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by Nate92
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 58802

Re: Caloric Intake/Cutting

It's just really difficult for me to lose weight for some reason. I am making sure to carbo load before workouts since I posted and it's helped. Only problem is now I need advice on how to shed the weight since it hasn't been working great. I do my best to eat 2,200 calories a day, and sometimes it'...
by Nate92
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 58802

Re: Caloric Intake/Cutting

So.. advice is to stick it out and see if my strength returns? And also eat a normal amount of calories over the week? I didn't know that before. What if I can't lift close to what I can normally no matter how long I wait?
by Nate92
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 58802

Caloric Intake/Cutting

I am considered "overweight" although I do not look it. I am 5 feet 10 inches and 190 pounds. I have been lifting for the past 8 or 9 months or so, and I want to cut my weight. I dropped my caloric intake to 2,000 calories, which is about where it should be. However, my lifting is severely suffering...
by Nate92
Sun May 13, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs
Replies: 16
Views: 10490

Re: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs

There's no need for duplicate posts. Stu and I each can read both of them. The smaller muscles should I work with higher repetitions? I've heard that but wasn't certain. I've heard that too, but I don't know the logic of it. I don't see why you can't work any given muscle in any rep range you want....
by Nate92
Wed May 09, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs
Replies: 16
Views: 10490

Re: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs

What Stu said, but also, you should realize that a muscle cannot get smaller and stronger at the same time. When you start training a muscle (I don't ever train "a muscle", but for the sake of explanation) it initially doesn't change much in size. It gets stronger by recruiting more motor units at ...
by Nate92
Wed May 09, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs
Replies: 16
Views: 10490

Re: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs

I should also point out than many athletes have similar goals to you. They want to get stronger in order to do better at their sport without adding extra weight which would decrease their performance or put them into higher weight classes. Do you have a sport you're training for, or is this just fo...
by Nate92
Thu May 03, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs
Replies: 16
Views: 10490

Re: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs

By "lean" do you mean "small"? Big muscles can be very lean. You "eat for lean" by eating to lose fat. The word "lean" means "not fat". I'm sorry I should of clarified. I do mean physically slimmer muscles. Not "not fat". Keeping your muscles smaller, while not "bulking up" but keep increasing in s...
by Nate92
Wed May 02, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs
Replies: 16
Views: 10490

Re: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs

Welcome, Nate! And congratulations for sticking with training for 6 months. Consistency is one of the big factors in success. Lift for muscle. Eat for lean. There is no way to lift that will give you "lean muscle". The leanness is a product of a low body fat percentage. 8-12 reps is a range that so...
by Nate92
Wed May 02, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice/Lean Muscle Programs
Replies: 16
Views: 10490

Advice/Lean Muscle Programs

H i. I am fairly new to lifting weights. I have been lifting for maybe half a year now without much variety. I am a college student and lift when I can, lately three times a week. My basic workout routine is roughly the following: Day 1- chest press and tricep extension Day 2- bicep curl and shoulde...