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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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Would wearing a weight vest increase my calorie burn during bike riding?

Depends on the distance you are biking. Always use the physics behind every workout, to calculate the load, or calorie burn. In your example, you are adding 10 kgs to the weight of you bike. When ...
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Is it possible to bulk up and reduce belly fat at the same time?

First of all Kudos for learning about the misconception, and adapting your approach. You're also going to have to tweak your question from "how to reduce belly fat" to "how to reduce ...
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Is it possible to measure calorie burn from heart rate alone?

Some guys at Stanford did some actual experiments on this :) Got people to do various forms of exercise, such as sitting, running, and cycling. They measured the oxygen and carbon dioxide in breath, ...
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my three minute planks do they work?

Ability to hold a plank is determined mainly by the strength and endurance of your abdominal muscles. Having a protruding stomach is determined mainly by your level of body fat. The two are not ...
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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 do calories work?

Bodypump workouts aren't the only thing you're doing all day right? You walking around your home consumes calories. You cleaning your house consumes calories. You sitting on the computer typing out a ...
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Starving the morning after a massive meal

If this was a one-off, perhaps you don't need to do worry about it. However, if situations like these repeat themselves, it might be a good idea to simply observe, for a time, your eating habits and ...
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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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Do the calorie counters on exercise machines subtract resting calorie burn rate?

Most calculators that you see in commercial fitness machines and similar include the BMR in the calculation. It's basically the difference between gross and net calorie. Gross calories are all ...
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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 vigorous drumming an effective exercise?

A trainer did research on me over a 3 month period as a part of his bachelors studies in sessions twice a week, one hour each. The subject (me) is a 37 (36 at the time) year old metal drummer with 22 ...
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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

Worth noting, without data from an ECG (heart rate monitor) and face mask based gas analyzers, along with details of the gradient, wind speed, and surface there aren't any accurate equations. The ...
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What does it mean if I burn more calories than I intake?

Explaining all of this in detail will require whole books and not just a few paragraphs, so I'll try to be as brief and concise as possible. Think of your body as a machine that requires energy -...
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5000 Calories to build muscle? Or to bulk?

Beware of any blanket recommendations you read for anything fitness or nutrition related! The recommendation may be correct... for a certain population. It doesn't mean it's correct for you ...
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Consequences of taking a break from training

Taking a couple weeks off won't hurt your strength and could actually be beneficial over the long run as it will give your body some really good rest. I like doing a small deficit when I have to take ...
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Would wearing a weight vest increase my calorie burn during bike riding?

What they told you actually make sense in some contexts. The only way you could consume less calories with added physiological work is if you develop economicity in your motor skill. To be more clear,...
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Why does a giant surplus in calories result in immediate strength gains?

Glycogen. Glycogen is stored glucose that your muscles use to move explosively. Moving heavy weights requires a lot of energy to be expended really fast. Your muscles use the stored glycogen to get ...
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How should I feed my wife?

How I should adjust her portions and foods to help her make the weight loss she wants? 4kg reduction just by changing diet is not easy and could take a long while. So for starters, cut your goal in ...
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Why does my fitness watch show calories whereas calories on food packages are in kilo calories?

They're actually the same thing as far as this is concerned. A "Calorie" and "Kilocalorie" is the same when talking about nutrition and exercise. Your watch says you burned 3000 Calories in the day ...
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Can one calculate the energy expenditure of specific lifts?

Yes there has been some earlier research regarding this. For example there is an article that tried to measure exactly this by Robergs et al. in 2007 (I've uploaded the pdf with a sharable link at the ...
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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

Pretty late to the party on this one but thought it was worth adding that the JavaScript behind the runners world calculator is pretty simple. Looking at the function toolSubmit (which is called when ...
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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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Are all extra calories stored as fat or is there a limit?

It's a tough answer, and it's based around your endocrine system. Your body releases insulin to direct fat cells to increase their storage. If you do not have an endocrine disorder (such as diabetes)...
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What does it mean if I burn more calories than I intake?

TL;DR Change your lifestyle by making reduced portions at meals and some amount of daily exercise a habit and you will lose weight. Long Answer: It also has a Calorie log. According to this log, ...
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Maitaining current form

Will I maintain my sets x reps? If you achieve AxB sets x reps on an exercise and keep at the same reps and weight but do it every week you will get good at doing that exercise. It will become easier ...
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Would wearing a weight vest increase my calorie burn during bike riding?

I don't want to debate the correctness of the accepted answer, the heavier you are the more energy you need to invest to build up and maintain speed. However, saying that the majority of the work is ...
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Is running almost every day bad during a bulking phase?

I addressed this in this question. I basically state that not only is cardio not killing muscle gains, but not doing cardio would possible hold you back. The things that could hurt your progress to ...
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Is it possible to gain muscle while being on a calorie deficit?

The short answer: No. The more nuanced answer: It depends. There are two groups that can lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. This is generally true for beginners that have a surplus of bodyfat....
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heavy squats burn 9000 calories?

Work = M * G * H M being mass, which would be 125 kg(~275lb), although it would be slightly more as you are also squatting part of your bodyweight. Lets say 170kg G being Gravity, which for the ...
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