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This depends on how long you have been on that program really, and how long you have been exercising and dieting in general. That looks like a decent diet, and with a high-intensity form of exercise (lifting weights) 5 days a week your body composition (how much muscle and fat you carry) should improve quite quickly even on a "bulk". Maybe up the intensity ...


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One way of checking wether your belly is big because of subcutaneous fat or something internal is to check how thick a pinch of skin is, the fat you grab when grabbing a fold of skin is subcutaneous, and you can not affect where on the skin that will be stored. If the fold is thin, but you still have a large belly, you either have visceral fat, or the stuff ...


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Would like to offer a few short statements: Your testicles get 'dibs' on protein. (debatable) Those who ascribe to the concept of energy-flow Ki or Chi are likely to indicate that masturbation redirects your vitality and causes 'diffusion'. (debatable) Frequent masturbation is a good work out for one arm at least. (empirical)


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Did you do any progress regarding the weigths you use for those exercises? (that information is missing in your question). If you have been able to increase the weigths more or less steadily, then you have done progress. It is only that you still don't see it in the mirror (have some patience). But if you have spent 3 months training with nearly the same ...


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First, three months is very short. Give it some time. Second, There is a chemical called myostatin. This chemical controls how big you can become via inhibiting muscle development. Some people have a little or none, and some have a lot. If you have a very little like Arnold Schwarzenegger, you can grow very easily. Some have lots of this that will ...


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My preference is quality over quantity - there's a lot to be said for muscle fiber. Focusing less on the workout, I would suggest you eat regularly - like clockwork. Consume the protein first. Set an alarm for eating time, and try to pin it down to the minute! Your body appreciates regularity will find itself better able to utilize available nutrients - ...


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Different things seem to work for different people, so you'll get a lot of suggestions that may or may not work for you. Likewise, here's what worked for me. I'm sure it's not a guide of what to do, but it adds some color to what you've probably heard or read from others. In three months (or less actually) I went from: (these are 5-rep numbers, not single ...


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Gaining muscle as a natural (non-drug using) exerciser is difficult at best. Most of us neglect the role that genetics plays in the potential for growth. Too often, we look for quick gains, when in fact, the gains come over the years. Patience is not something a person who is busting their butt in the gym typically has. I, for one, have been training for ...


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shortcut to size is fine BUT, don't follow the supplement and nutrient guides. They are way too focused around supplements. The answer to your problem is easy. Eat more. Track your macros (Macronutrients). Sites like myfitnesspal can be very helpful. To know what is your daily caloric need, try googeling "Caloric calculator" I can not recommend one or ...


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If strength or bodybuilding or sport skill is your goal, then cardio may be counterproductive to gains on any of those fronts. That's undeniably true at the extremes: you don't see any champion marathoners also winning in bodybuilding, nor powerlifting, nor gymnastics. That doesn't mean cardio is counterproductive to all progress. That doesn't mean that ...


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I'm a long distance cyclist (100 miles/week when in season) who does centuries and longer rides a few times a year. I ride 2500-3000 miles/year and lift a few times a week (deadlift/bench/others, plus a lot of stretching). Congrats on doing lifting; cycling is great for cardio but can lead to postural and other issues, and weightlifting can help. There ...


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As long as your accounting for the calories you burn and eating above your TDEE your gains won't suffer.


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People that say cardio is counter-productive are just people that want to justify not doing cardio. Cardio works the heart. The most important muscle in the body. A muscle critical to life. Lets say you want to bulk your legs with heavy reps. OK a long ride might limits your heavy reps the next day. But a long ride does build cardio, leg endurance, ...



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