I have a diet question RE: christophers routine..

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    My progress thread: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=2436098

    I'm thinking that I'd like to switch to weights to increase metabolism and fat burning even more. Maybe cardio in AM's, and then thinking of chistophers 5x5 routine, 3 days a week. Your opinions on this? I need to lift HEAVY, correct?

    The Major question: When switching to this routine, how do I adjust diet?? Do I stay on cutting diet? I still have a ton of BF I want to shed before I even consider myself lean - yet, I want to start bulking some lean muscle mass. What is best way to tackle?

    Thanks guys..
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    decide whether or not you want to cut or bulk. I wouldn't do that routine if I were cutting, but that's just me
     
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    diet dictates your gains. keep on a cutting diet if you want to cut, eat a lot if you want to bulk.
     
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    So If I were to do a cut diet, yet this routine, my results would be limited - but would I still drop BF?

    If I switch to a bulk diet, and this routine - am I going to drop BF at all??? Or just start gaining again?

    I want to do this right the first time.. instead of experimenting. I've worked so hard at getting to where I am.. :hsd:
     
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    forget about the routine.

    calories in < calories out + exercise/lifting + proper protein= bf loss, minimal muscle loss, possibly slight muscle gain

    calories in > calories out + exercise/lifting + proper diet= muscle increase, modest bf increase
     
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    to a degree experimenting is necessary for everyone due to the fact that our bodies all respond differently.

    You can do both cut & bulk on this pretty much any other routine you find here. But again forget about the routine.

    first select the diet CUT or BULK
    then select routine
    view progress after 1.5 weeks
    make necessary revisions to calorie intake & possibly incorporate increased fat burning cardio exercises
     
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    just buy Human Inferno
     
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    im cutting right now and it doing the heavy compounds is tough.
     
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    Just carb-up before the gym
     
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    I'm doing 5x5 now while cutting. The workouts are tough as shit and I have to take it a bit more slowly in the gym. But I've not had any strength decrease, and some lifts are going up, plus I'm losing around 1-1.5lb per week.

    Basically what others said: whether you'll get leaner or bigger depends on what you do in the kitchen.
     
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    What type of routine would you suggest then?

    I need to figure out a routine, rather then just going in and doing everything that I know how to do until failure..
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    any routine you choose to do will have you lifting heavy. the type of routine you're on doesn't dictate your body weight, your diet and exercise schedule does
     
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    i wouldn't quite go as far to say that. i'd say there are multiple successful routines that will give you gains, but i woudln't say all gains are equal based on solely diet/schedule w/o factoring in what the routine actualy is.


    not really arguing anything more than semantics (spelling).
     
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    thinking too much. chris' routine is fine.
     
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    I'm cutting on christophers, only hard day is monday, and I just eat some carbs/EC/lean green before gym and all is fine.
     
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    if you're only eating at maintainence levels, your body won't have the resources to add more mass. thus your diet dictates whether or not you gain weight based on the caloric surplus

    edit: i'm not talking about gains in the gym, i'm talking about on the scale
     
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