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Offline virtualverny

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How to get RIPPED?
« on: December 30, 2017, 07:27:08 pm »
that's admittedly the bluntest title i've ever had for a post :p
for the past few years, my resolution has been to get a six pack. i finally did it this year, but then developed a mild addiction to instant noodles and stopped going to the gym.
my true desire is to look REALLY bulky, like a full on bodybuilder. i'm pre-t and vegan, so my bulk admittedly may never look the way i want it to, but i would REALLY like to gain some form of muscle on my arms, calves and abs.
what's the best way to go about doing this (not gaining much, but a visible amount) in the space of say, two or three months? i had a pretty extreme daily fitness regiment and i drank protein daily, but i'm not sure if i'll be able to stick to something like that so well this coming year due to other circumstances  :(

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Re: How to get RIPPED?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 07:43:48 pm »
You can’t look like a male bodybuilder without T.  Most of the ones you see that are really big are on anabolic steroids in addition to their natural T anyway.

However, you can get really strong and add visible muscle without T.  You have to lift often and lift heavy.  You also have to eat a lot and I think the veganism may work against you. 

What I would recommend is a powerlifting style program to get really strong first.  This is primarily the big three lifts, barbell squat, deadlift, and bench press using linear programming where you increase the weight each workout.  You will be able to steadily increase strength quickly this way for at least several months before things slow down.

If you are interested in that I recommend the book “Starting Strength” by Mark Rippetoe.  It lays out in detail everything you need to know from the program, to how to do the lifts properly, to even diet - eat a lot.

Since I’m on HRT, I did this beginning last June with zero effective T in my system.  Today I PR’d my squat and deadlift with five reps at 255 lbs for the squat and five reps at 340 lbs for the deadlift.  My bench press is lagging some but is at 155 lbs for five reps.  So, the program works, T or no T.


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