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    Hey everyone I am a gym newbie. I have been going about a month - 6 days a week. I do a three day split of chest and tris, back and bis and legs. I do abs whenever they aren't sore. I feel like I push hard in workouts and try and mix it up. I weigh about 70kg and I'm 5,9. I eat 1600 calories a day and aim for 100g of protein. I am 20-25% body fat. Am I doing anything wrong? Should I be changing anything? - side note, I'm vegetarian. Thanks guys
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    Ironic username for vegetarian. (google donner party if you don't get it)

    Honestly it looks ok to me starting out since you are already fairly high bodyfat except the calories are pretty low. What is your height and age? Seems like the amount for an aggressive cut for the amount of bodyfat you have.
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    Originally Posted by ezra76 View Post
    Ironic username for vegetarian. (google donner party if you don't get it)

    Honestly it looks ok to me starting out since you are already fairly high bodyfat except the calories are pretty low. What is your height and age? Seems like the amount for an aggressive cut for the amount of bodyfat you have.
    I'm 23 and 5'9
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    Around 4 months ago I was 5'9" and 70.3kg, at around 25% bodyfat. I cut to 65kg first starting at 1,700 calories, then 1,600 in the final month and a half. It worked pretty well for me, but you need to see if you feel strong enough for your workouts and whether you feel too hungry. Make sure you're not losing bodyweight fast per week - I aimed at 0.5% bodyweight loss.

    I think your protein is a bit low for cutting - I would increase to 130g.
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    generally a full body workout 3x a week could be more useful for a total beginner, but if you like your current program, nothing wrong with it i guess
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    Originally Posted by faithbrah View Post
    generally a full body workout 3x a week could be more useful for a total beginner, but if you like your current program, nothing wrong with it i guess
    I would argue a more full-body approach is better suited for an intermediate-advanced trainee, and beginners should isolate their training more specifically.

    EDIT: Actually, without a context of goals there's no way to determine this. But generally my point was that a trained individual can maintain stimulus over more muscle at once since the main arc of progress has already been achieved.
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