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Old 09-09-2013, 09:53 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Soldier View Post
While I agree, we already know from his last thread that he's actually been gaining weight consistently. Remember, his goals at this point are aesthetic. He's using strength as a way to get a look, so pure strength itself isn't his actual aim.
Quite frankly i don't think it matters whether his goals are aesthetics or not. He is trying to gain muscle. An effective tool for gaining muscle (especially as a beginner) is strength progression.
Second, whether his goal is "pure strength" (as opposed to impure strength?) Or not,a fall off in strength levels can and should be used as an indicator of a potential problem.
And while it is not the only potential cause, not eating enough could maybe be the problem. It is just as likely as any of the other causes that have been brought up.
Your logic is flawed if you believe someone with a goal of mass gain shouldn't be concerned with strength and that a stall in strength gains can't be an indicator of potential issues that could also effect mass gains.
On top of that his question in this thread is directly concerning strength, so I don't understand why you felt the need to single me out and act as if my advice to him regarding strength is not relevant.
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