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Old 05-17-2006, 05:22 AM
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I think we need to define our idea of what "low reps" and "high reps" mean. You can hypertrophy away on "high reps". It may not be functional mass, but it sure wouldn't meet your goals (this BMI shit is the pits).

However you could certainly do something like Hardgain's doing but just to be clear if the reps are low enough you can realize substantial strength gains without seeing hardly any hypertrophy (at first at least).

I'm not saying you should do strength. What hardgain is suggesting will be better for getting you fat down while preserving muscle mass like he said. This is just an FYI or let's be clear kind of thing.
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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 05-17-2006, 06:56 AM
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very true eric, what i'm seeing here is a situation were the normal rules dont apply. Most people want muscle mass, and little fat. With BMI it really seems to make no distinction ... basicly if your over a certain total body wieght, at a certain ht your "fat".

To that end, it really is geared for unfit people, being that fat wieghs less then muscle. All that being said, keeping reps high (12-15) and rest between sets low (30-40sec) your lifting will also give you a cardio effect. IMO thats the best way to keep the muscle you have, and trim off the unwanted fat.
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:34 AM
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I'm with you. The BMI thing is absolutely ridiculous. And you pointed to your journal so obviously you were talking about a fat burning protocol.

I agree, the normal rules may not apply. I just wanted to be a little clear on what those "rules" normally are if only for informational and future refererence purposes.
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