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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
    My goal isn't to get huge, I just want to do a decent amount of reps at decent weight. It's kinda hard to explain. I want to get stronger, not bigger; I want a strong core for when I start grappling/throwing again.
    I don't know how many times it needs to be said, but holy **** lifting does not make you big. Eating makes you big. If you don't want to get huge, don't eat to get huge. Do strong lifts, or Rippitoes starting strength routines, anything that's low reps high weight. Actually, scratch that. You should be starting low reps, low weight if you don't have experience squatting. Also, don't be a *****, do more lifts, not just squats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legomepanda View Post
    I don't know how many times it needs to be said, but holy **** lifting does not make you big. Eating makes you big. If you don't want to get huge, don't eat to get huge. Do strong lifts, or Rippitoes starting strength routines, anything that's low reps high weight. Actually, scratch that. You should be starting low reps, low weight if you don't have experience squatting. Also, don't be a *****, do more lifts, not just squats.
    This is quite possibly the dumbest question I'll ever ask, but are there any formulae/references for knowing how many calories would be a good number to achieve this goal without knowing my lean body mass?

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    Addendum: I said I don't want to "get big" and then mentioned getting mass gainer; I just try to make sure I get a good amount of carbs in post-workout. The rest of the day I try to keep the carb content lower with the protein content higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
    Addendum: I said I don't want to "get big" and then mentioned getting mass gainer; I just try to make sure I get a good amount of carbs in post-workout. The rest of the day I try to keep the carb content lower with the protein content higher.

    Yes, then you (correctly) pointed out that they are not usually high in carbs.
    You are all over the place.
    Sit down stfu and go figure out exactly what you want to do and why ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
    This is quite possibly the dumbest question I'll ever ask, but are there any formulae/references for knowing how many calories would be a good number to achieve this goal without knowing my lean body mass?
    I think the internet is much better equipped to answer that than me. But, **** it, I'll take a stab. 1900. 1900 calories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    Yes, then you (correctly) pointed out that they are not usually high in carbs.
    You are all over the place.
    Sit down stfu and go figure out exactly what you want to do and why ffs.
    My bad, I'm all giddy with the countdown to training drawing near.

    My goals are simply a stronger core for Judo/BJJ; I think I cleared that up recently, my apologies if I didn't.

    As for my recent mention of mass gainers, those are different from regular protein shakes in that they actually have a metric fuckton of carbs AND protein. However, after reviewing cost and content of a few bigger name brands, I think I will stick to the meal replacement bar pictured earlier in this thread.

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    Why don't you just eat people food and take a vitamin?

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    Blech!!

    But seriously, I do. The only time I eat non-people food is directly after a workout, and if my schedule wasn't so tight I would make a meal then as well.

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    A twenty-rep bodyweight squat is a fine medium-term goal. However, I agree with CoffeeFan that a 5x5 or 3x5 routine is best for you right now. Get your 3x5 squat to well above bodyweight, then test your bodyweight reps to see if you can hit twenty. A twenty-rep goal doesn't mean you have to do twenty rep sets to achieve it.

    I wouldn't forget the deadlifts while you're at it. Check out Starting Strength.

    And I highly recommend a barbell. Smith machines are not the same.
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    Re: Squat Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 1point2 View Post
    A twenty-rep bodyweight squat is a fine medium-term goal. However, I agree with CoffeeFan that a 5x5 or 3x5 routine is best for you right now. Get your 3x5 squat to well above bodyweight, then test your bodyweight reps to see if you can hit twenty. A twenty-rep goal doesn't mean you have to do twenty rep sets to achieve it.

    I wouldn't forget the deadlifts while you're at it. Check out Starting Strength.

    And I highly recommend a barbell. Smith machines are not the same.
    I'll get started on it.

    Thanks for all the feedback.

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