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  6. Damian
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    Very informative, I enjoyed reading.

    I’ve been going to the gym for 3 weeks now (very much a noob). My weekly weight average for last week was 178.35lbs and I am 5’11”. I am not fat, and not really skinny. I can see some definition in my arms and definitely in my legs, but I collect quite a bit of fat in my lower belly around my belly button. It makes me look so out of shape, but I’m going to keep at the gym and I won’t worry too much about it until I decide to cut.

    I have been on a 3000 cal diet and have been gaining quite fast. I have an excel spreadsheet that tracks my weight as a trendline with the 0.5lbs per week being my goal. According to the trendline, over the last 2 weeks (I’ve only been keeping track for 2 weeks) my average lbs per week is 1.46lbs/week.

    I’m well aware this is way too high but I’m worried if I reduce, it will affect my muscle gains. If I reduce to 2750, should it be fine? Also, how much would you recommend I increase the weights for each exercise for improvement?

    My current plan: Mostly compound movements, low reps, increased weight, 5 days a week for about 1.5h each.
    Current Job: Desk job programming.

    Thanks in advance!

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