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Oct
11
comment How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?
That is comparing apples to oranges. The correct comparison is, for any one particular individual, whether they would be better off eating X, or X+Y. If my daily caloric expenditure was 1800, I would aim for 1800 in calories consumed per day. What you are saying is if I were to instead consume 3800 calories, that there would be no impact whatsoever to my weight, and that I may even lose weight?
Oct
10
comment How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?
-1. This doesn't answer the question asked, and what's more it makes bold statements with no cited scientific evidence. Are you suggesting that someone eating in excess of 4k calories a day would be no better off than someone eating only 2k calories a day, all things being equal?
Oct
10
accepted Upper back exercises to balance out chest workout
Oct
9
comment Upper back exercises to balance out chest workout
@JohnP Press is on flat bench, flys are on incline. The only other decline exercise I do is decline push ups.
Oct
9
answered How do I find a physically intensive activity without triggering negative thought patterns?
Oct
9
comment Upper back exercises to balance out chest workout
With regards to working the back, does it matter if it is an upright or bent over barbell row?
Oct
9
asked Upper back exercises to balance out chest workout
Oct
4
comment Are there any advantages of being an ectomorph?
-1. You are confusing physiology and psychology. The general principle of body types (endo-, ecto-, and mesomorph) is universally accepted. The "theory" and "quackery" come from the late Dr. Sheldon's attempt to correlate somatotypes with human temperament and intelligence. It is the attempt to bridge somatotypes with psychology that is considered quackery, not somatotypes themselves.
Oct
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Sep
26
comment Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?
@DaveLiepmann they are tangentially related; while not supporting spot reduction itself, they provide the background that makes spot reduction possible (i.e. explaining blood flow and lipolysis role in relation to adipose tissue, and also provide baseline SCAT data should you wish to compare the two studies.
Sep
26
comment Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?
@Informaficker edited answer to provide academic sources for claims. Dave, as far as its efficacy, I have not run any numbers to see exactly how much more effective it is. That being said, many of the body building greats swore by spot reduction, including Arnold and Franco, but your mileage may vary XD.
Sep
26
revised Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?
Corrected one of the sources (wrong link)
Sep
26
revised Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?
Provided sources
Sep
26
comment Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?
@FredrikD the losing fat in just the thigh, while a great question, is very specific in scope. This question is much more generic and more helpful to people looking to lose fat in other areas, not necessarily the thighs (even if the answers are near the same).
Sep
26
answered Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?
Sep
24
answered Accessory work with Strong Lifts?
Sep
24
comment Running and six pack abs
Amazing answer, +1. As a footnote, I recommend doing squats to parallel. Squats are amazing for the abdominal / core muscles, as well as the posterior chain / lower back. Also, regarding your BF% measurement, there are accurate ways to measure it while you are still alive :). That being said, pin point accuracy isn't necessarily the goal, but rather a consistent measuring device to track approximate progress.
Sep
24
answered Free alternatives to nike training club for windows or linux pc
Sep
24
comment Are multiple sets with decreasing weight and no rest between them a good idea?
In case you were wondering, this type of mini-routine is called "Strip Sets."
Sep
23
comment Help to add muscle for a skinny guy with fast metabolism
I was in the exact same situation about a year ago, and since then I have gone from 120 to 150 lbs, while also taking off 7% in body fat. I didn't do anything special, either. I just went to the gym MWF for 30-60 minutes, and I ate a lot. Like 2.5k-3.5k calories per day a lot. So, it can be done, just stick with it XD