Since you're still new to strength...
  • At 6'2" if you're already down to 167 pounds and...

    At 6'2" if you're already down to 167 pounds and over 12% bodyfat (which is how you look in the photo) then you may not have enough muscle mass established to support getting down to single-digit...
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    This is similar to me. Unfortunately my belly is...

    This is similar to me. Unfortunately my belly is the first place to store fat, and with a 12 pound gain over a 6 month bulk I saw a nearly 2.5 inch gain at the navel. I just accept that it comes...
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    OP if thats your current state on the right in...

    OP if thats your current state on the right in your avatar photo then you don't have lower belly fat to lose.
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    Are you male or female? Unfortunately you...

    Are you male or female?

    Unfortunately you cannot spot reduce fat, you can only put yourself in an overall caloric deficit and your genetics will decide how/where the fat comes off. "Hitting a...
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    In the first picture your bodyfat was about 15%...

    In the first picture your bodyfat was about 15% in the second you're around 20%.

    Concur with air2fakie, you're not in bad shape so its completely up to you on whether you should cut or bulk...
  • I try never to laugh at people who are in the gym...

    I try never to laugh at people who are in the gym working to improve themselves, but I'm not sure I would have been able to contain myself if I saw that.
  • Yep, thats exactly what causes it. Unfortunately...

    Yep, thats exactly what causes it. Unfortunately desks and computer setups are usually not ergonomically aligned for us tall people, and it forces us to lean forward because the desk and/or monitor...
  • I think its really personal preference, but I...

    I think its really personal preference, but I believe most people do the hand over the top of the rope (double bicep pose) motion, which feels more natural to me.
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    Pretty much all of this. At 20 years old I...

    Pretty much all of this.

    At 20 years old I would find it very hard to believe that you've had time to overdevelop anything. It would typically take years for something like this to occur, so...
  • Fellow tall guy here at a shade under 6'5". I...

    Fellow tall guy here at a shade under 6'5". I would check out the Fierce 5 comprehensive program list and look into one of the intermediate programs and see if something there suits you. You could...
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    You should stop bulking, you're overweight and...

    You should stop bulking, you're overweight and have plenty of fat on you to fuel gains, you should not be packing on additional pounds. At your current stats even in a deficit you should be able to...
  • Post a shirtless photo (with good lighting) here,...

    Post a shirtless photo (with good lighting) here, that will get you a good a number as any machine will give you.

    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=173620211
  • If your shoulders are both pulled forward and you...

    If your shoulders are both pulled forward and you have a rounding of your upper back you very likely suffer from what is known as Upper Crossed Syndrome which is generally caused by overactive...
  • First off, you may want to slow down on the...

    First off, you may want to slow down on the weight gain just a bit. At your age adding 4+ lbs a month you can be sure that around 75% of that (if not more) is going to be fat; try to keep it to...
  • Body somatotypes were debunked long ago and have...

    Body somatotypes were debunked long ago and have no scientific basis behind them. They were invented by a psychologist back in the 1940's in an attempt to classify people based on their body shape. ...
  • Your shoulder alignment issue could absolutely be...

    Your shoulder alignment issue could absolutely be the cause of losing power/drive during your bench press. With your left arm "writing hook" its possible that your left front delt and pec have...
  • Thread: 6'5" need pex

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    OP, do you have access to a full gym? If so, you...

    OP, do you have access to a full gym? If so, you would probably benefit from getting on a full body strength training program 3x a week.

    Fierce 5 is a proven program that works if you follow...
  • Its not a requirement but more of a personal...

    Its not a requirement but more of a personal preference, especially after only losing 15 pounds. I lost about 55 pounds in 6 1/2 months, never once did a maintenance phase because I just didn't...
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