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    Are you assuming that muscle damage is the cause...

    Are you assuming that muscle damage is the cause of hypertrophy? It is not - and in fact excessive muscle damage may impede hypertrophy.

    Mechanical tension and (to a lesser degree) metabolic...
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    There is always a risk of injury, especially if...

    There is always a risk of injury, especially if you don't train correctly. However, if you do it right, you should decrease the risk of injury and make yourself more resilient.

    I work with a bunch...
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    Stop looking in the mirror and getting all...

    Stop looking in the mirror and getting all obsessed with your body. Instead, just play sports and enjoy life. Start doing weight training if you want - aim to get better and stronger. Eat regular...
  • I wouldn't pay money for either. Only the...

    I wouldn't pay money for either. Only the caffeine is in any way useful out of that lot - and I get that from delicious coffee.
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    You will never boil the whole thing down to one...

    You will never boil the whole thing down to one sentence - you risk over simplifying - and this in turns risks making poor training decisions based on this.

    This is why we usually tell novices to...
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    Effects of drug use is not open for discussion. ...

    Effects of drug use is not open for discussion.

    Suffice to say that very high rep training is inefficient but works. Protocols like my reps work - but only when combined with more conventional...
  • Learn to grip the bar properly and moderate...

    Learn to grip the bar properly and moderate calluses will form which won't cause a problem. Before i learned to do this, they used to be big and painful and regularly peel off.
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  • It's difficult to say what an ideal weight is....

    It's difficult to say what an ideal weight is. Most people at 95kg are still going to look quite soft - will likely be over 20% BF whereas you need to be under 14% to have some muscle definition. And...
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    You need to build strength in your back. The...

    You need to build strength in your back. The alternative is to stay weak and fragile your whole life.

    Just start light and focus on form. Do some EXTRA back exercises like hyperextensions and hip...
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    We can't put a timescale on it - and if we could,...

    We can't put a timescale on it - and if we could, how would it help you? Just get working.
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    The main difference it will make is how good you...

    The main difference it will make is how good you get at benching/overhead pressing in that rep range - SAID principle - specific adaptation to imposed demand.

    If you mean hypertrophy - then...
  • You need a more extensive plan than that. A few...

    You need a more extensive plan than that. A few small exercises are not going to make a real difference.

    You also already asked the same thing here:
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  • Only if it causes you to meet your calorie target...

    Only if it causes you to meet your calorie target before you've met your nutrient needs - protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential fats, phytonutrients etc.

    Which is highly likely unless it...
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    Spend the money on joining a gym, not on some...

    Spend the money on joining a gym, not on some preworkout. I have closed your other account. Please don't do this without telling the moderators - because you could get banned for holding multiple...
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    Hypertrophy is not as strongly affected by...

    Hypertrophy is not as strongly affected by changing rep range as many think. Generally anything between 3 and 20 reps is probably fine.

    Usually a choice of rep range is more for practical reasons....
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    BMI means very little. It's a blunt tool. If...

    BMI means very little. It's a blunt tool.

    If you don't have enough muscle, you won't be lean at 160 - you need to focus on muscle gain because the alternative is to look like a scarecrow at...
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    Of course you should listen to your body - but...

    Of course you should listen to your body - but you need to temper this with knowledge about what works and doesn't.

    If you were running 10k, after the first 100m, you might think, this is too...
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    I believe most evidence shows it's better to keep...

    I believe most evidence shows it's better to keep some reps in reserve on each set. The fatigue cost of taking every set to failure is too high for most people - it means they do less overall volume...
  • Recomping is possible - but works better for...

    Recomping is possible - but works better for people who are fat fat. It will limit the muscle gain you can achieve - and if gaining muscle is what will have the biggest impact on your physique then...
  • Fat loss is the same for anyone - create a...

    Fat loss is the same for anyone - create a calorie deficit large enough and off it comes.

    If you don't have enough muscle underneath then you aren't going to get abs if that's what you were...
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