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Old 11-23-2013, 07:28 AM   #41
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Another person showing me that it's useless to try helping anybody in the health and fitness section.

You're afraid to eat? Enjoy being skinny and weak.

Sorry if this comes off harsh, but this same thing comes up over and over in here. "i want get bigger and stronger... risk gaining 1-3% body fat, temporarily, to hit my goals?! That's not gonna work!"
I know I need to eat. All you guys have said is that, but not specifically how much. How many calories should I be aiming for? Look at what I ate yesterday and tell me if that was good. 3200 calories seems good, no?



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I know I need to eat. All you guys have said is that, but not specifically how much. How many calories should I be aiming for? Look at what I ate yesterday and tell me if that was good. 3200 calories seems good, no?



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It's different for everybody. There's no one size fits all diet. You need to continue to up your caloric intake until you see fat coming in, then dial it back just a notch and find your sweet spot for muscle gains with minimal far gain.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:31 AM   #43
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It's different for everybody. There's no one size fits all diet. You need to continue to up your caloric intake until you see fat coming in, then dial it back just a notch and find your sweet spot for muscle gains with minimal far gain.
Gotcha, thanks. I'm going to continue counting calories and aim for 3200 HEALTHY calories per day. That's a big increase from what I've been eating previously.

Should I up my carbs? I never eat bread... Most carbs come from rice for me.


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Old 11-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #44
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Again it's the same concept. You have to find the set spot for your body, but generally speaking carbs are important. I basically take in unlimited carbs before 8 pm (my schedule is much later than most since i get done with work after 1am and i know this is probably bro science, but i do what works for me). I don't really take in pasta any more, but fresh beads, bagels and muffins from the bakery of my grocery store are my go to carbs.
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I used to count calories, then it became boring. Now I just eat non-stop...and when I'm full, I eat some more. That's how much you should be eating...from my little knowledge of lots of reading and experimenting with myself who has a hard time putting on weight, but has seen some great progress, IMO.
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I used to count calories, then it became boring. Now I just eat non-stop...and when I'm full, I eat some more. That's how much you should be eating...from my little knowledge of lots of reading and experimenting with myself who has a hard time putting on weight, but has seen some great progress, IMO.
I don't really struggle with putting on weight though. I'm actually really good at losing/ gaining on command. I've gone from 195 to 170 and back to 195 all because I've wanted to over the past two years. I think I should be confident in my ability to lose weight and not worry about any fat gained when bulking.


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Squat: 135x8, 225x5, 245x5x2, 275x2 (failed on 3rd), 225x5
DL: 135x8, 225x5x3. 4 sets of BW pull-ups between sets-- 8 reps
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Where is all this sodium coming from?


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Today- didn't get a chance to video. Will do later this week--

Squat: 135x8, 225x5, 245x5x2, 275x2 (failed on 3rd), 225x5
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Not a fan of that. Give it your all on deadlifts and just do the pull ups after. In this rep scheme you're not only short changing your deads but you're also affecting your pull ups. If you say it didn't affect either then I will reply with then you could have gone heavier on both. More weight on the deads and more reps or weight added to the pull ups.
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I think you are focusing too much on counting what you eat, as long as you eat clean and work hard you should see progress. I see no need to count every single gram of everything you eat, you'll just dive yourself nuts.

I think those apps are more for people who are trying to diet.
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Not a fan of that. Give it your all on deadlifts and just do the pull ups after. In this rep scheme you're not only short changing your deads but you're also affecting your pull ups. If you say it didn't affect either then I will reply with then you could have gone heavier on both. More weight on the deads and more reps or weight added to the pull ups.
I'd say it didn't affect the DL but that's only because I'm not going too heavy until I get my form down (still need to video). But I would agree with you if I was going heavy on DL that it wasn't a good scheme.


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I think you are focusing too much on counting what you eat, as long as you eat clean and work hard you should see progress. I see no need to count every single gram of everything you eat, you'll just dive yourself nuts.

I think those apps are more for people who are trying to diet.
True. I basically need to eat a lot+ carbs on gym days and eat a lot but low carbs on off days. Simple enough.


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I'd say it didn't affect the DL but that's only because I'm not going too heavy until I get my form down (still need to video). But I would agree with you if I was going heavy on DL that it wasn't a good scheme.


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so what's the point of what you did?
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so what's the point of what you did?
Pull-ups are a good exercise?

I mean, the DL is light but I'm trying to get my form down before going any heavier. The PUs I'm still weak on and although I'm sure the DL affected them slightly, I'm not too worried.


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I mean, the DL is light but I'm trying to get my form down before going any heavier. The PUs I'm still weak on and although I'm sure the DL affected them slightly, I'm not too worried.


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my point was why do them during your deadlift break? Do the DL then the PU.
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my point was why do them during your deadlift break? Do the DL then the PU.
You're right, I should have.


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Same here, I used to have have equipment at my parents house but all that's left here is an adjustable flat bench, 30 lbs DBs, 50 lbs DBs, a curl bar and some plates, I'll work with what I have though.
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I usually try to sneak into gyms when I'm out of town. or I go to a kids jungle gym. Haha


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