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    Default first time losing weight while lifting...what to look out for?

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    Hi Robert--wonder if you can point out any red flags I should watch for.

    Did and NLP and moved into early intermediate programming a short while ago. I missed about six weeks due to travel and illness, during that time I kept eating as if I were lifting. I want to pull back on my weight a little, but current plan is not to change my programming. I'm doing the four-day TM from the gray book. I'm a male, early 30s, 6'2" and got up to 240lbs., but would prefer to hover around 230, which probably places me at the high-end of the blue book's recommended bf%. Plan to accomplish this by eating somewhere between 2500-3000 for a short while, and I should be able to do this while still getting at least 200p and 300c.

    As I de-fluff a little while continuing the four-day split, are there any indicators I should be aware of that might foreshadow a potential injury? Like joint pains or prolonged soreness or trouble sleeping or anything like that?

    Thanks much.

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    Where did you end your LP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert santana View Post
    where did you end your lp?
    s315, b230, d420, p160

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    Stay at 240, eat 4k, and let those numbers keep climbing. You'll be pleasantly surprised that you'll look less fluffy if you give it enough time.

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    Alright, this I can do.

    Semi-relatedly, is there an accurate way to measure bf other than a scan? Are the caliper things accurate? Not a huge deal since I take measurements, but just curious.

    Thanks for your feedback, and also thanks for your work on the podcast.

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    The gold standard is autopsy. So unless you die and come back to see the result the only option is to pick the most accessible method and track it over time.

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    Got it, thanks again.

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