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post #26926 of 49053
yeah conceptionist you're looking great, good work

i picked up some cool whip on a whim for dessert waffles i made for the gf and i and i dont think i can ever make a shake without it now. a healthy dollop is a mere 70cals and turns any brotein shake into something actually enjoyable.
post #26927 of 49053
On that same tip, no sugar added hot chocolate. Costs 60 cals to turn that lame plain greek yogurt into chocolate pudding.
post #26928 of 49053
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Thanks man. Very nice motivation boost.

Well, I didn't start benching until mid fall last year and I haven't been able to back squat due to poor mobility and muscle imbalances. I think that has hindered my progress quite a bit. However, bench press has increased steadily since and my mobility is good now so when I'll start lean bulking

This is the exact moment where I went from smiling and nodding and e-high fiving you to frowning and shaking my head.
post #26929 of 49053
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This is the exact moment where I went from smiling and nodding and e-high fiving you to frowning and shaking my head.

+1. I know you like your new abs but at your height a lean bulk is gonna take forever.
post #26930 of 49053
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

Trying to hide a scrawny body with luxury clothes, seemed like a good idea at the time right? Never worked for any of us.
It works for SW&D doe
post #26931 of 49053
conceptionist pics make me wanna cut.

post #26932 of 49053
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

This is the exact moment where I went from smiling and nodding and e-high fiving you to frowning and shaking my head.

Haha!
I know you're very sceptic about lean bulking. I did a very generous Leangains style bulk last fall and you can see in the second pic how it turned out. Gained a lot more fat than muscle. Probably went a little over board with the calories though, cus I ate maintenance + 40% on workout days and maintance + 20 %. That's 4000 and 3300 for a 2600 calorie maintenance.

When this cut's over, I'm gonna add calories until I can add 5 pounds to the main lifts every session and stop right there. Don't care much about abs. Bad facial aethetics and fat lower body is worse (where most of my gained fat goes).
post #26933 of 49053
So I'm going to risk sounding like a broken record here....

I don't hate lean bulking. I think it has its place....that place being that it's good if you are approaching your "natural limit"(if such a thing exists), or you're really close to your goal physique but you're not quite there, or if you're competing year round, or if your goal is to gain strength but not get a whole lot heavier. BUT, from the sound of things(and correct me if I'm wrong), you're looking to fill out your physique and you have a bit of a ways to go.

If you "lean bulk", you're realistically looking at gaining 5 pounds of LBM in the next year. I think you know that 5 pounds of LBM isn't going to give you the physique you really want. In fact, I can TOTALLY picture it...a year from now you'll be posting a picture almost identical to the one you did today except your arms and chest are slightly bigger...you'll still complain about feeling skinny and having a small upper body and you'll again want to lean bulk your way to what you really want. You keep it up and you'll probably get the physique you actually want after 5 years or so(assuming you never get injured or have a set back).

If you say fuck it and proper bulk and eat like a champion and lift hard as fuck for the next year, you could realistically pack on 15 pounds of LBM and be a HELL of a lot closer to a filled out physique a year from now than you will if you lean bulk. Sure, you'll be fat for a fall and have fat face and none of your clothes will fit...but please believe me when I say it's worth it.

Cliffs: if you're close to your goal physique...lean bulk. If you're not...break out the peanut butter and go wild.
post #26934 of 49053
I'm fucking hyped to get to the gym tomorrow. God dammit
post #26935 of 49053
shoulder pains in addition to hip pain. what to do?
post #26936 of 49053
Maybe you could do an on-off thing... like 3 months bulking, 1 month cutting. Hulk up and keep the fat off
post #26937 of 49053
but i cant lift the big lifts?
post #26938 of 49053
What's acceptable zinc supplementation to prevent long term toxicity? Just picked up some 30mg tablets but am also taking a multi
post #26939 of 49053
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

shoulder pains in addition to hip pain. what to do?

Assess and correct your problems my friend.
post #26940 of 49053
165 lbs @ 5'10-11 after 12 weeks....15 lbs more to go!
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I know, i have no chest.
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