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  • There is no gold standard because all calculators...

    There is no gold standard because all calculators have an activity level variable which is very vague and arbitrary
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    Point 1 - use paragraphs point 2 - Congrats on...

    Point 1 - use paragraphs

    point 2 - Congrats on your weight loss thus far

    point 3 - you can't spot reduce fat

    point 4 - don't neglect parts of your body - jump on a beginner program from the...
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    GVT is just a volume and timing protocol. The...

    GVT is just a volume and timing protocol. The exercises you use are up to you.
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    I'm assuming you meant 3500 per week? Or did you...

    I'm assuming you meant 3500 per week? Or did you mean 350 cal surplus per day?
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    You are not eating enough OP - you can't expect...

    You are not eating enough OP - you can't expect to add size without adding weight.

    Set yourself a goal of putting on 15 pounds in the next year, adjust your calorie intake to meet this goal
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    Buy a scale and Weight yourself - adjust calories...

    Buy a scale and Weight yourself - adjust calories based on your rate of weight loss
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    It's likely in your head OP - Are your lifts...

    It's likely in your head OP -

    Are your lifts going up and is your weight going up over time? If the answer is yes to these you are building muscle.
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    Meal prepping is planning and preparing meals...

    Meal prepping is planning and preparing meals that meet your caloric, macro and micro goals. If you've written down some meals and they don't equate to your goals you haven't meal prepped.
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    You would be better off doing something like the...

    You would be better off doing something like the Fierce Five U/L https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=162916931&page=1 - it's still 15 set per session but a lot of accessory work,...
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    I think you should stick with an upper/lower -...

    I think you should stick with an upper/lower - you just need to lower the volume, how many working sets were you doing with this PT?

    FYI - if you are not losing weight you are not in a calorie...
  • Yes, but you will likely have to start eating in...

    Yes, but you will likely have to start eating in a deficit rather than at maintenance.

    Once you post some pics tomorrow we can probably give you better feedback
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    The general rule of thumb for a brand new lifter...

    The general rule of thumb for a brand new lifter who nails their programming is that they can put on up to 30 pounds of Muscle their first year. So basically you are suggesting that he pack on 50 to...
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    Your idea of a lean bulk is to eat 700 calories...

    Your idea of a lean bulk is to eat 700 calories over maintenance per day?
  • Between 6 and 15 sets per muscle per week

    Between 6 and 15 sets per muscle per week
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    Yes, and I did say formally obese in my post, but...

    Yes, and I did say formally obese in my post, but my main point is that even if a person is in a small surplus, this does not mean that they are automatically satiated.
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    If OP is bulking in a small Surplus (100-200...

    If OP is bulking in a small Surplus (100-200 Cals) it is entirely possible that they would still be hungry after meeting their caloric needs, particularly if they were formally obese

    That being...
  • Opie's next thread: "are there any advantages...

    Opie's next thread:

    "are there any advantages to being devastatingly handsome, it's only been a hinderance in my life"
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    Mushrooms - I've really tried but just don't like...

    Mushrooms - I've really tried but just don't like them. Anything truffle though I do enjoy.
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    Protein and fat targets are minimums - not exact...

    Protein and fat targets are minimums - not exact daily goals.
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    Could be a form issue, if you want, post a video...

    Could be a form issue, if you want, post a video and we can review/critique.
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