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  • Posted On: 06-07-18, 10:45 am (EDT) #1

    Not sure where to go from here

    June 7, 2018, 10:45 am

    Hello all, since around mid February I have started my journey into fitness! I went from eating fast food almost every day to eating clean and healthy, and also starting lifting in the gym. I have seen some very good progress however at this point in time I am kind of stuck on where to go. My main goal is to get rid of the fat from my lower stomach since that seeems to be where most of my fat is stored however I am confused on whether to cut or lean bulk since I am still in the noobie gains phase. Hopefully you guys can help me sort this out because I am getting overwhelmed from everything. Thanks!

  • Posted On: 06-09-18, 12:09 am (EDT) #2

    Not sure where to go from here

    June 9, 2018, 12:09 am
    Posted by: Michaelluken15

    Hello all, since around mid February I have started my journey into fitness! I went from eating fast food almost every day to eating clean and healthy, and also starting lifting in the gym. I have seen some very good progress however at this point in time I am kind of stuck on where to go. My main goal is to get rid of the fat from my lower stomach since that seeems to be where most of my fat is stored however I am confused on whether to cut or lean bulk since I am still in the noobie gains phase. Hopefully you guys can help me sort this out because I am getting overwhelmed from everything. Thanks!

    Hey Michael.

     

    If you are still in your newbie phase, I would stick to a surplus for sure. Even if you do have a little bit of fat around your stomach, it's not much at all. From your photos, unless you want to get RIPPED for summer or for a show or photo shoot or something similar, I don't see any need for you to cut.

     

    You may as well take this time to continue lean bulking and adding lean mass with minimal fat. If you are still a newbie, you might even notice a bit more fat loss if you are really lucky!

     

    Try to stay in a slight surplus of around 250-300 calories to keep it nice and lean, and maybe do carb cycling (with low carbs on your off days). Add in a couple of days where you do cardio and that should all hopefully help you stay lean! Just make sure that you stay in that surplus EVERY DAY, so if you need to add calories when you do cardio, go ahead and do that.

     

    Use the @mealplan calculator if you need some help finding out what your macros/calories should be.

  • Posted On: 12-12-18, 11:07 am (EST) #3

    Not sure where to go from here

    December 12, 2018, 11:07 am

    Hello, I've discovered that I've several problems that may hinder my performance at the gym or im the long run cause an injury....Like i have rounded shoulders, weak back and glutes, lack of mind muscle connection for the glutes, "nerd neck," hamstrings tightness, posterior pelvic tilt which occurs during squats, deadlift, and rows. I'm not sure what to do.. Should i continue weight training while focusing on solving those problems or should i stop weight training until those problems are fixed? I feel like if i continue training in this condition, I'll not be able to get my "newbie gains."

  • Posted On: 12-12-18, 9:01 pm (EST) #4

    Not sure where to go from here

    December 12, 2018, 9:01 pm
    Posted by: Goku007

    Hello, I've discovered that I've several problems that may hinder my performance at the gym or im the long run cause an injury....Like i have rounded shoulders, weak back and glutes, lack of mind muscle connection for the glutes, "nerd neck," hamstrings tightness, posterior pelvic tilt which occurs during squats, deadlift, and rows. I'm not sure what to do.. Should i continue weight training while focusing on solving those problems or should i stop weight training until those problems are fixed? I feel like if i continue training in this condition, I'll not be able to get my "newbie gains."

    @goku007 You can still train while you're trying to fix those issues. You might not want to go extremely heavy on things like your squat and deadlift until you feel your posterior pelvic tilt is gone, but you can still train the movements and really focus on form and building that mind-muscle connection (MMC). That goes for everything else too, you can spend some time while you're fixing those issues just nailing your exercise form and getting a better MMC all across the board.

     

    Have you seen my video on correcting 'nerd neck'?

     

  • Posted On: 12-13-18, 8:00 am (EST) #5

    Not sure where to go from here

    December 13, 2018, 8:00 am

    Thanks you're right!

  • Posted On: 12-13-18, 7:58 pm (EST) #6

    Not sure where to go from here

    December 13, 2018, 7:58 pm
    Posted by: Goku007

    Thanks you're right!

    @goku007 You're welcome bro!

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