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    Sorry, I don't fit your 250 pound criteria, but...

    Sorry, I don't fit your 250 pound criteria, but in my 20's I went from somewhere in the region of 160 pounds to 210 pounds in less than a year, doing a dirty-ish bulk.

    I didn't eat things like...
  • Yep, late 30's here and I made a post not so long...

    Yep, late 30's here and I made a post not so long ago complaining I keep getting nagging injuries.

    In my 20's I was invincible, lifted a lot heavier than I am now, and never once had "aches and...
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    I never used to feel BB bench presses working my...

    I never used to feel BB bench presses working my chest, but now I do. I'm not sure what's changed for me, but my only tip would be to stick your chest right out, and pull your shoulders as far back...
  • Basically what everyone else said. I evetually...

    Basically what everyone else said. I evetually gave up on the 6 pack dream - still had a quite a bit of lower belly fat despite being lean everywhere else. Furthermore, my abs are just not my...
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    Are you sleeping enough? Usually if I get an...

    Are you sleeping enough? Usually if I get an early night with undisturbed sleep, it gives me a good "boost" in the gym the next day. That's assuming your macros and calories are also in check.
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    When I had a 10 year break from lifting, I have...

    When I had a 10 year break from lifting, I have to admit this is one of the reasons I prolonged not getting back into it. Basically the effort of thinking what to eat and when to eat it, and also...
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    Hi Laxd You don't say how old you are, what...

    Hi Laxd

    You don't say how old you are, what gender or what weight you are.

    If you want to gain weight then typically you want to eat slightly above maintenance. First you need to calculate...
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    I'm guessing you don't have access to an assisted...

    I'm guessing you don't have access to an assisted pull-up machine, in which case this won't really help. But despite not having pipe cleaner arms I went my whole life unable to do more than a single...
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    Just eat some peanut butter and be done with it

    Just eat some peanut butter and be done with it
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    I must admit that whilst I don't do them any...

    I must admit that whilst I don't do them any longer, I never found them uncomfortable or felt any danger in doing them
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    I like them, and use them when I don't want to...

    I like them, and use them when I don't want to ask for a spotter.
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    Doesn't walking burn very few calories though? ...

    Doesn't walking burn very few calories though?

    I'm not against walking... in fact I'll happily save a few bucks by parking further away from my destination and walking a mile or two. Walking...
  • Same here, worked out in school, then again when...

    Same here, worked out in school, then again when I was in my late twenties. Gave it up and spent 10 years getting fat and weak.

    Started again at 37 and been doing it for almost a year and a half...
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    Lol same here. Good progress though OP

    Lol same here.

    Good progress though OP
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    Eat peanut butter, ice cream, oats, full cream...

    Eat peanut butter, ice cream, oats, full cream milk, etc. Then when you can't eat any more blend it up into a drink and chug it down.

    I used to make a blended drink that was 1,000 calories...
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    A cheat meal for me is when I go like 2,000 -...

    A cheat meal for me is when I go like 2,000 - 4,000 calories *over* my daily calorie allowance.

    Anything else that is within my allowance, I factor in the macros and it's not a cheat.
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    I tend to have some fast acting carbs in the...

    I tend to have some fast acting carbs in the evening rather than after workout. So for me, I eat my carbs when I want to eat them, rather than feeling like I must time them specifically. What...
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    Same approach here. I think some people confuse...

    Same approach here. I think some people confuse IIFYM with "If It Fits Your Calories"

    I couldn't hit my protein and fat minimums by only eating "junk". Likewise, once I've hit my protein and fat...
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    Yep, when cutting I drank a ton of diet soda. Now...

    Yep, when cutting I drank a ton of diet soda. Now I'm bulking, I still have a glass or two but not as much.

    When I go to the all you can eat Chinese buffet I've stopped drinking soda then because...
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    That's the impression I got of pro and serious...

    That's the impression I got of pro and serious bodybuilders. But why is this? I put it down to one of:

    1) Eating "clean" is actually a thing, and all of us IIFYM or flexible dieters are actually...
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