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fuck this internship, it's me and a bunch of grad students wrestling with 2gb datasets basically making sure that when the guy with the doctorate gets their hands on it and presses ctrl+d in stata there'll be no blood on the screen. at least it's a lock for a nice job in the future.

I bet they refer to it as "big data" lol
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

I think dieting to start off is a good idea, too....at least from a bodybuilding perspective. You don't realize just how tiny of a dyel phaggot you are until you're 8% BF and realize that you have almost no muscle mass. That's exactly what happened to me a year ago. Made me feel super tiny and skinny and triggered an epic bulk. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

This is what I'm doing right now. It's kind of exasperating to realize that all the lifting/exercise I've done over the past 10 years may have done nothing to actually increase my muscle mass.
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Eat big, lift big, get big
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

This is what I'm doing right now. It's kind of exasperating to realize that all the lifting/exercise I've done over the past 10 years may have done nothing to actually increase my muscle mass.

Im at a crossroads. Im somewhat strong but somewhat doughy. I want to see how strong I can get before I start cutting again. The best times to cut seem like right at the start of your lifting career and I guess when your strength gains start tapering off.

Today was my first day doing legs since I broke my foot about 5-6 weeks ago. Back squats are no fucking joke. Before my third set I was feeling it in my quads AND hams. Lost a lot of strength in my legs and some upper body strength from taking the last week off. Time to beast.
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Im at a crossroads. Im somewhat strong but somewhat doughy. I want to see how strong I can get before I start cutting again. The best times to cut seem like right at the start of your lifting career and I guess when your strength gains start tapering off.

I think you overestimate the damage a cut will have on strength. If you do it right, you can maintain almost all your lifts and even increase some of them, like dips and pull ups / chins. Deadlifts and bench stalled pretty fast for me but squats went up during the whole cut.

 

If you lift to look better and feel better about yourself, just cut as soon as you feel you start to become too fat. You can have it all over with in 8-12 weeks going from around 15 to sub 10 pretty easy. You'll exchange maybe 15-30 added pounds on your main lifts (tops) for looking much better, being more motivated for lifting in general and in a better position for adding mass.

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

I think you overestimate the damage a cut will have on strength. If you do it right, you can maintain almost all your lifts and even increase some of them, like dips and pull ups / chins. Deadlifts and bench stalled pretty fast for me but squats went up during the whole cut.

If you lift to look better and feel better about yourself, just cut as soon as you feel you start to become too fat. You can have it all over with in 8-12 weeks going from around 15 to sub 10 pretty easy. You'll exchange maybe 15-30 added pounds on your main lifts (tops) for looking much better, being more motivated for lifting in general and in a better position for adding mass.

What calculator or what did you use to determine how much calories you should be consuming on your cut, also what was your macro breakdown? I'm assuming High protein, moderate fat and low carb?
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

I think you overestimate the damage a cut will have on strength. If you do it right, you can maintain almost all your lifts and even increase some of them, like dips and pull ups / chins. Deadlifts and bench stalled pretty fast for me but squats went up during the whole cut.

If you lift to look better and feel better about yourself, just cut as soon as you feel you start to become too fat. You can have it all over with in 8-12 weeks going from around 15 to sub 10 pretty easy. You'll exchange maybe 15-30 added pounds on your main lifts (tops) for looking much better, being more motivated for lifting in general and in a better position for adding mass.
I have been spooked by previous cuts gone bad. Plus I juuuuuuust figured shit out, and had good momentum going on my bulk before my move. I have been lifting since April 2009 and still cannot hit 225 for more than 5-6 reps, which has been the case for years and IMO is pretty embarrassing. So I want to hit some fundamental strength milestones and then think about leaning out. I would feel better going from 245x10 on bench to 225x10 than going from the 205x10 back down to 175-185x10 I'd do now, only to be kind of lean but sucked the fuck up. I have plenty of time.
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Same thing. Sweet baby Jesus I am going to eat so much goddamn fucking food this fall.

race you to 215 bro
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

In bulking news this week, hit 180, feels good man
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Still managing incremental strength gains despite hitting an incredibly dyelworthy 166lb this weekend.

Are you guys twinkish as fack or just manlets? Sometimes I feel tiny at 6'1" 210, I can't imagine getting down to 166.
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PR today of 165 for a triple on OHP, makin ALL KINDS A GAINZ
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

What calculator or what did you use to determine how much calories you should be consuming on your cut, also what was your macro breakdown? I'm assuming High protein, moderate fat and low carb?

I bought a BodyBugg to leave out all the guesswork. I'm a decently active student and I burn about BW*15 or 16 on rest days and BW*18 on lift days. For me at 180 lbs 6'3, that's around 2700 and 3100 calories respectively.

I just follow the typical Leangains method with its calorie and macro breakdowns. There's loads of info in this thread and on the internet about it.
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Having a fairly hard time getting back into lifting after having a few weeks off. Just can't be fucked to go or eat like I used to. Just demotivating as fuck being in the gym and not being able to move the same weight, will get back at it. Few weeks and i'll be fine.
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post


Are you guys twinkish as fack or just manlets? Sometimes I feel tiny at 6'1" 210, I can't imagine getting down to 166.

Certified dyel twink at 5'11" for sure. I have fairly broad shoulders so I don't look completely emaciated but I'm pretty skinny for sure. Strangely enough people say I look like I work out, so maybe I'm lucky? Who knows, either way I'm excited to see how low I can go and then get bigger without turning into fatty mc fat fat.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

race you to 215 bro

What are you at now and when are we starting
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Having a fairly hard time getting back into lifting after having a few weeks off. Just can't be fucked to go or eat like I used to. Just demotivating as fuck being in the gym and not being able to move the same weight, will get back at it. Few weeks and i'll be fine.

Yea I'm having the same problem was wasting my life studying the past few weeks so didn't hit up the gym, guessing my lifts will be about where they were at when I left, gained about half the weight I lost back but I'm guessing a lot of that is water so I'm not too discouraged. Just tough getting back on the wagon, after a few weeks it's cake because you're so used to it but until then it's a bitch.

Precooked ribs, teriyaki chicken and chicken curry for the week so I don't eat out as much, all the shit was on sale too so it was cheap as fuck (whole rack of ribs for $6, $2/lb chicken = cheap as fuck grocery bill). Still studying but ramping it down so gonna start tracking intake again, hitting the gym up again starting next week.

I feel like a fucking doughball, it's horrible.

GF starts P90X on Saturday, she's stocking up on food for the diet starting this week to get used to it, will keep everyone updated on her successes/failures. I threw in a paid trip to Chicago if she sticks it out the whole way (her mom will get me a free hotel room so I just pay for three days of meals hahaha).

Still no update on internship, if I get a job there I'll probably get a free membership to the social club whose building they're in, including a free gym membership. It's also a mile or two from my house which means no more car. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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