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    Getting strong without getting fat


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    I want to get as big and strong as possible and I'm willing to do almost anything to get there. One thing is that I don't want to lose my six pack. I noticed that most of the strongest guys have high bodyfat , this I want to avoid.

    How do I get really strong but stay lean and cut?

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    Depending on your experience, you may be able to get significantly stronger without altering your body composition. Getting stronger does not require bulking up.
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    take lots of steroids and eat your wheaties!!!...... train and diet.. Theres no magic pill u can take and pooof ur big and strong
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    Part of it depends on your genetics and age. Also the length of time youve been following diet/training will help as maturity will give you an advantage.

    The simple answer would be: you can't. If you really want to grow you will need to put on some body fat. Your body needs for hypertrophy. Start with eating 200-300 calories over maintenance. Eat clean and have some white starch once in a while. You could potentially stay lean but progress may be dreadfully slow.
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    Eat to maintain and train hard at 3 major lifts. Bench squats and deads. 5x5 cycles with supplementary exercises to balance out Body
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow
    Part of it depends on your genetics and age. Also the length of time youve been following diet/training will help as maturity will give you an advantage.

    The simple answer would be: you can't. If you really want to grow you will need to put on some body fat. Your body needs for hypertrophy. Start with eating 200-300 calories over maintenance. Eat clean and have some white starch once in a while. You could potentially stay lean but progress may be dreadfully slow.
    SAD BUT TRUE!!!

    Really that is the most honest answer you can get. Some guys are cut all to hell and look great but never lift. Some people lift and watch their diet and never can get very big and strong.

    Age and genetic potential are the biggest factors.

    Training and diet, would be second in your quest to be a cut up beast, in my opinion.

    Steroids do work great.

    If you are that lean then bulk and don't worry about some fat, then cut and lose it while keeping as much muscle and strength as you can. I think that once you have been lifting for a while, you have to pick one: bulk or cut. It is hard to do both...did I mention how great steroids work?
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    It's all in the head. Visualise and attack. Refuse to lose n u can go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigyin
    It's all in the head. Visualise and attack. Refuse to lose n u can go wrong.
    Yeah right. Just put your mind to it and you will get huge. You don't have to even eat. You will grow on sheer will. Honestly, he is partially right. It is not all in your head, though. His last sentence is right...you can go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weavedogg View Post
    Yeah right. Just put your mind to it and you will get huge. You don't have to even eat. You will grow on sheer will. Honestly, he is partially right. It is not all in your head, though. His last sentence is right...you can go wrong.
    Wait, what? Since when did thousands of years of human physiology change to say you dont have to eat to grow? I'm pretty sure air doesnt supply you with the necessary nutrients needed to survive let alone gain strength/mass. Im all about the mind over matter but we're still bound to the laws of the physical realm, my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polarbearbig View Post
    Hi

    I want to get as big and strong as possible and I'm willing to do almost anything to get there. One thing is that I don't want to lose my six pack. I noticed that most of the strongest guys have high bodyfat , this I want to avoid.

    How do I get really strong but stay lean and cut?
    Lift heavy. Check out your abs in the mirror when no one's looking. If you start looking soggy in the mid section, go buy a kettlebell, learn to swing, and do 75-100 swings in the morning on off days, before breakfast.

    Kettlebells don't get enough love on here, but those puppies burn fat like uphill sprints.
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    What about calories on a recomp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1
    What about calories on a recomp?
    Maintenance or slightly above and let exercise take care of the residual Amount
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    Quote Originally Posted by runner_79

    Maintenance or slightly above and let exercise take care of the residual Amount
    Slightly? So not 500 but maybe 200 would be a good starting point?
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    200 is good. So when you train, you overcompensate for lost calories and expected burn

    On non training days, drop calories by 200-500... Balancing act over weeks, not days...
    We fluctuate in weight due to water and food digestion rates.
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