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    Hi guys I'm trying to lose weight I'm thinking of doing 2 days in one day off 2 days on and take weekend off? I've looked around and can't see no thread so any help? Also i have another roost about my diet I need help I'm really stick I'm on 4 meals a day should I put it up to 5? I'm just reaky stuck...... A guy I know is offering 40 for training and 40 for dieting plans that's 80 I'm a student I'd like to get some help for free so came here? Thanks

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    your workout wont do **** to loose weight if your diet sucks ass. as long as your are lifting hard i wouldnt worry about it at all. for the record, many 4 day programs lift mon, tues, thurs, fri. some do sun, mon, wed, fri. it makes no difference at all for 99.9999% of the worlds population. just do the days that you can and will workout on.

    back to the diet part, so you are asking if you should eat more to shed weight? that seems kind of ass backwards. there are some programs you can google search and do. things like lean gains (an intermittent fasting variation) or carb backloading or carb cycling.

    or you can follow these simple tips:
    -avoid carbs in any form for the first meal of the day
    -minimize carbs for all meals except post workout then feel free to indulge
    -eat fatty meats. you still need calories and fat is ok. it does not make you fat like the media has been trying to convince you of your entire life
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post
    your workout wont do **** to loose weight if your diet sucks ass. as long as your are lifting hard i wouldnt worry about it at all. for the record, many 4 day programs lift mon, tues, thurs, fri. some do sun, mon, wed, fri. it makes no difference at all for 99.9999% of the worlds population. just do the days that you can and will workout on.

    back to the diet part, so you are asking if you should eat more to shed weight? that seems kind of ass backwards. there are some programs you can google search and do. things like lean gains (an intermittent fasting variation) or carb backloading or carb cycling.

    or you can follow these simple tips:
    -avoid carbs in any form for the first meal of the day
    -minimize carbs for all meals except post workout then feel free to indulge
    -eat fatty meats. you still need calories and fat is ok. it does not make you fat like the media has been trying to convince you of your entire life
    Thanks a lot for a reply bro, so here's my diet as of now

    Hi, I have been off the gym for around a year I went for only a year, I got pretty big but now it's fat! Lol..... I'm 22 at 5'7 maybe 5'8 I'm 185 to 190 pounds!!!! So pretty fat! But I don't look that fat people say I look around 170 anyways I have this diet that a woman from this form helped me with a year ago she was great but can't find her. heres my diet and training re.... 4 meals A day


    MEAL 1/ 4 eggs 2 egg yolks with 4 whites, 1% milk and 80g of weetabix with whey protein shake

    MEAL 2/ 200g of uncooked chicken with 100g of cooked brown rice 100 g of veg

    GYM/ 1 hour workout and 20 mins cardio low Intensivey protein shake whey

    MEAL 3/ 200g of uncooked salmon and 100 g if cooked rice 100g of veg

    MEAL 4/ 1 can of tuna with 50g of almonds nuts and protein shake so I'm doing 2 days on 1 day off 2days on 2 days off that's my week, I'm really hoping I can get some help with this anyone ? Would be very great full
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    Is that not good enuff bro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post
    Is that not good enuff bro?
    If your goal is weight loss you need to be eating below maintenance calories for your body to turn to fat as its energy source, your diet doesn't look all that bad to me (im no expert) but you need to work out how many calories that diet plan is providing you with and also use an online calorie calculator (as a rough idea) to workout your maintenance calories and go from there monitoring your weight an bf%
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazzvxr View Post

    If your goal is weight loss you need to be eating below maintenance calories for your body to turn to fat as its energy source, your diet doesn't look all that bad to me (im no expert) but you need to work out how many calories that diet plan is providing you with and also use an online calorie calculator (as a rough idea) to workout your maintenance calories and go from there monitoring your weight an bf%
    Thanks for the reply bro, I have no way to tell what my bodyfat is umm I'm like 28 maybe not great ......I think this is around 2000 cals
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    Push/Pull routines are typically structured like yours.

    Why don't you post a more detailed outline of your routine?

    Break it down by the day and show lifts/sets/reps.

    I'm not really sold on cutting carbs myself, assuming a decent lifting routine, but some people respond well to carb manipulation. You could make meal three look more like meal four and sub more veggies and nuts for the rice for a few weeks and see how you respond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post

    Thanks for the reply bro, I have no way to tell what my bodyfat is umm I'm like 28 maybe not great ......I think this is around 2000 cals
    By some digital scales that measure bf% you can pick them up fairly cheap, the next job for you is to sit down and figure out the exact calories your consuming with this diet, if your eating more than you think your going to struggle dropping fat, as soon as you can take full control of your diet you will find shedding fat relatively easy..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    Push/Pull routines are typically structured like yours.

    Why don't you post a more detailed outline of your routine?

    Break it down by the day and show lifts/sets/reps.

    I'm not really sold on cutting carbs myself, assuming a decent lifting routine, but some people respond well to carb manipulation. You could make meal three look more like meal four and sub more veggies and nuts for the rice for a few weeks and see how you respond.
    Thanks for the reply, god this is hard! Lol well this is my training



    Mon/ shoulders and abs 1 hour workout then 20 mins cardio

    Trues/ uper back and bi's 1 hour workout 20 min cardio

    Weds/ rest

    Thurs/ chest and tri's 1 hour workout with 20 min cardio

    Fri/ legs and dead lifts 1 hour workout 20 mins cardio




    Now I go as high in weight as much as I can with 6 to 12 reps on core workouts with dead lift and squits I do 6 to 8 reps as high as I can.
    Really am so Determined to get nice and cut I don't want to be huge but I'd love to put in a t shirt for once! ....... I normally train around 3 to 4 pm so I'd eat 2 meals then train then 2 meals ... Does that matter or? Thanks alot
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    It's best if you can list it out in detail.

    If you limit yourself to not get "too" big, the lack of lifting intensity could be a problem where weight loss is concerned.

    Make sure you are doing HIIT style cardio if your lifting intensity is low.

    Otherwise just be patient. If you've hit a plateu, consider changing your rep scheme and go heavy (3-5 reps) on the compound lifts for a while. It's not that hard really, just a few variables to be understood.
    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post
    Thanks for the reply, god this is hard! Lol well this is my training



    Mon/ shoulders and abs 1 hour workout then 20 mins cardio

    Trues/ uper back and bi's 1 hour workout 20 min cardio

    Weds/ rest

    Thurs/ chest and tri's 1 hour workout with 20 min cardio

    Fri/ legs and dead lifts 1 hour workout 20 mins cardio




    Now I go as high in weight as much as I can with 6 to 12 reps on core workouts with dead lift and squits I do 6 to 8 reps as high as I can.
    Really am so Determined to get nice and cut I don't want to be huge but I'd love to put in a t shirt for once! ....... I normally train around 3 to 4 pm so I'd eat 2 meals then train then 2 meals ... Does that matter or? Thanks alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    It's best if you can list it out in detail.

    If you limit yourself to not get "too" big, the lack of lifting intensity could be a problem where weight loss is concerned.

    Make sure you are doing HIIT style cardio if your lifting intensity is low.

    Otherwise just be patient. If you've hit a plateu, consider changing your rep scheme and go heavy (3-5 reps) on the compound lifts for a while. It's not that hard really, just a few variables to be understood.
    Thanks I will now add up all my cals and get back to you ... So can I do the hit on a tredmill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post

    Thanks I will now add up all my cals and get back to you ... So can I do the hit on a tredmill?
    Sure, but bare in mind if you want to preserve muscle while losing fat more is not always better, your best bet would be to continue lifting heavy as usual (increase weight if possible) slow and steady wins the race, overall it really depends on your personal goal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post
    Mon/ shoulders and abs 1 hour workout then 20 mins cardio

    Trues/ uper back and bi's 1 hour workout 20 min cardio

    Weds/ rest

    Thurs/ chest and tri's 1 hour workout with 20 min cardio

    Fri/ legs and dead lifts 1 hour workout 20 mins cardio

    Now I go as high in weight as much as I can with 6 to 12 reps on core workouts with dead lift and squits I do 6 to 8 reps as high as I can.
    your own program? why not a proven program?

    people rarely need to wait a week to hit a body part once a week. most would benefit from at least twice. if you know how to manage the relationships between intensity, frequency, volume, sleep, and diet you can go up to everyday for the entire body if you want.




    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post
    I normally train around 3 to 4 pm so I'd eat 2 meals then train then 2 meals ... Does that matter or? Thanks alot
    for nearly everyone except the elite, nope. doesnt matter at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post

    your own program? why not a proven program?

    people rarely need to wait a week to hit a body part once a week. most would benefit from at least twice. if you know how to manage the relationships between intensity, frequency, volume, sleep, and diet you can go up to everyday for the entire body if you want.

    for nearly everyone except the elite, nope. doesnt matter at all.
    Ok so I'm taking just shy of 1800 cals, it was 2200 but I didn't feel like I was dropping anything so I cut the cals more by dropping the carbs and not having a morning protein shake.

    Wow hit body parts twice a week? Are you sure about that bro? I mean it never read that anywhere? And now that I'm thinking about it I mean is it possible? How can one get all body parts in a week! Lol? Thanks
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    This thread sounds super complicated.

    Stick to low carbs (post workout carbs are always best)


    If you have a smart phone just get MyFitnessPal and be done with all that counting, adding, subtracting, calculator crap. Its so easy man.

    Once you use it for a few months you get a good idea of what caloric values all your favorite foods have and you can estimate and live a normal live. Don't over complicate stuff.

    Eat clean, lift hard and RUN SPRINTS to get shredded. HIIT is the best tool you have
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6andaHalf View Post
    This thread sounds super complicated.

    Stick to low carbs (post workout carbs are always best)

    If you have a smart phone just get MyFitnessPal and be done with all that counting, adding, subtracting, calculator crap. Its so easy man.

    Once you use it for a few months you get a good idea of what caloric values all your favorite foods have and you can estimate and live a normal live. Don't over complicate stuff.

    Eat clean, lift hard and RUN SPRINTS to get shredded. HIIT is the best tool you have
    I understand what your saying bro, il check that app out now thanks man
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6andaHalf View Post
    This thread sounds super complicated.

    Stick to low carbs (post workout carbs are always best)

    If you have a smart phone just get MyFitnessPal and be done with all that counting, adding, subtracting, calculator crap. Its so easy man.

    Once you use it for a few months you get a good idea of what caloric values all your favorite foods have and you can estimate and live a normal live. Don't over complicate stuff.

    Eat clean, lift hard and RUN SPRINTS to get shredded. HIIT is the best tool you have
    Bro I do have that app it's really good I just downloaded it yesterday but only thing is when I put in all my meals it only stays in for that one day then it goes to weds or thurs and have to put it all in again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post

    Bro I do have that app it's really good I just downloaded it yesterday but only thing is when I put in all my meals it only stays in for that one day then it goes to weds or thurs and have to put it all in again?
    That's because most people don't eat the exact same thing every day, if your eating the same thing everyday why would you need to count it over an over? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazzvxr View Post

    That's because most people don't eat the exact same thing every day, if your eating the same thing everyday why would you need to count it over an over? lol
    Yh that's true but I don't get why or even how you guys eat something different every day? Must cost a lot and effort?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post

    Yh that's true but I don't get why or even how you guys eat something different every day? Must cost a lot and effort?
    Because if you don't you will get seriously fed up of the lifestyle, work out some trade off's ( a few types of food that can be swapped about for the same kind of macro's and kcals etc) ie if you had a chicken based meal that was 80g protein 50g carbs 15g fat you could find a turkey/beef etc meal that was of similar values making it easy for you to have some variation, and that's where the app comes in handy
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazzvxr View Post

    Because if you don't you will get seriously fed up of the lifestyle, work out some trade off's ( a few types of food that can be swapped about for the same kind of macro's and kcals etc) ie if you had a chicken based meal that was 80g protein 50g carbs 15g fat you could find a turkey/beef etc meal that was of similar values making it easy for you to have some variation, and that's where the app comes in handy
    I understand now lol but think ima stick to just my foods because il get confused plus don't ha e the money changing foods I'm a student
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post
    Wow hit body parts twice a week? Are you sure about that bro? I mean it never read that anywhere? And now that I'm thinking about it I mean is it possible? How can one get all body parts in a week! Lol? Thanks
    people that think that way are usually used to reading things like flex magazine and only doing bodybuilder programs that work best for the pros. they require such massive volume for each body part that it does take many days to recover that part and allow for supercompensation. the other 99.99% of the world does not need the volume and can recover much quicker due to that.

    it is common for strength athletes to train movements, not body parts, several times a week. an extreme example are the olympic lifters that train the bulgarian method. they will do their main lifts upwards of 10 times a week. yes, that means they do 2 a days with the same lifts. for most 2-3 times a week is good.

    the trick is not train movements not muscles. it is more efficient for most people. you get more bang for your buck. for example, with squats you hit upper back, low back, glutes, hamstrings, quads, abs. where do you place that on a body part split day? back day? leg day? ab day? same with overheads, it works shoulders, triceps, abs, low back, and if you clean it from the floor the legs and hips to a degree. where do you place that? with body part splits you can go crazy with splits up to 10 or 15 body parts. do you train them separate or group some together. and how do you group them. you over analyze to a point of never having a program cause its just not quite right.

    with a movement based split you can just use the main movements and get some extra work on areas that need, the weak links. this is where great programs like most 5x5 ones, 5/3/1, and other strength based programs. you can still gain mass, get lean, and do other things with those programs. for example 5/3/1 you just change the accessory work and your diet to fit your goals. the main lifts are the same for everyone. it works, its simple, and you can do it for years.

    does that make sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post

    people that think that way are usually used to reading things like flex magazine and only doing bodybuilder programs that work best for the pros. they require such massive volume for each body part that it does take many days to recover that part and allow for supercompensation. the other 99.99% of the world does not need the volume and can recover much quicker due to that.

    it is common for strength athletes to train movements, not body parts, several times a week. an extreme example are the olympic lifters that train the bulgarian method. they will do their main lifts upwards of 10 times a week. yes, that means they do 2 a days with the same lifts. for most 2-3 times a week is good.

    the trick is not train movements not muscles. it is more efficient for most people. you get more bang for your buck. for example, with squats you hit upper back, low back, glutes, hamstrings, quads, abs. where do you place that on a body part split day? back day? leg day? ab day? same with overheads, it works shoulders, triceps, abs, low back, and if you clean it from the floor the legs and hips to a degree. where do you place that? with body part splits you can go crazy with splits up to 10 or 15 body parts. do you train them separate or group some together. and how do you group them. you over analyze to a point of never having a program cause its just not quite right.

    with a movement based split you can just use the main movements and get some extra work on areas that need, the weak links. this is where great programs like most 5x5 ones, 5/3/1, and other strength based programs. you can still gain mass, get lean, and do other things with those programs. for example 5/3/1 you just change the accessory work and your diet to fit your goals. the main lifts are the same for everyone. it works, its simple, and you can do it for years.

    does that make sense?
    Um kinda yea I mean I understand what your saying with the movement of your body works same muscles but I'd imaging the pros can recover a lot faster consider they are on the roids ... Ok so lets say I do 2 times a week to try it out, I still can't think of a way to get um all in? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post

    Um kinda yea I mean I understand what your saying with the movement of your body works same muscles but I'd imaging the pros can recover a lot faster consider they are on the roids ... Ok so lets say I do 2 times a week to try it out, I still can't think of a way to get um all in? Thanks
    I think you are still missing the point-it is difficult to "get um all in" if you are still focusing on training muscles. Doing an exercise for this and that muscle will quickly add up and be ineffective. Focus instead on training movement: vertical/horizontal push/pull. Center your main lifts around those planes and add in accessory work to top it off.
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    training while in a deficient will preserve muscle tissue while you losecbody fat. focus on the diet and weightloss and keep the training to the point where youre not over thinking it. i always drop to 3 days a week and use compound core movements during deficiencies
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    Oh right, I'm still abut confused lmao sorry I'm Irish man lol il keep reading what you guys are saying and try to understand it, so 4 days a week is fine, my training under a hour ? Thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post
    Oh right, I'm still abut confused lmao sorry I'm Irish man lol il keep reading what you guys are saying and try to understand it, so 4 days a week is fine, my training under a hour ? Thanks guys
    how often you train and how long you train should also be leveled with how intensely you train. those variables are related: volume, intensity, and frequency. to individualize a program you can include work capacity and recovery ability. so we cannot say at all if that is enough or not as we do not know the intensity or volume, only the frequency.

    as for the comment early about pros recovering quicker with roids, yes of course. but their work capacity is also much higher. in other words you can do 2-5 sets of an exercise at 50-70% and stimulate an adaptation. pros may need 10-20 sets at 70-100% to stimulate the muscle. how much longer do you think it will take them to recover? a lot longer then you. sure they shorten that up with roids, but they still have a much higher work capacity then you. so the comparison is apples to oranges. sure they are both fruits. but they are still vastly different.

    i love the fact you are asking questions and trying to learn. the best way for you to learn is to understand well built programs and why they work. one way is to learn proven programs. learn the similarities between them. learn the differences between them. mostly you will see the similarities between them. also doing the programs helps too. and not just for a few weeks or a month or 2. but months even years. this is why its so critical to read and discuss. you cannot do all the programs and why reinvent the wheel. learn from what others have spent decades doing already.
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    how often you train and how long you train should also be leveled with how intensely you train. those variables are related: volume, intensity, and frequency. to individualize a program you can include work capacity and recovery ability. so we cannot say at all if that is enough or not as we do not know the intensity or volume, only the frequency.

    as for the comment early about pros recovering quicker with roids, yes of course. but their work capacity is also much higher. in other words you can do 2-5 sets of an exercise at 50-70% and stimulate an adaptation. pros may need 10-20 sets at 70-100% to stimulate the muscle. how much longer do you think it will take them to recover? a lot longer then you. sure they shorten that up with roids, but they still have a much higher work capacity then you. so the comparison is apples to oranges. sure they are both fruits. but they are still vastly different.

    i love the fact you are asking questions and trying to learn. the best way for you to learn is to understand well built programs and why they work. one way is to learn proven programs. learn the similarities between them. learn the differences between them. mostly you will see the similarities between them. also doing the programs helps too. and not just for a few weeks or a month or 2. but months even years. this is why its so critical to read and discuss. you cannot do all the programs and why reinvent the wheel. learn from what others have spent decades doing already.
    Your a smart, well informed dude! Lol il keep reading and I kinda get what your saying I just finished a upper back and bi's with some cardio ima stick to it as its my dream and life thanks man
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post

    how often you train and how long you train should also be leveled with how intensely you train. those variables are related: volume, intensity, and frequency. to individualize a program you can include work capacity and recovery ability. so we cannot say at all if that is enough or not as we do not know the intensity or volume, only the frequency.

    as for the comment early about pros recovering quicker with roids, yes of course. but their work capacity is also much higher. in other words you can do 2-5 sets of an exercise at 50-70% and stimulate an adaptation. pros may need 10-20 sets at 70-100% to stimulate the muscle. how much longer do you think it will take them to recover? a lot longer then you. sure they shorten that up with roids, but they still have a much higher work capacity then you. so the comparison is apples to oranges. sure they are both fruits. but they are still vastly different.

    i love the fact you are asking questions and trying to learn. the best way for you to learn is to understand well built programs and why they work. one way is to learn proven programs. learn the similarities between them. learn the differences between them. mostly you will see the similarities between them. also doing the programs helps too. and not just for a few weeks or a month or 2. but months even years. this is why its so critical to read and discuss. you cannot do all the programs and why reinvent the wheel. learn from what others have spent decades doing already.
    Hey pro I checked it out in that fitness app and I'm 41/34/25. P/F/C IS THat cool? I'm just shy off 2100 cals Adam thanks?
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    i would say its ok. but then i am fan of low or no carb for weight loss. i would even save all my carbs on workout days for right after the workout.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post
    i would say its ok. but then i am fan of low or no carb for weight loss. i would even save all my carbs on workout days for right after the workout.
    Wow well it seems to be working I'm down a pound so .... Last thing bro sorry, are cheat meals fine? Once a week? Or should I keep it at once every 2 weeks, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post
    Wow well it seems to be working I'm down a pound so .... Last thing bro sorry, are cheat meals fine? Once a week? Or should I keep it at once every 2 weeks, thanks
    here is my view on cheat meals, if it breaks your diet then your diet sucked in the first place. dont look at each meal as make it or break it. look at several days to a week at a time. keep in mind i have been a fan of calories cycling of some sort for nearly a decade. long before i heard of intermittent fasting and carb backloading. i think they are great and will usually point people to one if not both of them. they explain things in more detail than i ever could.

    as for being down a pound, that can be good and bad. i can take a dump and be down a few lbs. and i commonly will fluctuate up to 5lbs in a weeks time frame. also, it take 4 weeks to see a difference in yourself, 8 weeks for friends, and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. its a marathon, not a sprint. keep it up whatever you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyboi View Post
    Hey pro I checked it out in that fitness app and I'm 41/34/25. P/F/C IS THat cool? I'm just shy off 2100 cals Adam thanks?
    if you really want to learn about metabolism find this book by gary taube:
    http://amzn.to/YrIzI0
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