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    Follow a good solid lifting routine built around...

    Follow a good solid lifting routine built around the compound lifts - squat, deadlift, bench press, overhead press, chin ups.
    Eat to support strength goals and stop worrying so much about the...
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    Absolutely impossible to diagnose over a forum...

    Absolutely impossible to diagnose over a forum and foolhardy to do so. If you are having chronic pain, see a doc and stop doing the thing(s) that make it hurt worse.
  • Full-depth squats and deadlifts.

    Full-depth squats and deadlifts.
  • What are her goals? Tell her to make a profile...

    What are her goals?
    Tell her to make a profile and come ask questions herself!
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    Current stats? Height/weight? How do you know...

    Current stats? Height/weight? How do you know you're at 21%?
    No big changes occur in 10 weeks. You can do a hard cut and lose 10 lbs but if you're low on muscle you'll just look like a skinnier...
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    Meh, if you are 5'4" and started from a probably...

    Meh, if you are 5'4" and started from a probably not very lean 118 to 125, I can see how if you carry it wrong (I know I do), 125 can seem pretty heavy on a shorter person. Some folks are blessed...
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    Those scales are complete garbage in terms of...

    Those scales are complete garbage in terms of measuring body fat. You are very light for your height - you should focus on building. Get on a solid lifting routine and eat in a surplus adequate to...
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    I don't see anything wrong with your waist and...

    I don't see anything wrong with your waist and all of your pics are pretty much just your waist and butt.

    Cardio does nothing. To lose fat you have to eat in a deficit. Doesn't matter how you...
  • Honestly, your situation just puts you in a...

    Honestly, your situation just puts you in a difficult place all around and your best bet is going to be to just bide your time and do the best you can with what you have. You can't squeeze blood...
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    A 5x5 program is geared towards absolute strength...

    A 5x5 program is geared towards absolute strength gains, not hypertrophy. You're going to need to alter this program a bit to include some high rep work, and also eat to support muscle growth with a...
  • Just contemplating this myself today after a...

    Just contemplating this myself today after a couple of really poor nights of sleep.
    Sometimes a nice gentle workout feels good and does wonders to perk me up.
    Sometimes I'm so bone-dead tired that...
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    The only thing I would consider is if you feel...

    The only thing I would consider is if you feel better eating before or after a workout.
  • You look fabulous! I know you say you have no...

    You look fabulous! I know you say you have no idea what you're doing, but obviously consistency and eating enough play a huge role. Are you following any particular program or routine? Keep up the...
  • You've been lifting for years but your lift...

    You've been lifting for years but your lift numbers don't reflect an organized or progressive lifting program. If you have recently switched to a better, more organized routine, a *small* amount of...
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    Pfffft. You'll drop glycogen from your muscles...

    Pfffft. You'll drop glycogen from your muscles and go a little flat but that will come back quickly. Best thing you can do to minimize losses and make your recovery quick is to eat at maintenance,...
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    For some reason on this website, for every new...

    For some reason on this website, for every new person that comes along, the default age is 47. If the new person does not know how to change it, it stays 47.
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    I guess I'm not entirely clear on what equipment...

    I guess I'm not entirely clear on what equipment you have available to you. So you have 2 barbells? Like, 2 standard, straight barbells? And how much weight in plates do you have? You have some...
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    What does that even mean? "Refer to your body...

    What does that even mean? "Refer to your body weight"?
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    wtf?

    wtf?
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    So you will need to find a pulling exercise you...

    So you will need to find a pulling exercise you can perform - doorway chinup bars are cheap and chin ups are an excellent back workout. Bent over row is also excellent.

    I would skip isolation...
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