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My journey from unfunctional bodybuilder to athlete watch

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    Hey TSR!

    Having been pretty unmotivated lately in regards to lifting I've decided to create a blog. First of all, a bit about me, Ive been training around 2.5years properly in which Ive put alot of focus on gaining size. When i first started I weighed a measly 60kg (135lbs) and now I weigh 90kg (200lbs) at a height of 5'10 and age of 20years old. Ill be first to admit that these results have not been completely unassisted!

    I like to train five days per week Mon-Fri and my current split that I will be running is:
    Monday; Legs and Abs
    Tuesday;Push
    Wednesday; Pull
    Thursday; Legs and Abs
    Friday; Chest and Back
    Saturday; Rest if i'm working or I may hit shoulders and arms
    Sunday; Rest

    My main goal is to cut down, basically get shredded but also increasing my functional skills as I intend to start playing rugby league.

    My macros will begin at:
    Carbs: 250g
    Protein: 200g
    Fat: 50g
    Total Calories: 2250 (may vary)

    If you have got any questions feel free to ask!
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    How do you mean assisted?
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    How do you mean assisted?
    What do you think? Im not going to go into depth with what I've used, but i'm not going to lie over the internet☺

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    (Original post by TomFitness)
    What do you think? Im not going to go into depth with what I've used, but i'm not going to lie over the internet☺

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    Just making sure we're on the same page
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Just making sure we're on the same page
    Its fine haha I wouldnt say I regret what I done/used but I personally dont feel the need to do it anymore!

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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    How do you mean assisted?
    Cucumber STAP. I think you knew fine well what he meant son...

    (Original post by TomFitness)
    Its fine haha I wouldnt say I regret what I done/used but I personally dont feel the need to do it anymore!

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    Won't you see a fair reduction in size given you are now clean?
    What bf% are you (roughly) at?
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    Cucumber STAP. I think you knew fine well what he meant son...



    Won't you see a fair reduction in size given you are now clean?
    What bf% are you (roughly) at?
    Weirdly no, if you come off it properly and maintain a decent diet you shouldnt notice too much weightloss. The main problem I had was the amount of water I retained whilst on it. Im guessing around 15% I've always stuggled to lose bodyfat compared to gaining muscle (got that mesomorph bodytype if you believe in that). I intend to post some pics on the thread in the near future!

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    (Original post by TomFitness)
    Weirdly no, if you come off it properly and maintain a decent diet you shouldnt notice too much weightloss. The main problem I had was the amount of water I retained whilst on it. Im guessing around 15% I've always stuggled to lose bodyfat compared to gaining muscle (got that mesomorph bodytype if you believe in that). I intend to post some pics on the thread in the near future!

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    Fair enough

    Can you see vague abs? 15% is sort of the cut off point (roughly speaking)

    Good luck bro!
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    Cucumber STAP. I think you knew fine well what he meant son...



    Won't you see a fair reduction in size given you are now clean?
    What bf% are you (roughly) at?
    I wasn't actually messing, I was making sure assistance was tropicana

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    Substantially reduce you protein and increase your carbonhydrate intake, that's ridiculous
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    (Original post by GeologyMaths)
    Substantially reduce you protein and increase your carbonhydrate intake, that's ridiculous
    Looks fine to me.
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Looks fine to me.
    Clearly you don't know much about nutrition as far as bodybuilding is concerned.
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    Fair enough

    Can you see vague abs? 15% is sort of the cut off point (roughly speaking)

    Good luck bro!
    No.

    For certain people, at 20%, abs can be visible. For other even sub 10%, they struggle with abs visibility. It's solely genetical
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    1g per 1lb of bodyweight is high but not 'ridiculous' imo.

    (Original post by GeologyMaths)
    Clearly you don't know much about nutrition as far as bodybuilding is concerned.

    LOL
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    1g per 1lb of bodyweight is high but not 'ridiculous' imo.




    LOL
    1g/1lbs is very ridiculous. Many scientific literatures demonstrate this.
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Looks fine to me.
    Bro, Geo is a nutritionist......
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    (Original post by TomFitness)
    Hey TSR!

    Having been pretty unmotivated lately in regards to lifting I've decided to create a blog. First of all, a bit about me, Ive been training around 2.5years properly in which Ive put alot of focus on gaining size. When i first started I weighed a measly 60kg (135lbs) and now I weigh 90kg (200lbs) at a height of 5'10 and age of 20years old. Ill be first to admit that these results have not been completely unassisted!

    I like to train five days per week Mon-Fri and my current split that I will be running is:
    Monday; Legs and Abs
    Tuesday;Push
    Wednesday; Pull
    Thursday; Legs and Abs
    Friday; Chest and Back
    Saturday; Rest if i'm working or I may hit shoulders and arms
    Sunday; Rest

    My main goal is to cut down, basically get shredded but also increasing my functional skills as I intend to start playing rugby league.

    My macros will begin at:
    Carbs: 250g
    Protein: 200g
    Fat: 50g
    Total Calories: 2250 (may vary)

    If you have got any questions feel free to ask!
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    What motivated you to start this fitness regime?

    To be honest, i've been wanting to start going to the gym and get into fitness, but the only motivation I have is to run to the fridge and back when i'm hungry, or when I'm feeling adventurous a cheeky squat to see what's on the bottom shelf!!!
    Seriously though, I reckon reading your Blog might just help me!! So thanks for starting it- Very inspiring!!

    What helped you and would you be kind enough to help me out too?!
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    (Original post by GeologyMaths)
    No.

    For certain people, at 20%, abs can be visible. For other even sub 10%, they struggle with abs visibility. It's solely genetical
    I said ROUGHLY SPEAKING. Obviously (how long you have been ie muscle mass) training and genetics play the biggest roles in determining that but as a rule of thumb I stand by 14-16/17% being where you lose sight of abs. Almost everyone who lifts (for more than 6 months) would have some kind of abs at 10%

    (Original post by GeologyMaths)
    1g/1lbs is very ridiculous. Many scientific literatures demonstrate this.
    The FAQ says 0.6g per lb is enough, rising to 0.8 for elite athletes. Hardly miles above and frankly it won't do any harm

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    Bro, Geo is a nutritionist......
    oh yea....... forgot about that
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    (Original post by GeologyMaths)
    Clearly you don't know much about nutrition as far as bodybuilding is concerned.
    Oh boy, here we go again :rofl:


    With an FFMI of almost 23, clearly I know nothing :rofl: When I'm cutting I'd sooner load up on protein to ensure I have an adequate supply to protect my muscle mass than I would replace it with carbs. Weekly refeeds do the job of replenishing glycogen and it's not as if 250g is very low.

    Seems a bit rich you telling someone they know nothing when you seem to change your mind probably based on the last article you read on the internet in an effort to maintain your self-supplied nutritionist title. First time I debated with you, you were telling people that they must go low carb, then the next completely changed your tune.
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    I said ROUGHLY SPEAKING. Obviously (how long you have been ie muscle mass) training and genetics play the biggest roles in determining that but as a rule of thumb I stand by 14-16/17% being where you lose sight of abs. Almost everyone who lifts (for more than 6 months) would have some kind of abs at 10%


    The FAQ says 0.6g per lb is enough, rising to 0.8 for elite athletes. Hardly miles above and frankly it won't do any harm

    oh yea....... forgot about that
    .6g/lb is sufficient. My point is that unneeded 80g could be added on to carbonhydrate for imrpoved performance.
 
 
 
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