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First off, on a hilly ride, the time saved from being lighter is roughly proportional to your weight + bike weight. Assuming your bike weighs 8 kg, that puts your total weight at 95 kg. Cutting 5 kg saves you only about 5% of your time. The effect will be less for the run. If you want to lose some of your muscle, you're in luck; there's nothing like ...


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Read Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto. Disregard the unfortunate marketing strategy; it tends to come off as another "get ripped quick" scheme, but it's by far the most comprehensively researched, well-written and approachable take on the subject that I've come across. Note the extremely positive reviews on Amazon. Venuto can explain things much ...


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If you are trying to count calories for a diet, then NO. If your body uses some consumed protein for tissue-repair, it's not used for energy, thus you should NOT count it for your overall energy needs if you're counting calories. That said, it's REALLY hard to estimate how many grams of protein your body will use to repair tissues after a workout. That's ...


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If I understand your question correctly, we'll follow the amino acids all the way into making your glutes nice and beautiful (protein used for construction of tissue). Those amino acids can still be "offered up" as calories via catabolic action. The amino acids are released into the blood and form keto acids, which in turn can be transformed to glucose via ...


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I think you're mixing up some essentials. Gluconeogenesis can also be imposed on certain gluconeogenic amino acids, and not just carbohydrates. Additionally, protein stored as muscle mass is still energy gain (measured in calories). A calory stored is not annulled simply because it's not stored as fat.



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