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Yogi's Random Training Thoughts

I know, mate, hence it just being easier to pick a handful of nutrient-dense foods I knew I could tolerate and just eat those.

I don’t have dietary restrictions, but I’ve had much better results by picking 3-4 protein sources, 2-3 carb sources, and 2-3 fat sources and making a diet out of those. I switch them up every few months or when I feel like it is time! Grocery shopping is also much easier this way :slight_smile:

@Yogi1 – boom! :arrow_up: And now all your problems are solved! :joy:


Crazy how something that so many people don’t even consider can cause such a problem for some… Just shows how there are SO many variables to consider, probably things we haven’t even thought to worry about that hinder or could improve our progress dramatically.

I think getting to know your body in ANY way is a big step forward and a very worthwhile pursuit, good job on what you’ve accomplished man! Interesting read for sure.

Yogi’s pretty damn smart. I don’t think reiterating info he has known for probably years, is the best way to get on his good side. Ya?

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I think it’s called ‘kissing arse’?

Dick suck?

Maybe a good measure of ego stroking?

Either way Yogi just gets to sit back and lap it up, the lucky bastard. Lol


You could call it that. Or it may be something else. The universe only knows

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yeah man, I’m so jealous of the iron stomach folks but I’m just not that guy.

I can still enjoy the good shit every once in a while, but I’ll never be one of those dudes who can bulk on shit like pizzas all the time.

Eating 3500+ cals of lean meat and rice is a total bitch!


I can’t eat stuff like pizza because while I do gain muscle quite easily and have never struggles with that, I also gain fat VERY easily and its hard for me to lose it. I was naturally around 17-19% bf before working out.

That being said, I find that nowadays I have a great carb tolerance! Last bulk my macros were 325 protein, 580 carbs, and fats varied from 60-90, next time I’m limiting them at 70 though.

I find I have NO problem eating 1 cup of brown rice per serving 4 times a day (560 carbs total in 4 cups), as long as the protein source I couple with the rice is liquid, so a cup of brown rice with 40g from protein powder OR raw egg whites is my go to meal when bulking, usually with egg whites.

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I’ve never struggled to gain muscle, I am always surprised how fast it comes on when I bulk.

You ignored the second part of that post, where I also say that I gain fat very easily as well, and I have a very hard time losing fat. I have to eat EXTREMELY clean to stay even at 12% bodyfat, and I have to do lots of cardio to get lower than that.

I’m not claiming great genetics, if I had to guess id say they were a little bit better than average.

I Would much rather be an ectomorph type who struggles to gain muscle but is always at 10%bf or lower, I have a friend like this and he is like perma-shredded no matter what he eats, I am super jealous. HE is only 165lb but he looks HYUUGE at 9% bf, and he is natty to top it off!

I would classify my body as an endo-meso with a slower than average metabolism but with a pretty good response to insulin, which is supposedly not common with my body type.

aha! I’ve got you beat in the fat loss department then. I can gain fat but only if I really, really overeat. Like, a level of overeating you can only do deliberately.

Made that mistake in the past thinking it was the key to gaining muscle. Nope! I can’t remember exactly but I think I was up about 210lbs at one point, and ended up having to cut back down to like 170! Haha.

Mercifully, I can lose fat very easily. Sure do wish I could build some muscle though!

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I’m gaining fat right now just reading this so fffffuck you all.


just more of you to love, teddy bear


Could be worse I suppose.

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The grass is always greener right, id trade you metabolisms in a second by the sounds of it

i get fat even from training.

Anything crazy happening in the land of the kilts? I need entertainment…


Kinda. Been dieting for a week so I’ll update this shit soon with some news about that.


And some pics right lol