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why yall beefin and hatin in this thread? :what: supposed to be support and positivity in here
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It’s not even a discussion thread just a look boon for motivation .
 

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I train to mfing hard to still look like this :mjcry:

I spend at least 2 hours everyday pushing myself to the limit - this gotta be a hormonal issue. I feel like I’m losing size by the day.
 

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Post routine and cals, something aint adding up.
2k cals a day - don’t keep track of macros but it’s usually carbs and fats followed by protein.

I rotate this routine everyday it goes Heavy, Stretch, and Pump. Rotate these for a full 7 days.

Heavy - pure strength on everything (3-5x5)

DB bench, decline, incline

Db shoulder press

Power Shrugs

Pull ups and dips

Cable work

Squats, alternate with dead’s every heavy day


Stretch focus on tension/isometric holds (6-8 reps x 5)

Cable work, crossovers, tricep pull downs behind the back pull downs

Cable rows, lat pull downs

Leg press


Pump 20+ reps for 5 sets each focusing on pump

Cable work, barbell upright rows, side laterals front laterals, curls


I’m forgetting a lot of stuff bc once I finish these I usually go for a lot more reps until I’ve hit every body part I wanted that day.

This shyt is definitely hormonal, I’ve never felt weaker especially mentally. I don’t even get pumps like that anymore.
 

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2k cals a day - don’t keep track of macros but it’s usually carbs and fats followed by protein.

I rotate this routine everyday it goes Heavy, Stretch, and Pump. Rotate these for a full 7 days.

Heavy - pure strength on everything (3-5x5)

DB bench, decline, incline

Db shoulder press

Power Shrugs

Pull ups and dips

Cable work

Squats, alternate with dead’s every heavy day


Stretch focus on tension/isometric holds (6-8 reps x 5)

Cable work, crossovers, tricep pull downs behind the back pull downs

Cable rows, lat pull downs

Leg press


Pump 20+ reps for 5 sets each focusing on pump

Cable work, barbell upright rows, side laterals front laterals, curls


I’m forgetting a lot of stuff bc once I finish these I usually go for a lot more reps until I’ve hit every body part I wanted that day.

This shyt is definitely hormonal, I’ve never felt weaker especially mentally. I don’t even get pumps like that anymore.
On a cut you should always prioritize protein first. It’s the most satiating, helps preserve muscle and build when that happens in small increments during a cut. That’s a standard and a miss in your setup. Clean that up immediately.

Otherwise you are probably doing to much in the gym. 2 hours of training, 7 days a week on a cut is no bueno. You are taxing your body ever single day and not feeding it accordingly. It’s probably not a deep hormonal issue and fixable.
 
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On a cut you should always prioritize protein first. It’s the most satiating, helps preserve muscle and build when that happens in small increments during a cut. That’s a standard and a miss in your setup. Clean that up immediately.

Otherwise you are probably doing to much in the gym. 2 hours of training, 7 days a week on a cut is no bueno. You are taxing your body ever single day and not feeding it accordingly. It’s probably not a deep hormonal issue and fixable.
I try to eat 2lbs of chicken every other day.

But now I’m gonna start taking 2-3 scoops of vegan protein a day (allergic to whey and dairy). That is around 25g of protein per scoop.

And gonna take a reset week this coming week to give my body a break
 

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I try to eat 2lbs of chicken every other day.

But now I’m gonna start taking 2-3 scoops of vegan protein a day (allergic to whey and dairy). That is around 25g of protein per scoop.

And gonna take a reset week this coming week to give my body a break
Reset is fine but you need to dial back your training. That has to be addressed. Taking a break isn’t the solve IMO.
 

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Reset is fine but you need to dial back your training. That has to be addressed. Taking a break isn’t the solve IMO.
Physically under normal circumstances I can handle that kind of training. Could prolly do 4 hours a day if I pushed myself.

I come from an athletic background and usually get around 9-10hrs of sleep daily with a sedentary lifestyle. Apart from a 15-20 min jog every other day I don’t do any physical activity.

I believe that my protein is way too low - actually gonna bump it up and do 4 scoops a day do get to 1.25x per pound
 

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Physically under normal circumstances I can handle that kind of training. Could prolly do 4 hours a day if I pushed myself.

I come from an athletic background and usually get around 9-10hrs of sleep daily with a sedentary lifestyle. Apart from a 15-20 min jog every other day I don’t do any physical activity.

I believe that my protein is way too low - actually gonna bump it up and do 4 scoops a day do get to 1.25x per pound


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I mean it’s not like is 2 hours straight balls to the wall training. I only go heavy 3x a week.

Most of my training is pump and tempo. Prolly RPE 6 on average non-heavy days. That’s 4x a week very doable. It just takes a long time because I like to hit the same muscles with multiple angles.
 

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You going to do what you going to do man……..

I tried
You said to “dial back” the training and offered no alternatives. Never said I wasn’t willing to listen, you just assumed that. If you got better alternatives let’s hear em
 

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You said to “dial back” the training and offered no alternatives. Never said I wasn’t willing to listen, you just assumed that. If you got better alternatives let’s hear em

Fair

The point on a cut is to maintain as much muscle as possible and get as much movement as possible. You are training like you are in a building phase. IMO 7 days lifting is too much. 4 is probably a better target. Right now you are limiting calories and not giving your body time to recover. Your coritisol is probably through the roof. You also need to up your non-exercise movement up a lot. More walking for sure.
The Right Way to Train for Fat Loss | T NATION
 
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