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Will fat help you gain muscle?

If you are heavier you will be stronger wether this is by fat or by muscle I think we can all agree on that. (I'm not talking about overly fat because at that point it would probably not hold true due ...
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Gaining Fat, Losing Muscle?

So I am working out for around 1 and a half years now, about 1 year ago I started tracking my body fat and my muscle percentage. It both was stable at 14% fat and 44.5% muscle. Last two weeks I ...
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Should you eat sugar before a muscle building workout?

Is eating sugar before a muscle building workout a good idea? Eating sugar could boost your energy levels and make you perform better. However, excess sugar turns into fat and if you don't exercise ...
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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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Why is it impossible or nearly impossible to burn high levels of fat near VO2 max intensity?

Around moderate exercise intensity, we tend to burn fat at the highest rate. When we exercise near or above VO2 max, we burn almost no fat. Why can't we achieve high levels of fat oxidation near but ...
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Does fat actually “harden” or is there something else going on?

I read about subcutaneous and visceral fat and I understand it's the latter that is hard (and therefore cannot really be perceived by a person by touching and feeling around on the skin I assume). ...
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What's the necessity of cardio for fat burning?

I hear all rumors about that only with cardio you will burn fat properly. But why should I do cardio, instead of weightlifting? isn't it all about the caloric deficit? I don't see why I should replace ...
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Is it correct that walking is better than jogging to reduce thighs and inner thighs fats?

I've been doing sport, particularly, walking, for around 1 year. Each day, 7 days per week. I didn't use a specific diet, but I cut eating any sort of sugars during the week, except for weekends, ...
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Protein Intake did not work

Past month , I increased my protein intake to 165 grams (I weigh 81 kgs , Male) ,I workout with weights and cardio at the end , and abs every alternate day , but today when I had my body measurements ,...
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I still have stomach fat despite losing so much weight I can see my ribs. How can I get rid of it?

When I was a freshman in highschool I was 6'1 and 170 ( I had no fat in my stomach and had a 6 pack) and that was my ideal weight. I gained more weight up to 230 or maybe 240. I went on a diet and ...
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What is dietary fat used for before being converted to adipose tissue?

We know carbohydrates are used for immediate and stored energy (glycogen) before being converted to body fat. We also know protein is used to repair tissue, mainly muscle for bodybuilders, before ...
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Does bodybuilding make you shorter?

When you lift a lot your intervertebral disks get smaller because of the pressure and destruction caused be too much pressure. Also, you loose the body fat surrounding many of your organs and the fat ...
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Does biking really reduce fats from thighs?

Is biking really reduce fat from thighs and make them not touch ? Or it transform fats from thigh to muscles and so they will stay at the same size ? From this link, it seems that biking is useless: ...
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Diet/exercise plan for lean bulking

I'm currently skinny fat, currently lean-bulking. My age is 16, and I weigh 62kg with 180cm (136.4 lbs, 5'9") Normally, my diet is as follows: On days I workout or if I'm active during the day, I ...
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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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Is it true that Diet is far more effective than Exercise for fat loss?

I recently read Lyle MDonald's article here about the relaitve merits of exercise versus dieting for fat loss. He makes the argument (with numbers to back up his case) that in terms of calories lost, ...
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Will daily push-ups help to get rid of my belly fat?

I've never made real exercise. Recently i began doing push-ups starting with 1 a day and finally increasing it to 15 day. Sometimes doing it 3-4 times (45-60). If i continue this routine, will it ...
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I have about 18.5% body fat. Am I too fat? [closed]

I'm a man, 25 years old. My electronic scale tells me 69 kg and 18.5% body fat, and my fitness seems to be bad when compared to my friends at similar age: I run very slow. Most of my friends run 5 km ...
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Combining HIIT and weights

Hi I am currently doing 4 training sessions per week. Monday: Boxing classes (HIIT) training Tuesday: Weights Wednesday: Weights Thursday: Boxing classes (HIIT) training My body fat percentage is ...
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Do obese and unfit people tend to be stronger than slender people who train?

Yes I know the question in the title seems weird... As weird as what I recently read: I used to weigh more than 300 pounds. I smoked like a house on fire, I drank like a blues guitarist, I ate ...
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How to burn fat and build muscle at the same time? [duplicate]

My cousin, whom is a professional bodybuilder suggested I start a diet plan. I am 5' 8" tall and weigh 69 kilograms. I want to build muscle and lose belly fat at the same time and was skeptical as to ...
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Numb Tingeling in Big Toes [closed]

Me: Overweight 30 year old male. This year has been a particularly inactive year* leading me to grow increasingly interested in getting into shape. Because of this, and other reasons, this lead me to ...
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How to reduce belly and face fat [duplicate]

I am 26 years old, M, 5'7 height. I have been doing exercise running- 30 mins daily and cycling - 20 mins. I do crunches also in my daily activities. I drink lot of watter like hell, not taking ...
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The truth about calories from alcohol

For the past few weeks, I have been carefully recording my food and drink intake, together with my exercise. I would say that my net calorie intake is accurate to within 100 calories either way. I ...
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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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Can you aggressively lose fat and maintain muscle?

I heard of an old buddy that claimed he could aggressively lower bodyfat if needed (say he was feeling a teeny-bit chubby and wanted to get as "firm and lean" as quickly as possible, say for beach day)...
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Ensuring the body burns fat instead of muscle?

When exercising, our bodies take energy from our blood sugar, then uses glycogen as a source for energy, and finally burns fat or muscle when the glycogen is used up. A nutritionist told me that ...
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Lean body weight protein requirements + GDA

Using the calculator: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/library/blbodyfatcalculator.htm, I've finally had a chance to work this out properly by measuring myself as last time I did it based on guesses. ...
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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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How much stronger can you get as you get fatter?

I've heard of people actually just getting really huge (obese) to be able to generate more force. I don't know how effective it is, but I've seen 300-400 lb. people who don't regularly lift weights/go ...
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What is an ideal visceral fat percentage?

I had a review at my gym yesterday, and the trainer measured my body fat percentage, weight, height etc and exclaimed that, my body fat percentage needs improving (it is right now at 8%), he had never ...
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Am I eating too much fat? How healthy fat help to lose weight? [closed]

I am now following a healthy eating cookbook by a body coach. I am doing an HIIT training routine he has suggested for 20 minutes, 4 times a week. The confusion I have is the amount of fat I am ...
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Does the body store fat in a (First in Last out)FILO order?

I have read in an article that the body stores fat in a FILO format, which means it stores fat in this order: belly, chest, thighs, then arms. When we workout, the fat gets burned in the FILO format, ...
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Does not eating fat reduce my chances of getting fat?

If I don't eat fat, and eat only other things, for example protein and vitamins, then does this reduce my chances of getting fat? In other words, I will never be fat even if I don't do exercise?
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When fat is burnt, where is it taken from?

I'm just curious if there is a general pattern of where fat is taken when it is spent during exercise. Is it taken more or less equally from all fat in the body, are some areas used more than others, ...
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Doing splits for fat people

I am 1.78 metres tall, weighs 125 kg(last I checked) and had a gut size of 46'. Is it possible at all for me to do the splits, and if yes, are there any good methods/advices for me on how to do the ...
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How to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?

Firstly, is losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time possible? If it is possible, what is the general nutrition and exercise plan to do it? Secondly, is losing fat and gaining muscle at the ...
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losing side and back fat

I run a lot and skip a lot, I also weight lift, I have been losing weight rapidly and I am happy about it. But I really want to loose weight around my side and lower back, it isn't directly my lower ...
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Carbohydrate intake query [closed]

I am trying to reduce my body fat percentage. I tried the low carb high protein routine but that made me very dizzy and I wasn't able to concentrate at all. I figured that my body doesn't respond well ...
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Walking my way to FATness?

I started walking 3 miles per day around October of 2015, before 2015 I did swimmimg , biking, treadmill, crosstraining and adding weights to my ankles and all sorts of things to shift weight. I am ...
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Is it true that more calories give more energy, plain and simple?

I am asking this because I read a post jokingly titled, "Why fat people will hurt you." It mentioned there that, because heavier or obese people tend to eat more, they tend to store more energy. With ...
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How long can the work periods in HIIT be?

Usually the recommendations for HIIT workouts involve 20 second high intensity work followed by an equivalent or greater rest period. Or Tabata, which invoves 20 second work followed by a 10 second ...
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A 2900-3200 Calories/Day Plan for Weight Loss?

I'm currently 172 lbs, 5'8", ~32" waist, and am trying to lose weight via losing fat, and have been trying to figure out a good amount to eat per day. My exercise per day is... hard to say exactly. I'...
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Do I lose muscle or fat if I don't eat for 5 days?

Due to an injury followed by a stomach virus, I drank a lot (coke, iced tea, and water) but hardly ate anything for 5 days. Now, my weight has dropped by 3 lbs. I feel like I lost muscle mass. ...
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Preservatives in food = preservatives in my fat cells? [closed]

Is it logical to believe that if I eat foods with preservatives, the resulting fats within that food may also store within my fat cells with preservatives and thus make it more difficult to rid my ...
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Is it normal to have a belly when I relax?

This is what I look like if I flex: But if I relax, my belly actually sticks out quite a bit: Is this normal? Should I try to lose some fat? EDIT: admittedly in the second picture I was purposely ...
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Cannot lose weight

for the last 2 months, I've been cycling for about 2 times a week and eating a little bit less. Last month I've been exercising(read cycling, jogging or hiking) for about 3 - 4 times a week and for ...
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Android app for fat people [closed]

I'm fat. I want to do exercises & look like Zyzz but I get bored fast. It would help me if I could set a goal. Let's say 30 minutes per day. So I'm looking for an app where I can set a daily ...
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I am bulky although my diet is healthy(at least i think it is healthy) [closed]

I am 30 and my height is 5'5. I try to eat healthy and I have following meal-schedule Breakfast: At 8am on working days At 11am on weekend consists of coffee and boiled egg. Lunch: At 2/3pm on ...
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burning legs fat and avoiding Slouch

I am 22 , my weight is 77 KG and I am 170 cm Long. Through the last two years I have been [Running] around 4 days weekly. I lost around 21 KG from 92 to 71 in the last year as I was doing diet. This ...