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    Maintenance cals and leaning out.....

    is it possible to stay on maintenance cals, lift heavy and still get the 6pack to show?? i know it would take more time, but right now im 5'10 170 and i absolutely HATE weighing any less, i just feel way to skinny.........

    any comments appreciated, tks

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    Do some searches on body recomposition. This is really what you are asking about.

    Do you have a 6-pack now? If so you could just do a very slow and clean bulk which would keep you as lean as possible and in the end be healthier overall I believe.
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    nah, no 6-pack yet. im probably 15% bodyfat atm and really dont wanna cut anymore. so what happens if you just stay on maintenance cals and lift day-in and day-out?

    surely it has to have some effect on your muscles, i know it's impossible to put on new muscle without a caloric surplus.

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    You would gain muscle and lose fat... AT THE VERY SAME TIME!~!!1!11. Problem lies in the fact that it's at a sloooooooooooooooooooooooow pace.
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    If you want to do this I suggest you do real short (like 30-40 minute) lifting sessions 4x a week and then do HIIT 2 times and distance cardio once per week. Then pair that with eating really clean and a good program and I think you can make pretty decent gains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USN1981
    surely it has to have some effect on your muscles, i know it's impossible to put on new muscle without a caloric surplus.

    If you take in a good amount of proteins, you can get bigger without a caloric surplus (obviously you have still to be around maintanance, not on a low calories regime).

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