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When I burn off a very large number of calories, where does the weight go?

Yes, the other 8kcal will come from the body. I am not sure if it will only purely be fat, the body can break down other tissue such as muscle tissue if it needs to. But yes it will come from burning ...
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Why do athletes often strive to achieve very low body fat levels?

The immediate benefit to having lower bodyfat is you're lighter. Lighter people typically can run faster and longer, jump higher and farther, and corner sharper and easier. This is simply because ...
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How much stronger can you get as you get fatter?

Don't Confuse Size with Genetics and Training My former coach won the genetic lottery as someone who can just naturally get beastly strong. An example of that genetic pool, he took his mother to the ...
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How much stronger can you get as you get fatter?

Stop Making Excuses Don't tell me that fat doesn't make people stronger because it does. Of course many fat people are strong. Of course people get stronger faster if they aren't trying to stay ...
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Is it time for me to get serious about losing weight? (pics)

While I assume this question will be closed - it might fall outside the scope of this StackExchange - I'd still like to answer. Yes. It is absolutely time to lose some weight. Keep in mind, I do not ...
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What's up with my body?

Your question is very general, and will therefore only attract general answers, so this will be that. Fixing posture While you don't mention this yourself, C.Lange makes a good point about posture ...
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Is it normal to have a belly when I relax?

Is It Normal To Have A Belly When You Relax? Absolutely! If you've got a gut, you've got a gut; you can't be tensing your body all day; that will wear and tire you out quickly. Should You Have A ...
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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 had a very similar problem when I was getting ready for my first bodybuilding competition, I know exactly what you mean. So you're around 185lbs with 12-14% body fat (which is very good, nice job). ...
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Should I stop doing cardio?

Cardio doesn’t consume fat, muscle, bone, or otherwise. Cardio, like any activity consumes calories and depending on the type it may even help to sustain or potentially even build muscle. The only ...
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When trying to lose body fat, is being in caloric deficit more important than % of calories from fat?

Yes, being in a caloric deficit is what drives fat loss. The proportion of calories coming from fat is unlikely to make any difference to your results, assuming similar protein intake, and assuming ...
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Is spot reduction necessarily a myth?

In my opinion, spot reduction is still a myth if you consider how spot reduction has been defined for years. The study as well as another article I found, are both pro-spot-reduction but I don't think ...
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Can breathing more often over the course of the day contribute to weight loss?

No, it wouldn't. Hyperventilation doesn't cause the body to produce more carbon dioxide, instead it just reduces the amount of CO2 in the blood, which reduces the amount of CO2 passed in each breath. ...
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When I burn off a very large number of calories, where does the weight go?

Regarding this bit: I typically find that my appetite is elevated for a couple of days after such a ride, but not during or immediately after. It’s not just your appetite or calorie deficit from the ...
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How to lose fat while lifting weights and not doing any cardio?

The number one defense against body fat is controlling your diet. Everything else supplements a proper diet. Most recommendations on diet are fundamentally the same, and the differences are often ...
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Why does the body burn muscles instead of fat in a calorie deficit body?

Ok, firstly you're dealing with the human body. You have several different paths to turn to when it comes to producing energy, but they boil down to three: ATP-PC Pathway Glycolytic Pathway ...
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Cycling vs Gym(Exercise) for weight loss

A few misconceptions here. You will never ever get that "gym body", so don't worry about it It sounds harsh, but it's true for a few different reasons. It's hard to achieve in the first place. You ...
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Arms Workout per Week

Large muscle groups develop in a more obvious way than the smaller ones. That said, you clearly understand how to build muscle through effective diet and exercise. Arms can be trained through a number ...
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strength and mass

Those seem to be several questions at once. Physical strength has both a neurological as well as a morpholocical component (1). It is true that resistance training allows you to activate a higher ...
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Should I stop GYM?

There's a lot to address here, so I will try to do it step-wise. I started gym 1 year and a half ago, and results are no good, as I do not see progression in shoulders and arms for example.. ...
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What are risks of bodybuilding?

I think this is a very broad question as injuries resulting from bodybuilding or strength based exercise can range wildly depending on the intensity that someone does. The typical person that's just ...
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When I burn off a very large number of calories, where does the weight go?

Where does energy come from during ultra-endurance events? Ultra-endurance athletes burn a small amount (about 5-10%) of the required kcal in proteinsKnechtle2018. (If you are interested, you can look ...
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Is weightlifting without cardio sufficient for for cutting body fat down to 10% or lower

For the purposes of lowering your bodyfat percentage, the only benefit of cardio is an increase on the "energy out" side of the energy balance equation. There are certainly other benefits to cardio, ...
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Does protein intake make you fat, especially after stop hitting a gym?

Protein alone won't make you fat. Eating in a caloric surplus makes you fat. Calories are a combination of protein, fat, and carbs (and alcohol but hopefully that's not part of your regular diet). So ...
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How to lose manboobs?

I was also one of those guys that suffered from Gyno / Man boobs / Moobs / Gynecomastia (now we all know what it was). I tried everything that I was told and found that so many people didn't even ...
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How to effectively determine whether I am losing muscle or not

The only really accurate way to determine if you're gaining (or losing) fat is with a water tank. Fat floats, bones and muscle sink, and fluids don't really have much of a difference. Armed with that ...
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reduce body weight without accurate calorie counts and going to gym

Doing 30 minutes of walking each day, and doing pull-ups, isn't a bad start to exercise. I assume that your pull-ups are vigorous enough of a workout that you raise a sweat? I'm also assuming, given ...
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Long period one time training or divide it into two times a day

I think it is much better to split them up. If you do them both one after the other, whichever one comes second is always going to suffer as your body will be fatigued. Splitting them up will allow ...
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Most accurate home body fat test?

Try US Navy method its really accurate For Men (Measurements in Inches): %Fat = (86.010*LOG(abdomen - neck) - 70.041*LOG(height) ) + 36.76 For Women (Measurements in Inches): %Fat = 163.205*LOG(...
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Is it good for training upper and lower abs in alternative days?

For getting abs? Sure. For burning fat? No. Doing ab workouts doesn't do much in the way of burning fat. Fat burning happens when you consume less calories than you spend over any given period of ...
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