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Rahi Hasan
Rahi Hasan
August 5, 2020 19:33

Hey Andy,
I want to do a clean cut and I workout at home 5 days a week so is it possible to do a clean cut working from home and also could you help me set up my diet plan? That would be really helpful

Chris
Chris
July 15, 2020 00:46

Hi Andy . I normally weigh myself at 8am after I wake up on an empty stomach and bladder then train around noon, but lately due to my work schedule , I have had to train earlier a couple times a week . These early sessions end at 730 am and I weigh myself at 8 am . But I have consumed water and whey protein ,30g ,at 6 am . How can I ensure any consistency with my daily readings given I’m consuming liquids prior to my normal weigh in . Do you have any suggestions and will this screw up my ability to track my weight ?
Thanks .

Chris
Chris
July 15, 2020 11:23
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Ok will do thanks Andy

Swapnil
Swapnil
July 14, 2020 13:06

Hello Andy,
Any specific reason for measuring 2″ inch above naval as well as 2″ inch below naval?

Amanda Hamilton
Amanda Hamilton
July 4, 2020 01:00

Great great read thank you!
I’m struggling with eating all my calories. I made a commitment to do so and haven’t gone back on it but I have been feeling so full it has been hard to eat.
I get in my head that I shouldn’t force myself to eat just to get the calories (eating very well)
Am I wrong to worry I will gain doing this?

maria Ryan
maria Ryan
May 16, 2020 11:08

the weighing every day scares me because it can reeeally depress me. when I’ve seen say a 1.5lb loss and one day its all back i feel (ashamed to admit it but) wildly defeated and something like that can set me on a binge. then again waiting weeks thinking I’m awesome and seeing zero change makes me feel like I’ve wasted a lot of time on something that wasn’t working
help…

Rich
Rich
May 10, 2020 14:32

excellent post andy, will there be any update soon on your book?

Fernando
Fernando
March 30, 2020 09:38

Is there any tutorials on how to use the Myotape.

Asher
Asher
March 29, 2020 04:06

Good stuff. Any particular calorie counting app you would suggest?

Rafael
Rafael
December 11, 2019 08:31

Hi Andy, great post. Is it possible to create a PDF of it to read offline?

Rafael
Rafael
December 11, 2019 19:09
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Thanks for letting me know. I’ll check it out.

Dan
Dan
December 19, 2019 04:03
Reply to  Rafael

Just click the three little lines to the left of the URL in the address bar (Safari) to go into Reader View. Then File-Print-Print to PDF. Gotta love a Mac!

Guillaume
Guillaume
November 3, 2019 01:16

Hi Andy,
First thank you about yours writtings.
Second sorry about my broken english.

So, I m gonna start your diet plan and i m struggling to match the calories, fat, carbs and protein intake. Do you have any tips to match all the macros to prepare my meals?

Cheers,
Guillaume

Mac
Mac
September 25, 2019 05:15

Hi Andy,
my Gym offers a monthly check with an Inbody 770 System. They say it’s precise in measuring lean muscle tissue and bodyfat near 99%. I’m used to track my calories and macros daily, also my training and bodyweight. Would You recommend the InBody test as trustworthy or does it have its complications as other methods?

Mac
Mac
September 25, 2019 19:30
Reply to  Andy Morgan

4-point, heels and thumbs. I had two previuos tests with 4 training weeks in between, in which I raised my macros and calories for a lean bulk. The machine says that I gained 700g of bodyweight, 900g of fat. Lost lean muscle, it says. But on the contrary I feel personally much stronger, have gains in numbers of repetitions or maximum load. The InBody numbers made no sense to me, so I decided to follow my path further on and track my numbers the old school way, with daily scale and once a week with caliper and tape measuring. I know it’s not precise, but it’s always me who does the measurements, so I have at least some reference data to compare. Thank You for Your inspiring work!

Patrick
Patrick
October 20, 2019 19:02
Reply to  Andy Morgan

My experience having a 4 point BIA scale at home (Omron): Not only do you need consistent context for measuring (in the morning, after bathroom, no food or water intake), but also resistance training in the days prior. After 2 days of no resistance training my body fat “jumps” from 14% to 17%+. Take it as a measure of progress, not as an absolute and be aware of subtle changes in context as they can cause large differences in measurments.

Angelo
Angelo
August 23, 2019 01:28

Hi Andy,

How do you share all this data with your clients? I mean, do you share a doc with a service like Google docs? or via email attachment ?

Sometimes I’ve to request some data from my clients, but I’m not shure what is the “best” way …

I hope that your experience can help me, thx in advance

Raul
Raul
July 7, 2019 04:34

Hi, I think I am at ~15% body fat at 149 lbs after being on a clean bulk for the last two months (gained 10 lbs over that time period) . I am not sure if I should cut to 10% body fat or clean bulk for another 10-15 lbs. What do you recommend to someone on what body fat they should cut to before starting to clean bulk.

Bronson
Bronson
April 14, 2019 10:27

So when bulkng for an intermediate or advanced lifter how would you go about tracking the changes in weight and making sure you’re gaining weight at the proper pace for whatever phase of your lifting career you’re in.

Chris
Chris
March 28, 2019 15:03

Hi Andy , just wanted to clarify with you about weekly tracking .
“Weigh yourself daily, first thing in the morning after going to the toilet. Note the average at the end of the tracking week”
So does this mean you take an average of weigh ins from Monday to Sunday . Or as I have been doing Monday to Monday , taking my Monday morning weight and calculating an average for last 8 days . Then using that average to start the week . Thanks

David Tedla
David Tedla
January 7, 2019 00:52

Hello,

i am new to this site and am from germany. i have a question regarding meassuring body circumfance with myotape. while you said it is obligation to meassure exactly to 0,1 cm , i am not able to hit a exact number because of my belly extend while i am inhaling, so can you precisly describe how to meassure?
Thanks.

David

Carter
Carter
December 15, 2018 13:56

Hello Andrew! I am in the middle of a cut and i will be going through a surgery next week which won’t allow me train during recovery process(~2 weeks). What should i do in this scenario? I have already done a diet break 2 weeks ago, so i guess another break in diet wouldn’t be a good idea. Should i just eat my cut macros during the recovery weeks and just not workout?Am i risking muscle loss or something like that? Thanks 🙂

Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
September 10, 2018 04:50

Hi Andy , my question is do you know how long it takes creatine to leave your body ? Im cutting and started creatine(HCL) to experiment . However I stopped after ten days as I appeared smoother and noticed my daily weigh ins climbing slightly , over all weight is trending down but at a lower rate than previous . Been off for 5 days but daily weight still climbing I realize probably water weight and have been having sleep issues latelely , Thanks

Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
September 16, 2018 03:16
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Thanks Andy , yes the creatine has caused weight gain while I’m cutting which in turn has confused me while tracking . So your suggestion is to accept the weight gain as water weight and continue to track just as you would normally ? Thanks

Harry
Harry
August 10, 2018 17:27

Hi Andy! Does the same formoula( weighing every morning & doing measurements every week) applies to someone who is not natural? Thanks

Lero
Lero
March 13, 2018 06:07

Andy, shouldn’t we measure around shoulders too? How could I know if my shoulders are still growing?

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