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LankyMofo
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browndisaster wrote:
consistently, the best looking people I've seen on these sites track their macros, then increase or decrease them a bit depending on what they're trying to accomplish


In all fairness, there are plenty of people who look like they've never worked out who also track their macros.

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austin_bicep
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audiogarden1 wrote:
austin_bicep wrote:
audiogarden1 wrote:
austin_bicep wrote:
audiogarden1 wrote:
At the end of the day i have to say that precision always needs to be greater when your seriously dieting rather than bulking. I eat so much when im all out bulking that i could go weeks without ever being able to get a true morning weight. My weight can fluctuate (as you also stated) by close to 8lbs day in and day out.


I hope your cut goes well.

I hate the terms cut and bulk.

So once your diet is over and the focus is on LBM, I'd take the same precision to eating for growth.

No more of those 8lb fluctuations!


Thanks

This is likely going to be the case when i begin "lean bulking" at the end of spring.. Yes i bulked hard and put on about 110 lbs over the last 4 years, and i feel it was unnecessary to really worry about the contents of what i was eating, however ive gotten to the point where i just cant eat like that anymore without a significant portion of it turning into fat.

Its still gonna be a great feeling when this cut is over with, but i will definitely be measuring my food intake the same i am now.

It also took this long for me to realize that whether at 10 or 20 percent body fat, if im careful and smart in my approach i can gain muscle at pretty much the same rate. Hell, did you ever think youd be repping out 315 for 11 reps on bench while dieting as hard as you are?


You should be able to grow better at lower body fat....I'm not talking super low, but lean...It's because your hormones work better, insulin, GH, more testosterone, less estrogen...

Yea I always expect big things from myself. Only reason I'd get weaker is change in leverages from inches off the torso. Otherwise I've been pretty strong, maybe even stronger, training intensity has been killer.


Yeah, its this hormone manipulation that im utilizing now that is allowing me to at the very least maintain my strength while on a strict diet. No matter what the goal, bulk, recomp, cut, from here on out i will always build my eating habits around this principle. 6 weeks in and all my lifts have stayed the same across the board or gotten slightly stronger.


Well I train naturally, if you are insinuating actually using hormones.

I was saying lower bodyfats produce optimal hormone levels. Obviously not talking about 3% bodyfat which wouldn't be great to be bulking on either..

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audiogarden1
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austin_bicep wrote:
audiogarden1 wrote:
austin_bicep wrote:
audiogarden1 wrote:
austin_bicep wrote:
audiogarden1 wrote:
At the end of the day i have to say that precision always needs to be greater when your seriously dieting rather than bulking. I eat so much when im all out bulking that i could go weeks without ever being able to get a true morning weight. My weight can fluctuate (as you also stated) by close to 8lbs day in and day out.


I hope your cut goes well.

I hate the terms cut and bulk.

So once your diet is over and the focus is on LBM, I'd take the same precision to eating for growth.

No more of those 8lb fluctuations!


Thanks

This is likely going to be the case when i begin "lean bulking" at the end of spring.. Yes i bulked hard and put on about 110 lbs over the last 4 years, and i feel it was unnecessary to really worry about the contents of what i was eating, however ive gotten to the point where i just cant eat like that anymore without a significant portion of it turning into fat.

Its still gonna be a great feeling when this cut is over with, but i will definitely be measuring my food intake the same i am now.

It also took this long for me to realize that whether at 10 or 20 percent body fat, if im careful and smart in my approach i can gain muscle at pretty much the same rate. Hell, did you ever think youd be repping out 315 for 11 reps on bench while dieting as hard as you are?


You should be able to grow better at lower body fat....I'm not talking super low, but lean...It's because your hormones work better, insulin, GH, more testosterone, less estrogen...

Yea I always expect big things from myself. Only reason I'd get weaker is change in leverages from inches off the torso. Otherwise I've been pretty strong, maybe even stronger, training intensity has been killer.


Yeah, its this hormone manipulation that im utilizing now that is allowing me to at the very least maintain my strength while on a strict diet. No matter what the goal, bulk, recomp, cut, from here on out i will always build my eating habits around this principle. 6 weeks in and all my lifts have stayed the same across the board or gotten slightly stronger.


Well I train naturally, if you are insinuating actually using hormones.

I was saying lower bodyfats produce optimal hormone levels. Obviously not talking about 3% bodyfat which wouldn't be great to be bulking on either..


lol, no i was not talking about using anything, i am natural also. And i understand what you're saying about lower bodyfat=better hormone levels. Im talking about doing things like manipulating insulin via carb timing and having low, med, high carb days. Not actually using hormones.

Actually was never sure if you were natural, thought about asking before but some people might deem that inappropriate. that answers that.

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