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post #35026 of 46040
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Btw, I've stalled hard on bench. Stupidly tried to increase my 5RM by 10 pounds three weeks ago and only managed four reps. Same thing the week after. Today I deloaded 10 pounds but could still only get 4 reps, which basically means it has decreased.

Thinking I should switch to close grip bench for a couple of weeks to get my tricep strength up. Sounds good? Will eat more too, of course.

I have found that combining power and hyper benching has helped both move along. Bulk eating too
post #35027 of 46040
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Ever since I started going to the gym, I've been doing so as an illegal gymiggrant. An old friend of mine had a pass for the New York Sports Club network that he didn't use, he just bought it on a whim cause it was a huge deal $20 a month for life. He never used it, I started using his membership, no one was the wiser, I even told them I wanted a new picture so when I scan in my face pops up.

It was perfect, regularly this place is $79 a month, and his membership would let me go to any club in the city. Would work out very well cause wherever I was there would be a gym nearby, even used it a bunch of times just to shower after leaving from a one night stand.

Thing is, I hardly talk to this kid anymore, and he let his membership lapse; now I can't get into any gym because apparently he stopped paying his bill. Huge inconvenience, my school gym does not have a squat rack, and the showers suck. Plus having to bring and then carry around a wet towel all day sucks dick.

Thinking of just calling him and telling him to switch the card on the a account from his to mine, and it'll be like my account, just his name on the pass code and shit but who cares. Thing is like I said I don't speak with him at all, I don't think he even realizes I still use his membership. Fuckkkkk

Hehehehehe this is a very NY story, this is a Seinfeld plotline laugh.gif
post #35028 of 46040
I just went and had one of those DEXA body composition scans, and thought you guys might be interested that I thought it was very accurate

It put my bodyfat % at 12.1, which seems about right. The machine even knew exactly how much I weighed, just be calculating from the densities.


I'm currently in a 6 month long bulk: I was 72kg back in January, now 82kg

I'd estimate that my bodyfat was around 9% in January, so (9 x 0.72) 6.48kg of fat on me
I now have (12.1 x 0.82) 9.92kg of fat on me

So 10kg gained total: 3.5kg of fat, 6.5kg of muscle.


I don't know whether to keep going with the bulk, or cut back to 9 and start again.
I don't look anywhere near as sexy as I did back In January (that 3% makes a huge difference), and summer is coming up. Hate cutting though, and I look like I actually lift in a t-shirt now.
post #35029 of 46040
that sounds like a very successful bulk. 12% isn't too bad, I'd keep going if I were you.
post #35030 of 46040
Well I just got my blood test results back. Cholesterol is through the fucking roof. I gotta get this shit down, but can I do it and still make gains? I have to completely rethink/redo the way I eat. This really sucks
post #35031 of 46040
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Well I just got my blood test results back. Cholesterol is through the fucking roof. I gotta get this shit down, but can I do it and still make gains? I have to completely rethink/redo the way I eat. This really sucks

What do you eat?
post #35032 of 46040
RHET brahs, you miring asian beard? I'm basically knucks now. I have to shave it on sunday as I have IBD shit every day next week, hopefully my lifts won't go down.

post #35033 of 46040
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

What do you eat?

That's what I am having trouble with. I pretty much don't eat red meat. I don't eat fried foods. I don't have a lot of fast foods. I usually have a bowl of Cream Of Wheat for breakfast, and then on lift days I go lift, come home and half about 1.5lb of chicken. Then I have a shake and some high carb + sugar/low fat carb snack like a PB&J sandwich, and I finish the night with something like a bowl of mashed potatoes or some pasta. I don't drink much and we go out to eat maybe 1-3 times a week tops. Granted, the last time I got my cholesterol checked was 2009 and I def had some years of bad eating since then... but lately I have been OK. Not great but not really bad. I think what did it was those years of eating boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts. Those were loaded w/fat and cholesterol.

I am just gonna fall back on unhealthy shit, eat more fish and other good cholesterol foods (nuts, high fiber shit) and monitor my cholesterol. All I can do at this point
post #35034 of 46040
The standard response to that is that it's not necessarily about what you're eating, but what you're not eating. Eat more leafy greens and more vegetables in general. Aso try to get a bit more oily fish in
post #35035 of 46040
Isn't cholesterol not the only thing to look at? Like fat particles and shit, having the good kind.

I've got great bloodwork, high test and great LDL for being the resident fatty.
post #35036 of 46040
I have enough good fat but that's irrelevant right now.
post #35037 of 46040
Just start a statin

Why not?
post #35038 of 46040
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

Just start a statin

Why not?
Heard a lot of bad things about statins. Plus I need to make the lifestyle change anyway.
post #35039 of 46040
Thread Starter 
Day 2 of <30g carbohydrates prep phase

I dreamed about auntie anne's pretzels, pizza, and warm soft foccacia bread baldy[1].gif
post #35040 of 46040
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

Just start a statin

Why not?

a quick wiki of statins tells me there's no point in using them as a primary preventative.

weird. There must be some complex things going on. Cholesterol is certainly not the only factor.
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