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    If you only gained 6 pounds then I would carry on...

    If you only gained 6 pounds then I would carry on bulking, because otherwise I suspect in 6 weeks time you'll just be back to where you started. Or if you cut for less than 6 weeks it won't achieve...
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    I use it for shrugs and I see plenty of people...

    I use it for shrugs and I see plenty of people benching with it. Years ago I used to do front squats with it.

    Putting aside whether the bar path is optimal or not, it's more akin to a machine...
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    I can relate to your issue because I'm kind of...

    I can relate to your issue because I'm kind of the same, been training for 3-4 years and I look a lot stronger than I really am. My lifts are stronger than yours, but I can point out dozens of...
  • I did go through a period of sleeping (or...

    I did go through a period of sleeping (or attempting to sleep) 9-10 hours a night, but unfortunately half the time I couldn't get to sleep, or I would wake up in the early hours and not be able to...
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    I know when I was on a pretty harsh cut first...

    I know when I was on a pretty harsh cut first time around, I filled up in the evening on low calorie foods. Rice cakes with pickles, strawberries and low fat yogurt. This was all after my last meal...
  • Listen to this, it always helped me:...

    Listen to this, it always helped me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcJjMnHoIBI
  • I've always had thick eye brows (my dad does...

    I've always had thick eye brows (my dad does too).

    In recent years I have my barber trim them when I get a haircut. Maybe that makes them grow more. My wife says eyebrows should be plucked and not...
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    I'd like to know but if it makes you feel any...

    I'd like to know but if it makes you feel any better I probably drink up to 10 cups a day. It stems from when I was cutting and replaced food with coffee but now it's a habit.
  • I really wouldn't expect this to happen overnight...

    I really wouldn't expect this to happen overnight and especially not at 25.

    I think my facial skin definitely looks older now (I'm 41) but I only notice when I look back at photos of myself from...
  • To answer one of your questions, you can't spot...

    To answer one of your questions, you can't spot reduce fat, your body burns it from where it wants to.

    Although you can recomp (lose fat and gain muscle at the same time) it's generally a lot...
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    If I grill chicken I put peri peri seasoning on...

    If I grill chicken I put peri peri seasoning on it.

    Normally though I cut it into small pieces and fry it, and add sweet chilli and garlic sauce, or teriyaki sauce. The sauce is around 120...
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    Here is everything I have outside my 3 main...

    Here is everything I have outside my 3 main meals:

    Peanut butter and chocolate spread on toast.

    Bananas

    Protein shake

    Cereal
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    I'm lucky to work at home most of the time so...

    I'm lucky to work at home most of the time so normally cook eggs and rice for lunch.

    When I've been out on the road I have hard boiled eggs, or a tuna sandwich
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    No this isn't one day, I would say it's been...

    No this isn't one day, I would say it's been going on for maybe 6 weeks. First couple of weeks I thought it was just one of those things but then the following 4 weeks things didn't get better, in...
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    Why does your nose run, but your feet smell?

    Why does your nose run, but your feet smell?
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    On compounds I typically go for 3 sets consisting...

    On compounds I typically go for 3 sets consisting of 10, 8 and 6 reps. Depends on the exercise though, for example with rows I'll often go with 12, 10 and 8. I usually have a few reps left in the...
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    Yes I agree, however I have tried time off and...

    Yes I agree, however I have tried time off and deloading but it didn't help. I realise it's not possible to progress in a linear fashion forever, but this seems to have been a noticeable decline over...
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    Yes of course you are right. I posted out of...

    Yes of course you are right. I posted out of frustration but thanks for the perspective. It's not like I've been spinning my wheels for months.



    I'm going to think about this. The last time I...
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    Thanks all for your replies. I managed to get...

    Thanks all for your replies. I managed to get some creatine today, at 4 times the usual cost, but hopefully it will be worth it. I will report back in a few weeks and let you know! Replies below:...
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    Thanks for your reply. I would estimate around...

    Thanks for your reply.

    I would estimate around 15-17% body fat. Upper abs just about visible with a fair bit of fat on the lower belly (this is a problem area for me even when really lean).
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