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  • You're not in a calorie deficit if you're gaining...

    You're not in a calorie deficit if you're gaining weight.

    And don't use a scale to measure body fat %
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    8/3/21: Back & Shoulders Felt a pop in my...

    8/3/21: Back & Shoulders

    Felt a pop in my cervical spine after unracking the bar for barbell rows on my third set. So couldn’t quite go as heavy the rest of my workout

    Barbell Row
    275lbs for...
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    8/2/2021: Quads/Calves/Abs Barbell Squats 345...

    8/2/2021: Quads/Calves/Abs

    Barbell Squats
    345 for 3 sets of 5 reps
    (3 min rest)

    Precor Hack Squat
    90lbs per side for 3 sets of 8,8,9 reps
    (2.5 min rest)
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    I do. I'm holding the handles very tight, core...

    I do. I'm holding the handles very tight, core tight, whole body tight, and trying to keep as much of my back, lower back too, in contact with the pad while slowly bringing my legs down towards my...
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    Should I Bulk, Cut, or Recomp?

    Hey!

    This questions comes up ALL the time. I get it nonstop from beginners. I know a lot of you are probably pretty new to lifting. I was in my teens when I started as well.

    Making the decision...
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    Whey mixed into oats Fruit like apples, bananas,...

    Whey mixed into oats
    Fruit like apples, bananas, dates
    Nuts
    Beef jerky
    Protein bars
    Peanut butter on bagel, whole wheat bread, or rice cakes
    Starkist tuna packets
  • I wouldn't even worry about that, but probably...

    I wouldn't even worry about that, but probably 1.5-2 pounds to start, and as you build muscle and become more experienced, that will drop.

    Probably .075-1 pound per month in year 2.

    Year 3...
  • Thread: Weak Days?

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    It used to happen to me. Now, almost never....

    It used to happen to me.

    Now, almost never. Very very rarely.

    The only thing that might happen is that the same workout is a bit harder to complete. A bit more fatigued after. Strength is...
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    7/30/2021: Shoulders/Back Standing Barbell...

    7/30/2021: Shoulders/Back

    Standing Barbell Overhead Press
    155lbs for 4 sets of 5 reps
    (2.5 min rest)

    Hoist Shoulder Press
    3 sets of 12 reps with 118lbs
    (2 min rest)
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    7/29/2021: Hamstrings, Calves, & Abs Barbell...

    7/29/2021: Hamstrings, Calves, & Abs

    Barbell Sumo Deadlift
    455 for 3 sets of 5 reps (RPE 7)
    (3 min rest)

    Seated Leg Curl
    3 sets of 12 reps with 70lbs
    (2 min rest)
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    7/28/2021: Chest & Arms (Arm Focused) Flat...

    7/28/2021: Chest & Arms (Arm Focused)

    Flat Barbell Bench Press
    235lbs for 3 sets of 10
    (2.5 min rest)

    Hoist Machine Fly
    3 sets of 10 reps with 105lbs

    Seated Tricep Press Machine
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    7/26/21: Back & Shoulders Barbell Row ...

    7/26/21: Back & Shoulders

    Barbell Row
    275lbs for 4 sets of 6 reps
    (2.5 min rest)

    Dual Pulley Lat Pulldown
    3 sets of 15,12,10 reps with 50lbs (per pulley? Not sure)
    (2 min rest)
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    7/24/21: Chest & Arms (Chest Focused) Flat...

    7/24/21: Chest & Arms (Chest Focused)

    Flat Barbell Bench Press
    275lbs for 5 sets of 6 reps

    Planned on incline barbell after flat, but incline was taken, so bumped to 5 sets of flat instead of...
  • Thread: skinny fat?

    by MG5
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    This, or even a small surplus. No reason to cut...

    This, or even a small surplus. No reason to cut now. For those that are skinny fat, a recomp is often best. And it's doable for this group since they're new to lifting, almost all the time. Or maybe...
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    I'd bulk. 0.5 pound a week.

    I'd bulk. 0.5 pound a week.
  • Yeah, and those aren't accurate at all. ...

    Yeah, and those aren't accurate at all.

    Everyone thinks lean body mass means muscle only.

    That's what these things are often measuring - lean body mass.

    Lean body mass accounts for...
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    I basically do the same split and I love it. ...

    I basically do the same split and I love it.

    Here it is...

    Chest/Arms (more chest focused - 3-4 chest exercises, 1 for biceps, 1 for triceps
    Quads/Calves/Abs
    Back/Shoulders (more back...
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    Deload workout :( All worth it. So pumped to...

    Deload workout :(

    All worth it. So pumped to get back to it next week.
  • Posting pics would help. No ones gonna go check...

    Posting pics would help. No ones gonna go check your TikTok.
  • Thread: Bulk or cut?

    by MG5
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    Yeah get those pics up, that'll help us get a...

    Yeah get those pics up, that'll help us get a better idea where you're at and what to do next.
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