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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Not a look I'm into
    Lol, yea I definitely dont want my ass to look like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Not a look I'm into
    She’s ok. If you like bigger women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.BB View Post

    A good example of what i am trying to say is William Bonac, his glutes are too big for his frame, makes his waist look bigger on stage, not ideal in my opinion.

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    Makes his junk look smaller, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.BB View Post
    For sure not everyone will agree, but this comes from old school bodybuilding competition.

    First you cant really compare men to women as bodies and judging are completely different. Women have larger hips than men, no way around that, a men with larger hips than waist will not look right, big disproportionate glutes will make the hips look bigger.

    Then on stage the judging is rarely done dead straight, contestants are often a bit sideways to all judges, so if the glute pops up it creates the illusion of bigger waist.

    Im just stating the fact that women and men training are slightly different, no way around that. The average male, on steroids , working glutes directly will make his body disproportionate. Thats my 2 cents.

    A good example of what i am trying to say is William Bonac, his glutes are too big for his frame, makes his waist look bigger on stage, not ideal in my opinion.

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    What about Rich Gaspari? He was the leader in the striations in the glutes. I do not think his waist was too big. I am sure that he did deadlifts to get those.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Makes his junk look smaller, too
    PB oh no. You shouldn’t be looking there. We don’t train that. LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    PB oh no. You shouldn’t be looking there. We don’t train that. LOL


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    Speak for yourself. I train that part like it owns me money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    PB oh no. You shouldn’t be looking there. We don’t train that. LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by David LoPanno View Post
    Speak for yourself. I train that part like it owns me money.


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    Feeling some serious soreness at 12hr mark today in quads, finally.

    Eyed an olympic hex bar lying next to power rack, what to do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    Feeling some serious soreness at 12hr mark today in quads, finally.

    Eyed an olympic hex bar lying next to power rack, what to do with it?
    NOICE

    Im sure you could do all sorts with the hex but farmers walk, shrugs and dead lifts is what i see people using it for

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    Feeling some serious soreness at 12hr mark today in quads, finally.

    Eyed an olympic hex bar lying next to power rack, what to do with it?
    Yay! DOMS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    With softness I mean totally untrained muscle feeling, I believe the thing we don't understand each other here is I'm abnormally soft at baseline, and even experience gross swings in muscle tone spontaneously, or f.ex if changing my thyroid dosage. It only takes some light training (even just bw) to correct this though. The day other I went doing some stiffs and my hams especially feel much better already.

    Of course they are gonna activate but it's like they never warm up, hence they can't be fully engaged either.
    Glute activation for squats and deads is extremely important. Yes you do need to work them if you don't have a manual job which activates them daily. You need to get them engaging correctly and if you don't can create a whole load of problems when doing the power movements. You need to get them firing right into a pattern which will help develop your leg workouts.. Its a well known powerlifting protocol to engage the glutes and warm them up so they are firing. If you suffer with poor glutes and soft ones like you describe you need to do some direct work on them so you feel them and get them engaged so you can perform the squats and deads correctly without your body compensating which will cause injury or imbalance. Use movements like glute bridge, one leg lunges, Bulgarian Split Squats, db stiff leg deads and some glute activation drills when your on all fours and using one leg.
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    Someone recommended taking a video. I highly recommend that. I was doing squats incorrectly for so long and missed out on growth opportunities.
    The two big things I was doing wrong was leaning forward too far. Try putting the bar further down on the traps and bring you elbows forward when squatting. This will force you to be straighter.
    Go down to parallel. Take the weight off and make sure that it is proper form. You should feel your glutes.
    Don’t worry about weight. When I first started doing them right I felt embarrassed because of the light weight, but I kept chugging away. My legs and glutes have come along way. Still a ton of work.


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    Bloated again had a tonne of carbs. Currently munching my way through 6 bagels. Looking small. Faaak.

    Some tbol, prop and eph landed yesterday so thats good. Waiting to hear from my doc before i start anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Yay! DOMS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    Someone recommended taking a video. I highly recommend that. I was doing squats incorrectly for so long and missed out on growth opportunities.
    The two big things I was doing wrong was leaning forward too far. Try putting the bar further down on the traps and bring you elbows forward when squatting. This will force you to be straighter.
    Go down to parallel. Take the weight off and make sure that it is proper form. You should feel your glutes.
    Don’t worry about weight. When I first started doing them right I felt embarrassed because of the light weight, but I kept chugging away. My legs and glutes have come along way. Still a ton of work.


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    my hip joins are weird and I have posterior pelvic tilt (so short ham strings). So my mobility is shit. I have to squat with my knees way out (foot placement to match and keep in line with toes) to not hurt my hips, and I have to wear oly shoes (for the wedge in the heal) to shorten the amount my hammies need to stretch. I cant even deadlift without pulling sumo bc I cannot reach the bar without curving my back

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    Progress so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Progress so far

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    Great work, just around 56% body fat! Now, just put on crocs like cousin and you'll be all set ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    Great work, just around 56% body fat! Now, just put on crocs like cousin and you'll be all set ;-)
    Keep this a secret! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    Great work, just around 56% body fat! Now, just put on crocs like cousin and you'll be all set ;-)
    Ill take the hit on the fat. But jesus christ. Cousin mate, i am one croc photo away from terminating contact with you.

    Please stop.

    We should have threads here stickied for beginners about crocs and why men shouldnt wear them

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Progress so far

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    How much fat/weight have you lost?
    how long have you been dieting for?
    your carb cycling right? - are you have zero carbs on certain days?
    how does your body feel, look and respond on low carb days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    How much fat/weight have you lost?
    how long have you been dieting for?
    your carb cycling right? - are you have zero carbs on certain days?
    how does your body feel, look and respond on low carb days?
    Think ive lost a good deal of fat. Abs feel alot closer to surface when pressing on ma belly. Im weighing around 92kg right now. On may the 1st i started dieting and weighed 102kg.


    I starter off with 2 zero carb days and 1 high day. After chatting with you it turned into 4 low days (80ish grams of carbs) and 1 high day repeated. I really like this but i feel worse each day on the lows.

    It takes me a full day to look fuller so on my 1st low day i look my best. By the fourth i look very flat. Was considering cutting to 3 low days in mind of that but im pressing ahead with 4 low.. im eating alot on my high days to make sure my metabolism doesnt slow down.

    Im happy with my progress. Its only been 6/7 weeks i guess.

    Would like to hear any feedback or if you would change anything
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    And yes before anyone says i appear to have one leg bigger than the other. As you can see from how tight my boxers are on my right leg compared to the left lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Think ive lost a good deal of fat. Abs feel alot closer to surface when pressing on ma belly. Im weighing around 92kg right now. On may the 1st i started dieting and weighed 102kg.


    I starter off with 2 zero carb days and 1 high day. After chatting with you it turned into 4 low days (80ish grams of carbs) and 1 high day repeated. I really like this but i feel worse each day on the lows.

    It takes me a full day to look fuller so on my 1st low day i look my best. By the fourth i look very flat. Was considering cutting to 3 low days in mind of that but im pressing ahead with 4 low.. im eating alot on my high days to make sure my metabolism doesnt slow down.

    Im happy with my progress. Its only been 6/7 weeks i guess.

    Would like to hear any feedback or if you would change anything
    Extend the low carb days but don't go to zero carbs, do around 40-45% of your maintenance carbs - start going to 5-6 days low then one day high, the high carb day should be around 15% higher than your maintenance carbs- increase your cardio - use moderate cardio and go with around 45 mins or use HIIT - you need to step it up now that your body will becoming to a wall, you need to manipulate your fat store to burn fat as fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    Extend the low carb days but don't go to zero carbs, do around 40-45% of your maintenance carbs - start going to 5-6 days low then one day high, the high carb day should be around 15% higher than your maintenance carbs- increase your cardio - use moderate cardio and go with around 45 mins or use HIIT - you need to step it up now that your body will becoming to a wall, you need to manipulate your fat store to burn fat as fuel.
    Ill give the extended days a bash. Start with 5.

    Need to tighten up on food. Im swapping and changing shit every day. Some days i have eggs. Other days i have higher fat beef Instead.

    Im running outside 1/2/3 times per week and doing some cardio after each gym session. Not doing it daily yet though.

    Thanks mate.

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    Sorry edit 30% to 35% below maintenance on low day's
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    100g carbs down the throat and heading for back in a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    I despise my nickname, don't know what had in mind when joined, as much as it sounds appropriate though I'm going to ask admin if he can change it.
    It goes with the avatar.
    You live in Italy but you could be my neighbor. You aren't weird or bizzare at all man. You would fit right in here in Missori.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    100g carbs down the throat and heading for back in a bit.
    Go kill it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
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    Stick with it mannnnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduke93 View Post
    Stick with it mannnnn
    I agree. You are a virgin, that's pretty fucking bizarre!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    It goes with the avatar.
    You live in Italy but you could be my neighbor. You aren't weird or bizzare at all man. You would fit right in here in Missori.
    I'm gonna say what everyone is thinking: Obs is a sweetheart.

    I might be the only one thinking that. But seriously, Obs, "you'd fit right in," is such a cool, supportive thing to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    I despise my nickname, don't know what had in mind when joined, as much as it sounds appropriate though I'm going to ask admin if he can change it.
    If you do change it, maybe just "Biz"... my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    I'm gonna say what everyone is thinking: Obs is a sweetheart.

    I might be the only one thinking that. But seriously, Obs, "you'd fit right in," is such a cool, supportive thing to say.
    Only if he likes you lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    I'm gonna say what everyone is thinking: Obs is a sweetheart.

    I might be the only one thinking that. But seriously, Obs, "you'd fit right in," is such a cool, supportive thing to say.
    He is a sweetheart saying that he would fit in with the weirdos. LOL


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    No Obs is a jerk, now I see your name, PeanutButter, and have the freaking song he posted...PeanutButter Jelly time UGH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David LoPan View Post
    No Obs is a jerk, now I see your name, PeanutButter, and have the freaking song he posted...PeanutButter Jelly time UGH.
    Don't mince words

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    I agree. You are a virgin, that's pretty fucking bizarre!
    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    I'm gonna say what everyone is thinking: Obs is a sweetheart.

    I might be the only one thinking that. But seriously, Obs, "you'd fit right in," is such a cool, supportive thing to say.
    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    He is a sweetheart saying that he would fit in with the weirdos. LOL


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    All the weirdos in Missouri moved here from Cali...

    And yes I am a big squishy pile of sweetheart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    It goes with the avatar.
    You live in Italy but you could be my neighbor. You aren't weird or bizzare at all man. You would fit right in here in Missori.
    Thanks for the kind words obs.

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