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comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
Yeah but again that's all anecdotes. Soreness isn't an indication of muscle growth. Go run a marathon untrained. You'll be sore but you'll have catabolized all of your muscle. Again please read my answer here about untrained individuals so you don't keep arguing against a point I'm not arguing. Just because you do 500 pushups a day doesn't mean you'll be able to bench press 2x your body weight. You can only get so big and strong from calisthenics.
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comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@DMoore I respect your experience and your answers. Just wondering if you could give an explanation of the biological mechanism for body fat spot reduction. I'm not married to the notion that it's impossible, it's just that I don't understand how it's possible. Also: high-rep, high-intensity certainly induces hypertrophy if the stimuli can create enough of an anaerobic state. I don't disagree with you on that. High-rep, high-intensity also burns quite a bit of fat though.
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comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@DMoore Here is your data: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21804427. It's not really an answer that appeases the mainstream, so much as it's a fact. Completely sedentary individuals who begin training the abs will notice size increase. Untrained individuals will get bigger abs from doing situps -- it's true (again I'm deferring to my answer: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/18771/…, please read it). However, growth will taper once the individual cannot provide enough stimuli from say, situps.
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comment Are situps actually harmful?
You might find this question interesting.
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comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
@DMoore Definitely possible based on how anaerobic the exercise. Sprinter vs marathoner. I'd defer to my answer here for further explanation. However, let's remember that the plural of anecdote is not data. Maybe you just have a predisposition to abnormally large abs.
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comment Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have
That said, size of the abs won't increase much unless the rep range is low (6-12) and the resistance is high.
Oct
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comment How to create the leg drive and keep shoulder blades together while bench pressing?
Note that the feet must be flat on the ground in most powerlifting competitions.
Oct
16
revised If I can't get plenty of sleep, should I be doing anything different when trying to put on mass?
Corrected some "German" punctuation, typos
Oct
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comment Trouble falling asleep after a workout at night
I recommend a low-dose course of melatonin for a week or two (~1-2mg per night, 30 min before bed). It worked for me.
Oct
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comment Trouble falling asleep after a workout at night
possible duplicate of Relaxing after an evening workout?
Oct
10
comment What exactly does it mean to warm up?
You might be interested in this answer, which addresses some misconceptions about warming up.
Oct
9
comment Safe weekly amount of crosstraining for over 40 healthy adults
As you know, we can't give medical advice here, so the safety of your routine is something only your medical professional should assess. That said, it looks pretty good to me. At 42 I can't imagine really having to worry about it. As long as you're able to recover between workouts and you aren't feeling over-stressed, get at it! Once it gets too easy, ramp it up. Throw a squat day or two in.
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revised Weight training without putting on fat
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comment How do you know if you are eating more than required for building muscles?
Logging your body weight and body fat percentage over time. See this answer, this answer, and this answer.
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comment Is it ok to just randomly ask someone to spot me?
Hi Stacey, you might be interested in this answer to "What is courtesy in a gym?".
Sep
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comment Does eating late at night cause weight gain?
Berin, I think your answer relates more to body composition than weight gain. The biological mechanisms may dictate how the glucose gets stored, thereby perhaps causing a higher or lower body fat percentage, but extra weight (mass) will not be created from nothing.
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answered Does eating late at night cause weight gain?