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Old 02-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #11
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Are you 5'8" or 5'10"?

Teens should not consider calorie restriction unless they have a serious issue with obesity.

Eat mostly clean, whole, nutritious foods most of the time, and eat to satiety.
Sorry 5"10, don't know why I made that mistake.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #12
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For no reason at all should you consider cutting!

Eat clean Eat often and Train your a$$ off!

Abs although desired are not what your training should be focused on. You are young and small in stature and any restriction on calories will only limit any potential for growth in any other area. You need to focus on building some true mass and just let the abs come.
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Stop counting calories and just start eating normally. Mostly clean, nutritious foods and plenty of them. Eat until satiety, then eat a little more. You are still growing. Listen to your body and eat when hungry.

You are headed down a bad (unhealthy) path right now worrying about your abs and calories at your age and weight.

You need to add muscle, get fit and healthy.
Right, so I shouldn't be eating above maintenance,and just eat until I'm full?
I never usually get hung up on abs, its just I looked as if I was gaining weight, and If I carried on that way I wouldn't achieve my goals.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #14
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Man, if I was your age, height and weight, I would do as the others have said and keep eating and lifting. If you splurge on eating here and there, no problem - just think of it as fuel to rip it up next time you're lifting. You are at an awesome point in your life for growth - take complete advantage of it!! I wish I would've had the knowledge, wisdom and guidance at my fingertips as you do. Your body wants to grow right now...why restrict it calories? Just try to keep it majority clean and healthy.
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Also something worth noting is abs can be hidden in other ways other than body fat.

1. Your skin could be too pale

2. You can be standing in an unflattering ab position ( anterior pelvic tilt )

3. Your intestines could be full of crap and giving you a bloated look

4. Your stomach is full after a large meal giving you a bloated look

list goes on but i think you get the idea
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For no reason at all should you consider cutting!

Eat clean Eat often and Train your a$$ off!

Abs although desired are not what your training should be focused on. You are young and small in stature and any restriction on calories will only limit any potential for growth in any other area. You need to focus on building some true mass and just let the abs come.
Abs are the least of my concerns really, I was just thinking ahead to my overall physique, and wondering how I was going to get there, and get a ripped body, if I just kept consuming calories above maintenance. Could you explain it?
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EAT!!!!! You aren't going to get fat by eating a few pancakes one day. You get fat by eating 2 large pizzas for dinner every night for 3 years, washed down with a gallon of chocolate milk. And even then, if you're lifting, you'll get huge instead of fat. If you were 100 pounds heavier, then you might think about just eating cleanly. But until you hit 250+, just keep on trucking.
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Sound advice, thanks.
Its just that I want to see good results this year, and I feel as because you cant even see my abs already, How will I ever see them if I dont cut?
I thought the only way to do it was cut then bulk.
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Im on a 5x5, eating 3000 calories a day.
Im 16 and I weigh 122 pounds, at 5 foot 10
You are extremely underweight for your height. The reason you can't see your abs is that they aren't big enough or developed enough for them to show. You should not cut; you have nothing to cut.

Instead, you should spend the next 2 years working on getting stronger and eating healthy so that you can add muscle. You HAVE to eat to add muscle. There is no other way to gain muscle.
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EAT!!!!! You aren't going to get fat by eating a few pancakes one day. You get fat by eating 2 large pizzas for dinner every night for 3 years, washed down with a gallon of chocolate milk. And even then, if you're lifting, you'll get huge instead of fat. If you were 100 pounds heavier, then you might think about just eating cleanly. But until you hit 250+, just keep on trucking.
Thanks for the advice mate
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You are extremely underweight for your height. The reason you can't see your abs is that they aren't big enough or developed enough for them to show. You should not cut; you have nothing to cut.

Instead, you should spend the next 2 years working on getting stronger and eating healthy so that you can add muscle. You HAVE to eat to add muscle. There is no other way to gain muscle.
Didn't realize that, thanks.
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