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The workout plan for build muscle and fat burn

I'm 30yo (183 cm and 101 kg) men and I started workout on the gym about 4 months ago. I also have a diet (that is 2200 calories for me - but usualy I do not go over 1800 cal. a day). I was starting ...
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Where should I start? [duplicate]

I am fat and I am already trying to eat less and eat healthy. I figured the muscular route to be the best way to get my muscles to show(my body is able to burn fat and gain muscle at the same time). ...
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What is the most efficient strategy to build a balanced diet for muscle gains? [closed]

I've read in many articles regarding the usual macro division in a diet for those which train that is the 40% of the calories from proteins, 40% from carbs and 20% from fats; but, in others, I can see ...
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Is there a quota of muscle building?

I wonder if there is a quota of muscle building. For example : If I train my arm only, will it be more efficient than if I train my arm plus my leg the same day ?
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How come I don't look fit?

I have worked out for five years. I am 18, 5' female. I am fit, fast, and strong. I know I have made a lot of progress in five years. If I watch what I eat for a week, abs pop out. Yet, I can look at ...
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Can I gain muscle(or at least stop losing muscles I have) at age 33 by going to gym and targeting weight loss?

I'm 33 years old now. 3 years ago I had good muscular body with 65 kg weight and used to go gym regularly. Three years ago I got married, and my life got changed. I gained 15 kg weight, huge belly ...
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How can I gain more weight and a 6 pack? [duplicate]

I'm 16, 6'1 and I weigh 132 pounds. I have checked and this is under what I should weigh. I currently go to a gym every other day. I'm looking to gain a bit more weight, muscle and hopefully a 6 pack....
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What should I start with to gain upper body strength

I'm trying to join the Canadian military, and need to pass the FORCE fitness test. I have never really kept up on my fitness, and for the test, I need to be able to do Sandbag Lift: 30 consecutive ...
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is the squat a complete exercise for the legs?

This week I am starting a program of squats twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays. They will not be heavy squats, but a volume training. 10 sets of 10 reps with 100-110 Kg Squats in this case, are ...
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one arm dumbell bent over row - is it a complete exercise for the back?

there is an exercise called one arm dumbbell bent over row. sometimes I like doing 10 sets of 10 reps alternating arms of this exercise with 60 Kg. It makes me feel very good, and after 24 hours or ...
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Which is the best supplement for lean person with workout? [closed]

Which is the best supplement for lean person with workout when he want gain healthy muscle quickly.And I also like to know what will be the supplement intake routine. Height 5Ft 6Inch and Weight 50....
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How Much Protein Do I Need To Build Mass?

I am a female. 113 pounds. I am going to start working out because I want my butt to get bigger. I have whey protein. These are the questions I have: How much protein do I need overall in order to ...
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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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Should I start exercising right away or increase my weight first?

I'm a 26 years old guy and I used to be super skinny until I increased my weight recently by limiting my physical activities and forcing myself to eat more. Now, my BMI is 19, which is considered "...
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Can I gain muscle mass doing push ups?

I just started training, but because I don't have the time to go to a gym, I decided to do push-ups instead. However, I've read that push-ups won't increase muscle mass. I have the following routine: ...
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How is hypertrophy (muscle-gain) provoked?

What are the mechanisms that must be present in order for me to gain lean muscle mass (purely from a training perspective)?
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Is muscle gain making my pants tighter?

I have lost about 100 pounds over the past few years, focusing primarily on weight loss. Now that I have lost the weight, and I look kind of scrawny underneath what was fat, I'm trying to gain muscle ...
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Shoulder isolation exercises

Background My shoulders have some catching up to do, compared to the rest of my torso, and I'm set on doing more overhead presses to have my compound exercises geared towards defining shoulders more. ...
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What's the best way to begin cutting down to lower (and even single) body fat percentages for an active, healthy father with a standard work schedule?

I'm a long-time reader, first-time poster. Some brief background info: I'm between 5'11 and 6' tall. I used to be a long distance runner in my 20s. I ran half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, regularly for ...
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Effect of whey protein on blood cholesterol level

I am new to body-building ( started 4 months ago; workout 4 times a week ). Due to my lifestyle ( choices ), my diet only contains occasional white meat servings and very little red meat. My intake ...
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Front squats lagging behind back squats by too much

Background I've noticed that my front squats are seriously lagging behind. I know that most people have a weaker front squat than back squat, but mine is about 50-60% behind in terms of 5-8RM. I ...
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Weight loss/gain around rib cage (women)

I bought my wedding dress back in December and it fit perfectly. I have been away for 4 months for a ski season and have come home to find my dress is too small around my rib cage and won't do up. ...
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Is it good to lift weights and do intervals for muscles?

I would like to change my routine (lifting weights twice a week) to lifting weights once (on Mondays) and doing an interval training (on Thursdays). By interval training I mean running 1 minute at top ...
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how to lose fat hips after weight loss? [duplicate]

Here is my "chronological weight loss": when I was 23 I weighed 103 kg then I started to walk long distances (sometimes 10 km per day and 3 times a week). I also decreased food rations (1/3 of what I ...
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What's wrong with workout routines for muscle building?

I am using a workout routine to gain more muscles in the upper body. For many months (5 so far) I've been following a plan which caused a 2cm (almost 1 inch) girth increase in my biceps and forearms ...
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Daily routine to lose weight, but I'm actually increasing weight. How do I fix it?

I am a relatively fit guy (180 cm, and normally 81 kg athletic) and a few weeks ago I started a daily routine to lose fat and gain some core muscle. I train martial arts so the goal is to get faster ...
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Is jogging prejudicial for ectomorphs trying to gain weight?

I used to run more than 10Km daily(except weekends), on a desperate attempt to develop some muscle on the thighs and calves, but 7months ago I stopped jogging. Of course doing daily runs didn't help, ...
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What should I do? [duplicate]

I'm 6 foot, 330 pounds. I'm 18 years old and I've been big all my life. I want to lose body fat and build muscle. I work out everyday now. I don't know if I should focus more on my workout or my ...
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Need some guidance to begin body transformation [duplicate]

Introduction Good day everyone. I've been wanting to improve my physique for some time now but I haven't still because I'm scared. I've been leading a very sedentary life and it's made me unhealthy ...
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Relation between upper body workout and wrist size

Does regular upper-body workout lead to an increase in the circumference of the wrist? I'm thinking of exercises like bench press, curls, etc.
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Trying to get in shape

I'm 5'1 and 90 pounds. For my age (I'm 13 years old), I'm underweight. Some of you may be like don't worry about this, you're so young but I still will worry about it. For those of you who say "eat ...
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Are protein powders unhealthy for a teen athlete? [closed]

I startet working out 5 months ago. Until now i havent used anything that didnt come from my kitchen table. Yesterday i ordered from bodybuilding.com a 5 lbs gold protein and 15 quest protein bars. Im ...
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Can you do a lot of cardio to lose weight but keep your muscle mass?

I was wondering, if i do more cardio like + 45 min more on my current 30 min, with proper diet and strenght exercises and calorie intake, could i preserve my muscle mass and just lose fat?
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Does loading and unloading weight help build muscle, lose fat and develop strength?

As part of my regime to build muscle, develop strength and lose fat, i am progressively loading weights as part of each set. For example, once sufficiently warmed up, a bench press set looks as ...
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Dumbbell effectiveness

I am a 14 year old male. I am overweight and weigh about 60 kg. My height is 5feet 5inches . I want to develop muscle and loose fat for which I have bought a pair of fixed dumbbells 3 kg each. Can ...
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I'm 16,120lbs 5'6. How do I get more muscle and get stronger as well? [duplicate]

I am 5'6 and 120 lbs. (basically), and have been working out for a year, but I am not seeing the results I want, which is to get more muscle and get stronger. I don't have the best diet but I do ...
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Is high protein intake necessary for building strength when you don't want to add muscle?

I want to maintain my bodyweight but increase my performance on exercises like pull-ups and skater squats. Assume that I find ways to create progressive overload that stimulates the muscles to improve....
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Why am I not seeing any change in body composition or weight?

I started strong-lifts 5x5 on almost a month ago, and while I do seem to be getting stronger, since I have been able to increase the weight every workout, I don't see any real change in my body ...
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I am not gaining body weight and I am now 23 years old

I've done a lot workout and also tried all possible ways still I'm not gaining weight. My height is 5.7" and weight is 50Kg only. And I'm 23 years old now. Me and my friend joined the gym and did ...
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How to build my quads at home?

I am scrawny. I've always been scrawny. But a few years ago I've lost the muscle tone in my hips and I developed intermittent knee pains before of that. In the passing year I lost my lower back ...
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How much coffee is too much if I'm lifting/dieting

I've been working out 5 days a week. Lifting followed by a 20-30 min cardio session. I've been sticking to my diet as well. "Good" carbs, good amount of proteins, veggies, no soda, only water and ...
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Breaking Microtears by flexing?

Try to flex your biceps as hard as you can. It feels like if you were lifting right? So does this mean that microtears are getting broke and therefore we are having the same effect as lifting(Muscle ...
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Will deadlifts build bicep muscles? [closed]

Will deadlifts build bicep muscles?
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Minimum sleep time to secrete growth hormones

Obviously sleep is the steroids of natural bodybuilding, cause while you sleep you grow your muscle, and it is well known that we need at least 8 hours of sleep a day. When you sleep your body ...
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What else should I eat besides my post workout shake?

I am starting a 12-Week program to gain muscle mass and weight. I'm taking Dymatize Elite Mass High-protein muscle gainer as a supplement. I take one scoop before workout and two scoops along with a ...
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Should you do more than one exercise per set?

I currently do squats, barbell curls, sit ups and bench press all in one go- consecutively -THEN i take a break and repeat a few more times before moving on. I was wondering if i was taking the ...
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5000 Calories to build muscle? Or to bulk?

I'm 14 (think it's important for this question) and I love gym (safe way, no crazy weights). I read a lot about it and I pass through various articles saying that if you want to increase gains you ...
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Difference on reps?

Ok, so I'm 14 that means I can't lift a lot, and I have reached the maximum weight my parents let me lift (17kg), and I understand that for growing muscle, you need to stress the muscle breaking the ...
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Effects of doing many push ups, pull ups, dips?

I am wondering if doing lots of push ups(100), lots of pull ups(50), and lots of dips(40) daily will build muscles. That's all. Thanks.
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advices needed for building more muscle while decreasing body fat percentage [duplicate]

Here is some of my background. I have been constantly going to the gym like 3 times a week for about a year. I work on chest and triceps, back and biceps, and shoulders and legs on Monday, Wednesday ...