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  1. Thread: Skinny fat

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    No. You don't have any muscle to cut down to. Eat...

    No. You don't have any muscle to cut down to. Eat at maintenance and lift hard for a year.
  2. Thread: Fasting

    by EKnight
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    Not one study, one of many. I’d encourage you to...

    Not one study, one of many. I’d encourage you to visit the works of Dr. Layne Norton or Alan Aragon, who have thoroughly dismissed this notion. Or- apply simple logic: how do people lose massive...
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    154 pounds? You don’t have enough muscle to worry...

    154 pounds? You don’t have enough muscle to worry about losing any. You’ll be fine.
  4. Thread: Fasting

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    But irrespective of the presence of insulin,...

    But irrespective of the presence of insulin, fatty acid oxidation is dependent on total calorie consumption, not carb consumption or insulin response. It is possible to lose fat eating almost...
  5. Thread: Fasting

    by EKnight
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    This simply isn’t true. Lipolysis occurs all the...

    This simply isn’t true. Lipolysis occurs all the time irrespective of the presence of insulin, which is why the carb-insulin model for fat loss has been thoroughly disproven. Further, lipolysis isn’t...
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    I’d be interested in trying a 2# size chocolate...

    I’d be interested in trying a 2# size chocolate love protein. Always feel like having a shake makes meeting my protein goals easier when I’m working long hours or on the run. Why chocolate? Why NOT???
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    I understand that. But if you’re not gaining...

    I understand that. But if you’re not gaining weight and size, then it doesn’t matter how you FEEL. How many total calories and grams of protein, carbs and fat are you eating? At eyeball glance, that...
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    Nope. Still not.

    Nope. Still not.
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    Eat more. There’s no such thing as a...

    Eat more. There’s no such thing as a “hardgainer.” You’re either eating enough to grow or you’re not. That means consuming more than just protein. You’ve got to get enough total calories in.
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    As I already pointed out, no, it is not. Further...

    As I already pointed out, no, it is not. Further reading with links to pertinent clinical info: https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/is-coffee-a-diuretic/
  11. Sure.

    Sure.
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    How can something without calories hinder weight...

    How can something without calories hinder weight loss?
  13. Thread: Fasting

    by EKnight
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    At the end of the day, what dictates weight gain...

    At the end of the day, what dictates weight gain or loss is total calories consumed. Where they come from or when you consume them doesn’t make any difference. Thus, approaches like keto or IF might...
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    Oops. My apologies there I’m sorry!

    Oops. My apologies there I’m sorry!
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    Looks better.

    Looks better.
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    I’d add a lot more direct hamstrings and upper...

    I’d add a lot more direct hamstrings and upper back work. A lot.
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    What about it? Reread my post, brother. People...

    What about it? Reread my post, brother. People have lost weight eating nothing but Twinkies 24/7 just to prove it can be done. Count your calories and try to keep carb and sugar intake reasonable,...
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    Carbs do not make you gain or retain weight....

    Carbs do not make you gain or retain weight. Calories do. Eat sensibly and count your calories. There’s no benefit to reducing carbs vs any other diet with the same number of kcals.
  19. The literature suggests there isn’t much...

    The literature suggests there isn’t much difference in results between lower rep, heavier “strength” focused training and traditional hypertrophy routines in therms of lean body mass gains. One isn’t...
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    Sticky: This is not true. Fat loss comes down to how many...

    This is not true. Fat loss comes down to how many calories you take in during the day, not when you take them in.
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    I’d add two pulls, no push.

    I’d add two pulls, no push.
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    So your goal is to gain 20 pounds of muscle while...

    So your goal is to gain 20 pounds of muscle while SIMULTANEOUSLY losing 20 pounds of body fat? Anyone else see a problem there? How long are you giving yourself to do this? Small recomp goals (4-5...
  23. Have you considered the idea that you’re benching...

    Have you considered the idea that you’re benching WAY too much, are going to end up with injured shoulders, and need to be doing far more upper back work? There’s no advantage to benching (or any...
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    Sticky: ^^ this is so absolutely not true. You lose fat...

    ^^ this is so absolutely not true. You lose fat because you are in a calorie deficit. Cutting carbs or carb intake in general has no effect.
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    To add, if you’re doing any behind the head pulls...

    To add, if you’re doing any behind the head pulls or presses, discontinue them.
  26. 10-15 pounds in 2-3 weeks actually sounds like...

    10-15 pounds in 2-3 weeks actually sounds like quite a bit of muscle loss. Are you measuring your body composition in some way?
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    You don’t need to load creatine. 3-5 grams per...

    You don’t need to load creatine. 3-5 grams per day is plenty. You also don’t need more than an hour or so in the gym. If you’re spending 2 hours there, you’re not efficiently using your time. I would...
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    What do you mean by injured?

    What do you mean by injured?
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    ^^ Forgot Mark Ingram II.

    ^^ Forgot Mark Ingram II.
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    Yo, you see Eifert’s ankle??? After it got rolled...

    Yo, you see Eifert’s ankle??? After it got rolled on and broken his whole foot was pointed in the wrong direction. ��
  31. I mean, while all 8 may be contributing, the only...

    I mean, while all 8 may be contributing, the only REAL reason anyone would not lose weight is number 4- eating too many calories.
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    I use a product called Raw Perfect Food by Garden...

    I use a product called Raw Perfect Food by Garden of Life. I also try to eat as much greens as I can, but I’m just not a huge fan. Since I’m doing the supplement in addition to daily greens, I only...
  33. Thread: DL form check

    by EKnight
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    Too much lumbar extension at the end. You want to...

    Too much lumbar extension at the end. You want to be straight up and down at the end, not bent backwards.
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    ^^ just to be clear, low carb and low GI are one...

    ^^ just to be clear, low carb and low GI are one tool that can be used to help lower body fat because of the reduction in total overall calories, but reducing carbs or choosing carbs based in their...
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    Wouldn’t advise upright rows. They create...

    Wouldn’t advise upright rows. They create shoulder impingement.

    If you dislike leg curls for whatever reason, glute-ham raises are about the best hamstring movement I know. Most people just...
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