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I have had good success (60Lbs+ fat loss over a year or so) on a paleo lifestyle combined with intermittent fasting. The paleo part basically means excluding all processed foods as well as sugar (any type of sugar, as well as artificial sweeteners), grains (and all grain products like bread, pasta, pizza, etc), seed oils, legumes, and dairy. So you eat ...


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Strength train and add conditioning Depending on how strong you are and how heavy the strength-endurance exercises are, the best option for improving your strength-endurance may be to continue getting strong while doing some token conditioning work. This might mean sprints, barbell complexes, Prowler pushes or whatever on off-days or at the end of the ...


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This all depends on your goals. You're feeling weak from your trial of the 300 workout which is really more conditioning than strength. Granted you have to be able to lift at a certain level to get some of the moves, but if your goal is more strength orientated than your focus is fine. Check out Mark Rippetoe's piece on conditioning: ...


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Over emphasis on any one macro nutrient is going to work against you, and it appears you have a big emphasis on carbohydrates. So my answer is not against carbs, but more in keeping everything balanced. Bottom Line You have to eat fewer Calories than you burn to lose weight. No amount of carb cycling, ketosis, paleo, or whatever diet is going to work if ...


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Good luck in your weight loss goals. Here are a few thoughts... Circuit training without weights is an effective way to gain strength. Weight gain or loss should not be measured day to day but rather week over week. Look for consistent momentum in the desired direction. 1 kg is such a small number that can be attributed to water retention, stool ...


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It's not mandatory to use the same weight for every exercise in the circuit, especially since some exercises may not require weight at all, and some may require more weight than can be performed with other exercises. The main thing to keep in mind with circuits is to keep moving. Try to pick weight that will allow you to complete your circuit the first time ...


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Sorry to hear about your knee . Cycling, elliptical trainers and swimming all burn calories. They can be used for interval training and are generally forgiving on arthritic knees. Nordic walking poles can help you burn more calories than regular walking, up to 20% more calories according to the Cooper Institute. Each time you plant the pole you use ...


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There are tons of articles online that will give you bigger arms in just X weeks (tm). But the general gist is this: Work your biceps and triceps at least twice a week each, but not on the same day. For biceps, curls using dumbbells, hands pronanted will provide maximum stimulation for your biceps. For triceps, close grip push-ups, triceps extensions, ...


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Probably the most accurate way to get a good estimate of how many calories you have burned is by using a heart rate monitor. If you decide to go this route, get the kind with the belt or armband. The band monitors the heart rate and sends a signal to the wristwatch, and the wristwatch has the computer that will analyze all the data. Most decent HRM will ...


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Theres no benefit to logging calories burned via exercise Calorie measurements for exercise are rarely accurate. The difference between doing X reps of an exercise, and X reps of an exercise really fast is pretty negligable to begin with. For example: 5km in 30 min burns 1670 kJ At double the pace, 5km in 15mins burns 1820kJ The difference is a woefully ...


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I have the same affliction. I chose to modify my squats (less ROM) and deadlifts (pin pulls) instead of foregoing them altogether. Also get a pair of sleeves for your knees, those will help a lot. I did quit running, but a modified diet can take care of that. My doctor was fine with this, saying that it is the repetitive pounding that will hurt me, not a ...


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It depends on the circuit you do. You could alternate a circuit such that you don't do the same muscle group on consecutive days if you like working out every day. If you are working your muscles hard, you definitely want a 48-hour recovery period for each muscle group. I did a pretty intense circuit program 3 days a week (M-W-F) so I could have weekends ...



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