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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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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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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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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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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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Stronglifts 5x5 while on a caloric deficit?

I've been training on and off for the past two years, but only consistently for the past 9 months and currently I'm 185lbs (6'2"). However I wasn't following a specific program and I was only using a ...
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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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What is the difference between 'Burning Fat' and 'Burning Calories'?

What is the difference between 'Burning Fat' and 'Burning Calories'? I feel I am over-weighted. To reduce my weight, how to know whether I need to burn calories or fat?
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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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cardio before or after weights?

145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. been doing cardio & weight lifting for 2 months with good diet, goal is to lose body fat and gain muscle. what is the science behind doing weights before/after ...
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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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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 ...
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Exercises to Tighten My Body During Weight Loss?

I'm 25 years old and 173cm height. I was fat almost all my life until the age of 23 when I decided to lose fat. At that time I was 88 KG. Then in 6 months I lost until I became 72KGs. What I did was ...
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calorie restriction connection to muscle building

I am about average weight (145 pounds, 170cm tall) and about 2 months ago I joined gym and doing 1 hour cardio (pretty intense) then 1 hour lifting (targeting each different muscle group, really push ...
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fastest way to burn calories?

I am looking for the fastest way to burn calories. So far my research turned up that sprinting is the fastest way to burn calories. Is there anything more calorie consuming then sprinting? anything at ...
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Off a bulk and now cutting

So I just finished a bulk phase and I'm entering a cutting program. I've been losing weight so far, but my question is does it really matter if I don't reach my calorie deficit target? It's at 2700 ...
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Do I lose muscle mass if I do anaerobic exercises throughout my diet?

I'm on a diet for a month now. It consist of 5 meals with a sum of 1700 calories per day (2000 is the stable calorie intake per day for me). My diet has a high amount of protein (3 times body mass) ...
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What is a recommended way to get a custom work out regimen designed?

First a little background: I am a 29 yr old 5'4 250 lb guy that is currently a web developer (so a lot of sitting...I'm definitely considered sedentary). I have a gym membership that I'm not ...
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How is energy derived from muscle, fat and glucose at different intensities?

I have learned that during aerobic exercising the body converts different sources of energy: glucose, fat and muscle. However, different ratios are used in different situations. So what are the ...
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Carb cycling while maintaining strength on the bar

I'm looking to lose some of the belly fat that I'd accumulated while doing Starting Strength (SS) for the last 6-7 months. At the same time, I don't want to lose the strength that I've on the bar. ...
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How do I construct a cutting plan?

As the title suggests, I was wondering how one should go about constructing a proper cutting diet and workout plan? I will be finishing with a bulking routine at the end of August, and I would like to ...
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I'm in need of guidance for apettite control [closed]

I'm 340lbs and I'm 5'10" and I'm trying to lose some weight. I'm currently watching my calorie intake during the day, but as soon as I end my exercise routine or its around 10pm to 12pm, I feel like ...
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Did tabata training, now my body looks a bit disproportionate

I did tabata intervals religously for 2 months and the results have been great. I did my intervals on an elliptical machine for 4 times a week running for roughly 16minutes to 25minutes a day. But ...
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So am I at a calorie deficit now?

I am 21, 6'4 and 19 stone (266 pounds) and my estimated BMR is 2545.58 Last night I did 90 minutes walking at a slow pace. This estimates I burned between 319-440 calories. ...
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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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Eating more and still losing weight

I started regular exercising a few months back (after years of being not so active). I have now been regularly spending 1h on the treadmill every other day and started losing weight. I am of course ...
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Does eating Nestle Fitness Cereal for weight loss require other nutrition?

There is a cereal claiming to help me lose weight if I eat it. This blog post is all about this production. A short summary of it: Nestle Fitness Cereal Health Claims: - Contains Fiber ...
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How to reduce facial fat? [duplicate]

I have been doing Insanity exercises for over a month now and couple with a strict, clean diet I have really seen improvements in my body. I have lost 7+ kgs of weight, my stomach has reduced and ...
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losing side and back fat

I run a lot and skip a lot, I also weight lift, I have been losing weight rapidly and I am happy about it. But I really want to loose weight around my side and lower back, it isn't directly my lower ...