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Aug
3
comment Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?
Are you referring to the diameter of the bar? Also, with your strength gains, have you gained any weight?
Jul
31
answered Does exercise REALLY increase the basal metabolism rate for any significant length of time after the exercise is over?
Jul
31
comment How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month
Welcome to this site, we need experts like you. Please post some links to research which supports your answer, so we can evaluate the source material. And please be persistent, you will be fighting some headwinds made up of "common knowledge".
Jul
31
comment How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?
BTW, I find it somewhat amusing that this answer is probably more in line with current research than any other answer I have seen on this site, and it was provided by an expert, but it quickly received 2 downvotes. All people coming to this site for good information, be warned, this is what you will find.
Jul
31
comment How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?
@sancho Give a -1 to the video on youtube, but this answer doesn't talk about spot reduction at all, so I would disagree with a downvote here if that is the reason.
Jul
31
comment How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?
If these statements have research to go along with them, I would definitely vote this answer up.
Jul
30
comment How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?
I'm not picking on the food diary idea. "Only eat foods with a posted calorie count(like a bag of pretzels or a frozen pizza)". I find this to be bad advice, as it suggests that processed food is the thing you should eat. It is also not true that 3500kcal= 1lbs, as many studies will attest to. It seems to take 7500-10,000 calories deficit to lose one pound because the human body is not a closed system bomb calorimeter.
Jul
30
comment How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?
@JohnP Of course, there is some room for interpretation, but the upshot was that caloric expenditure was pretty static, independent of physical activity. When physical activity increased, resting metabolic rate was lower.
Jul
30
revised Do I lose muscle or fat if I don't eat for 5 days?
Removed duplicate portion of question
Jul
30
comment Do I lose muscle or fat if I don't eat for 5 days?
Your first question is a duplicate of this: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/4111/… I left the second question in tact.
Jul
30
comment How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?
-1 for suggesting that pretzels and frozen pizza is the way to eat. I wish I could give another -1 for saying 3500kcal= 1lbs
Jul
29
comment Diet help for endurance exercise
@Chris Your routine is heavy on eccentric movements, which might be causing your soreness. You might try, for example, ring rows instead of negative pull-ups, and see if that helps. And situps on the ground instead of hanging.
Jul
27
comment How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month
@user3495 The approach your doctor took seems more promising than most, though. I wonder if he has published any of the results, or if he is basing the method off of some other study? I'd love to read more about it.
Jul
27
comment How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month
@user3495 Congratulations on your weight loss. Someone who is 5'10" and weighs 250 lbs has a bmi of 35 (low end of obese II). A sedentary male of this size requires over 3500/day to maintain their weight. If you consumed 1000kcal/day for 5 months, you would have a calorie deficit of 375000 = 107 lbs. Since you also increased your exercise, your deficit was greater than that. Therefore, you lost less weight than would have been predicted if 3500 kcal = 1lbs.
Jul
27
comment How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month
@JohnP Really? We have to go through this again? Just because you say there are studies that correlate closely to it doesn't make it true, as I showed in all of the studies you have listed before.
Jul
26
comment How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?
Recent research shows that you can not really increase your calorie expenditure because your metabolism will slow down or speed to keep it the same: plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0040503 and researchgate.net/publication/… .
Jul
24
comment Suggested Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio?
@JohnP Bonking isn't exactly a technical term; I'm using it to describe a very clear and unexpected drop-off in performance. Try not eating any non green vegetable carbohydrates for a week. You will feel completely fine, you will be able to run distances. Everything will be great. Then try a 5-10 minute crossfit workout; it won't go well. There is nothing dangerous about that state, you just run out of energy for that type of activity. I can't speak to the very specific amounts of glycogen you are listing, but I can speak to the result.
Jul
24
comment Suggested Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio?
@siouxfan45 Changing energy sources from carbs to fat, or fat to carb, can be difficult for the the body (it is sometimes referred to as Atkins Flu). Although it only lasts for about 10 days for most people, it can be ameliorated by keeping your salt and fat intake up. After the body has adjusted, it can run on fat better than it does on carbs. I think your claims regarding kidneys are unsubstantiated for people without renal disease, but the diet is referred to as LCHF (low carb- high fat), not LCHP (high protein).
Jul
24
comment Suggested Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio?
@siouxfan45 Please skip the unsubstantiated and inflammatory claims. You aren't adding to the discussion.
Jul
24
comment Suggested Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio?
@RobinAshe The "Low" carb % in the study is 40%. It's also an epidemiological study based on food journals, which is useful, but not really proof of anything.