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comment How can one improve performance on the back scratch test (zipper test)?
Unless you have a very specific reason to target this test, I would focus the attention on shoulder mobility as a whole instead of on just one single measurement of it.
Dec
27
revised Lost 60kg, went too extreme and caused damage? Feeling overwhelmed
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Dec
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answered Lost 60kg, went too extreme and caused damage? Feeling overwhelmed
Dec
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comment Home workout exercises with minimal equipment
I'm surprised you omitted dumbbells / kettlebells from your answer. In the context of a home gym dumbbells take up less space, are exponentially cheaper, and can be used in apartments much more freely. Additionally, while I'm all for barbell routines and strength training (it is what I do), I feel like you mischaracterized it as a way to get huge when the primary focus is on building strength.
Dec
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comment Does working other muscles improve recovery?
The problem here is that workouts raise your testosterone but also exhaust your body. So it stands to reason that working out, while possibly having an effect on other muscle groups, could also negatively impact their ability to recover by overstressing the body itself. This is just a thought, I could be totally off base (haven't looked at any research).
Dec
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answered For burning fat, is it better to jog for 45 minutes straight, or break them up by 15 minutes, three times a day?
Dec
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comment Why am I gaining weight?
I would guess that TDEE is grossly overstating your caloric expenditure. Remember that your level of activity is really not much better than being sedentary. A more accurate way to calculate it would be to find your Body Fat %, then use the Katch-McCardle calculation on this site since it is more accurate for people that are overweight (my assumption given your goals and activity).
Dec
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comment Why am I gaining weight?
Incredibly comprehensive answer. Glad you went into detail on possible hormonal causes, especially with regards to cortisone/stress. Also glad you noted the poster's exercise levels are sedentary, as I forgot to address that in my answer.
Dec
22
comment Why am I gaining weight?
As an addendum to this, I will note that you should not be tracking your progress through weight alone. Weight can be fat or muscle, and perhaps you lost 3 pounds of fat but gained 4 pounds of muscle; by your measurement you would interpret that negatively! Use a bodyfat % calculator to get a better picture of your actual gains and losses with respect to fat (which is what you should really be trying to burn, not muscle)
Dec
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answered Why am I gaining weight?
Dec
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answered Pilates- Taking time to learn form versus… actually doing it?
Dec
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answered How many calories are burnt by walking upstairs with a 30kg (66 pounds) backpack and ankle weights?
Dec
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revised How many calories are burnt by walking upstairs with a 30kg (66 pounds) backpack and ankle weights?
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Dec
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comment What is the minimal body fat percentage with no risks?
Downvoted for the reason described by JohnP. Being at that BF% is unrealistic and dangerous long-term, and thus does not meet the "without suffering negative effects" criteria. Perhaps go into more detail on what BF% is typically seen in athletes to help give a safer and more realistic expectation for goal-setting
Dec
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comment Will the starvation mode /muscle loss happen if I eat just enough to keep me not hungry?
@rrirower this question is about dieting with respect to building muscle and minimizing fat gains in the context of a workout program. I believe this is perfectly in scope for this site.
Dec
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answered Could a weighted shirt/vest replace a workout routine?
Dec
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answered can only lift lower body and core
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comment What can I do to stay fit in the car?
For the love of all that is good, just focus on driving safely and don't do anything stupid or distracting while you're in the car. Focus on trying to exercise in the other 88% of the time you are awake and consider this time off limits / sunk cost. If you really care that much about it and still insist, then find a way to cut the drive time or commute via bus/train/bike where you can actually stand and exercise in a safe environment.
Nov
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comment How do i fulfill my protein requirements without taking protein powders?
@user9197 there are many websites that serve as databases for nutritional information on foods. One example is Nutrionix. As for other considerations, I would personally start with the "If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM)" to see high level macro requirements for your body type, link here. I agree with Eric that whole foods should be focus of diet, with protein powder as an after-thought / supplement to fill in the gaps.