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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Holy shit, that feel when you hit your goal weight on your cut (173) only to realize that (1) you have no muscle and (2) you still need to lose another 5 lbs fuck my life

This is my feel every year. frown.gif

Natty problems.
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I'm hoping to drop ~50lbs with my cut in 2015. If that won't be enough confused.gif
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Went to bed bloated as fuck. Woke up lean as fuck. Love that shit, but I'm still only around 193/194.
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It's interesting, based on the first rep I'd have said you were just warming up and you could have done 10 more easy. Then each successive rep slowed down and it was clear you were grinding. All my reps look a lot more even (with the first rep not looking nearly as easy as yours did)

Any tips on evening out? 

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rjbman: do you usually train at the ARC? No creep just immediately recognized the wall of squat racks haha

Yeah. With classes/job only time I can go is after 5, and it is packed.

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Originally Posted by rjbman View Post

Any tips on evening out? 
Yeah. With classes/job only time I can go is after 5, and it is packed.
Box squats, paused squats, and explosive work focused on accelerating the bar and using the glutes and hips coming out of the hole. With 135 or sth. 3-8 reps
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Looking for some feedback. Nothing big compared to most of you but this was PR for me.

 

190lb x 5 (2nd set out of 3)

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Looks like your doing high bar judging by the bar position and initiating the squat by bending at the knees. When doing high bar, you want to have your torso very upright and you're starting to tilt forward by the last reps. Your ankle dorsiflexion looks pretty good but for a high bar squat you want an even more upright torso. I'd invest in a pair of heeled lifting shoes if I were you. They will def help you out. 

 

For looks solid otherwise. Good control.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I'm hoping to drop ~50lbs with my cut in 2015. If that won't be enough confused.gif

50 pounds? What the....

 

What are you weighing now and how tall are you?

You realize that 50 pounds is 1 pound a week for a full year? I would not aim to lose more than 1-1.5 pound a week on a cut and to do that for a full year? My guess is that your calories will be very low by the end to sustain that weight loss and your strength levels will also be down by then. If I had 50 pounds to lose I'd def brake that up into segments but then it s gonna take even longer time.

 

If you're legit fat, you could def lose more than  1 pound a week but my impression is that your just carrying a bit too much fat around your waistline due to prolonged bulking.

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post
 

Could also be:

 

- Bad sleep

- Just generally higher stress every day

- Being burnt out from pushing the intensity for too long - I've had this happen. I was simply working too close to failure and my max all the time. deload and work back up. first weeks should be very easy to let you recover and get that supercompensation "slingshot" effect of strength. if you take a lot of weight of the bar, you could maybe push the volume a bit and then taper the volume as you approach your previous best. The increased volume at lighter weights would lead to more reps with good technique possibly improving you technique while still being enough workload to lead to some hypertrophy.

 

I'm not surprised you get burned out sometimes since it sounds like you're working out 2.5 hours pretty regularly.  Sometimes if I'm feeling like shit I'll just get in there, do the two compound lifts for the day (so squat and press or whatever), and leave.

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

50 pounds? What the....

What are you weighing now and how tall are you?
You realize that 50 pounds is 1 pound a week for a full year? I would not aim to lose more than 1-1.5 pound a week on a cut and to do that for a full year? My guess is that your calories will be very low by the end to sustain that weight loss and your strength levels will also be down by then. If I had 50 pounds to lose I'd def brake that up into segments but then it s gonna take even longer time.

If you're legit fat, you could def lose more than  1 pound a week but my impression is that your just carrying a bit too much fat around your waistline due to prolonged bulking.

It's not that bad. If there's one thing this bulk has taught me, it's that I'm a legit hard gainer. When wifey and I went to Europe for a 2 week honeymoon I lost ~10lbs. Hell we went to see her inlaws for the week of Xmas and with not counting calories and avoiding shitty fast food I dropped 5lbs. Getting all my calories in is a struggle, TBH. So I'm just carbed the fuck up and carrying a lot of water. I feel like I could drop 10-15lbs the first month w/o ill effect. Then from there it's 35-40lbs for the year. I've been averaging 3lb/month on this gain, and I'm hoping to increase all my big lifts by 50% (MP: 3x5x145, BP: 3x5x225, squat: 3x5x295, sumo DL: 3x5x375) over the next 11 months. So I'll be ~245 or so at the end of the year, and then will cut down to ~195 or so through 2015. Then from there I can "lean gain" and just trim or whatever as necessary. Be done with it. Any cutting from here on is just going to interfere with reaching my strength goals as quickly as possible, so I'm not going to bother. This is the fastest route to my goal. The only challenge will be managing the cut without doing metabolic damage.. but I'll manage.
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http://my.bodybuilding.com/workouts/workout-programs-overview/510c48710cf2beb6ff8ea61e?context=FINDER_LIST&slug=akadano&welcome=true

Going to try this workout regime for a month, with a friend who is trying to lose weight. Looks pretty convoluted, and not sure we'll be able to smoothly transition to all these different exercises, gym is pretty busy. Going to lift at 500 then again at 1530. Wish me luck!

your link is broken.

But if you're new to working out you should be doing less "all these different exercises" and more Squatting, Deadlifting, Benching, Overhead Pressing, Rowing and Chinning (with maybe some curling and dipping)
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Holy shit, that feel when you hit your goal weight on your cut (173) only to realize that (1) you have no muscle and (2) you still need to lose another 5 lbs fuck my life

I feel you. I was 1.5lbs from my cut goal but it wouldn't come off... Then I got the flu, watched Netflix for a week, and now I'm 4lbs under.
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I'm hoping to drop ~50lbs with my cut in 2015. If that won't be enough confused.gif

You must have done the dirtiest of all dirty bulks.
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post
 

 

I'm not surprised you get burned out sometimes since it sounds like you're working out 2.5 hours pretty regularly.  Sometimes if I'm feeling like shit I'll just get in there, do the two compound lifts for the day (so squat and press or whatever), and leave.

 

Yeah, but I'm only lift 3 days a week now and have have no time to do any cardio or the like. I'm inactive outside of lifting and don't have any really stressful things going on outside of school. But yeah, I've noticed I need to get more sleep nowadays. It would be a lot more taxing to lift like I do if I would still be living like I did when I was 15-18.

 

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


It's not that bad. If there's one thing this bulk has taught me, it's that I'm a legit hard gainer. When wifey and I went to Europe for a 2 week honeymoon I lost ~10lbs. Hell we went to see her inlaws for the week of Xmas and with not counting calories and avoiding shitty fast food I dropped 5lbs. Getting all my calories in is a struggle, TBH. So I'm just carbed the fuck up and carrying a lot of water. I feel like I could drop 10-15lbs the first month w/o ill effect. Then from there it's 35-40lbs for the year. I've been averaging 3lb/month on this gain, and I'm hoping to increase all my big lifts by 50% (MP: 3x5x145, BP: 3x5x225, squat: 3x5x295, sumo DL: 3x5x375) over the next 11 months. So I'll be ~245 or so at the end of the year, and then will cut down to ~195 or so through 2015. Then from there I can "lean gain" and just trim or whatever as necessary. Be done with it. Any cutting from here on is just going to interfere with reaching my strength goals as quickly as possible, so I'm not going to bother. This is the fastest route to my goal. The only challenge will be managing the cut without doing metabolic damage.. but I'll manage.

 

 

Some people certainly do have a harder time putting on mass due to genetics, but its still not hard to eat. What's your calorie goal for the day? Anything under 4000 is not hard at all and I doubt you need more than that. If you split it up over the day and don't eat a ton of filling stuff, its not hard to get 4000 down. Carbs are probably the easiest to overeat too. I eat 600g or more on my lifting days, a full pound of white rice (uncooked weight) post workout split in two meals.

 

On paper, its a good plan to bulk up once, cut and then "lean gain" from there. I don't know if its very good in reality though. 245 would be pretty fat on your frame if I remember your height correctly. I just think think there's a big risk the health goes downhill at the end of that kind of bulk and that you pile on a bunch of unnecessary fat, point of diminishing returns you know. Also believe there's a big risk that you resort to shitty fast food when you're at 225+ and trying to gain weight if you're not used to eating that much.

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Lulz found a pic of what I looked like when I first started posting in RHET in May 2012.
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My calorie goal for the day is only about 2900kcal. It's pretty clean too. I get about 400g of carbs a day. 50 of that at the minimum is fiber. On a good day I will get about 200g of whole grains and no more than ~100g of sugar. Pretty low sodium as well... I probably get maybe 1500mg on a good day and no more than the RDL ever. I eat fish 2-3x a week. I don't have an appetite for shitty fast food so that's not a problem. The clean eating is part of why bulking has been a little rough. I haven't got my bloodwork done yet... I'm due... but I do feel a lot better than I did back before I changed up my diet. My weight has actually kind of stalled over the last few weeks, but strength gains are still climbing. So I'm hoping I don't even have to get that heavy. The strength goals are the priority.

Here is where I am now:
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Waist is 36" which I'm not crazy about. At my skinniest I was probably ~30". It's temporary.
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Woah neat scar. What's it from?
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