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Apr
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answered Does fat actually “harden” or is there something else going on?
Mar
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revised Information overload makes me unsure of how to lose fat weight
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Mar
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answered Information overload makes me unsure of how to lose fat weight
Nov
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comment What are the benefits of incline while on a treadmill?
Re: that it doesn't seem like it would be expending more energy...This is a question best answered by getting on a treadmill, set to no incline and 4-5 mph brisk walk for a few minutes. Easy, right? Then set it to the maximum incline (probably 15%), and try again...and oh my will you know. :D
Aug
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Jun
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comment I need help on losing fats on my hideous tummy. Help
Agreed, not the norm. For some reason, I was really on a mission that fall. :D
Jun
11
comment I need help on losing fats on my hideous tummy. Help
"a little over 2lbs per week. This really only works for people who are severely overweight and have 100+lbs to lose." I'm not sure I fully agree; at one point I lost 2.8 lbs/wk for ~4.6 months, losing ~70 lbs. I was hungry most nights, but otherwise felt fine, as I went from BMI=29.5 to BMI=21.4. So it is doable, but, yes, I admit it's intense.
Jun
11
comment proper fitness routine
@Abhay The main thing is now, I think: start. :D If you feel you're overdoing it, take a break. But get going! Good luck.
Jun
10
comment What should I eat to recover from eating only `raw' fruits and vegetables for 6 months?
This seems clearly OT for the site. But, generally, why not just eat a diverse healthful diet at enough calories to support your exercise, hydrate well, sleep well, and get a physical. What else could you possibly expect here?
Jun
10
comment I need help on losing fats on my hideous tummy. Help
According to the Harris-Benedict formula--and ignoring the exercise for a moment--your daily caloric need is 1,650 calories, so if you are truly eating 1,000 cal/day, in 2 months you will have lost ~12 lbs of fat, which is significant and you will see a reduction in your abdomen. If you are exercising, too, it will likely be more than that. If this plan allows you to function well (you don't feel tired all the time), and what you eat is nutritious, you will probably be quite pleased in 2 months. And I assume that the 1,000 cal/day is from a a day ago, not what you have always eaten, right?
Jun
10
comment proper fitness routine
@Abhay Yes, it would, if you are doing these three every day without a break, which I see you did write. So then, I'd ask whether exercising every single day is reasonable, and I'd suggest you 1, 3, 2, 4, 1, 3, 2 where "4" is either a rest day or one in which you do yet a different activity, perhaps a good walk. Rest can be quite important to results and health (though it depends on a lot of factors, like intensity, fitness level, age, muscle type, genetics, etc). Also, I think psychologically it is harder to stay on a program of exercise every day of one's life in this way.
Jun
8
comment What am I doing wrong with my diet and exercise routine?
There is no way on God's green Earth that you are gaining a pound of fat (or muscle) a day. For fat gain, that would be 3,500 excess calories per day, every day. It's just not occurring. Some of this is water weight, some of it is scale inaccuracy, or weighing at various times of day inaccuracies. 3 lbs/137 * 100 = 2% variation, not that big, and probably within the noise of your weighing technique.
Jun
7
comment How does our body dispose of excess calories (physiologically speaking)?
One of the factors not mentioned is NEAT: Non-exercise activity thermogenesis. In other words, moving around, working, fidgeting. According to one review, "NEAT increases with overfeeding and decreases with underfeeding." So, that's one way to burn up excess calories.
Jun
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answered proper fitness routine
Jun
7
comment proper fitness routine
What is "Fake Running"? :D
Jun
7
comment Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
I also go fully to the bottom of the hang, but only for a moment before the next upward movement; I "rest" briefly slightly above that position, so the whole cycle is 1) rest briefly hanging almost all the way, 2) dip slightly to full extension for about a half second, 3) pull up to chin over bar, drop non-abruptly to that rest position (1). So the point is that I am not dangling there at the bottom very much time at all.
Jun
5
comment Is there any way I can convince companies I'm in great shape, despite my BMI results?
How am I inferring when I am refuting a direct quote of yours? Look up BMI: its intended usage was/is for roughly quantifying body fat composition, not mass. See here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Usage
Jun
4
comment Is there any way I can convince companies I'm in great shape, despite my BMI results?
BMI surely isn't "simply the effect of MASS on your heart"--or else why is there a divisor in the equation to take into account height? We already have a way to measure mass only: the kilogram. So why don't insurance companies just use that? Because it's not a good predictor. What you are saying is that someone who is 4'11" and 180 lbs is at similar cardiovascular risk as someone 6'3" and 180 lbs. That can't be right--and isn't.
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