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    Need help finding a 4 day routine

    I am a natural lifter and am looking to find a 4 or maybe 5 day routine that is either Push/Pull or Upper/Lower focused. I am currently following the Fierce 5 4 day Upper/Lower routine, but am...
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    Thoughts on this leg day routine?

    So my back has been bothering me off and on for about 5-6 months now. I've been following a 4x a week U/L routine, which means I have two lower/leg days a week. The issue I'm having is creating a...
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    Does creatine cause high blood pressure?

    I just stopped taking creatine a few weeks ago after I got a some very high BP readings several days in a row. I am talking readings as high as 145/80 . I decided to cut creatine out completely, but...
  • I have nothing to prove it and have never thrown...

    I have nothing to prove it and have never thrown out my back after doing the standing overhead press, but I've read in several places that lifting weight over your head without anything supporting...
  • Bad idea to do seated Smith machine shoulder press while my back heals?

    I am following a routine that has the standing barbell overhead press as a staple of the upper-body routine. The person who created this routine said to not swap it out unless you're going to do the...
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    I would say 1 gain between 1-1.5 lb a month...

    I would say 1 gain between 1-1.5 lb a month bulking.
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    I'm not sure how to answer this question, because...

    I'm not sure how to answer this question, because I haven't tested any of my lifts for 1 rep max in ages. On top of that, I don't do back squats or conventional deadlifts anymore because of back...
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    What I meant is why should I be attempting to add...

    What I meant is why should I be attempting to add muscle or any weight onto a body that has too much body fat? Wouldnt it make more sense to get down to a lean state before trying to add muscle?
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    How feasible is it to gain 5-10lb of lean mass...

    How feasible is it to gain 5-10lb of lean mass when my body fat is too high? Shouldn't I be cutting down to 12-13% body fat before I do that?
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    I agree, but it's hard to get motivated to get...

    I agree, but it's hard to get motivated to get bigger when you think you're carrying too much body fat already, especially with fat in the lower back area. I keep looking in the mirror and see fat...
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    So would you suggest starting to eat at a deficit...

    So would you suggest starting to eat at a deficit in my situation? If you're right and I am 17-18%, I feel like I have no business continuing to bulk. Even if my estimate of 15% is right, I still...
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    Is it feasible to eat at a deficit long-term?

    So I went through a cutting phase from May to August and have been bulking since then. It was my first time eating at a deficit. I'm 6'2 and weigh 195 lb right now. I am assuming my body fat...
  • Do you/did you have any numbness? I feel like...

    Do you/did you have any numbness? I feel like everyone I know of who has dealt with a herniated disc had numbness to some degree. I haven't had any numbness. I had the random sharp pains that feel...
  • Is there any point to growing facial hair with a strong jawline?

    I am 27 and go back and forth between being clean-shaven and having facial hair. I've gotten a lot of compliments from women on my jawline, because it is a very strong jawline. My facial hair isn't...
  • I’m hoping it’s not disc related. I feel like...

    I’m hoping it’s not disc related. I feel like everyone I’ve talked to with disc issues had pain worse than mine and had numbness in their legs and/or feet. I’m talking pain so bad you can barely get...
  • So originally I thought that using improper form...

    So originally I thought that using improper form when doing certain exercises was the driver, because I’d get sharp pains after doing certain exercises. Back squats, leg press, and RDLs seemed to be...
  • Mattress is relatively new and firm. I work a...

    Mattress is relatively new and firm. I work a desk job, but have a standing desk that I use often.
  • I would say it feels like I strained/tweaked my...

    I would say it feels like I strained/tweaked my back, but I’m hesitant to say it is a strain/tweak, when I’m not sure if it’s an acute injury. I can’t tell if it’s coming from the spine or...
  • Anyone else have experience with occasional lower back twinges?

    I'm not asking for any medical advice here...I will be going for my regular physical in a month and will be bringing up my back pain with my doctor then if it is still around then, but I'm looking to...
  • I would say that my sodium intake is usually well...

    I would say that my sodium intake is usually well below 3000mg. On average it's probably 2000mg. Something I noticed is sometimes when I drink a lot of coffee, I can really feel my heart beating and...
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