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Old 04-22-2007, 09:56 AM   #21
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Alright, so I guess I'll measure my bodyfat again next week and see what happens.

Thing is I don't think I am one of those people who can make a good assessment of they're progress by just looking at the mirror.

P.S: Should I try taking pictures and use that to assess?
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:06 AM   #22
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Thing is I don't think I am one of those people who can make a good assessment of they're progress by just looking at the mirror.


Well now we're getting somewhere. That's why I made this comment before:

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...I guess we could argue as to how accurate our perception is. But still if you are realistic then if you think you look better you look better.


Some people never think they look any better no matter what and some people always think they look good (me ).

Pictures are a good idea. Especially if you let other people assess for you and if you're willing to accept what they say. I have a feeling that when you really start gaining muscle, though, you will be able to see the difference.

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:54 PM   #23
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I was just thinking about why you asked me to have a look at the bf% if I'm that concerned about not gaining that much fat.

And I think the reasoning is, and correct me if I'm wrong please, it's mainly because when you are at a caloric intake where you want to increase LBM by around 1 to 2 lbs a week, the percentage of fat compared to the "increased" LBM would fall. And, if on the other hand, you gain weight way too fast, most of that is fat and the percentage of fat in your body compared to the LBM would rise, causing the bf% to increase aswell.

I'm kinda slow as you would've figured :P
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:58 PM   #24
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Well sure, you're absolutely right. But as I was saying before if you are not covered in fat with all your muscle mass being hidden away then the changes in body composition should be VISIBLE. If you're weight goes up very quickly like you mentioned you really should start seeing that in the areas you typically gain fat. It could be different for you.

But the bf monitoring is not a bad idea or anything if you feel you need it. It's just that you're probalbly going to need to have it professionally done every week for it to be accurate and useful. When I first started out I used to monitor my BF percentage religiously. I never had that much fat though and it never really got me anywhere. When I was gaining muscle and/or getting a little fat it was obvious to me.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:30 AM   #25
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Workout B:
3x5 Squat - 242 lbs (PR)
3x5 Military Press- 60 lbs
3x5 BB rows - 110 lbs
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:08 PM   #26
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Workout A
3x5 Squat - 253 lbs (PR)
3x5 Bench Press - 132 lbs (PR)
1x5 Deadlift - 121 lbs

Workout B
3x5 Squat - 264 lbs (PR)
3x5 Military Press- 70 lbs - 2x5/1x3
3x5 BB rows - 121 lbs

I'm not too sure if I can go heavy on the squats in my next workout. Should I increase the weight-load by 5 lbs and not 10 lbs or should I just hit the same weights? Also, about the Military Press, failed on the last set, if I'm right, I should try doing the same weight yeah?

P.S; Is my progress rate ok?
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:17 AM   #27
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err... guys?
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If you feel like the squats were really heavy and slow just repeat the weight again. See what happens and judge after that whether you should decrease to 5 lbs increments.

And, yes, do the same weight on the military press.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:47 PM   #29
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Thanks!
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Workout A
3x5 Squat - 264 lbs (2x5,1x4)
3x5 Bench Press - 143 lbs (PR)
1x5 Deadlift - 132 lbs

I'm going to give the same weights another try. Failed the last rep of the last set :S
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