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    Default Another skinny-fat question (sorry)

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    Hi Robert,

    Apologies if Iím flogging a dead horse here, but there is one aspect of the ďwhat should I do if Iím skinny fatĒ issue that still confuses me.

    I often see people say on these forums that you canít burn muscle and lose fat at the same time - and I think I understand the reasoning that supports this assertion - but sometimes that assertion comes with the caveat ďunless youíre a noviceĒ.

    So I guess my questions are:

    1. Is this caveat correct; and
    2. If so, does this mean that people doing Starting Strength donít need to worry about this as they are novices and itís only at intermediate level that choosing whether to bulk or cut becomes an issue?

    Many thanks.

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    How skinny fat are you?

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    6í0 tall, 235lbs, 41Ē waist

    Thanks for the reply btw

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    You are welcome.

    Now how strong are you?

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    Bench 159.5lbs (yeah I know), press 110lbs, squat 268.5lbs, deadlift 319lbs, power cleans 137.5lbs. Basically itís my upper body thatís weak and contributes to the ďskinnyĒ part.

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    This is true. Your deadlift, which isn't bad, will clean things up as it goes up as well. Pull over 400 for a set of 5 and you will see.

    1) How big are your jumps on the bench press and press?

    2) Have you missed reps yet?

    3) Are you chinning?

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    Press and bench press jumps are 2.5kg at a time. I havenít stalked yet.

    Iím chinning using a resistance band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy View Post
    Press and bench press jumps are 2.5kg at a time.
    You are Not Doing The Program. Add 1 kg at a time.

    The First Three Questions | Mark Rippetoe

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    Ok, thanks!

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    The reason I was taking 2.5kg jumps was that I thought you were supposed to do this at first and I hadnít stalled yet. But I guess itís around the time to switch to microloading and itís better to get started with that than to continue at 2.5kg jumps and get stuck, right?

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