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    Thanks, I get that but was asking about the...

    Thanks, I get that but was asking about the progression over the 5 weeks. I assume I should follow the same increase in reps (8 first week to 12 in week 5) for all exercises/sets including warm up...
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    Question re the above.... all pro says do all...

    Question re the above.... all pro says do all FOUR sets for X reps. I assume I should also be increasing the reps for Stiff-Legged Deadlifts, Barbell Curls and Calf Raises along the same pattern too?...
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    Overtraining is not a cause of stomach ulcers....

    Overtraining is not a cause of stomach ulcers. Stomach ulcers are generally treated with antibiotics and other medications. If you haven't already, please go and see a medical professional for advice.
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    How are you tracking your calories? Are you...

    How are you tracking your calories? Are you weighing everything?
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    Not sure if you are on reddit but the...

    Not sure if you are on reddit but the r/stopdrinking subreddit is a good online support group. You may benefit from surrounding yourself with people that have the same goals as you do.
  • You could do straight arm pull downs which also...

    You could do straight arm pull downs which also work lats

    https://youtu.be/wcVDItawocI
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    Strong bump

    Strong bump
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    If you are new to all of this you may want to...

    If you are new to all of this you may want to check out this thread.

    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=168176343
  • Those handheld devices are inaccurate. I would...

    Those handheld devices are inaccurate. I would trust the dexa. That said, the better thing to gauge your progress is the mirror. You won't gain much muscle, if any, while dieting. At some point you...
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    This. You can also try going up in smaller weight...

    This. You can also try going up in smaller weight increments.
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    To look different. I wanted to lose weight.



    To feel different. Exercise helps my mood.
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    I find eating less easier. Intense cardio just...

    I find eating less easier. Intense cardio just makes my appetite go out of control.
  • Could be due to the weight loss if it has messed...

    Could be due to the weight loss if it has messed up your hormones. I know it often happens to patients who have weight loss surgery. May be worthwhile to discuss with your Dr if the change is...
  • For me it helps to think about pushing through...

    For me it helps to think about pushing through the feet, specifically down through the outside of your legs. Your glutes and quads will work regardless, otherwise you won't be lifting the weight.
  • If you have social anxiety you may benefit from...

    If you have social anxiety you may benefit from some sessions with an appropriately qualified therapist. You need tools to get past that and allow you to build confidence. The longer you wait the...
  • IMHO problems occur if you have muscle...

    IMHO problems occur if you have muscle imbalances, rather than the frequency in which you train particular muscle groups. If you back is growing faster than your chest then you may need to train...
  • What sort of back pain are you experiencing? I...

    What sort of back pain are you experiencing? I also have chronic back issues but it's due to muscles/ligaments, not fat. I would be surprised if fat was really the culprit.
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    I don't neg much.

    I don't neg much.
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    Agree with all of this. Feminism to me is about...

    Agree with all of this. Feminism to me is about men and women having equal opportunities regardless of their sex or whether (or not) they choose to adopt traditional gender roles. Society does not...
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    I stepped down because I was finding it difficult...

    I stepped down because I was finding it difficult to find the time to mod. Back to a regular user so I can just join in the conversation instead. :)
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