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Learn to choose your data Yeah, you shouldn't place too much value in everyday weight measurements, because they are too impacted by small factors like how much water you drank with your last meal, second servings, how much you pooped/peed today, and an array of other petty things. What you should do is keep measuring every day, but instead of looking at ...


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Your muscles haven't gotten any bigger, they are slightly swollen (or "pumped") after your workout, because of inflammation. This is a standard response of your body to this new challenge you are throwing at it. If you keep training, at some point this effect will last only few hours after working out, if at all. Because your body would have adapted and ...


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To insinuate that after such a short time doing weights with very minor resistance that your are now "big" could be construed as insulting to people who would hack off a limb to put a inch on our arms/legs/chest/back within that timeframe. As correctly pointed out, you have a "pump". This happens in a major way during exercise and lasts afterwards to some ...


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I will also edit my answer once you post your food logs, but this is actually pretty common and there is a pretty clear and well-studied conclusion here. Obviously, I can't 100% be sure since I haven't seen your diet, but you say your cheat day is on Friday and that over the weekend you gain weight. Well...this is pretty expected, happens to me all the time ...


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Anyone can build muscle/lose fat over time, it's called recomping. It's just that this is a very fast process for beginners, and significantly slows down for more intermediate/advanced athletes. Firstly, it's not a biological process that only fires up when you're a beginner and then shuts off at some arbitrary point. Muscle building and fat burning happens ...


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Belly fat is not unlike fat in other deposits on the body. It's just that the belly has a larger deposit, so its viscosity (or lack thereof) is more noticeable due to the volume. Additionally, abdominal muscles aren't very large to begin with, so the layer of fat on top of it will seem softer. For information on how to get rid of belly fat, see this answer:...


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Is there not a simple rule that "if you burn more calories than you take in...?" The answer if "Yes, but...". The body gets accustomed to a state of calories deficit and enters a more "efficient" mode where it uses less calories to survive, in addition to muscle mass loss which results in less energy required for weight maintenance. Few tips: Have a ...


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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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Typically water/carb weight swings are much larger than fat-loss. This sounds like water-retention cause by Cortisol caused by calorie-restriction in the week, which is dropped when you "cheat" on Friday night. See http://www.leangains.com/2010/01/how-to-deal-with-water-retention-part.html Half-way through the study the men were allowed a relief dinner ...


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"Clenbuterol is a sympathomimetic that works on the sympathomimetic nervous system. There are several receptors in the body a sympathomimetic can act on. In the case of Clenbuterol, the beta-2 receptor is the area of interest and action. Clen, as it’s commonly known, actively stimulates the beta-2 receptor. Through such stimulation, this actively reverses ...


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Given a primary goal of fat oxidation (burning), I would suggest lowering the intensity of your workouts. 80% of HRmax is an anaerobic level of effort -- at this intensity, you're burning mostly carbohydrates and not much fat. By lowering your cardio intensity to 65% of HRmax, your workout fat burn rate will roughly double [see, for example, Figure 2 of ...



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