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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 trying to stay fit and strong is going to have a wildly different experience and train in a wildly different manner than someone trying to get their IFBB pro ...


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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 what's happened to your friends is they stopped going to the gym. So their energy expenditure went down as a result meaning the amount of daily calories they ...


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Provided that your fat mass is lost through sustainable means—an adequate diet, hydration, and low-intensity activity—or provided that you have refueled and rehydrated after a restrictive diet and/or high-intensity training regimen, the equation you have derived is correctly balanced. So your formula is entirely correct, provided that you can fairly assume ...


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Muscle loss cannot be inferred purely through changes in body fat percentage. The reason being that muscle is only one component of fat free mass. Experienced natural bodybuilding competitor and coach Alberto Nunez has talked about a sort of rule of thumb for weight loss which boils down to 20% of all long term weight loss being water. With this in mind, ...


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The specific distribution pattern of your body fat is largely genetic, but may also be influenced by your hormonal profile and dieting history. But for the sake of this question, let us assume that body fat distribution does not change. What does that mean? If an individual is 200 lbs and 40% body fat, they have 80 lbs of fat. That 80 lbs is distributed ...


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Summarising the systematic review, 'The Epidemiology of Injuries Across the Weight-Training Sports', by Keogh & Winwood, 2017: Bodybuilding had the lowest injury rates of all weight-training sports, at 0.12-0.7 injuries per lifter per year, or 0.24-1 injury per 1000 hours. Strongman was found to be the riskiest weight-training sport, with an injury rate ...


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The goal of weight loss is almost always fat loss despite the phrases being used interchangeably by the general public. When you lose weight it isn't always clear what you are losing, but there are some things that you can keep in mind in order to better understand what's going on. The "3500 calorie per pound of fat" model of weight loss isn't perfect and ...


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Actually there are 2 reasons this is occuring.. #1 let's assume your scale is accurate.. then this means you're losing muscle mass, if you're losing weight but Bodyfat goes up. Bodyfat is a percentage of your total weight, but muscle, fat, and water account for your weight.. so make sure what your losing is actual fat. See below how to. #2 the scale is ...


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I think the first thing you need to recognise is that these scales are far from perfect, the technology firstly is at best an approximation, I won't go into too much detail but it measures the impedance (signal frequency shift and resistance) of a small electrical current between your two feet i.e. the current passes up one leg then down the other. The first ...


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Considerable debate surrounds what proportion of the energetic macronutrients might represent the ‘ideal’, but let us assume that you are observing a high-protein diet, providing 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body mass per day, and let us assume, also, that you would like to maintain a slight energy deficit in order to metabolise fat quickly whilst ...


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Staying healthy and in shape while quarantined is totally doable. First and foremost, you can download many apps that start with workout routines from beginner to an advanced athlete like Nike training club. Also, many athletic and sports equipment companies offer free workout plans through Instagram accounts either live or IGTV. Also, you can have your ...


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I don't have a lot of time to type this but I wanted to help you out with the basics so here goes. If you have questions please feel to comment them. Yes, you can indeed gain weight by exercising. This is done by three major things; Progressive overload. You will need to challange your body in order to gain muscle (and thus gain weight). This can be achieved ...


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First, congratulations on having lost so much fat! That is not a trivial amount, nor a trivial achievement. And yes, you have every reason to believe that you can do this on your own. To answer your first question, the variability of fat deposition is driven by a complex combination of dietary, hormonal, and genetic factors. It is notable that higher ...


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You can give Jeff Nippard’s podcast on dieting a go (https://open.spotify.com/episode/5iuWZvuKxOTL8Vlxk6oOyB?si=rLJiG5K2T0KeRgDiNvt7Xg). From what I gather, there is no hard and fast rule. You need to experiment as you diet as each individual adapt differently. The person he spoke to in the video recommends to start with 1% of your body weight and adjust ...


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The fact that the impedance scale can't tell your bodyfat whether your a man or woman shows how inaccurate they really are. Bodyfat impedance scales work by sending an electrical pulse through your body. It measures the amount of resistance that the pulse encounters. It then performs some analysis to determine who much of that resistance is caused by fat, ...


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TL;DR: 18 y/o male, 140lbs, 5'8", don't really work out, asocial, stressed and depressed. I'm looking to gain insight on my body and health advice. Insights on dietary habits would be super useful here! What we consume is an incredibly important consideration when we start a wellness journey. Especially since you mentioned being stressed and depressed; ...


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Slight paradigm shift: Weightlifting is to build and/or maintain muscle mass. Cardio is added activity level i.e. extra energy output. A person will not burn fat without a calorie deficit regardless of how much cardio they do. Cardio just adds to the amount of calories one uses throughout the day. (It also improves your health in a variety of ways other ...


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Very few of the common methods of assessing body composition are so accurate. That is, they can be under ideal conditions—a highly skilled tester, excellent equipment, euhydrated state, and/or typical body electrolyte levels—but very rarely do these factors come together. So unless you are having your body composition assessed professionally, you should ...


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