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    5x5

    Ive noticed that ive gotten stronger since i started the 5x5, but it seems like im not gaining that much weight, i eat 3 full meals a day with 2 maximus shakes, cal intake is from 4500-5000 but im not really gaining, is the first couple weeks a build up process for this routine???

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    The 5x5 is more a strength thing than a size thing.
    Try a more conventional bodybuilding routine for mass.

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    That's incorrect, but good try.
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    The 5x5 acts as a worm hole to another dimension, funneling any amount of calories over maintenance into that another dimension. That's why you are eating over maintenance and not gaining any weight.
    The Iron never lies to you. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go, but 200 pounds is always 200 pounds - a warm-up.

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    ive heard that it was the best for mass and strength, so i was told wrong by people in this forum, can someone verify this, if not good for mass, then what is???

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    It is a great routine, just eat more food.
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    Food is good for mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahfor123 View Post
    The 5x5 acts as a worm hole to another dimension, funneling any amount of calories over maintenance into that another dimension. That's why you are eating over maintenance and not gaining any weight.
    This makes absolutely no sense. Please clarify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9plus View Post
    This makes absolutely no sense. Please clarify.
    I was just kidding. I didn't really think it was funny, but it just popped into my head, and I had to write it.
    The Iron never lies to you. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go, but 200 pounds is always 200 pounds - a warm-up.

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