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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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Cardio or Strength training?

I'm absolutely new to fitness and want to start exercising. So which should I start first? I want to build lean masculine body.
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Control weight while preparing for triathlons

I have a BMI of approximately 25 (87kg, 1.87m), which is just about where I want to be (I look too skinny if I'm lighter). As this is the weight I've been for quite some time, I consider this to be ...
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Include Whey Protein in Diet Plan for Weight loss

I am a 23 year old/ 84 kg/ 178 cms overweight guy. I have started weight loss programme. I run around 6-6.5Kms (Treadmill + Eliptical), do some crunches, belly exercises and then do 2-3 sprints daily ...
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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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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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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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Do I need to compensate for calories spent exercising on a day to day basis?

I have recently started getting into shape, mainly by counting calories at MyFitnessPal and getting more serious about my road cycling hobby. I'm in my late twenties and otherwise relatively fit, but ...
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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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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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How can I get a feminine body? [closed]

I'm a newbie here, so please forgive me if such kind of a question has already been answered. So, I'm a male. Yeah, I might get a lot of backlash for this one, but I'll cut to the chase. I want a ...
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Preservatives in food = preservatives in my fat cells? [closed]

Is it logical to believe that if I eat foods with preservatives, the resulting fats within that food may also store within my fat cells with preservatives and thus make it more difficult to rid my ...
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I have lost 3kg in 5 days is this bad?

I have recently started eating healthy & going to the gym, nothing too crazy just eating roughly 5000kj a day & going to the gym 5 days a week for 60 - 90 minutes each day. i have been doing ...
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In which case I would feel better?

In both cases, daily calorie deficit is equal. Calorie intakes and TDEEs are different. In which case I would feel better? Case 1: [Calorie intake of 0.8*BMR] and [doing exercise] Case 2: ...
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the right excerise progragram for me? [duplicate]

I'm 23 years old 1.68~1.7 meter and I have spent the past 16 years in a sedentary lifestyle. Most of my body isn't fat with the exception of my belly which is 107 centimeters. What is the best program ...
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weight loss metabolism boost and muscle gain

It's been 2 years since I worked out I've gained a significant amount of weight, approximately 60 pounds I weight 240 I'm 19, 5'9. The last time I worked out I max benched 2 plates and a 25, now I'm ...
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Weight Loss with Hyperthyroidism

I am over-weight, and have to loose at least 18 pounds. Despite my efforts, which I admit are not very consistent, I have not been able to make much of a difference. My doctor tells me that this could ...
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Losing stomach fat without losing weight [duplicate]

There are many questions already on this website which are more about spot reduction. I am aware that you cannot just lose belly fat without losing overall body fat. My question is I am more of a lean ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Would lose skin tighten in the same amount of time it takes to lose weight the slow way? [on hold]

Ok so if you lose a lot of weight very quickly and not focus on gaining muscle you will absolutely get loose skin. But it tightens back up anyway especially if you do gain muscle. I was thinking if ...
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Excess fat around jawline and hips [duplicate]

I'm quite fit, been going to the gym since August (stopped just into January and is about to start again) doing 60 forward leg swings and knee tucks (from hovering position), 30 reps on the ab wheel, ...
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cycling 10km everyday for fitness and weightloss

I am 38 year old male 173cm height and weighing 80kgs and yes my bmi is little above normal. I have been on and off working out in gym through my 20s but never serious could bench max 80kg. I recent ...
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When should I focus on reps?

I started working out in January 2014, and managed to drop from 250-260lbs ish to 218lbs in a year and I felt very accomplished. For other reasons, I stopped training and got back to working out on ...
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Battle Rope Workouts

There are two Battle Rope workouts I plan to do in the same session: (Workout #1) An HIIT workout as explained here. (Workout #2) Strengthening the core by isolating it using these routines. What ...
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Will this be enough to make me fit

height : 5 foot 4, 1.63 m weight : roughly around 69 kg I am really active now. I go play football/soccer every weekend for like 2 hours. I also walk around 30-40 mins a day. But most of the day I ...
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What are side effects of excessive kefir usage? [closed]

I drink 1 liter of kefir a day because I find it extremely helpful to lose weight. But recently i heard that excessive usage might cause some diseases like podagra. However I was unable to find more ...
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Weight loss after Bankart surgery

I am 27 years old guy and having weight upto 95kg. For 2 months ago i had a bankart surgery of my right shoulder, in which 3 anchors were installed inside the shoulder. What types of exercises i can ...