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Old 05-12-2013, 08:50 AM   #401
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Quick question, I've been working with a 15 rep goal over 3 sets for awhile and this has been great for strength gains but i haven't seen alot of muscle growth. Do you think it would be better to have a 20 rep goal or should i remain with 15 reps? Thanks Beast!
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Ok I'm gonna think about if I wanna cut first or just clean up my diet and do the 2 year bulk straight off. Btw is it ok to just eat clean and keep watch on weight lets say weekly and adjust eating based on that? Or is counting calories and macros actually required? I personally have nothing against counting them but I was just wondering if it works just as fine eating clean and plenty and check weight weekly if it's going up as intended?
The more precise the results you want, the more precise your diet should be.

I don't count calories and macros, but I do know about where I am at. I kind of set minimums when not cutting and maximums when cutting, and ballpark things. If that makes sense.

If you're eating mostly clean foods t will be hard to gain fat unless you're doing some crazy binge eating.
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Hi BtB,

Quick question, I've been working with a 15 rep goal over 3 sets for awhile and this has been great for strength gains but i haven't seen alot of muscle growth. Do you think it would be better to have a 20 rep goal or should i remain with 15 reps? Thanks Beast!
What period of time has this been, and what are your starting and ending measurements, and height and weight?

Also, what doers an average day of your meal plan look like?
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The more precise the results you want, the more precise your diet should be.

I don't count calories and macros, but I do know about where I am at. I kind of set minimums when not cutting and maximums when cutting, and ballpark things. If that makes sense.

If you're eating mostly clean foods t will be hard to gain fat unless you're doing some crazy binge eating.
That sounds pretty much the same what I was thinking about. Well thank you for taking time to answer my questions and helping. I really appreciate what you're doing here and on your youtube channel.
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What period of time has this been, and what are your starting and ending measurements, and height and weight?

Also, what doers an average day of your meal plan look like?

It has been 6 weeks, I have seen growth in my legs but I have added 40 lbs to my squat.I don't have measurements. Ill start measuring myself as soon as possible. Are there specific place on each muscle? Im 6 ft 178 lbs.

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2 litres of full fat milk

400 gs of ground beef.

4-5 eggs fried in olive oil

2 Hand fulls of Cheese usually with eggs and beef.

3-4 strips of bacon.

I have only started to eat like this consistently 2 weeks ago, well ive been eating well just upped my calories 2-3 weeks ago.
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I saw your video on Rippetoe skidoo and wondered if you are a fan of starting strength and what do you think of the 5X5 method. Ultimately I just want one more rep each time I do this
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I saw your video on Rippetoe and wondered if you are a fan of starting strength and what do you think of the 5X5 method. Ultimately I just want one more rep each time I do this
Yes, it's a good method for strength. I have a lot of respect for Mark.
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It has been 6 weeks, I have seen growth in my legs but I have added 40 lbs to my squat.I don't have measurements.
Regarding rep ranges, you can make adjustments if you want but...without any measurements, right now you are merely guessing that you haven't added size.

A 1/4 inch on your quads every 9 weeks adds up over 3 years. That's a good gain. 6 weeks doesn't really tell you much.

I would start taking measurements and look at 4 month comparisons.
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Regarding rep ranges, you can make adjustments if you want but...without any measurements, right now you are merely guessing that you haven't added size.

A 1/4 inch on your quads every 9 weeks adds up over 3 years. That's a good gain. 6 weeks doesn't really tell you much.

I would start taking measurements and look at 4 month comparisons.
Thanks beast, I'll take measurements and make note of them every few months.
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