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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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all that I have to add is that since I started doing compound exercises,I am much stronger naturally and most important is no joint pain.Im 54 years old and have no joint pain at all.


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I'd definitely need to read the whole article to be 100% this proves bigger muscles are more resistant to stretching, but judging only from the abstract of this review (http://www.clinbiomech.com/article/S0268-0033(00)00061-9/abstract) this seems to be the case: "...passive extensibility is influenced by the size (mass) and length of muscle ...


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Neither of these supplements are habit forming so no, your body will not "crave" them after you stop using them. However, the effects of both will subside when you stop taking them. If you need to supplement a weight gainer to pack on mass, you will likely need to continue to keep your caloric intake at a certain level to continue to sustain your bulk. ...


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If using something like mass gainer (mostly dexstrose) is the only way you're able to maintain a high calorie intake, then you will lose mass if you stop taking it. I don't think this is the case though, just eat more food generally and you will maintain your muscle weight. Creatine gives you a performance boost that can make you gain more muscle since you ...


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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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I have managed to find a study (http://jap.physiology.org/content/89/1/81) where they measured the skeletal muscle mass of lower and upper body. Their sample was "large and heterogeneous" (468 people) so it's probably safe to say this table represents the average numbers (in the "All women" and "All men" rows): *SM stands for skeletal muscle. However, I ...



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