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    The Comeback Kid GrumpyFlex's Avatar
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    Going uphill backwards???

    Need some quick advice

    Im Currently doing a Power routine and gearing up to start BGB on monday.. However, Im wondering if its a good idea though..

    I had the gastric bypass surgery and it still has me losing weight to the tune of 5-7lbs per week... Im hoping its fat, but who knows (picking up ketone strips today). I cant help but to think I should only be worrying about high reps at this point until my weight levels out where I can start bulking/cutting. I just have a suspiscion that Im working against myself.

    Im lucky if I can intake 1400 cals a day... Albeit the calories I do take in are 80% proteins. Im just concerned that my hard work may be in futility and that I need to be focusing on building lean muscle and endurance.. and leave the powerlifting for when I get down to my goal weight of 225....

    Any and all input would be great!!!!!
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    IMO I wouldn't focus on doing high reps...

    I'd do low reps and high weight to make sure that you're preserving as much muscle mass as possible while you're losing all that body weight
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    I think that going uphill backwards sounds like a great hamstring exercise.

    Seriously, you don't need to be thinking about cutting, bulking, powerlifting, etc. You're on the right track with just doing some exercises as in your journal and you shouldn't over think things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    I think that going uphill backwards sounds like a great hamstring exercise.
    I thought EXACTLY THE SAME THING!!!

    Seriously, you don't need to be thinking about cutting, bulking, powerlifting, etc. You're on the right track with just doing some exercises as in your journal and you shouldn't over think things.
    I completely agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    I think that going uphill backwards sounds like a great hamstring exercise.
    Good idea. I might start doing that while holding some heavy DB's. Backwards uphill farmer's walk!
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