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Calories is an energy measurement of the amount of energy obtained from food that is available through cellular respiration.

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Accuracy of calorie measurements

When I use a Concept2 indoor rower, I also start a Workout on my Apple Watch. Both devices have a heart rate monitor, and both are measuring my calories. Yet there is a wide difference between the ...
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High intensity with/without breaks

Say I am following a workout routine with approximately 20high intensity exercises (some probably what you define as HIIT and some a bit lower intensity, but still decently high intensity), lasting ...
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What is the flat ground distance equivalent of 500 metres running uphill with an incline of 10%?

To explain the question: I ran 500 meters uphill. This costs energy, which can be measured in Joules etc. My question is: how far should I run on flat ground to expend the same amount of energy?
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Is caloric surplus necessary to gain muscle

My body fat is about 21.5% and my aim is to gain lean muscle. I have started performing body weight exercises since the past 3-4 months and am making good progress with strength training (intensity at ...
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Are many short trainings per day on elliptical training machine somehow effective?

I work at home and I bought an elliptical training machine. So I can train as many times per day as I want. It would be comfortable for me to work for about 30 minutes and then make 5 minutes break ...
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Which gym is ideal? A gym with warm temperature or a cooler one

It's been about more than a month that I have been going to a gym to lose some weight and build some strength. In general, we have AC in a gym, but in my gym they don't have AC and no ceiling fan, ...
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How to calculate calorie burned walking steps?

I need the formula to make a step count application. I need the formula to calculate 1 step of calories without a GPS. I have variables (sex,age,weight,height,step) I have found this formula : ...
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Math for Calorie Deficit and Exercise

Is my math right? Current Weight: 158 Resting Energy: 1850 (roughly) Lose 1.4lbs a week) 1850-750 = 1,100 So I should eat 1,100 + my total active energy recorded by Apple watch worn from wake to ...
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Does faster heart rate always mean burn of calories?

Let's say I drink a cup of coffee which has strong effect on me my heart rate increases noticeably. Does that mean I would be burning fat even I'm just sitting? Does faster heart rate always equal to ...
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How to calculate how much Macros, fibre and calories I need per day

I'm 18 years, 5'6, 151 lbs - 154 lbs, 17.2% body fat (bio impedance scale). As you might have possible guessed, I'm looking to get lean, add some muscle, reach a 9% body fat and get to 155 lbs. If I ...
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Are standing desks good for one's sedentary career? [duplicate]

Say I'm a professional coder / data scientist / banker, and I spend most of Monday - Friday sitting at my desk, doing stressful work on a couple of computer screens. If I switch to a standing desk, ...
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Increase body fat before multi day endurance event?

Does anyone know of any research / literature on increasing body fat before multi day endurance events? Specifically, 1. cycling high on fats and carbs for a month or two then 2. dropping into a ...
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my three minute planks do they work?

I am a 65 yr old female. I can hold my planks for nearly 3 min with a quick 10 sec rest in between. Why is my stomach still pouching out.
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How should I feed my wife?

My wife is frequently very busy with school, so I end up doing the cooking mostly. Problem is that I am the kind of guy who can lose weight very easily and my appetite usually scales with my activity ...
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How much carbohydrate intake can exercise offset on a ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet advises keeping carb intake under 50 grams per day, and ideally under 20 grams. Assuming that a person performs intense cardio exercise (e.g. crossfit), burning, say, 400 calories ...
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How does running speed correlate to burnt calories?

I'm thinking of something like, say, a line diagram. The horizontal axis would be "running speed" and the vertical axis something like "calories per minute". Has this matter ever been scientifically ...
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Does 12 10 minute cardio sessions equal one 120 minute session?

If I jump rope and achieve a heart rate of 150 bpm for 10 minutes and I do this 12 times a day is that going to burn an equal number of calories and strengthen my cardio system as much as jumping rope ...
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Exercise bike / ergometer - calories burned, or calories produced?

Exercise bikes / ergometers normally display figures including cadence, power and calories. Cadence and power are pretty explicit, but I'm not really sure what the calories figure refers to. Is it ...
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Greater caloric surplus on training days?

Imagine one being in a slight caloric surplus of roughly 500kcal above their maintenance value every day, but only training four times a week. Is it better to split the eating behavior in training and ...
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How to know if eating sufficient calories for muscle growth?

As brief background: years ago I was obsessed with getting a 6-pack. I was possibly the worst body type: skinny but with a flabby midsection. After years of P90X, I didn't quite achieve a 6-pack, but ...
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What should be the caloric value while trying to gain muscles

I have started going to gym and its been 5months. I was not following any particular diet plan but I have now prepared a customized diet plan for myself. My body weight is 80Kgs. I go to gym 5-6 days ...
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What macros ratio should I follow?

I'm a skinny fat guy. Height: 184 CM, weight: 81 kg, body fat: 15%, Shape: shitty. Right now I started lifting heavy, and I'm following a maintenance calories intake. But, I don't know how to ...
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Do unilateral exercises burn more calories?

I would like to ask if by doing an exercise unilaterally, burn more calories than doing the same exercise bilateral.
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How much of a surplus is reasonable? (Help for a new weight-lifter)

My name is Sean and I am pretty new to weight-lifting. I've been trying to get healthier for the past few months, and for the past month or so I have been trying to get more experience with resistance ...
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Continuous everyday workout and sudden drop in stamina, does it indicate a caloric deficiency?

Good day folks, I have been continuously working out (30-45 Minutes) everyday for the last 3 weeks and noticed a sudden drop in stamina for the last 3 days, i haven't changed my diet significantly. ...
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Increasing calories daily

To build muscle is advised to increase my caloric intake by 20%....which to me seems like an extreme jump. I'm thinking about increasing my caloric intake by 10 kilocalories everyday. Once I reach ...
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Gaining weight despite diet

I have been logging my food for past month and have constantly ate 750 cal. less than my resting energy. Despite all of this I am gaining weight! Can anyone decode what could be wrong? I have eaten ...
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How do I calculate the necessary calorie intake?

I wanted to calculate my daily calorie intake and I bumped over Harris-Benedict formula, but when I use it I feel like it grossly overestimates what my calories should be (I know that because I ...
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Macros seem way too high?

So I'm an 18 year old woman, 5'5 (166cm) and 171lbs (78kg). I want to lose about 10lbs max, I've been working out for about a year so the weight isn't all fat, I also have some muscle. I work out 3-4 ...
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Am I eating too much or too little?

Question: I am a 24-year old male. 147 lb. 5’ 11”. 12-14% body fat. I eat about 3315 calories per day. Am I overeating or undereating? Context: I used to be very skinny at around 121 lb. I started ...
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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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Tuna in brine as a replacement of protein shakes

Firstly, I did read this question, but I do not think it fully answers mine. I recently started some fitness training. My goals are to have a lean body. I am 171cm/68kg and I don't care if I were to ...
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Do you burn more calories walking when you're young or old?

My intuition tells me that as you age, activities like walking should be more calorie intensive. This is because as you age, activities like walking should become more strenuous. You will require a ...
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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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Assuming a three day fast, what is the percentage of protein burned in the fourth day? [closed]

To give more detail: 100kg male fast with only water (and salts) and/or coffee allowed low activity (computer desk job) I'd like to keep the muscle loss to a minimum by adding only protein to the 7 ...
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Total Fast on Last Day of the Week to Cut Fat and Retain Muscle?

I'm male, 5ft 10in, 187 pounds, unknown fat %, and I've been strength training for a while, and while I've definitely increased in strength, I want a cut aesthetic. I have a bit of fat in my belly (...
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How many calories are burnt while typing on the keyboard?

I apologize if this is not the correct place for this question. If it isn't, feel free to move it! There have been several studies on the amount of calories burnt by clicking a mouse. For instance, ...
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Too low amount of calories?

I am a 22 year old man who's looking to lose some body-fat while still maintaining/building muscle. I weight 90kg (200lbs), and my height is 184cm (6'0). I workout intensely 3 days a week. I ...
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heavy squats burn 9000 calories?

I am doing 5x5 with current squat weight of 275 lbs (body wight 194lbs) Just calculated how much energy it takes to move such weight over 4 feet (approximate distance for my 6ft height) from the ...
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Choosing the correct metabolic rate

I'm trying to determine my metabolic rate for the TDEE calculator but I'm a little confused on how to choose the correct one. A little context about myself: I'm a 23 year old, male, Software Engineer, ...
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Most efficient way to burn fat?

What is most efficient way to burn fat? Not the fastest. I want to know how to target fat specifically if possible or just calories in general if not for the least effort output. Time spent ...
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Why is one sleepy/tired after playing basketball but not after running?

One may sleep very well last night. But after playing basketball(40 minutes, mild), he may become very sleepy. That is probably because his brain needs more oxygen. But why is he much better after ...
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Is it possible to gain muscle while being on a calorie deficit?

I know in order to gain muscle you have to be in a calorie surplus, and I know losing fat and gaining muscle don't mix together. But I'm just wondering why can't it be possible for someone who's in a ...
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Is running almost every day bad during a bulking phase?

I'm in a bulking phase and I like going for a run after my gym sessions (5 days a week). I estimate that I burn a little less than 500 Calories per run. Will these running sessions not affect muscle ...
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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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Should an obese 16 year old male cut calories?

I am 16, Male, 250 pounds, and am at a body fat percentage of 34%. At this point I'm considering cutting calories and consuming only 1900 calories since it is 500 calories below my TDEE as well as ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rap for being empty calories while other carbs don't? [closed]

What does sugar and alcohol have in common? They are empty calories; offer no nutritional value, so avoid them whenever you can. Why haven't I heard anyone ever make the same argument about other ...
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Why do I barely burn calories with cardio?

Lately i have been doing a lot of cardio. I want to lose weight and I've been told that cardio burns a lot of calories. But about 2 weeks ago i bought a heart rate monitor (polar M400 HR). I have ...
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Is it possible to bulk up and reduce belly fat at the same time?

I had a misconception that doing lots of abdominal exercises/crunches helps to reduce belly fat. I want to bulk up at the moment, for which I believe I have to follow a calorie surplus diet. But, If I ...
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Why does a giant surplus in calories result in immediate strength gains?

I notice that days where I don't eat much, I sometimes fail to get up big lifts with weights. On days when I sometimes get big surpluses, such as big feasts/etc., I feel powered and like there's lots ...