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    imported_hotterdog Guest

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    Happy New Year one & all.
    after 9 days of SD over e christmas
    wkend, I'll start my 4th cycle morrow
    din gain any weight after 3rd cycle,
    I'll weigh myself morrow for actual
    weight.

    let me gain some weight then.....
    hopefully.
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    A few pointers:
    1.) Weigh every day and total the last 7, then divide by 7. That's your true weight, allowing for water and poop fluctuations.
    2.) If you use a spring scale, make sure it's in a temp controlled room. I found that they weigh you as less when they are cold, more when hot.
    3.) The scale is used in conjunction with the mirror and/or calipers, observing BF. By itself, weight is not an indicator of lean mass.
    4.) It IS possible that you lost fat and gained mass, but it is a rarity for any intermediate lifter. Usually, if you didn't gain weight, you didn't eat.
    5.) The first week or so of bulking you feel like a bursting balloon. It takes a bit to acclimate to the extra cals.
    There are a hundred threads in here about bulking. Look for posts by Tot, Lol, Bluejacket, Aaron, Dan Moore, Bulldog, our new guy Quantum or me. And many others. Bulking is one thing I can do well, heheh.
    Bulking is pretty easy. Cutting is another story.
    I do because I can.
    I can because I do.

    Squat, bench, chin, deadlift, dip, row. The rest is secondary.
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    erm quadancer, out of the 8 bulkers'
    name which u've given, whose do
    you think is the best worth reading?
    (be neutral cause u're in it lol),
    i can't be going through all 8 threads,
    god knows how many pages are there in between them.

    thanks in advance
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    ok my 4th cycle has started kicking in.
    lunch time cardio is now just slow & low
    intensity cardio.

    threadmill walking @ 5% incline
    31 mins at 3 mph/4.8 km/hr
    dist: 2.44 km, cals 170

    1) side lateral raises 7.5 kg x 15 x 3
    superset with
    2) rear lateral machines 40 ibs x 15 x 2
    30 ibs x 15 x 1

    (40 felt a bit heavy to superset together
    after my SD)

    ok, will post actual workout in evening.
    looking forward to it... wish i can
    say e same for work...
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    sorry forgot to mention my weight
    is still stuck at 62 kg or around
    136.4 ibs. at least it din drop over
    the holidays. will try to gain 2 kg
    or 4.4 ibs, not sure if it's possible though.
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    wk 1 day 1, 2nd Jan 08, mon
    (1 x 15)

    1) barbell squats: 110 ibs x 15
    2) incline bench press: 95 ibs x 15
    3) pendlay rows: 80 ibs x 15
    4) front military press: 70 ibs x 15
    5) barbell shrugs: 110 ibs x 15
    6) ez barbell curls: 55 ibs x 15
    7) close grip benchpress: 110 ibs x 15
    8) deadlift: 160 ibs x 15

    issit only me or do u guys feel that
    u 're like catching yr breath when
    u're in your 15's weeks? like doing cardio....
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    <div>
    (hotterdog @ Jan. 02 2008,07:52)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">issit only me or do u guys feel that
    u &#39;re like catching yr breath when
    u&#39;re in your 15&#39;s weeks? like doing cardio.... </div>
    same for me, especially with squat &amp; deadlift
    PB in Kgs
    Squat *ATG 15x58 *10x71 *5x90 1x112
    Deadlift *15x78 *10x102 *5x129 1x164
    Bench Press *15x49 *10x57 *5x65 1x75
    Mil Press *15x31 *10x37 *5x45 1x52
    EZ Row *15x50 *10x60 *5x70 1x85
    BW 66Kg ~14%
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    <div>
    (hotterdog @ Jan. 02 2008,01:25)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">erm quadancer, out of the 8 bulkers&#39;
    name which u&#39;ve given, whose do
    you think is the best worth reading?
    (be neutral cause u&#39;re in it lol),
    i can&#39;t be going through all 8 threads,
    god knows how many pages are there in between them.

    thanks in advance *</div>
    As I&#39;d said, look for threads on bulking; read closely any posts by these guys, but I won&#39;t advocate anyone over another: we all have some different experiences and together our knowledge pools into things that work. Exersize is sometimes goal/individual/situation specific, but diet more properly follows narrower guidelines. You don&#39;t eat; you don&#39;t gain. You eat less, you lose. Everything else is just tweaking IMO.
    You will find two camps: bulk and cut camp and the slow bulk and slow cut camp. (where I live due to age only) There is another that advocates no cuts and no bulks, but a certain dietary lifestyle that can build bodies regardless; but this is most often in debate .
    All I can tell you overall is if what you&#39;re doing is not working, stop doing it. Leave the dead horse on the trail and get a new mount, see how it runs.
    Lastly, BB&#39;ing is simple at first, but to continue beyond your initial easy gains, you have to get smarter, lift smarter, eat smarter. Don&#39;t think you&#39;re gonna be able to ignore failures, pains, outside activities that drain you, sleep, or such and become an iron monster. It&#39;s hard enough to maintain dedication at times as it is, let alone when things slow down or go wrong.
    The mind of a champion sees the winning outcome, motivates the body and self to do whatever it takes, and that will take a bit of reading. Do it and succeed.
    No carpenter can build a house worth anything without learning, practice, and effort.
    I hope I don&#39;t sound too high and mighty; I&#39;ve made a lot of mistakes thru the years. They taught me. Others mistakes have saved me from more of them.
    I do because I can.
    I can because I do.

    Squat, bench, chin, deadlift, dip, row. The rest is secondary.
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    ok quadancer will go find them.

    wk 1 day 1, 4th Jan 08, fri

    skip my lunch time cardio
    just did some minor works
    sleepy, want to sleep after lunch.

    1) side lateral raises: 10 kg x 15 x 3
    2) rear lat machines 30 ibs x 15 x 3
    3) triceps pressdown: 100 ibs x 15 x 2 (just for fun)
    (shitty machine, so it&#39;s not actully tat heavy)
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    wk 1 day 1, 4th Jan 08, fri
    (1 x 15)

    1) barbell squats: 120 ibs x 15
    2) incline bench press: 95 ibs x 15
    3) pendlay rows: 90 ibs x 15
    4) front military press: 75 ibs x 15
    5) barbell shrugs: 120 ibs x 15
    6) ez barbell curls: 60 ibs x 15
    7) close grip benchpress: 120 ibs x 15

    skip deadlifts, missed my pre training meal
    due to work. added in some minor stuff to round
    up.

    1) standing calf raises : 220 ibs x 8 x 3
    2) reverse barbell curl : 10 kg x 15 x 3
    (for forearms)

    everything chop chop 40 mins... hungry like
    hell....... i hate work.
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