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    I'm 17 5 11 and 250lbs
    I sqaut high bar ay 300 if I switched to low bar would I be able to get it up to 315
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    Originally Posted by Manosteele17 View Post
    I'm 17 5 11 and 250lbs
    I sqaut high bar ay 300 if I switched to low bar would I be able to get it up to 315
    For the vast majority of people they will be stronger low bar. So when you are efficient at doing low bar yeah you can most likely hit 315. But at your weight you should easily be able to have workout to workout or at least week to week progression and be able to hit 315 easily within a month.
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    When taking pictures to ask for help or what not. Is it best to take those while actually using your muscles or should they be taken in rest ?

    I am quite new to all of this but looking to get into it. Especially now that I have recovered of a double shinsplint after multiple years. (Former sprinter)

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    Originally Posted by VotariO View Post
    When taking pictures to ask for help or what not. Is it best to take those while actually using your muscles or should they be taken in rest ?

    I am quite new to all of this but looking to get into it. Especially now that I have recovered of a double shinsplint after multiple years. (Former sprinter)

    Thanks in advance!
    Take them when "cold" meaning when you havent used your muscles for awhile.
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    Every time I complete a set I add extra reps in between sets so it keeps sane. I don't want to do it because I just want to follow my workout plan and my workout plan consists of 29 sets per workout but I add in 10 more sets. I'm afraid I won't gain muscle if I add in extra sets and I'm also afraid that I'll gain a load of fat. I really get worried about this. What should I do? I add in extra sets because I feel as though I take too much time in between sets (3-5 mins). 5x5 workout ICF 121lbs 5'6 feet.
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    Hey,

    My cousin is just 18 yrs old and he is desperate to join gym should he go for it ?
    My intent behind asking this question is that is age a factor that is considered before joining the gym.
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    Originally Posted by Royalnavy05 View Post
    Every time I complete a set I add extra reps in between sets so it keeps sane. I don't want to do it because I just want to follow my workout plan and my workout plan consists of 29 sets per workout but I add in 10 more sets. I'm afraid I won't gain muscle if I add in extra sets and I'm also afraid that I'll gain a load of fat. I really get worried about this. What should I do? I add in extra sets because I feel as though I take too much time in between sets (3-5 mins). 5x5 workout ICF 121lbs 5'6 feet.
    If you can then lower your rest time, you dont have to wait that long. Also dont do extra stuff follow what the routine has you do. Once you get efficient at the lift it will be harder to progress.
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    Originally Posted by ramsaygordon View Post
    Hey,

    My cousin is just 18 yrs old and he is desperate to join gym should he go for it ?
    My intent behind asking this question is that is age a factor that is considered before joining the gym.
    18 is perfectly fine.
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    Hi, is there a big difference between me doing starting strenght and coolcicada's ppl? The ppl routine is still mainly compoun, and i hit them the same times a week that is hit in a full body routine. My question is that if my.diet is still good, and i get good sleep and everything, would the routine i pick out of those two really make a big difference ? People saying that full body workouts are the only things for beginners and splits do nothing scares me, and i know it doesnt sound true but i just want to make sure.
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    Originally Posted by BHFK View Post
    Hi, is there a big difference between me doing starting strenght and coolcicada's ppl? The ppl routine is still mainly compoun, and i hit them the same times a week that is hit in a full body routine. My question is that if my.diet is still good, and i get good sleep and everything, would the routine i pick out of those two really make a big difference ? People saying that full body workouts are the only things for beginners and splits do nothing scares me, and i know it doesnt sound true but i just want to make sure.
    Beginner routines will generally have faster progression. Both are good routines though.
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    Track star able to build muscle?

    So im 6 ft 150 lbs and not sure the body fat but around 8-10% Im a track athlete wanting to build muscle. I run in the 1 mile for track in around 4:55 and the 3 mile in cross country in about 16 mins. My question is can I build a significant amount of muscle without my body slowing down? Although I hit the gym a little in my off season to try it out ive built a little muscle and look and feel stronger, i just want to know how much more i could build before i start to slow down.
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    Originally Posted by GavinMay View Post
    So im 6 ft 150 lbs and not sure the body fat but around 8-10% Im a track athlete wanting to build muscle. I run in the 1 mile for track in around 4:55 and the 3 mile in cross country in about 16 mins. My question is can I build a significant amount of muscle without my body slowing down? Although I hit the gym a little in my off season to try it out ive built a little muscle and look and feel stronger, i just want to know how much more i could build before i start to slow down.
    No. Bigger you are lower you are. Even if it is muscle it will slow you down the bigger you get.
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    Hi, I'm 16 and 5'7, I just started doing weights with some friends (I never did them before) and I've been cutting since like October (went from 153~lbs to 128~lbs but I lost a lot of muscle) and I was wondering if I could gain any muscle (I'm trying to get at least 100-125g on protein a day) while on a cut or while reaching my limit of how many calories I can eat a day to maintain my weight.
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    Originally Posted by gapzini View Post
    Hi, I'm 16 and 5'7, I just started doing weights with some friends (I never did them before) and I've been cutting since like October (went from 153~lbs to 128~lbs but I lost a lot of muscle) and I was wondering if I could gain any muscle (I'm trying to get at least 100-125g on protein a day) while on a cut or while reaching my limit of how many calories I can eat a day to maintain my weight.
    Thanks
    You shouldn't be cutting in the first place. At 128 pounds why are you still cutting? I suggest you stop cutting.
    TO answer your question it is possible to gain muscle on a deficit, it may be harder or slower but definitely is possible. But not something you should be doing at your age and size.
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    Originally Posted by gapzini View Post
    Hi, I'm 16 and 5'7, I just started doing weights with some friends (I never did them before) and I've been cutting since like October (went from 153~lbs to 128~lbs but I lost a lot of muscle) and I was wondering if I could gain any muscle (I'm trying to get at least 100-125g on protein a day) while on a cut or while reaching my limit of how many calories I can eat a day to maintain my weight.
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    Cant cut and gain muscle.
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    Hi I just turned 14 this weekend, I'm 5 ft 5 1/2, 120 lbs, is 100 lbs a good bench press for me?
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    Hi I just turned 14 this weekend, I'm 5 ft 5 1/2, 120 lbs, is 100 lbs a good bench press for me?
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    Hey I'm 15, 5'8", 145lb. I started lifting and eating more in September 2016 and I was 125lb. I started out with a weight program I made on my own, and then switched to StrongLifts 5x5 in January. Should I keep doing that program? Or when should I stop doing that program and move to an intermediate one?
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    Originally Posted by CtheK View Post
    Hey I'm 15, 5'8", 145lb. I started lifting and eating more in September 2016 and I was 125lb. I started out with a weight program I made on my own, and then switched to StrongLifts 5x5 in January. Should I keep doing that program? Or when should I stop doing that program and move to an intermediate one?
    Keep bulking and following stronglifts.
    Follow it until you cannot keep up with the progression even after following the de-load protocols
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    Hi,

    I'm 17, currently trying to lose a bit of weight and get fitter. Currently 5"11, and ~200lbs. Got a bit of belly flabbiness and man titties.

    Never really gone to the gym before by myself, when I did, I did mainly cardio, and that was a while ago. 2 years ago I did about a month of full commitment to a workout program but stopped due to studies, it was the full body workout with fairly light weights. I'm currently doing a caloric deficit and am slowly losing weight.

    1. Is it necessary exercise whilst on my caloric deficit? Should this be lifting or cardio? I know doing cardio will just improve general health and help you lose calories. Are there any major benefits or cons to lifting whilst on a caloric deficit other than retaining muscle? Just wondering if it might be better if I wait until I lose some weight, as working out would probably make me hungrier and want to overeat.

    2. if I am going to reach a weight which I would be fairly happy with (maybe 180-185lbs), is it okay to start with SL 5x5?

    3. I try to do some simple walking every now and then, and I walk a fair bit for uni every day. What other exercises do you guys recommend for right now?
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    Originally Posted by Masont0325 View Post
    Hi I just turned 14 this weekend, I'm 5 ft 5 1/2, 120 lbs, is 100 lbs a good bench press for me?
    Being able to bench your weight would be decent.
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    Originally Posted by CtheK View Post
    Hey I'm 15, 5'8", 145lb. I started lifting and eating more in September 2016 and I was 125lb. I started out with a weight program I made on my own, and then switched to StrongLifts 5x5 in January. Should I keep doing that program? Or when should I stop doing that program and move to an intermediate one?
    Stick to stronglifts, only go to intermediate routine when you can no longer progress. If you fail two workouts in a row drop the weight by 10% and work your way back up. If you keep failing move to an intermediate routine. Only do this after exhausting all things like making sure you are eating enough, good form, good rest ect. Then move up.
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    Originally Posted by proddy View Post
    Hi,

    I'm 17, currently trying to lose a bit of weight and get fitter. Currently 5"11, and ~200lbs. Got a bit of belly flabbiness and man titties.

    Never really gone to the gym before by myself, when I did, I did mainly cardio, and that was a while ago. 2 years ago I did about a month of full commitment to a workout program but stopped due to studies, it was the full body workout with fairly light weights. I'm currently doing a caloric deficit and am slowly losing weight.

    1. Is it necessary exercise whilst on my caloric deficit? Should this be lifting or cardio? I know doing cardio will just improve general health and help you lose calories. Are there any major benefits or cons to lifting whilst on a caloric deficit other than retaining muscle? Just wondering if it might be better if I wait until I lose some weight, as working out would probably make me hungrier and want to overeat.

    2. if I am going to reach a weight which I would be fairly happy with (maybe 180-185lbs), is it okay to start with SL 5x5?

    3. I try to do some simple walking every now and then, and I walk a fair bit for uni every day. What other exercises do you guys recommend for right now?
    Should be lifting and if you need/want to do cardio then do that. No shouldn't have too many inverse effects.

    Yes start with stronglifts

    Follow strong lifts, and do whatever type of cardio you enjoy. Running, hiking, swimming, etc.
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    What is supposed to be harder to do? DB or BB bench press?
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    What is supposed to be harder to do? DB or BB bench press?
    If you're doing the same weight, dumbbells would.
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    Aight, Nother question, thanks CWgame

    Should a novice deload? I decided to because i was feeling lethargic
    When deloading, do i work my way back up to my working weight? Im doing 60% of the weight but
    should i increase it in usual increments of 5lbs per workout? or do i do a deload week and then jump back to my working weight?
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    Hey I'm 6'2 186 pounds and currently holding around 13% body fat. My body is currently shaped like a hour glass and I want to know if people reccomend cutting down to 10% body fat then clean bulking or should I try to build up my upper body? I have big legs with a skinny upper body. My waist is 34 inches and I don't have love handles.
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    *sorry in advance for the essay it's my first post on these forums*
    15y/o ; 1,85m been doing SL 5x5 consistently for a couple weeks now with rugby training 3 times a week during 'off' days as well. Estimate my bf to be around 15% from those picture tests. In a few months I will be going back to Waterpolo as a sport so my question is: If I continue eating ~2000 calories a day (don't count all the time) will I be able to achieve a defined physique or should I do a different program. Like I said I've been doing 5x5 for a couple weeks and I like how I am progressing but I'm having doubts because looking athletic for Waterpolo was my main goal.
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