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Jul
24
comment Suggested Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio?
@RobinAshe Proven by whom? Please give a source.
Jul
23
comment Why doesn't my stamina seem to improve?
@hrishikeshp19 If you aren't drinking water for the entirety of your workout, dehydration could also be the entire explanation for any problems you are having.
Jul
23
comment Why doesn't my stamina seem to improve?
@RyanMiller I don't see that this conversation in any way helps the OP, so I'm not going to continue it.
Jul
23
comment Why doesn't my stamina seem to improve?
@RyanMiller BMI of 29: whatsurfrantime.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/rf.jpg?w=529 BMI is useless, especially for athletes.
Jul
23
comment Suggested Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio?
@siouxfan Weight loss questions unrelated to sport and fitness are off-topic.
Jul
23
comment Why doesn't my stamina seem to improve?
@RyanMiller What is the point of this comment? 6' 170# definitely sounds slim, but the diet changes are for performance improvements, not weight change.
Jul
21
answered Why doesn't my stamina seem to improve?
Jul
21
comment Why doesn't my stamina seem to improve?
@hrishikeshp19 Try to give people more than 15 minutes before you accept an answer.
Jul
19
comment Calorie calculations for weight reduction
Fair enough, the tables show approximately 450kcal deficit rather than 750kcal target. 450*6months/13 lbs = 6500kcal/lbs. That's closer, but still off by almost a factor of 2. And that's one study, looking at the magical 6 month honeymoon period.
Jul
19
comment Calorie calculations for weight reduction
But that is a circular argument. They are saying, the client was supposed to have a 750kcal deficit, but since they didn't lose the weight, we calculated that the real deficit was 225. That is what every study blames the result on, but feeding restricted in clinical settings gets the same result.
Jul
19
comment Calorie calculations for weight reduction
The final study works backwards with the assumption that 3500kcal=1lbs. In the study though, diets were estimated to be 1447kcal/day compared to energy expenditure of 2775/day for a weight loss of 19.8lbs over 24 weeks. That is 11,700kcal/lbs.
Jul
19
comment Calorie calculations for weight reduction
The second study had closer to 17lbs over 6 months with a similar caloric restriction: 8000kcal/lbs. They stopped at 6 months, which is important, because that is when weight loss usually stalls and reverses in studies.
Jul
19
comment Calorie calculations for weight reduction
In your first study, a 750kCal/day deficit resulted in an average of 13lbs over 6 months. That's 10,000kcal/lbs. After 6 months, weight loss stopped despite continued caloric restriction. After 12 months, weight started to come back, despite continued caloric restriction.
Jul
19
comment Calorie calculations for weight reduction
-1 Please stop repeating the 3500kcal deficit = 1bs weight loss fallacy. It is not supported by ANY clinical trial EVER. Not even close.
Jul
19
comment What are the pros and cons of running versus walking?
@Eyal It's relative. Compared to running, soccer only requires cleats and a ball. Compared to soccer, american football only requires pads and a helmet. Compared to football, etc. Walking requires nothing that the OP does not already have.
Jul
16
comment What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?
@JohnP Downvoting an answer that addresses the question completely and has a source because the correct words are used? That's pretty rough, and not very useful, I think. How about editing the answer to clarify instead.
Jul
15
comment Will weight gain improve performance in competitive swimming?
It's pretty well known that swimmers benefit from a slightly higher body fat percentage than other athletes because of buoyancy. fredob's answer hits the mark.
Jul
11
answered What is the optimal height of the bar off the ground for dead lifts?
Jul
10
comment How to lose waist fat?
@DaveLiepmann First, there are mountains of scientific evidence that people cannot keep weight off. For the others, I pick on things that people have no personal experience with, but still post absolutist answers about. If you had said "I find no support for vibrating belts or spot reduction, but there doesn't seem to be research to disprove it" that is a lot different than "It is absolutely false", which is the answer that was given. I also focus on those answers fitting the above criteria which have been upvoted, as these answers are being (wrongly) endorsed by the community.
Jul
10
comment How to lose waist fat?
@DaveLiepmann On the other hand, many things that are said to be true, and are assumed by the general population to be true, are actually false. That is why we have science. Regarding my personal contribution, take a look at my 42 answers where I either reference personal experience or scientific research and tell me where I am being inconsistent. I don't bother answering questions where I have no expertise and can find no references. That's why I am not as prolific as many other people here who happily give out uncorroborated advice.