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PPL split - is it only for people with good genetics/high starting strength?

I found this program on leangains https://leangains.com/the-minimalist/ A (day 1) Bench press 1 set to failure Immediately followed by pushups to failure Followed by another set of bench (with a lot ...
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Bulking gone horribly wrong

I'm 5"4, 70kgs, with a full flab. I can't even bench 75kgs. I've been training for 2.5 years, starting from a body weight of 48kgs. Squat 90kgs: 5 reps Bench: 65 kgs 3 reps Deadlift: 120kgs 3 ...
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At what point does bulking and working out hit diminishing returns?

I've been bulking for 3 years, going from 48kgs to 69kgs at a height of 5"3 (male, unfortunately). My stats are pitiful. bench - 70kgs squat - 90kgs deadlift - 120kgs I started from the bar in ...
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Do TDEE estimates consider calories lost via pooping?

I'm bulking on 3500 kcals as per TDEE calculator I sh^t a lot after my meals. My weight has unfortunately decreased, though my strength is the same. I suspect it's because of the crazy sh^ts. Is ...
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Can you review my workout plan?

I’ve been working out for almost a year now and I would like someone with more knowledge to review or criticize my workout plan, I’m currently 5’10” at 139lbs and I’m trying to just gain overall size, ...
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How to transition from a bulk to a cut?

I have a quick question and it mainly revolves around the macros for transitioning from a bulk to a cut. So when someone reaches their desired weight / goal from a bulk and they decide to cut to take ...
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Is it worth working out if you're underweight or should you mostly focus on eating?

Last year I was badly underweight at 50kgs at 5"4 due to a surgery and health complications. I starting working out on a good strength program (deadlift, squats, presses) and while I saw some ...
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Drinking calories for bulking? Bad idea?

I'm using huel powder to increase my caloric intake as part of a bulking regime. Concrete, I try to get about 1600 kcals of huel per day, with other 1400 kcals coming from food. My question is: Given ...
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Bulking on a high fibre diet?

I'm trying to bulk up at a target of 3000 kcals per day. I'm using huel powder to meet 1600kcals (so about 4 shakes per day); the rest comes from real food. I've noticed that I'm having to poop about ...
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How do the effects of a caloric surplus vary depending on macros?

I would like to better understand how a caloric surplus affects the body composition, mainly fat storage, based on the main macro that generates it. From what I know,a caloric surplus is needed in ...
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What's the difference between bulking with cardio or maintaining without?

Person A is lifting weights and eating at maintenance. Person B is lifting weights, eating above maintenance, but also doing cardio to burn off the extra calories they ate. So, in other words, both A ...
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Why can't you lose/maintain fat on a bulk?

Everyone I've ever talked to has said that you will gain some, or a lot of, fat on a bulk. Why? Logic 1: If you lift weights, your body wants to grow your muscles. Logic 2: Your body can only grow ...
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Decreasing number of push-ups

I'm 62 years old and I've been doing 100 push-ups a day since March. I do 20 at a time throughout the day. After I do a set of 20 push-ups, I do 20 curls. I've also put in a pull-up bar, and I try do ...
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Bulking shake review / suggested modifications? (17 yo)

I am bulking and have crafted a shake that I drink 2x a day. Does this shake provide accurate nutritional value for bulking? What should I add/remove? The shake: 1 banana (105 cal) 3 packets of ...
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How do I know when I have to bulk?

I'm 27 years old, I weigh 80 kilos (176.37 pounds) at 20% body-fat, and I'm 181 cm (5'9" foot) tall. I have been in a gym for about 2.5 years, and I have lost 12 kilos from when I started, losing ~10% ...
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How would drinking carb blend after workout affect my weight lose program?

I have passed my bulking phase and have got a bit of muscle gain during that. From the beginning of this month, I starting the cutting phase with low calorie intake (about 1500 Cals a day - weight 5 ...
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How do I improve my body composition?

Hey! So over the past year I lost a bunch of weight ( I was 69kg and now I am 54 ish). But I really want to build muscle especially around my glutes and my back! As you can see I have very little ...
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Greater caloric surplus on training days?

Imagine one being in a slight caloric surplus of roughly 500kcal above their maintenance value every day, but only training four times a week. Is it better to split the eating behavior in training and ...
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How do I bulk up while remaining lean?

I am a 19 year old male, 5' 7", 135 pounds. Up until last year I was focused solely on calisthenics as my body training and as a result of that I am extremely toned and lean but I have a skinny body. ...
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Which diet at begining of musculation on bulking period?

I started musculation and I did only 3 sessions for now. I want to gain muscles so basically I've started by having 4200 kcal per day and having 3 trainings per week. I am more or less a skinny fat (...
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Impact of cardio during caloric surplus (Bulking phase)

In two weeks: 5 sessions of intense cardio (sprinting) of 15 minutes each; 9 sessions of moderate to heavy lifting of 45 minutes to 1 hour each. This is my planned schedule, all of it during a ...
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Bulking with cardio?

I've been gyming for around three and a half months now. Started when I was 123 lbs and have gained significant weight, 141 lbs to be exact. Height is 5'9. Been eating a lot of calories obviously. I ...
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Should a recreational fitness user with moderate goals go through bulk/cut phases?

I'm a recreational fitness user. I'm 27, 5'11" tall and weigh 173 lbs. I'm probably around 15-17% body fat now. I'd like to cut it down to about 10%, although I'm a bit unsure of what that would look ...
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I feel no burn from the bench press

I've been lifting on and off for years, and recently have returned to it. However the bench press has always been an exercise in which I encounter very little payoff or progress. Whenever I get a good ...
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How long would cutting phase last

I've been working out for about two years and I am planning to go on my second cut next year. I'm currently on a bulk weighing 154 pounds standing 5"10.(11%BFP currently) (137pounds, 7%BFP on my last ...
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Is running almost every day bad during a bulking phase?

I'm in a bulking phase and I like going for a run after my gym sessions (5 days a week). I estimate that I burn a little less than 500 Calories per run. Will these running sessions not affect muscle ...
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Bulking diet good enough?

Just wanted to share my bulking diet, and see what I could improve to put on more weight. I am currently a 25yo male, 1.72m tall and weight 68 kg. I am trying to reach 72 kg which is the weight I ...
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Training program to get muscles mass

I was reading the accepted answer of What are the trade-offs of weight versus repetition? in which the user add this picture: However I get surprised by the training tips given. According to the ...
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Defining muscle vs building muscle

I was taught once by my trainer (he is 75 yrs old) how to train to get defined and how to train to get bulked. Lower weights,more reps(like 15-20 reps) and slower+controlled movement to get defined ...
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Sprinting to increase leg size

I have read through the numerous answers on this site for getting bulkier legs. It seems that it is largely based on genetics, aided by the type of exercise. However, I do not have access to a gym and ...
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What are the differences between a "Cutting Workout" and a "Bulking Workout"?

Using the JFit categories here. The workouts fit into Bulking, Cutting, General, Sport. I understand that progression on a cut will be limited and you should assume that both the cut or bulk are clean ...
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