Building a lot of muscle starts having a profound effect on BF %.

Deadlifting and packing a lot of muscle on your glutes and hamstrings changes the rules.

When you get lean and are building muscle you can eat abusively for a long time and still stay lean if you are still training hard.

But yeah, everyone should be dead lifting.

Squatting too if your back can take it.

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