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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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Is it okay to lift weights daily?

I used to live a sedentary life behind the desk. This year, I decided to change my lifestyle. I'm 6ft; I started with 236lbs on January 1st and currently weigh about 215lbs. What I do is simple: ...
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Declining performance after almost 4 months of continous exercise. Why is this?

Ive been exercising almost religiously for about 4 months but have observed a declining rate of performance for the past 1 and a half month. I haven't changed anything in terms of diet and sleep ...
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Weight loss routine

I am really looking for some help on how to lose weight and increase my core strength. I am 22 years old, weigh around 76kg and my height is 5ft 8 inchs. Basically I am overweight. My aim is to reach ...
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Am I doing too much cardio for losing weight?

I am a 270 pound male that would like to lose weight and body fat. I am doing cardio every day twice a day for 45 minutes each session. I am also using weight lifting machines three times a week. Am I ...
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Foods I can eat a lot of and still be healthy

Plainly put: I like eating. However, my eating habits lead to me being overweight and adds possibility of health complications later on. I was wondering if there are any healthy foods (low cal, low ...
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Calorie consumption dilemma: strength vs fat loss

I am a 77 kg guy. I used to be a scrawny 52 kg guy before I began 5x5 workout. During the weight gain process, I didn't care much about the associated fat gain. I was getting stronger and looking ...
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Cannot lose weight

for the last 2 months, I've been cycling for about 2 times a week and eating a little bit less. Last month I've been exercising(read cycling, jogging or hiking) for about 3 - 4 times a week and for ...
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how to lose bum fat

I am 14 and four months ago i was 80kg, and i realised that i needed to lose weight so i went on the folowig diet: Breakfast: semi-skimmed milk with the cereal of my choice (1 bowl) break: apple ...
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Are all extra calories stored as fat or is there a limit? [closed]

Suppose that one day I ate really a lot of sugar and junk food. So I made a high surplus of calories. Are all of those extra calories going to be stored as fat? Or does the body have a limit for that? ...
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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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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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Determining a target for weight loss

I am 5' 5" and weight about 70kg (~154 lbs) and would like to set myself a concrete goal for weight loss, so I have two related questions: How do I determine a suitable target. What is an ...
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How to balance work, exercise, and life

I work from 8 to 17, and I have to wake up at 6:30 to get to my work on time(7:45 to 7:55).and when I get home (around 18:40) I'm so tired and hungry that I lie on the couch and eat and watch TV ...
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Calorie Deficit to BMI ratio - how fast can I lose weight without losing muscle

27 year old male - 5ft 11in 7 Months ago i had a BMI of 40+ (21.5 stone). After sticking to a 1000-1500 daily calorie intake (Counting & weighing everything) i have dropped to a BMI of 33.6 ...
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What is an ideal body fat% for young lean males?

I am 25 year old male, 67cm in height, 74kg in weight, and have approximately 8% body fat. The 8% figure comes from a 9-point caliper test, while the less accurate 4-point caliper test measures me at ...
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What is the correct diet and exercise for me given the following information?

This is about my fitness and my effort to make it right. Current Fitness: Working male 24 years with 214 pounds in US. I have a male breasts and also a big tummy. I suffered from asthma for a long ...
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Would Tabata be any good on a stationary bike?

I cycle most evenings when I get home from work. I read about Tabata on here and wondered if it would be any good for me? Maybe cut my total time down to 30 minutes, 5 mins warm up, 2 mins Tabata, 5 ...
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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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Losing weight without losing body size?

I recently lost a lot of weight (from 107kg to 90kg) using a combination of a lot of bike riding and some nutrition changes, but I don't see any difference in my body size - my gut seems the same size ...
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What is normal rate of fat loss?

What is normal rate of fat loss? Is it changing depending on how much person has left to normal BMI (considering he/she doesn't want any extra muscle weight).
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Why is there a vein on my left bicep but not one on my right bicep?

I have a blue vein running down my left bicep but not on my right one. I have been told before that a vein on your bicep means you are losing fat, but should they be on both biceps or just one? Is ...
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Why do artificial steroids build muscle while artificial leptin does nothing to prevent hunger? [closed]

I've recently been reading about leptin and leptin resistance and I have a question that has been nagging me. It seems like one of the first things that researchers tried after the discovery of ...
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Does fat turn into muscles?

So I'm overweight and I'm trying to lose weight. My question is: does the over fat turn into muscles with training? Because I was wondering if doing cardio and some lifting will just get me lose ...
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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 much faster can I expect to run with less body weight?

How much faster can I expect to run my 10 K races when I've lost 10 kg (18 lbs) per September 1 this year, compared to when I weighed 80 kg, in March of this year? Some context. I'm an experienced ...
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Is there fat that won't be reduced?

I am slowly getting thinner (or less fat), but I have the impression that my double chin is not getting smaller. I know that spot reduction is largely a myth, and when exercising, my body will choose ...
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How much energy is required to burn 1kg of fat?

I have recently read on this Q & A site that the rule of thumb that 37 000kJ is required to burn 1kg of fat is incorrect. I have been down-voted by some for quoting this figure. Is it true that ...
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Does afternoon napping help?

I have trouble sleeping at night and usually get 5-6 hours max. I lift 3x's a week and do cardio 2-3 times a week (including heavy bag work). Does afternoon napping help with recovery? How does it ...
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Eating less, working out more, but gaining weight?

About a year ago I started putting in effort to lose weight and get more physically active. My effort to lose weight was successful and I dropped about 13 pounds and felt great. But a few months ago I ...
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Is it true that the body gets used to diet and exercise after a while and stops responding?

I am currently reading a book called "The Body Sculpting Bible for Men" by James Villepigue and Hugo Rivera. In it the author claims that when you start dieting your body receives a shock from the ...
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Fat loss, I am stalling at 200lbs

A few bullets on my life and weight history: I weighed as much as about 265 pounds after college. Over the past few years, I have been between 220 and 240 bouncing around. Within the last 6 months I ...
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Looking for some advice on weight loss routine

So, I have summer to lose weight and this summer I have the motivation as well. I have an exercise bike, cross trainer, rowing machine, pullup/push up bars, free weights and a treadmill at my ...
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Workout plans for cutting

Background The past 6 months, I've been on a bulking phase, where I've been able to gain about 9kg (from 78kg to 87kg), a mix of muscle and fat. The past 6 weeks, I've been doing a benchpress ...
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Is calorific deficit sufficient to reduce body fat percentage, or do dietary details play a part? [closed]

My goal is to (a) lose weight, and (b) reduce body fat percentage in order to see muscle definition. I'm making good progress with losing weight by following a diet that most closely resembles the ...
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Calories consumed on workout days vs. off days

I've read this post but I'm still a bit confused. If my bmr is approximately 2500 calories and I'm looking to loose weight by having a caloric deficit and 3500/week deficit goal, should I be ...
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Basic compound lift based workout composition and scheduling

I'm 25 years old , 5 feet 11 inches tall and weigh 235 pounds. Over the last couple of months I have been following a 4 day workout program based on the following schedule : Monday : Chest Tuesday ...
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How accurate is the saying that fat loss occurs first in the place it was put on last, and vice versa?

I've heard that you lose fat in the areas it was last gained. Similarly, the last place you'll lose it is the area you first put on the weight. What is the reason behind this mechanism?
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How far to run at the beginning?

I would like to start running because someone told me that I can minimize my belly by running. I am not very trained so I am asking how far I should start running in the beginning. Thanks for ...
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Consequences of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegtables? [closed]

I have never really eaten many vegetables; maybe a few every fortnight (two weeks). I do always manage about 3 pieces of fruit every week. I have recently changed my life style and now eating healthy ...
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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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Fastest walk / jog ratio

I've been going for long jogs (around 7 km - the length of a local track), but I can only jog around 5km, which means I spend a lot of time walking as well. I was wondering if how to choose to spend ...
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Trying to lose weight, two questions

I am currently 18.6 stone. I started dieting three days ago and have massively reduced my caloric intake. For example, last night I had only 200 calories after subtracting my cardio, according to my ...
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Help coming up with a workout routine

I've been overweight most of my life. I'm 28, 5'7", and about 350 lbs. But it wasn't as bad until I was 21 or so. I have recently decided that I want and need to lose weight for better health. I have ...
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Feel dizzy while doing crunches

I have recently started doing exercise for my abs. I exercise in following pattern Do 40 Jumping jacks 25 High knees then 15 basic crunches 15 bicycle crunches 10 alternate heel touches I have ...
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“Healthy Weight” Calculation

I have a friend which I think is a little overweight. When I mentioned this to him and tried to aspire him to loose some weight to get to BMI "Healthy Zone" weight, he said that BMI is a useless tool ...
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How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?

I am talking specifically about a paper called Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during submaximal exercise. It states that within the narrow range of 90-150 bpm, there is a ...
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Carrying 10kg while doing cardio

I lost about 10kg. At the beginning, i was able to burn more calories because of the extra 10kg. If I carry a backpack of 10kg with me now while using elliptical cycle, will the burn rate be same ...
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Is daily intake of BMR*0.5 healthy?

My BMR is 1800cal and I'm trying to lose weight. Is eating 900cal a day healthy for me? I have a desk job and I'll be doing 1 hour cardio per day. So roughly I burn about 1000 extra calory in ...
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Yoga & Weight-Loss

Yoga is known to improve the flexibility of human body, and also improves muscle tone. But does it actually helps in weight-loss?