Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.
^^^That looks really good, Eason. I love salmon.
I'd only like to be really big so people wouldn't give me advice when I workout.
Stuff I got today:
- There's no point in doing 5 rep sets. If you're not doing at least 7, don't bother.
- When you do a 5 rep set you only pump your muscles and they "deflate" in a few hours
- You should always go beyond failure with someone assisting you with the last two reps
Bonus from the locker room: The goverment is tracking everyone and now you can't even kill someone or steal something without them knowing.
Any of you fuckers have any experience with recomping? I want to keep bulking but slow that down to shed some fat
its too bad gyms are often best for identifying candidates for a eugenics program. practice your DYEL stare for when you are big
IME recomping is a good way to stay the same bodyweight or drop weight very slowly while enjoying good strength gains that dont come at a big calorie deficit. i find it counter-intuitive for bulking; i wouldnt start recomping if you were trying to put on size as it would just drag on and on and on forever and you'd be stuck in this perma-bulk phase while gradually getting fatter and sadder. just live with no abs for two months and eat the food then start to recomp when you want the scale to start trending downwards.
but yeah carb/calorie cycling, i have +2 cups of starch on days i lift and 0 on days i dont, keeping all other things constant. its really slow going though
I would like to recomp but i dont thikn its very efficient. I reckon it would take 3-6 months to make some sort of recomp at maintenance, get a little leaner and add a tiny amount of size. Might as well slowly bulk up to add size faster then slowly cut down to retain it, net gain would be better.
Tried it for a few months, waste of time IMO. Just bulk and cut. There's a reason everyone does it like that.
this so fucking much
an even better solution is to become a weightlifter, that way virtually no one will even know what you're doing anyways so no advice is ever given
is that fucking mayo on salmon sushi
Trying to lose fat while gaining muscle is a sure-fire way to ensure that you do neither.
i think the error lies with people who are trying to bulk but want to gain less fat while doing so, so they want to recomp. recomping is not for gaining, recomping is for losing weight. if you want to bulk, eat the food and say goodbye to abs for a few months, no biggie.
now, say you finish bulking, and instead of going into starvation cut mode, you keep your lifting day calories where they were and drop some calories on off days and run that for as long as you can, and then adjust downwards as necessary as you get closer to your goal. there are a lot of advantages to gradually adjusting downwards and recomping is a great strategy to do so.
i dont understand the binary thinking perpetuated in the lifting world. bulk or cut, strength or size, blah blah... shit is pretty contextual and if any of the slapfights itt (not that this is one) have proved anything is that there is no single right answer for anything considering how varied the goals and experience level of people are.. except stronglifts, fuck stronglifts.
Well the way I see it is this
If I do a full on banzai cut I will spend like 2 months cutting and another 2 months getting strength back. I would def like to drop 10-15lbs of fat. I would be OK with recomping for 6 months to do that even if strength gains were minimal over that period. I have been reading a lot of testimonials from folks who say they recomped to good effect... dropping visible amounts of fat while putting numbers on their lifts. I have a whole lifetime to try shit out, I think I will give it a whirl.
yeah and thats exactly what i'm talking about... as long as you aren't under the illusion that you'll be putting on size, but instead using those maintenance calories to facilitate strength gains or at the very least maintain much more than you would on a cut, then great. if you're bulking right now i would keep your lifting day cals the same, take some out on off days, run it for awhile and adjust from there.
i've recomped over the past two months and i'm down about 5lbs and i look much better + am much stronger. you just have to not think about cutting and be pretty consistent because if you're not running a very big deficit it doesn't take much to stall the fat loss. PWO finishers and cardio are a great way to ensure you are in a deficit when you tread such a fine line.
What the hell does 'recomp' even denote? Its like calling your diet "fat loss"...
Speaking of dieting - do you guys think 2200 calories is sustainable? I'm still fucking around with my diet and decided to pull back the calories a bit from my previous 2400. Wondering if I've gone to far off the deep end.
Chip fixed with bonding but the stupid dentist had to tell me about the risk of the root dying and having to get a root canal FML
I chipped both of my front two upper teeth when I was much younger. Got them bonded initially. Fast forward ~12 years, or right after I got my first set of crowns on them, the teeth independently started closing off the canal for the root, effectively cutting blood flow and nerves to the teeth. Had to get a root canal done in each (a year apart), and each crown redone.
I think the same thing might be happening to the two teeth beside them as well, one had fractures from the initial trauma, the other moved back significantly when my nose was broken last year.
Luckily for me though, the nerve ending was already dead so it was as unpleasant as a root canal could possibly be.
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