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    Building muscle.

    Building muscle.
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    I'm not great at BF% calculations. You can ask in...

    I'm not great at BF% calculations. You can ask in the BF% thread in the Fat Loss forum but I would say your priority is to gain muscle at the moment.

    Nobody needs special nutrition advice unless...
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    Welcome - but you have some reading to do....

    Welcome - but you have some reading to do. Everyone needs a baseline of knowledge to save the forum regulars answering the same questions over and over. Read the "sticky" threads at the top of each...
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    When you are light, this happens - if you have...

    When you are light, this happens - if you have some muscle then you can look lean but small changes have a big impact - eat the wrong thing and your abs go away almost instantly.

    You might be...
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    Poll: I never recommend anyone who hasn't finished...

    I never recommend anyone who hasn't finished growing goes on a calorie restricted diet. You don't need to put your development at risk, you can just eat healthy food according to your appetite and...
  • If you stop training, it's not going to make the...

    If you stop training, it's not going to make the problem of you not liking your body go away.

    On the other hand, that might be a mental issue - perhaps seek out counselling / CBT

    Eating good...
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    That shouldn't matter. I go almost every day but...

    That shouldn't matter. I go almost every day but I only do a total of 4-6 sets because that's all the volume I need at the moment. It's total hard sets per week that counts.
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    That's not quite true. Strength and hypertrophy...

    That's not quite true. Strength and hypertrophy go hand in hand. The amount of volume needed is the amount your body needs to cause a response that results in strength improvement and muscle growth....
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    No need to cycle creatine. Have a look at the...

    No need to cycle creatine. Have a look at the creatine sticky thread.

    Don't always believe what salesmen tell you. Look for real evidence / independent verification, for example:
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    It sounds like you might like the powerbuilding...

    It sounds like you might like the powerbuilding routine in the sticky threads.

    *edit - or perhaps this one: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=120309781

    You would obviously need to...
  • Perhaps you should consider some resistance...

    Perhaps you should consider some resistance training. You will not recover your metabolism from when you were younger just by losing weight. If anything, it will reduce it since metabolic rate is...
  • That sounds low - is that your BMR (i.e. does not...

    That sounds low - is that your BMR (i.e. does not include daily activity). Calculators are only guesses, we have to find a true TDEE by experimentation.

    I would expect your true TDEE to be closer...
  • OK, so it's really only the last 3 that are...

    OK, so it's really only the last 3 that are relevant. It looks like you reduced your calories here - or increased expenditure, same difference.

    Can't say too much although 21 June looks like a low...
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    post a list of dates and weights (morning weight only) and I can do a trend analysis

    I'm not saying it's all water weight but it can account for more than you think. This is because muscle...
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    Just to give us an idea of the progress you've...

    Just to give us an idea of the progress you've made, what are your maximum effort lifts in the main compounds (e.g. bench, squat, pullup, overhead press etc). You can give these as a (for example) 10...
  • Usually this scenario is just from having your...

    Usually this scenario is just from having your measurements confused by changes in water weight. It's common to lose weight faster at first and then it can hit an apparent plateau. Any rapid changes...
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    Your assumption is that those supplements...

    Your assumption is that those supplements actually work.

    I would expect the cross section of intelligence to be similar to the general population. It doesn't require brains but smart people also...
  • At that calorie level you would be burning...

    At that calorie level you would be burning muscle. Given that most people don't naturally have enough muscle mass to get ripped even without extreme diets, it's very unlikely.
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    I don't think novices need custom programs. I...

    I don't think novices need custom programs. I think it's generally better to do a well constructed cookie cutter routine like Fierce 5. Learn how it works, how it manages progression and start...
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