stuck at a crossroads :x

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  1. ohgod123

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    so i've been working out for about a little over a year now and have made significant progress with my lifts. the problem right now is that i am not seeing much definition in my body, though everything is certainly bigger. i believe my goal is to have a relatively well defined body/face, but i do have somewhat of a gut when i sit down + a slight facial fat(can't see chin line).

    to give you an idea of some of the progress i've made over the last year i'll include some lifts:
    Height: 5'7
    Weight: 151-153

    Benchpress - started at 95 lbs and struggled with it. since then i have moved up into the 205-225 range.
    Arms - struggled with 5 lbs on each side for preacher curl in the beginning. able to do 30 lbs on each side now.
    Shoulders - struggled with 20 lb dbs for shoulder press initially. able to do about 65s at the moment.

    like i said earlier, i'm not really sure where to go with this. my goal really isn't to lift extremely heavy -- i pretty much am aiming for a nicer body. but at 151 lbs, i can't really cut...but i am also aiming to get rid of some of the excess fat.

    what would you guys do in my situation? i was contemplating on just doing cardio and skipping out on the lifting, but i think that would be a terrible idea.
     
  2. TZ

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    definitely don't stop lifting!
     
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    get some cardio in and clean up your diet
     
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    It's not always how much you're eating, but what you're eating.

    HIIT and diet and you'll get there.
     
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    never stop lifting...

    to echo what others have said... clean up your diet
     
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    you don't lift for a great body, you eat for it. it's a given that anyone can put in hard work at the gym, but dieting is the hard part.
     
  7. ohgod123

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    besides cutting out the shitty foods, i can still drink my protein shakes and eat peanut butter sandwiches right?
     
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    Yes on the protein shakes but watch how much PB&J you eat because PB has a lot of fat in it.
     
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    yea pb is more for bulking, unless you micromanage your caloric intake and can fit that in the mix. you have better options than pb though if you want to lean. protein shakes should be a staple, at least one post-workout.
     
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    sorry for sidetracking a little here, but is it viable to do HIIT on the stairmaster? I alternated between level 10 and 14 every minute for 15 minutes yesterday and burned 175 calories. I was doing elliptical about 1-2 times a week previously, but i decided to switch to stairmaster for a change.
     
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    40mg Dbol ED and 500mg Test E EW will get you on track.
     
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    i actually have no clue what that is :hsd:
     
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    good.

    up your calories and keep your protein/carb/fat percentages in check and you will gain weight.

    for the love of god, do not quit lifting.
     
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    ever since i quit lifting ive seen the best gains
     
  17. Marix

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    Keep lifting to maintain muscle mass
    Eat at maintenance level calories - high protein, moderate fat, moderate carbs
    You'll get slow body recomposition as you gradually add muscle and lose fat

    Not as quick as bulk then cut, but if you REALLY can't afford to get fat then that's your best option IMO
     
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