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  • I think its really personal preference, but I...

    I think its really personal preference, but I believe most people do the hand over the top of the rope (double bicep pose) motion, which feels more natural to me.
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    Pretty much all of this. At 20 years old I...

    Pretty much all of this.

    At 20 years old I would find it very hard to believe that you've had time to overdevelop anything. It would typically take years for something like this to occur, so...
  • Fellow tall guy here at a shade under 6'5". I...

    Fellow tall guy here at a shade under 6'5". I would check out the Fierce 5 comprehensive program list and look into one of the intermediate programs and see if something there suits you. You could...
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    You should stop bulking, you're overweight and...

    You should stop bulking, you're overweight and have plenty of fat on you to fuel gains, you should not be packing on additional pounds. At your current stats even in a deficit you should be able to...
  • Post a shirtless photo (with good lighting) here,...

    Post a shirtless photo (with good lighting) here, that will get you a good a number as any machine will give you.

    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=173620211
  • If your shoulders are both pulled forward and you...

    If your shoulders are both pulled forward and you have a rounding of your upper back you very likely suffer from what is known as Upper Crossed Syndrome which is generally caused by overactive...
  • First off, you may want to slow down on the...

    First off, you may want to slow down on the weight gain just a bit. At your age adding 4+ lbs a month you can be sure that around 75% of that (if not more) is going to be fat; try to keep it to...
  • Body somatotypes were debunked long ago and have...

    Body somatotypes were debunked long ago and have no scientific basis behind them. They were invented by a psychologist back in the 1940's in an attempt to classify people based on their body shape. ...
  • Your shoulder alignment issue could absolutely be...

    Your shoulder alignment issue could absolutely be the cause of losing power/drive during your bench press. With your left arm "writing hook" its possible that your left front delt and pec have...
  • Thread: 6'5" need pex

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    OP, do you have access to a full gym? If so, you...

    OP, do you have access to a full gym? If so, you would probably benefit from getting on a full body strength training program 3x a week.

    Fierce 5 is a proven program that works if you follow...
  • Its not a requirement but more of a personal...

    Its not a requirement but more of a personal preference, especially after only losing 15 pounds. I lost about 55 pounds in 6 1/2 months, never once did a maintenance phase because I just didn't...
  • If it were possible to not lose weight by not...

    If it were possible to not lose weight by not eating then nobody would ever die of famine/starvation. The law of thermodynamics apply to all humans, in the absence of sufficient energy intake...
  • I wouldn't be surprised, but I don't fully recall...

    I wouldn't be surprised, but I don't fully recall reading that or not. There were some reports of self-mutilation due to hunger, but not entirely sure if that was ever fully substantiated.
  • Body somatotypes like "ectomorph" have been...

    Body somatotypes like "ectomorph" have been debunked, they hold no scientific basis behind them and were invented by a psychologist in the 1940's trying to classify people based on their body shape. ...
  • Read up on the Minnesota Starvation Experiment,...

    Read up on the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, where volunteers were fed a controlled/monitored 1570 calories for 6 months straight. They all ended up looking like nothing but skin and bones, and...
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    <---- From a trainer, go get a new trainer.

    Are you M or F? Whats your current height/weight and how much weight are you currently gaining per week/month?

    No, you don't have to accept that...
  • You think someone would have the energy to "lift...

    You think someone would have the energy to "lift hard like Arnold" on 1000-1300 calories a day? At some point you're not even going to have enough energy to do basic human daily chores, much less...
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    For sure I think the only way you could possibly...

    For sure I think the only way you could possibly get away with unstaffed hours is through an awesome security system that is constantly recording every inch of the gym at all times, as well as having...
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    Check out Michael Kory's YouTube channel, he...

    Check out Michael Kory's YouTube channel, he doesn't YouTube anymore now that he's a successful gym owner, but he chronicled basically every step of the way on YouTube back when he was getting...
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    For OP, perhaps you may want to consider dialing...

    For OP, perhaps you may want to consider dialing back the aggression just a bit. Some people come to the gym to lift, yes most gyms are semi-public places but not everyone wants to be recorded these...
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