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"Cardio" still requires more muscle use than a sedentary life style. Sure, it's not squatting heavy weights, and sure it's very high repetitions of the same movement. But look at a competitive cyclist who doesn't do anything but ride: you will see incredibly powerful legs. Big vastus medialis muscles hanging by the knee that looks like they're smuggling ...


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Are you really 9% ? Here's one verification: http://www.builtlean.com/2012/09/24/body-fat-percentage-men-women/ Also you don't mention if you are also doing any other training besides the cardio. Are you? Note that training can increase water retention which would increase bodyweight without gaining fat, giving the impression of an increase in LBM.


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The following is conjecture based on the limited information provided by the question: It's possible that you've accumulated some muscle in that time frame, if you were doing little to no exercise prior to your gym membership. Effectively, your body makes some of the basic adaptations pretty quickly in response to the changes in activity. However, it's ...


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Is very dificult with so less information to tell you something. First we should know what you are eating. Also, you need to know that a normal person can only get from 2kg to 3kg (about 5 lbs) of PURE muscle (not muscle gain due to water retention) in a year, so that is not posible in only one month. What happens when you start training is that your body ...


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aerobic exercise should be considered a viable option for combating the decline of aerobic capacity and loss of muscle mass that occurs with the normal aging process. Until then, you and I will have to stick with good old weight training.


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I can't really understand how you need to clear your throat though if you don't have phlegm; what exactly are you clearing? Is it just a dry cough response (cold air?), or are you actually spitting something up? Phlegm production when doing cardio-type activities is pretty normal. Most cyclists and runners are hocking lugies everywhere. When I was running a ...


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In addition to the points made above, HIIT also has the added benefit of EPOC to recover from oxygen deficit during the anaerobic "sprinting" stage. That can increase your metabolic rate up to 13% for up to 48 hours (decreasing over time). The optimal way to lose fat is a good combination of aerobic, anaerobic, and HIIT exercises. HIIT will give you the ...


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Any conversation that doesn't directly address the overarching signifigance of your diet and nutrition would be incorrect. It is far easier to not eat 200 calories than it is to burn them off. As an example, a 6 minute mile will burn (for a 180lb person) roughly 190 calories: that's a tremendous amount of work for relatively a relatively small caloric drain. ...


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Actually, you should do both types of training without expecting to spot reduce. You can't direct your body to draw fat from a specific location for energy. Losing weight healthfully takes time. If what you tried has not been working, mix things up. Add some weight training to your workouts. The idea is to try and burn more calories than you consume, ...


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Part of the difference that you are noting is genetic; some people are naturally better at aerobic sports, and some are better at putting muscle on. In running for example, you don't see sprinters become marathoners, nor do you see marathoners become sprinters, no matter how hard they train. They don't have the genetics for it. For a given person, however, ...



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