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Weird work hours and workouts

I typically work 4am til NOON and live in a hot climate. I do hour-long PT sessions Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 1230-130 to lose weight. I am struggling with a couple of things, I feel burnt out, at ...
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Effective cardio regimen for someone Ehlers-Danlos (hypermobility & arthritis) + bad IT band problems

I am terribly frustrated at being unable to effectively work out, and am hoping to get some solid advice as most physiotherapists and trainers don't seem to be well equipped to cope with my ...
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When is the best time to drink PHD Diet Whey Protein

I am looking to burn fat and gain muscle during my sports off season. I gym about 3 times a week, and take PHD diet whey. I have one in the morning and one after going to the gym in the evening. ...
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is it possible to tone up even in starvation mode?

Here's the long story put short: I used to be (2 years ago) really big (13 stones at the age of 15) but now I've like completely lost it all (weigh 11 stone at 17). The thing is, I didn't lose it the ...
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How to keep your weight from rising (after lowering it) without a strict diet forever?

I can only lose weight keeping a certain diet (other diets, even suggested by doctors failed, also exercises don't work, doing or not exercises don't change the speed of me losing weight). That diet ...
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When dieting, what's the shortest run that requires an increase in caloric intake?

I'm an average weight person trying to lose 5-10 pounds, but possibly like a lot of people, I tend to use the fact that I exercise as a good excuse to eat more. "Oh, I'll need the extra energy later ...
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Weights before or after cardio session?

I am a 21 year old male weighting 99kg. I already have my diet managed, but it is a more weight loss orientated diet currently (I understand about needing to eat more to gain muscle etc.) I am ...
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Will a vegan diet help for weight loss and physique?

Some people say that vegan food is good for health, but is it good for bodybuilding and weight loss? As an additional wrinkle, although I am not diabetic, my family has a history of diabetes so I am ...
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Losing weight rapidly

I am 25 years old. My height is 172.5 cm. My weight as of today(26th Apr, 2013) is 54.3 kg. I was 56.5 kg, 4 weeks back. My BMI is 18.25. I have been swimming really hard in this period, covered ...
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if I am starting to see the veins in my arms, am I losing body fat?

I am: 21 year old male 5 foot 7 94.4Kg 32.2% body fat (last time I was checked) Currently on a lean bulk diet with 5 very intense days of strength/weight training and weekends I actively rest by ...
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Sticking it out for longer

I am running to loose weight, I like using the treadmill, I put it on 2% incline and set the speed to 10.0 mph. Now the thing is, I think this is more of a mental barrier than a physical one, I always ...
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On weight loss diet while lifting

Will lifting weights slow my weight loss? Since muscle weighs more than fat, will I look better but weigh (on the scale) more?
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Unplanned Achievement - Lost ~72.8 lbs (33 kg) But Was It The Correct Way Of Doing It? Not Exactly But Lessons Learned!

Before reading further, I want to make the following disclaimer: My casual experience of losing weight documented below is strictly not for everyone and should not be treated as an advice until ...
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How do I start a diet? [duplicate]

I want to lose weight. I have noticed that I gained more than 20 kilos in the last 2 years. I want really to lose these as soon as possible. What is your advice? Please note I don't like running and ...
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Capsicum: Simply burn more calories? Does it even work?

I'm looking for some kind of low cost supplement to help me shed some pounds. I'm about 260lb right now.. at 5ft 10.5in. I have been working out regularly.. trying to keep a strict diet (work on ...
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Fat and protein breakdown

I know that after depletion of glycogen body starts to use fat for fuel. If I continue working an hour or more in this state, does my body start to use proteins for energy after a while? I have some ...
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Lose more or gain weight?

I need some advice to choose my next targets. I started a low carbish diet (as in a not so strict low carb diet) last January together with a 20 min work out 3 times a week consisting mostly of ...
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Exercise advice for newbie

I'm a 22 year old male currently employed as a Program Developer(sedentary work).I weigh 110Kg's and am 186cm's high. I started working out about last week. I normally do 30mins of cardio on bicycle ...
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Overestimated calorie burn on an elliptical

I'm following a calorie count + elliptical routine for about two weeks now. My average calorie deficit should be about 500, but I don't see ~1 kg weight loss I expected. I'm very accurate at measuring ...
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What are the different repetition ranges and for what use?

I read many times here about repetition ranges but I never understood their idea. Why are there different ranges? What are they? And for what purpose should one do? Also how much weight should one ...
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Correct workout regime

I am a complete beginner. I have started with the cardio exercises in the gym. The treadmill, the elliptical stepper and the cycle. On the treadmill I run at 10kmph for 10 minutes. On the cycle I ...
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Is my heart rate too high to run?

I recently joined a gym, with the sole purpose of getting fit. In my induction I had a checkup and had a resting heart-rate of 99. After a few months I'm down to 64, which is far more normal of ...
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Does lifting weights pull back you weight losing process?

I am out of shape(else why would I be here, lol), I weigh 185 pounds, 178cm height(5'9'' I guess). Lately I have been trying to work out and lift some weights for around 4 weeks, but yesterday I was ...
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Help me calculate my “Meursault / Hours” equivalent?

Here we have Meursault the town, and here we have the end result: http://www.drouhin.com/en/wines/bottle/meursault.jpg Now. When I exercise, my target heart rate according to The Walking Site is ...
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Losing 1.5 stones in a week healthy?

So it has been a week since I have been working and eating healthy. I weighed 14.5 stones and now I weigh 13 stones. My question is, what are the repercussions (if any) of losing weight quickly? I ...
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How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium? [closed]

When you gain five pounds in one day people always say "water retention from sodium" and undigested food. To see if this is plausible, I want to get a sense for the scale of the effect. Suppose you ...
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Does exercising late at night kill your “afterburn”

I've read about this so called "afterburn" effect resulting from high intensity workouts. For up to the next 24 hours, your body is supposed to burn more calories than it normally would. I always ...
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Can StrongLifts be modified to be just as effective with light weight?

Allow me to inject some context. I'm sure some of you saw my post about the hemorrhoid. I went and found out that it was thrombosed and this morning I had the blood clot removed. The doctors said that ...
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How to lose only belly fat in 2 weeks

Me: I am 191cm 71kg. I am fairly defined except my stomach. My training: I currently do heavy free weight sessions 4 times a week: chest, back/arms, legs and shoulders/arms. My diet: High ...
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Should one focus on just losing weight or changing physical appearance?

When aiming to change how your body looks, for instance less fat on arms and legs, should you focus on monitoring how much weight you lose or train hard and keep going until you have the body you ...
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Fine tuning meal and exercise plan to improve muscle growth and fat loss

I have been weight lifting for almost 12 years already I was very fit and very lean but with loads of muscles. But with time I started getting lazy, around 3 years ago, and not care about my eating ...
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weight/bodyweight training and some of its “negative” side effects

I have been doing weight lifting and body weight training for 1.5 years. I had to stop for a whole month (last month) due to overload of work. Even though exercising feels good when you do it, and ...
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Aerobic VS Aerobic + Weight lifting

I've been doing lots of aerobic exercise to lose weight: almost 2 hours of vigorous boxing three times a week. I now want to dedicate more time to my regimen: should I complement that exercise with ...
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Standing desk while working

Because I'm a web developer I usually work about 9-12 hours per day. 2 months ago I was 108kg(238 pounds) and after a hard eating plan and some exercise now I'm 97kg(213 pounds). My height is 1.83m ...
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Does a lack of aching means i've lost weight?

I go on 30 minute walks every day during work (apart from weekends) and every night at home i do 100 situps (including on weekends). in the begining during my walks my calves would ache like hell and ...
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Goal - lose weight but get stronger. Is weightlifting + dance + martial arts overkill?

I would like to lose some body fat and get stronger. I've always tried to stay active, but due to a bad diet (result of stress) I haven't managed to lose weight as much as I would like. But I think I ...
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Is “the truth about metabolic damage” fear mongering?

T-Nation has an article about metabolic damage on their site, shown here: http://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/truth-about-metabolic-damage In short it basically talks how your weight loss progress ...
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No carbs before sleep. But how long before?

Facts You need carbs (preferebaly fast absorbing type) after a full on gym session to fuel the muscle and stop the body from losing muscle. It's always recomended not to take carbs before sleep. (I ...
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Can you build muscle when you are on a low carb diet but supplementing with branch chain amino acids?

I'd like to do what most of us want to do; build muscle and lose fat. However it seems almost impossible to do both at the same time. I know that bcaa's are good for maintaining muscle while on a low ...
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What order should I complete my goals in?

I am currently 6'0" 194 lbs. I teach martial arts, which requires me to be physically fit in almost all respects. My physical fitness goals are (in random order): Increase flexibility in the hips, ...
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Best way to reduce side belly fat?

I have a lot of fat on the sides of my belly above my waist, and keeps increasing the more I eat. Question: What's the best way to reduce the fat here, though I do have fat in the belly and chest ...
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Cyclical Ketogenic Diet : type of fats + how many grams of carbs per day

I am going to shift to a new diet : The Cyclical Ketogenic Diet. I read and understood in general what is it about but i have two questions: When they say High fat intake, is it a specific type of ...
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What constitutes a low carb diet?

What constitutes a low carb diet? I've been trying to limit daily intake of of carbohydrates in my diet to under 100g. Would limiting it even lower improve results in terms of weight loss? Also, ...
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Is my calorie restriction diet having an adverse effect on my weight loss?

After my first question about losing weight and my training, I was told that my diet should be the next step in burning fat. I started to watch out for what I am eating and how much. I used to drink ...
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Calling out for help from all quarters for a near-magical transformation [closed]

I am a wannabe fitness freak... Right now I am an overweight, almost obese, completely lazy, low self esteemed low-life with a dream of "magically" transforming myself into a fitness fanatic. ...
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Does keeping your abdominal muscles flexed increase metabolism and reduce weight?

I have heard that if the abdominal muscles are flexed deliberately (kind of forcibly) throughout the day, it increases metabolism and helps reduce weight. I have a few questions regarding this as I am ...
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At what time are oats effective?

Am trying to reduce my weight. People suggested me to take oats instead of rice. Which is the right time to take oats for a good effect. Breakfast or lunch or dinner?
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An odd day of little calories

I decided I want to lose some fat recently and get a bit healthier. To give myself goals to go for each day I'm using a calorie monitoring app which recommends I have 1750 calories a day. At the ...
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What's the Best Way to Lose Fat and Keep Muscle?

I've been through countless types of workout routines, diet plans, detoxes and the works. The best type of workout I've used is Cross Training and I'm on a low carb, high protein, high fiber, high ...
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Advice for training biceps?

I am a female, 145 pounds, 170cm tall. I work out 5 days a week doing 1 hour cardio & 1 hour lifting. I began this training program about 2.5 months ago... I am having trouble developing muscle ...