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    For a novice lifter, you should be able to add...

    For a novice lifter, you should be able to add weight to the bar at maintenance - if you were unable to, I think it's more likely to be due to other factors (sleep, form issues etc) rather than a...
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    Never mind, I didn't read your previous post...

    Never mind, I didn't read your previous post properly - best to follow the program as-written.
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    All Pro is supposed to be a good routine to use...

    All Pro is supposed to be a good routine to use when cutting due to its slower progression. If you've just switched to it and have already failed to get the target reps it means you started out with...
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    OP, how long have you been lifting and what are...

    OP, how long have you been lifting and what are your current lifts for the big compound exercises?
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    Yep, nothing wrong with weighing in the 140s at...

    Yep, nothing wrong with weighing in the 140s at 5'8" - I'm 6'1 and had to get down to 155lb to start seeing my abs at around 14%.

    Focusing on bulking now and back in the 170s. Abs are gone, but...
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    Definitely add weight to the rows - An AMRAP of...

    Definitely add weight to the rows - An AMRAP of 20 means you likely stimulated zero growth with the first three sets as you weren't training close enough to failure.

    As for the rest, I would go up...
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    All good advice, except that rate of weight loss...

    All good advice, except that rate of weight loss is overly conservative. 2-4lb per week is more like it for a 400+ lb individual, and slightly faster than that would be fine too. Generally aiming for...
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    Repped - happy to help. Sounds like a good...

    Repped - happy to help.

    Sounds like a good plan - though I'd recommend staying with Fierce 5 for as long as you can. Program hopping too often isn't good for progress.
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    Best I let someone with more experience using RPE...

    Best I let someone with more experience using RPE than me answer that one, but I imagine that would be a perfectly fine way to calculate your starting weights.
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    RPE is great, but you need to be fairly confident...

    RPE is great, but you need to be fairly confident with using it - having experience training to failure helps. I lack the expertise to judge whether BBM is better or worse than the other programs -...
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    It's a little confusing and I think there may be...

    It's a little confusing and I think there may be some conflicting information in the All Pros thread. Seems to me that the first two sets are warm up sets (with 25% and 50% of working weight) and...
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    Are you sure you don't mean Viking's volume might...

    Are you sure you don't mean Viking's volume might be rough?

    All Pros = 42 working sets per week
    Fierce 5 = 48 working sets per week
    Viking's = 65 working sets per week

    Of these three programs...
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    It would a little, but resting for longer would...

    It would a little, but resting for longer would help. The main thing is to make sure you're training close enough to failure to get a decent growth stimulus. Extra sets aren't going to help you if...
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    Some programs have you doing an AMRAP (As Many...

    Some programs have you doing an AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) for your final set, which is a perfectly good way to gauge your progress. Given that the program already comes with a rep range, I...
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    Terrible advice, be sure to ignore it - this poster is red for a reason.
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    Same here, so it's important to always have the...

    Same here, so it's important to always have the scales in the same place.

    Thanks for the link OP - the program seems fine to me except for the lack of progression - if you hit the top end of the...
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    Personally I don't find whey protein shakes...

    Personally I don't find whey protein shakes satiating, but lean meats like chicken breast are very satiating per calorie. Almonds aren't the best example - they are far higher in fat than protein.
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    I'll agree with fibre being very satiating. For...

    I'll agree with fibre being very satiating. For me, in order of satiation:

    High fibre carbs/fruit/veg
    Protein
    Low fibre carbs/fruit/veg
    Fats

    The first time I bulked I did it on a relatively...
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    PLEASE read the nutrition and losing fat sticky...

    PLEASE read the nutrition and losing fat sticky threads. Your diet sounds awful and completely unsustainable - crash diets like this are the reason people rebound and put weight back on. Ideally you...
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    Ok, good - straight sets means less times you...

    Ok, good - straight sets means less times you have to change the weight, so that's good. I wouldn't worry about stalling - does your program have a built-in procedure for what to do when you fail at...
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