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2004/03/09 12:33:08 (permalink)
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Probably the wrong forum...but

I'm looking to alter my routine in the near future but am confused as to best way of achieving this.

I have been weight-training for a year or so now and am currently finising the Body-for-Life training. Whilst my fat loss has been good, I want to put on a little more muscle. However, I don't want to get 'huge'. What routine is best for achieving this?

HIIT cardio 3 x per week and diet is in order (6x daily, plenty of protein and clean). Looked at 5x5 but this seems to be aimed at bulkers which is not what I really am after. Is it absolutely neccessary to bulk before cutting to get bigger?

Cheers for any help
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    Robert
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    RE: Probably the wrong forum...but 2004/03/09 12:52:25 (permalink)
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    let me break it down to you mate, putting on muscle is about the hardest thing you can do, as you say, you have weight trained for a year and have gained little or no muscle.... so don't worry about bulking... if you find you get too big, or big enough, just stop bulking and cut the kcal intake down. not absolutely essecary to bulk then cut, but results come 10x as fast doing it tht way.
    rob

    basically have no fear of doing 5x5, its not like you'll be ronnie over night!!
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    RE: Probably the wrong forum...but 2004/03/09 13:00:36 (permalink)
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    Cheers for the input rob

    Fair enough about not being Ronnie overnight lol!

    I suppose being overweight for a hell of a long time has made me reluctant to actively put fat on (which I guess will happen if I up the calories to make the 5x5 worthwhile)

    I'll look more closely at the 5x5 routine

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    RE: Probably the wrong forum...but 2004/03/09 13:28:22 (permalink)
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    MrChris,

    There's no need to put on too much fat when bulking.

    There seems to be trend around here that people eat everything and everything and think that all the weight they have put on is muscle.

    Personally I think that you should eat just a little over your daily calorie intake and train hard and heavy 5x5 and you will put on gains, but quality gains...
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