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It's easy to blame genetics, when the truth of the matter is the work you were doing wasn't the right kind of work for your goals. The truth is nothing comes easy to everyone. While genetics are a factor, the biggest limiting factors really don't have much to do with that. SAID Principle Exercise is subject to the SAID principle, or Specific Adaptations ...


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You've only been going to the gym for 4 weeks. It takes time to ramp up in weight, and ramping up in weight is not as important as having proper form. As long as the smaller people are using proper form, it's fine that they are using heavier weights. However, it's often the case that people use improper form and high weights, which can result in injury. I ...


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Well done on getting to the gym if you are feeling like this. I would suggest a couple of things. Try to get out for a daily walk, getting some fresh air will make you feel more energised. You didn't say whether of not you are working, if not, try to find a hobby, or set yourself a goal for fitness or something else you can be working towards. If this ...


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Provided that your hormone levels, etc are all normal, caffeine may help to get you going before a workout. I find that when I have to do a workout when I'm worn out or not motivated, a bit of caffeine will help me get going (though at some point you have to be able to motivate yourself to keep going). There are studies showing that caffeine can help to ...


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You are correct that things are never equal. However, the concept that calories in = calories out is correct on an individual basis. So, however you mess with things, boosters, whatever, you will have a certain number that is your total caloric requirement. If you eat more calories than that, you will gain. If you eat less, you will lose. It really is that ...


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Nobody said that all people need the same amount of calories.If i get right what you are saying you mean that if for example we have a person A and a person B.Both have the same BW and muscle mass that they both need the same calories.That's not true.You have to find the amount of calories that works for you.If you want maintenance maybe person A can achieve ...


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As JJ references in his comment, having high testosterone does not translate to easier bodybuilding. Fluctuations within the normal range do not appear to have much effect on building muscle. It may however have an effect on bodyfat levels. The actual studies are behind paywalls, but the abstracts can be referenced in the cited studies in this article. ...


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Yes, there is a natural genetic limit that everybody reaches. This is different depending on the person's age, gender, and genetic makeup. Steroids allow your body to go beyond your natural genetic limit and approach your physiological limit - the point where your body simple cannot function at a given size. For example, Andre the Giant (who didn't take ...


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To get some idea as to the maximum you will be able to lift while being drug tested and maintaining 74kg (closes category to 160lbs) we can look to the IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) records. They perform checks for the main anabolics but I suspect they potentially aren't a rigorous as the International Olympic Committee. Unfortunately ...


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TLDR If you want something to grow, work it hard. If you want it to not-shrink, work it at least a little. More details The only way I can interpret your question in a way that makes sense to me is "When I'm not exercising a variety of muscles, is there any way to control which of them degrades first/fastest?". Is that what you're asking? ...


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The association is poorly researched but this study concludes Libido and T concentrations are strongly related at the population level. However, the value of individual patient reports of reduced libido as indicators of low T levels is open to question. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16670164 This makes sense because sex drive is influenced by a wide ...


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Taken to the extreme a Gorilla or Orangutan will have a significantly stronger grip than any human, purely due to their genetics. Variance within the human population has also been shown to have a significant genetic element, go have a quick Google and you'll find numerous studies that will identify quantifiable genetic differences in: lean to fat mass ...


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