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Can fat loss be different for certain people?

Is there any research that shows different people responding to certain ways/degrees of fat loss better than others. Ie: Let’s say both people are the same weight, body fat, and level of fitness, and ...
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Why my lifts are getting stronger every week

I started deadlifting for like 1 month now, i never workout back in the gym and chest also i enjoy more doing pull ups and push ups for this muscle group. So when i started deadlifting once a week i ...
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Genetic Potential for muscle building [duplicate]

Main Question: How much of a role does genetics play in muscle-building and what are some objective ways to tell one's genetic potential? Context: Asking because unfortunately I grew up in one of the ...
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The science behind the distribution of muscle mass, and how the body decides where to build or breakdown muscle

May I know if there have been journal article reviews or studies that deal with how the body decides where to build or breakdown muscle first, and the metabolic/endocrinal/molecular mechanisms behind ...
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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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High testosterone, but can't get muscular or ripped easily?

I started on a long journey from being almost morbidly obese with test around 320 ng/dl to where I am now -- lean, 13-14% bodyfat and test recorded at 800 -- highest ever record for myself early in ...
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Are anabolic steroids required to achieve certain strength and musculature? [closed]

The question asks about whether or not anabolic steroids (test, tren, dianabol, inhibitors, insulin, HGH, etc.) are required to reach a specific level of strength or musculature. Some people, even ...
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Libido correlated with muscle-potential?

I have heard often things like guys bragging about having super-high libidos and how that explained why they're jacked and huge. The idea is that super-high libido in men is probably correlated with ...
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Is a 600 lb. deadlift possible at 160?

My goal is to hit 600 lbs. RAW on a deadlift -- no straps, belts, suits, or steroids. I am currently 160 and do not plan to gain anymore weight. My max dead is 315 lbs. now. I would need to almost ...
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Smaller size while lifting more

I've been going to gym for 4 weeks now and I've noticed that there are a lot of people there who lift way more than me yet they are smaller than me. I've talked briefly with some of them and their ...
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Exhuastion before and after workout [closed]

I have been working out for 2 weeks and I have noticed that I am very lazy. Even though I take supplements I tend to stay so lazy that except for gym time, I don't get off the couch. Except the gym, I ...
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How big of a role do genes play in strength/fitness potential?

Many people brush off many factors by assuming person X is weaker than person Y because person X works harder(incorrect assumption). It is a fact that person X may work much harder, more thorough, ...
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To what extent is strength/fitness genetically passed on?

I am not talking about muscle mass, but just strength. I know some people who never touch weights, do any exercise, have terrible diets, have poor sleeping habits, live in unsettling conditions, ...
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Applications of fast muscles

It is my understanding that genetics plays a significant role in sprint speed. Fortunately, I have always been a fast sprinter and enjoy sprinting over any kind of long distance running. I presume ...
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What is the genetic potential for muscular development?

I've heard the concept of "genetic potential" thrown around when referring to bodybuilding. They say that people are hardwired to reach certain size. I have the following questions regarding ...
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