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Old 10-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #921
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Hi Steve I love your videos on youtube and I learned a lot since I watched them, so thank you!!

I have a question for you. I have been troubles going to the bathroom for poop, I eat more or less 30 g of fiber a day on a 1600 cal diet aprox, I drink plenty of water (5 liters aprox) and I walk a lot at the travel for college. I was wondering if the problem is that I consum an excessive amount of fiber in my diet or what could be the problem.

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Hi Steve I love your videos on youtube and I learned a lot since I watched them, so thank you!!

I have a question for you. I have been troubles going to the bathroom for poop, I eat more or less 30 g of fiber a day on a 1600 cal diet aprox, I drink plenty of water (5 liters aprox) and I walk a lot at the travel for college. I was wondering if the problem is that I consum an excessive amount of fiber in my diet or what could be the problem.

Thank you!!
You're undereating. It's not a good approach for body composition or health, really.

When did you start this diet? And did your problems begin on this diet?
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:01 AM   #923
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Well I started this diet a few weeks ago, actually I'm increasing my calories. I started training serioursly at the beginning of summer (june 2013) but my diet was for cutting.

I understood that first I have to have a good amount of muscle mass and a couple years later cut. Now I want slowly increase my calories and begin a clean bulk (like you said in your videos gain almost 3 lb of muscle and more or less 1 lb of fat).

My height is 173 cm (5 feet and 8 inches), 62 kg aprox and 21 years old (136, 5 lb). Actually my macros are 150g P/40g F/ 140g C.

The problems started with the diet, yes.
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The problems started with the diet, yes.
Right now you are underweight and eating starvation level calories for a 21 year old male. That's likely the cause.

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Understand that this is not how a proper cutting diet is run. You'll lose a lot of muscle. I know you are heading for a bulk now, but just keep that in mind.
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The fact is I was really overweight 4 years ago, I weighted almost 260 pounds and I started losing weight . During all this years I was obssesed with losing weight and more or less, last year I started reading and searching about training and nutrition, understanding how diet and trining works.

So, this is the first time that I start "bulking". All this time I was on a "diet" for losing weight but I was losing a tone of muscle and fat. So my metabolism may be a little fucked up :P and now I want do the things well, training and eating on the right way.

Thank you so much for your time Steve, I appreciate it a lot and I can't believe that I'm talking with you!!!

If I have more questions can I write u some private messages??

Thank u again!!!
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:51 PM   #926
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I assume they mean muscle density. Some guys have muscle, but they don't look strong and impressive.



Steroid use is generally the big culprit. It takes a decent looking muscle and makes it look inhuman.

It is also said that older lifters experience muscle maturity. A muscle's size is limited naturally. A mature, maximized cell isn't going to look any different from a maximized immature cell, whatever that is. But, the fascia may possibly harden over time. This might cause a differing in look.



Depends on the lifter. Some naturals are blessed with good looking muscles. This isn't something you can change.

If they are big, then I think you know the deal.

I have extremely impressive thick and full biceps that look great when my arm is extended:



But they look flat and nasty when flexed:

TOP quality answer steve, cheers
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On post 817 you gave me the rep goal workout. I have been doing this since. I have been getting some gains in most lifts however my bench press seems to be lagging. Should I add more chest work or stick with just the bench press once per week?
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The fact is I was really overweight 4 years ago, I weighted almost 260 pounds and I started losing weight . During all this years I was obssesed with losing weight and more or less, last year I started reading and searching about training and nutrition, understanding how diet and trining works.

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The best thing for you right now is to focus on the gym efforts and maximizing them. Outside the gym you need to learn to east to satiety, but with 90% clean foods.

Remind yourself how you gained weight in the first place. It likely wasn't from eating too much beef, eggs or spinach.

I am wagering that if you relearn how to eat, and train hard at the gym, you will build muscle, stay lean, and get where you are trying to go.

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You can post the questions here, thanks.
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I have been getting some gains in most lifts however my bench press seems to be lagging.
Before you make changes give me some bench press numbers.

Can you list all of your bench press workouts since starting? Not everything you did that day, just all the bench press exercise work.

This will really help me.

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If I can bench press 200lbs for 3 reps, is it better to go slightly under this weight to get out 5 to 6 reps and add weight when i can get 7 to 8 reps out? I am 45 and have been training for 2 years and weigh 170. I have only recently started training in the lower rep ranges.
For the 1st year i always trained 8-10 reps to failure, which i now know is bad. I tried 200 last week for the 1st time and got 2 reps, so i've made a 1 rep improvement. Would i be better with the weight set at 195, perhaps, considering my training experience?
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