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I'm new to this thread (but not new to fitness/bodybuilding). Was getting ready to compete in physique when I got hit with some still-undiagnosed digestive issue. Lost 26lbs in the last three months, but was still able to pull 315x5 today at 176lbs after not touching a weight for six weeks. I can live with that.

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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

problem is how my body puts on muscle is very unaesthetic (to me atleast). Especially with full body and compound lifts, goes to back and thighs, makes me look like a turtle. When I was 5 lbs lighter i was relatively strong (bench at 280, deadlift at 460, deep squat at 280, probably a little higher for parallel).
II just want visible lower abs and a physique between a runway model and an underwear model. I think I can do that and have respectable (though not impressive) strength.
edit: I was 165 lbs @ 5'' 10'', for reference

Unless you are genetically disposed to have ultra-low bodyfat (i.e. visible abs) it's not healthy to maintain such low bodyfat. While it's not good to be obese, it's also unhealthy to maintain ultra-low bodyfat (again, unless you are genetically disposed to be that lean).

Even bodybuilders who are dedicated to their diets have to take time for an off-season...the point of which is not just to gain muscle, but to restore the metabolism after dieting to an extreme level.
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yo tk what speciality are you looking at?

Radiology....might consider Anesthesia as well.
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cool

i was looking at interventional rad subspec for neurosurg
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cool
i was looking at interventional rad subspec for neurosurg

Are you a med student? Resident?
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Med Student. 2nd year.
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I didn't just eat a full meal at wendys then chipotle then some ice cream >.>
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Was thnking bene the fastest way to get results would be to run a 10 day keto followed immediately by zig zag, the key would be to run the zig zag with a goal of mild weight loss maybe 10-20% net cal drop per week., so you could do 3 maintenance days on work days and -20% on off days.   If you run keto then just bunk off and go back to eating whatever you will gain what you lost plus more.

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I'm going to weigh out my portions. Also going to try to drink 3-4 glasses of water before eating. I think sometimes it takes my brain sometime to realize my stomach is a-ok. Gonna give that two weeks. I dont want to fuck with keto because pragmatically i dont have enough meat in my diet to do it and chances are ill fuck it up. If weighing + excess water doesnt work then ill just watch my macros and go by the book.

I am not in any rush, would actually prefer slow stable losses . I feel like you are more likely to retain those changes. Ill report back in a month or so. I would be lean as i want if i could do the cardio that i wanted/was able to before med school.
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so the cube method website just promised me it would do my dishes, give me a beej and leave me shitting gold bullion. funny its coming from the same site that emphasized "just do the fuckin lifts" and yet is now selling ***the secret*** to lifting success
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Bene: Have you considered leangains?
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Good luck with the hip Doug. I hope it doesn't fuck you up for as long as it did the last time this happened.

Thanks. These have already been copped:
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thanks eason, i used to be around 10 maybe under but slipped up thanks to med school. I don't really track anything. Just try to eat smallish meals with a good but not overwhelming helping of proteins and fiber rich fruits and veggies. Staying up late and stressing about tests throws an obvious wrench here!
how do you know if you are eating the right amount? should i be going to bed feeling slightly hungry?

Whether you're hungry or not is a matter of when you last eat and what you ate more than calories. Basically you should find out your TDEE using a calculator such as this:

http://www.iifym.com/tdee-calculator

Then determine your protein and fat needs (1.1g/lb bw protein, .4g/lb fat), then fill in the rest of your calories with carbs.

Use www.myfitnesspal.com or something similar to enter in your food intake on a typical day, even if you don't use it to track calories (I do, it's been extremely helpful) you'll still get an idea of whether you're at a surplus or not.
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3k according to this bad boy. Alright alright.

Also what stuff do you suggest to keep me feeling full. Also its weird but I dont crave sweets or any junk until AFTER a meal. After that its crazy sometimes i will grab a peice of chocolate and start eating it reflexively!
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3k according to this bad boy. Alright alright.
Also what stuff do you suggest to keep me feeling full. Also its weird but I dont crave sweets or any junk until AFTER a meal. After that its crazy sometimes i will grab a peice of chocolate and start eating it reflexively!

Fats! Cheese, olive oil, or avocados are where I get all my dietary fat from. If you eat too many carbs with not enough protein/fat then you'll still feel like you're craving sth. If you don't eat enough carbs then you'll find that you'll be craving carbs after a meal regardless sometimes. Get some low-calorie lemonade/soda if that's your thing, I even drink it on high carb workout days because it tastes fucking good and doesn't add to my macros at all, but stops me from craving sweets.
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ill try that. ripped bene is about to make his return! fuck you med school!
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