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Been doing some heavy rack pulls, around 450-475 lbs. I think its having some good effect on the traps/back.
 

dii

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So, been eating like a horse, prob around 5000 kcal/day, feels like all I do is eating lol.
Fluffy as hell and the definition is pretty much gone, but damn it feels great when working out. Can train for up to 2h without losing the pump lol.
180cm, 89kg, up from 75ish kg last time I checked in end of summer. Anyway, update pics on flabby, winter physique;

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Damn, looking beast.

Been trying to up my calories since cutting, but my stomach shrunk or something. Can only hit 3500 on a good day. Any tips? (short of eating greasy hamburgers all day long).

Been working, but very very slowly.

Currently:

 

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Damn, looking beast.

Been trying to up my calories since cutting, but my stomach shrunk or something. Can only hit 3500 on a good day. Any tips? (short of eating greasy hamburgers all day long).

Been working, but very very slowly.

Currently:

More calorie dense foods.
 

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Damn, looking beast.

Been trying to up my calories since cutting, but my stomach shrunk or something. Can only hit 3500 on a good day. Any tips? (short of eating greasy hamburgers all day long).

Been working, but very very slowly.

Currently:

Looking great there, and doggy is back or different dog?
I'd say stay away from bread for one, that f***s up appetite and makes you full. Otherwise it's pretty much trying to eat smaller meals (or as big as you can without feeling sick) often, trying to get my calories up with 3 meals doesn't work for me but eating lots of protein (and carbs depending on time of day) every hour and it's fairly easy to land pretty high on cals. Eggs pack lots of protein and I can easily eat 4 of them and still get some carbs in too. But yeah, stomach needs to unshrink also, eating small a few days and it's hard to start eating big again.
Also as mentioned above of course.
Would even say it's fine to eat some bars between meals if your wallet lets you, it usually tastes great and is easy on the stomach and appetite.
 
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dii

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Looking great there, and doggy is back or different dog?
I'd say stay away from bread for one, that f***s up appetite and makes you full. Otherwise it's pretty much trying to eat smaller meals (or as big as you can without feeling sick) often, trying to get my calories up with 3 meals doesn't work for me but eating lots of protein (and carbs depending on time of day) every hour and it's fairly easy to land pretty high on cals. Eggs pack lots of protein and I can easily eat 4 of them and still get some carbs in too. But yeah, stomach needs to unshrink also, eating small a few days and it's hard to start eating big again.
Also as mentioned above of course.
Would even say it's fine to eat some bars between meals if your wallet lets you, it usually tastes great and is easy on the stomach and appetite.
Might have to go the bar route. Doing fine at home, but struggling to get the calories in during work (and it's a job with A LOT of walking, so it doesn't help).

And same dog (and other randos).

Thanks dude.
 

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Did 315 on the bench today. I have felt I could do it for awhile just havent tried to confirm. Pretty sure I could have done 325. It was a goal of mine to hit 315 before I turn 50 in May.
 

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Did 315 on the bench today. I have felt I could do it for awhile just havent tried to confirm. Pretty sure I could have done 325. It was a goal of mine to hit 315 before I turn 50 in May.

Nice work!


I entered the 3 plates on each side club for bent over rows at the end of 2018. Strict form. Feels great because it's easy to chest with those.

I injured my shoulder last August and could not do incline press for awhile so my back and legs have really beefed up since laying off. I'm naturally shoulder/chest dominate so its rounded me out to where my back and legs stand out first. Chest is playing catchup now.