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Questions tagged [body-fat]

Healthy body composition depends on the percentage of body-fat compared to lean mass. Questions are about how to calculate body-fat percentage, healthy body-fat ranges and body fat distribution.

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Home excercises to burn fat everyday?

I'm living in a hostel right now and they give us a lot to eat, so I'm afraid that in a couple of months I may get a little obese. Because of that I wanted to know if you can give me a set of ...
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Cycling burning fat or calories?

If I have breakfast and then cycle, say for about an hour at about 80%, will the cycling burn any fat(/muscle) tissue or just the breakfast? If not, would it be advisable to consume no or very little ...
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Should I stop doing cardio?

I'm a 27 years old man, I'm 1.76m tall, I weigh 66 kilos and I have 6.6% body fat. My current goal is to improve my posture and my muscular mass. I think I have a pretty good heart health (I have a ...
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Question about getting in shape for holiday - diet question!

So I am off on on a sunny holiday in 4 days. I have been hitting a low carb diet for the last 3 weeks and keeping my training up (lift 4 days/ week and cardio 3 times a week). By low carb diet I have ...
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Should I eat a lot of calories while doing musculation if I already have some fat?

Concerning musculation, and as I see some fat on my hips and on chest, should I eat more calories, or my muscles can get calories from my current fat (which can be calories if I am not wrong) ? Is fat ...
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Exercises for protruding stomach

I've resumed strength training after years of just doing cardio, and have been working out for about 2 years now. I do free weights and body weight exercises. I am currently 1.83m (6 ft) and 92 kg (...
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strength and mass

''Your nervous system becomes more efficient at delivering electronic signals to your muscles to contract. You are able to recruit more muscle fibres, tense your muscles more and then low and behold ...
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What is a different between different kind of pushup workout? [closed]

I want to know there is number of variety pushup styles. Traditional pushup Wide-grip pushup Close-grip pushup Clap pushup One-leg pushup Dead-stop pushup Eccentric pushup Spider-Man pushup One-armed ...
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How to construct a compound movement workout including the Super sets?

I have been doing compound movement workout for like 3 months now, could see the results in overall strength, and fat loss, but how do I now include some super sets in that workout for looking toned? ...
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Transform body fat in muscle

I have read Internet,as I read body fat doesn't play a role about help buidling muscle.As i read need diet with foods,protein etc.On the other side, specific the opposite aspect of view,on thin guys,...
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Ideal BMI / Body & Vicelar fat for my body measurements

I am 43 years , Height 166 Cms , Weight 75.8 Kg , BMI 27.5 , Body fat 32.8% , Viscelar Fat 10% , what would be ideal measurements for me. What steps / action to be taken to attain fitness.
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Should a recreational fitness user with moderate goals go through bulk/cut phases?

I'm a recreational fitness user. I'm 27, 5'11" tall and weigh 173 lbs. I'm probably around 15-17% body fat now. I'd like to cut it down to about 10%, although I'm a bit unsure of what that would look ...
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How to calculate Body Fat Percentage calculation in Metric?

there are different types of formula for men and women. After lot of analysis, i figured out formula men in metric and imperial but unable to find formula for women in metric format . Below format is ...
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Is calories in vs. calories out 100% the same for every individual?

It's often touted that body mass is all calories in and out -- that nothing else has any play besides calories. What about things like stimulants with calorie surplus? Testosterone boosters? Different ...
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Adding a 4th day, how to alter my current routine?

78kg, 1.86m, male, skinnyfat I've recently started training more serious again (been working out twice a week for the past 6 months). Now I'm aiming for 4 times a week. My goal is to reduce my fat ...
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I'm skinny, but have excessive belly fat [duplicate]

I need advice on choosing a training program. I'm 25, 172 cm, 60 kg. BMI about 20, which is considered normal (I think so?). But I consider myself a fairly skinny person, and many others believe so ...
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I have too much fat in middle back area How to lose it? [duplicate]

I have too much fat in my back.I am not able to lose it. I run for 20-30 minutes per day.I still no results.I am not fat overall. I have little muscles and i am little skinny overall. I don't know ...
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Can losing weight from diarrhea affect chest muscles?

So I recently lost like 2 kg from diarrhea and now I notice that my chest isn't pumped up anymore (or my tummy has swollen from the diarrhea) I also haven't been able to exercise for 2 weeks (before ...
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Am I losing weight too slowly?

I used to be a national, competitive swimmer - University put a stop to that. So from a 11st, 6ft swimmer I turned into 16st 12lbs after 3 years. I decided to start my gym work to get this under ...
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Impossible to naturally build muscle steadily without gaining fat?

I know there are other questions around that are similar to this one, but read on and see that mine has more concerns regarding muscle building vs. fat building. It's a common thing in bodybuilding: ...
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How accurate is body fat calculator?

I'm 26 & 5'5" (6weeks postpartum). I weigh 180lbs, BMI of 29 & 27% fat. My goal weight was 140 till I started doing some math. If I lose 40lbs of fat I'll only have about 9lbs of fat left. Not ...
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Tips to avoid muscle loss when cutting? [duplicate]

I recently had Dexa scans three months apart (the first in the middle of a cut, another three months later). I was still strength training 3 days a week, still eating a lot of protein, kept cardio ...
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DEXA scan showing I gain more muscle when restricting calories. Why?

It's common parlance in the bodybuilding and muscle building world to assume that you need a surplus or diet above TDEE over constant periods called "bulking" in order to build muscle. I refused to do ...
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Will someone help me construct a weight loss plan?

I am a 16 year old, American girl who wants to lose weight. Obviously, I am not unique in this regard, but I'm not interested in magic pills and chemicals and Jenny Craig programs that promise results ...
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cardio workout : grading and fat loss efficacy

I weighed 331bs. For last 10+ yrs struggling against obesity. For quite sometime I had been doing cardo 1 hr daily . Here are my questions I read someplace in the past that low intensity - ...
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Weight has gone down several pounds, but not trying to lose weight and feel fatter. Why?

I have been working out intensely as usual, but notice that my weight has begun to average around 3-5 lbs. lower than what it mostly would sit at. I feel like I've been getting fatter, but at the same ...
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weightloss vs fatloss

I am 24 years old, 62.35 kg in weight,and 5 feet 6 inch in height I have been working out daily at home, mainly cardiovascular workout from top rated app. I want to grow a good fitness, a bit of abs,...
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Where does my weight come from?

I weigh quite a lot and I am trying to lose weight. I am currently 6 feet tall and my weight is 216 pounds, which is clearly too much. I have been working out doing mainly clap pushups, pullups, ...
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Effects of not eating all my macros?

I've recently started to exercise and eat healthy. I started following my macro intake and surprisingly I have been eating much less of my supposedly daily values (almost always short on protein about ...
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Does eating meat causes weight gain, even in deficit [closed]

I was told recently that eating meat will cause weight gain. I fail to find any research on this and i call bs, but i am very curious about it. If yes, what would be the amounts (for chicken/fish). ...
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Can't sleep while fasting [closed]

I fast once a week to be healthy and improve performance. It is intermittent fasting (I restrict eating to a four hour window). I have insomnia almost every time and a quick google search shows ...
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I'm a girl of 21 years old. I'm so weak.I want to increase my body fat

I'm a girl of 21 years old I'm so weak and look like a child. All people too much irritated me and too much hatred me to say that you are so weak. now i'm feeling so badly. These kind of people braked ...
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How delicate is a state of ketogenesis?

I am losing weight on a keto diet, staying under 20g of carbs every day. Today I slept late and didn't have time to pack my lunch. Buying lunch at a gas station limited my options, and for lunch I ...
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I am overweight and I want to lose weight but I don't know how! [duplicate]

About me , I am 25 year old male , with 100+ kilo weight, a pot belly that is lots of disappointment when I am in any trial room while shopping clothes . I am currently aiming to get fit and have ...
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Why bulking and cutting instead of just eating enough?

When reading about gaining muscle mass and losing fat most (almost all) sources seem to recommend an alternating sequence of bulking and then cutting. Wouldn't it be simpler and more convenient to ...
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How can I lower my body fat in my current condition?

(I am 16 year old male) A few years back, I had a spinal cord injury and I couldn't move anything from my chest down. Now, I am very strong and can walk using a walker to assist my core balance. I ...
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Arms Workout per Week

I doing gym for almost 5 months.I got nice shoulders and chest.But when it come to arms i feel something left out.I was thinking of doing arms 2-3 times a week.Is it good to do that and if i do that ...
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Caloric Deficit + Positive Nitrogen Balance

QUESTION: what percentage of calories from protein, carbs, and fat do I need in my diet to remain in a caloric deficit and in a state of positive nitrogen balance? See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Correlation between Sweat and fat burning

I was wondering about the place of your body where you sweat more during workout and fat burning, Is there any correlation between them ? For example, Having more sweat around your belly, means you ...
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Increasing physical activity with no calorie deficit or surplus

If a person goes from consistently consuming 2,500 calories and burning 2,500 daily, to consuming 4,000 and burning 4,000 (the extra load coming from cardio), does that person put on lean mass and ...
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Can't go below 16-17% body fat. What is wrong with my diet?

I started to loose weight 1 year ago, when I began to practice MMA. Few months ago I realized I lost too much weight so I began weightlifting. I was around 79 kg ( 174 pounds ) last year and my ...
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Does muscles burn fats

I am new to this site, and I am not a body builder, I am just curious about some information about fitness and muscle building. It is well known for females to have a round big butt, they should do ...
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Flat abs, Feeling tired during the day and hungry at night if I cut my regular diet

I have been trying to reduce my belly fat for the last two years without much progress, I need your counsel in trying to understand what is that I am doing wrong. I also have issues cutting down my ...
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Body fat and abs [duplicate]

I have a 9.2% body fat ,1.80 m and 81 kg and still I have enough fat on my abs...I diet and workout hard I always check to have enough proteins,calories,etc every day.I had 5 months ago 19% body fat ...
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How much cardio is advisable for an overweight person who is new to bodybuilding?

I am 26 years old and my height is 166 centimetre. I used to weigh about 184 pounds two years ago, as a result of which I joined a gym and started working out under the supervision of a trainer. My ...
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What would be the optimal exercise time in a gym for my structure?

I'm 163 cm high and have 96 kg. I've been like this since I was approximately 6-7 years old, and this year I'll be 26. Naturally, my body weight escalated variously throughout my life. Some 3 months ...
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How Do I get a Six pack [closed]

My name is Jake and I'm 15 years old. I'm 5'10" and 140 pounds. I have been working out in gym for 2 weeks now and as I calculated my body fat percentage is around 14%-15%. My goal is to get a six ...
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Is this intensity of Jogging good to reduce fat? [duplicate]

According to a website the speed of Jogging is around 4 to 6 miles per hour, I'm doing something around (very little faster) 4 miles (6.4 Km) per hour, but I'm doing that uphill, so I go 213 feets (65 ...
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Visceral fat (->cardio) or weak abs/back muscles (->power training)?

Background: Age: 23 Height: 180cm Weight: 70kg BMR: 1715 Calories/Day TDEE: 1972 Calories/Day I live an inactive life with highly irregular visits to the gym. I have a skinny-fat (mainly lean) ...
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For decreasing body fat percentage, many low-weight reps or few high weight reps?

I am interested in decreasing my body fat percentage. Right now it is hovering around 24% which is (at least) 10% higher than I would like it to be. I have started going to the gym to help rectify ...