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If by shredded you mean: A lot of muscles. <5% body fat. Yes, you can do it naturally, but it's rare. It also depends on whether you expand your definition to "illegal substances" like off-label ephedra use or clenbuterol. Most folks (natural or otherwise) who want to look shredded do so for competition times and go through cycles of "bulking" and ...


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For general fitness and endurance, 25 minutes, six days a week would be better. The best advice I've ever seen for running is: Run. Run lots. Mostly slow, sometimes fast. One of the best programs I've seen for running comes from a triathlon and cross country coach that I've talked with a few times, and it's 3:2:1. Say your longest run is 30 minutes. You ...


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There really isn't a way to loose fat in a specific area - despite what commercials want to sell you. Unlike making muscles larger, where you can focus on specific areas, fat is determined by genetics. The only way to remove fat from the area mentioned would be liposuction. That is, you can decrease the fat percentage in your body until this goes away. ...


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Hard to really tell, but since you've tried to identify possible reasons and can't think of anything, I'll throw out what I would look at. Ambient temperature or humidity might be making it more difficult on some days Air pollution could vary from day to day You might not be eating the same amount of food, or the same foods every day, resulting in ...


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This is a very common question, and what you're asking about is spot reduction. Bottom line is, spot reduction is a myth. You likely have more KG of fat than you think-5kg equates to .06 percent, which is extremely low-that's venturing on hospitalization if true. I will echo others here-trim bodies are built in the kitchen just as much as they are in ...


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I run 60 min every single day and every time I come back home I feel very well and satisfied of another successful day! Most of the time I run quite slowly and I speed up at maximum 1-3 times during this hour. It depends on how I feel on the determinate day. I lost a lot of weight. Any advice? Just move your body. The more you run the more you lose. ...


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I would pick 3 days per week, as it's more sustainable. You get 2 sets of 1 rest day, and 1 set of 2 rest days. So you can aim to run every second day, and if something comes up preventing it, you can easily just run the next day, and that became your 2 day rest. If you have to take 2 days of on a 6 day per week program, you've suddenly knocked yourself down ...


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I partially agree with Eric. Zyzz wasn't at a level of <5% bf, he was around a 8%. You can achieve that level of definition without taking steroids. As Eric says, being in a 8-10% bf is totally possible with hard work. But first you have to consider two different things. One is your bf level and the other your muscle development. As said, you can ...


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Your genes determine your body shape. You can't correct something that's not incorrect, but you can make yourself more aesthetic by adding mass to your lower and upper body in correct proportions. Start lifting weights and eat more. Some people are naturally thin and need to eat more than they actually want to if they are going to add weight.


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To give some examples of body building bodies without steroids I would recommend the field of natural body building. You can't always prove, that none of these uses steroids (see nearly any other pro sport), but it's a start. Here is the Homepage of the swiss Federation: http://www.snbf.ch/ Or here an english page: http://www.naturalbodybuilding.com/ In ...


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Go with 3 x 50 minutes. In addition to what Mischa said in the comment, you also need to allow your body to recover and grow some new muscles.


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Leora, There will always be conflicting information with any aspect of exercise. You are correct when stating that you should only lift weights every other day. When you lift "micro tears" form in the affected muscles. When those muscle groups heal, they build a little bigger and a little stronger and need the 48 hours of rest to repair. However, it is ...


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60 minutes is the magic number when glycogen stores are usually depleted (depends on conditioning) and MORE fat is burned as an energy source. That should be the goal, but let's step back first and look at four ideas. Variety is important Running the same time every day of the week is a recipe for injury. You need to vary time/distance. Recovery is ...


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One variation of cardio traning - to the fixed or variable sets of distance and time- is "fartlek" (speed play), see Wiki entry on Fartlek. Basically, it is a mix of low and high speed training. The training form was developed in the 1930s in Sweden. In the Wikipedia entry, there is an example of a typical training session, its historical background and an ...



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