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Unless you want to end up being as thin as a chopstick I would suggest that you don't drop below 80kg as this is pretty much around the ideal weight for someone standing 6 feet tall. To tone your stomach area I believe it's best to stick with HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) from the training perspective and Intermittent Fasting for your diet. Read ...


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When should I start working out? As soon as possible. At 26 you still have the ability to quickly adapt to new exercise and develop muscle relatively easily. Is it better if I continued my strategy until I'm 65 kg for example? (FYI: I weigh 56kg now). Your weight is just a number that tells you how much of a effect gravity has on you. I suspect what ...


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With all due respect, you are wasting your time. This weight you are gaining is not the kind of weight you want to gain. As long as you do not train and you do not follow a strict muscle gaining diet all you earn is fat. It may not be visible (subcutaneous fat), but it is still there and this kind of fat is even more dangerous (visceral fat). Don't leave ...


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Firstly, congratulations on your weight loss, that is really good what you have achieved and you should be proud! First step is always the hardest. Diet Your diet is pretty good, maybe add in a bit more protein like chicken breast and other lean meat. Potentially when your workouts get a bit more aggressive, you might need to add in a little bit more ...


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Ways to tone my stomach area up? First, read the top answer here: Best exercise to lose belly fat fast That said, you do need muscles there and will need to work out. The optimal exercises for building muscle your core muscles are: Ab Wheel (kneeling or standing) Hanging Leg Raises Kneeling Cable Lift Exercise Ball (weighted) Crunch Turkish Get-ups Plank ...


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Will I maintain my sets x reps? If you achieve AxB sets x reps on an exercise and keep at the same reps and weight but do it every week you will get good at doing that exercise. It will become easier and your body will adapt. You won't gain any significant muscle but you will most likely maintain your current physique (based on your regime). How can I ...


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Apart from what @Boris and @Josaur said, I would like to suggest you some tips as you are only 17 years old. Durability and quality of structure always depends on the raw materials that has been used for its construction. So, to start with you can't just think about having a healthy body without following proper healthy diet. As you are just 17 years old ...


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Are you exercising too much? If you have no rest day in your week then yes. Otherwise, no (assuming you are getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night). Is your diet making you tired? Yes, lots of junk food is not providing your body with fuel it needs to recover, eventually you will just be tired and fat.


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So in total, you cycle/run 22km, plus 12 minutes on the elliptical (5km I guess). Is it too much? That depends on what your goals are. If you want to lose fat, that's not enough, given that you eat junk food (every day?). And you don't tell much about the intensity of your training, which also plays a role in that. As said by @cbll, the first step to lose ...


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This sounds like a very common muscular imbalance which can be brought on by tendencies in your sitting position, standing position, and a lot of other factors. What NOT to do You might be inclined to work one side more than the other to catch up, but that is a mistake! Let's say your left buttcheek is sagging because the right gluteus medius is stronger ...


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Well, BMI is based on weight and height. and since you can't really increase height, you need to gain weight as you say. You also say in a "healthy" way, I'm going to assume this means max muscle gain with minimal to no fat increase. Depending on your fitness history, this will determine how "quick" the weight gain is. For example, if you haven't weight ...


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To answer your first question: no. If done correctly, isometric contractions of any muscle WILL cause an increase in strength, but it will not be comparable to the increase in strength from lifting weights. Whether your goal is pure strength or hypertrophy, you need to break down the muscle tissue by taking it to its absolute limits, and with the absence of ...


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If it were me, I would just take it easy and rest. Why risk it? Go see the doctor and make some life style changes. Some of the healthiest people in the world drop dead because they just over do it. Why be healthy and dead? Enjoy life and take care of your body. Remember, you are not a machine. My blood pressure was just a tad bit higher than yours today. I ...


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I agree with the answers by Neria Nachum and Dark Hippo, but I think there's one very important aspect that might be the main reason for seeing diminishing strength and endurance from day to day. You simply shouldn't be doing this every single day. Physiological adaptations for strength are cued by resistance training, but the actual adaptations themselves ...


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Since you've got a chin up bar at home, I'd recommend something like Pavel's Greasing the groove method. I've used this in other exercises to great effect. Basically, take half the maximum amount of chin ups you can do (note: chin ups are with your palms facing you in an underhand grip, pull ups are with your palms facing away with an overhand grip) and ...


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Your workout's level of success depends on many variables, so don't deduce that you have serious problems after 4 days. It may be related to stress, insufficient sleep, some hard work you've done, and some days we are not at our best for no apparent reason. Anyway, if your goal is to maximize your chin up reps while not doing other exercises, I recommend ...



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