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Your biceps are not going to grow if you're in a caloric deficit. You can only preserve the muscle you already have while your body sheds fat. Eventually your biceps will appear more toned as you lose fat and retain the muscle. If you want to grow your biceps, you'll need to stop cutting and go on a bulk. Eat at a caloric surplus and lift heavy and you'll ...


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The body "selects" the substrate for fuel on the amount of time that it has to provide energy to sustain the exercise, and the amount of oxygen available to use in the conversion process. At lower intensities, fat (both stored and circulating ffa {free fatty acids}) is the preferred source, with carbohydrates in minimal proportions. As you get higher in ...


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While it is not entirely true as it's not scientifically proven that you can not gain muscle and loose fat at the same time. It could be possible through proper planning and very intense diet regime. I personally managed to stay at 160 lbs while lowering my BF percentage to 8%. You just need proper planning and determination.


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No. When you're in a calorie deficit, your body must burn fuel to make up for that deficit. That fuel can be muscle or fat. When you lift weights, you are signalling your body not to burn muscle, and to burn fat instead. Your body will not create new muscle in a deficit. That would simply be counterproductive, using up more calories and creating an even ...


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One thing that I would like to add is not depending on only one source of protein , as over time your body will form allergies to it, not like you will start having stomach pain or anything like that , but you won't be getting the full benefit of it . From the diet you mentioned if seems to constitute only of chicken as protein source , so would advice to ...


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Studies have consistently shown that when it comes to a nutrition plan (Note: I do not say diet. Diet implies a close ended, limited lifespan process), calorie restriction is king when it comes to weight loss. Don't buy into paleo, atkins, . Track all the food you eat for three days. Even if you eat a spoonful of peanut butter, write it down. Weigh and ...


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Sadly, there are no exercises for skin tightening but you can use products such as coconut oil, aloe vera and other such topical products to regain elasticity in the epidermis. That being said, proper hydration, good eating habits in terms of nutrients and avoidance of direct sunlight will help to maintain your collagen levels high so that the skin will ...


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To elaborate further on @rrirower, I think that it means that your body is no longer stressed as intensely as it was when you begun doing the exercise. You've probably gained or 'toned' muscle to help you with your routine. Adding more muscle mass does tend to add a little weight, but you will definitely lose some body fat as well. The lack of soreness ...


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@Berin has given you a very good answer so I will just add that this question/answer about getting back in shape will give you some additional information. As far as your knee pain, you may find that a pair of Nordic Walking Poles can help to lessen the impact on your knees. They can also increase your calorie burn by about 20% over regular walking. ...


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As a 42 year old man myself, I can relate. One thing about getting older is that you have to manage your recovery better, and be more strict on how you address your exercise and nutrition regimen. You need to start by figuring out what the first thing you want to address is: Start with what your desire is--lose fat, get "fit" Decide how to measure your ...


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The best natural supplement I can recommend is OMG-3 (3 gr/day). This would help you out to reduce the inflammation, and the sore of your body. As a former athlete, you would know ice therapy is your best friend. Do not forget to put some ice at your knees after exercise. Finally, try to do mobility sessions. Focus on core balance and flexibility. Even ...


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The only way to know if you've lost weight is to actually measure your weight. The fact that you're no longer experiencing pain does not equate to weight loss. As you've said, it simply means that your body is adapting to the exercise stress it has been under. Keep up the good work, and you will lose weight.


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You can simply google the health benefit of each of the fruits/vegetables. Those would be the benefits of consuming those fruits/vegetables. About the consequences of not eating them, (assuming you aren't obtaining the same nutrients from other sources), you'll be deficient in those nutrients as well. I would tell you the health benefits of each ...


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Speaking from personal experience Do sit ups Crunches Sofa crunches Once in the morning and night and in two weeks u should see the difference and not only will u be reducing ur belly but will also increase the strength of ur abdominal muscles for abs


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Ever heard of EPOC? It’s stand for Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. Chill … Let me explain… After workout your body continues to burning additional calories from your body for 48 hours. It’s called EPOC effect. EPOC occurs because your body needs to repair your muscles after the heavy workout. The more intense your workout is, the EPOC occurs at ...


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I am in the same boat and after much research I have found that... if your more concerned about fat loss do cardio first as you will be to tired after lifting if you do lifting first and cut your cardio workout short... cardio first is also good for warming up the muscle & getting blood into it. if your more concerned about gaining muscle, do cardio ...


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No, fat does not directly turn into muscle. The body breaks down your fat, as well as your food, into usable energy to fuel your daily activities and your exercise. If you eat too much food, your body does not bother to break down the fat. It just uses the food you have eaten. If however you do more activity or exercise than your food (calories) can ...


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Answer in one word. DEAD LIFT! To lose weight quickly and effectively try high intensity work outs. Try sprinting to assist with that, should work wonders.


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I think this is a case where some strength work on the machines can help your dad build up enough basic strength to support his weight to the point where he can do push-ups. The thing is he is going to have to start a bit slower and build up momentum from there. 60 isn't that old, but if he's completely detrained he will likely fatigue pretty quickly. For ...


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First, if you need to lose weight, don't plan on doing it quickly as that approach typically ends in yo-yo dieting where you lose then gain it all back. Rather, plan on a change in lifestyle that includes sensible eating and exercise for the long term. Losing more than 1 to 2 pounds per week can be excessive and result in muscle loss as well.


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Let's look at the positives: Very high rep work will get you strong, and burn fat. High frequency training (5 days in a row) also accelerate burning fat. Chin ups build great lats, and are a great compound exercise 200 push ups will build solid triceps, chest, and shoulders (front delts) Next, the negatives: Only 10 minutes of cycling for the lower ...


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in a first time, we cannot tell you how much you can / should loss in a week / month, that depend of many variables. After that, one of the best way is this : Remove sodas of your alimentation. Remove all candy or sweet bar if there is. Restrict the sugar intake (remind that, all things containing flour, is a glucose intake, pasta and rice too) ...


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If you are seeking to reduce your "belly" then the workout you have been given will not be enough to achieve your objective. It really depends on what you want to achieve. Cardio alone will help you achieve your objective of losing the "belly". But the most effective way to gain strength and muscle whilst losing the fat is to do circuit training. You ...


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Doing abs exercises will not 'reduce' your belly. Targeted exercises don't magically burn more fat in a particular body part. However, it will build abdominal muscles. If you're looking to lose weight in your stomach then you simply need to find a way to burn more calories than you take in so you lose weight in general. Typically cardio exercises are ...


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Achieving any kind of goal includes hard work. Doing a lot of reps with low weights is exactly what you have to do to be 'toned' not over muscly. If you feel like running is good for you no one will hold you not to do it. However saying that you planning on loosing about 14kg you should really considering your diet. You can loose a lot of weight by speeding ...


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Here are few tips that you can follow to loose weight as well as gain some muscles. Have small meals 4-5 times a day. Do intense cardio 3-4 times a week. Do intense weight training 3-4 times a week. Instead of 30 mins of cardio do, 2 15mins sessions. Continue to up your weight. Hope these tips are useful for you. Do revert me back your opinion


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Generally, you should identify which exercise is more in line with your goals, and do that one first. For instance, as rowers, my team will row first, and lift after. This allows us to perform the row at 100%, while the lift, performed while tired, lacks some intensity and focus. In your case, it would seem like lifting is more in line with your goals, as ...


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What I am able to understand from your question is that you want to be shredded, and if that is correct then I think your approach is wrong. I will forever be eating a calorie deficit as I cant see myself ever being happy with my body until I'm shredded as (eat about 1500 cals a day) You need to get calories to perform daily activities let alone ...


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Load bearing exercises combined with a proper diet have been demonstrated to reduce and in some cases reverse bone density losses. Women especially need to be aware of this as decreased bone density can lead to osteoporosis, which impacts women much more than men. Additionally, one of the biggest predictors of hospitalisation and poor health in later life ...


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Your breakfast sounds well. Some berries, banana and a protein shake sound excellent as in right proportions it won't make you feel too full, but will give you the energy for the most part of the day. I try not to eat at least an hour before and after a work out. I might have a small portion of a protein shake right after a work out as it helps muscle to ...


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It is necessary not to give up. Keep on with your weight lifting. However do not forget about a good cardio exercise. Even if your goal is to gain some muscle weight.



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