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In a sense, yes it does. It's not a permanent increase, you simply keep on burning more calories than your resting rate until your body returns to baseline. The type of exercise (the shorter, higher intensity workouts are better) also influences how long this occurs. In this study : http://www.mendeley.com/research/postexercise-energy-expenditure-response-...


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Yes it is, this is the Formula when you dont know the VO2max (Maximal oxygen consumption) Male: ((-55.0969 + (0.6309 x HR) + (0.1988 x W) + (0.2017 x A))/4.184) x 60 x T Female: ((-20.4022 + (0.4472 x HR) - (0.1263 x W) + (0.074 x A))/4.184) x 60 x T HR = Heart rate (in beats/minute) W = Weight (in kilograms) A = Age (in years) T = Exercise ...


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Trying to sweat more during a workout is an idea that's left over from sports with weight categories, like rowing, boxing, collegiate wrestling. The idea is that an athlete will put on extra muscle weight, then dehydrate him or herself right before an event or weigh-in to fit into a desired weight category. Most of the sports will allow the athlete some ...


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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 you are biking on a flat surface, majority of the work is done is against friction between the road and bike's tires. The force of friction is uR where u is the ...


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This is a complex question, and no one has the complete answer, but a recent study compared the metabolic rate of a hunter gatherer culture still in existence with the metabolism of sedentary westerners and found that "daily energy expenditure of traditional Hadza foragers was no different than that of Westerners". Similarly, a study found that the ...


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The first thing that separates extreme athletes from most of the rest of us is the amount of energy they require. It's true that when you need to consume 12,000 Calories to keep up with your training, you simply can't eat clean. It's easy to make up all the protein the body needs within that amount of Calories, so these athletes can eat pretty much ...


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While drawing diagrams to calculate it would be fun, have you considered comparing your heart rate with and without the stroller? That would be a much more reliable than trying to estimate the increased energy requirements. Here's why: We would need to calculate the friction the stroller has with the ground, which depends both on its weight (with or ...


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Calorie Counts are Wrong John Kiefer debunks the "a calorie is a calorie" argument thoroughly and scientifically, with diligent use of references: The Idea Given two diets identical in calorie count, the two must produce the same weight loss or gain regardless of macronutrient content. The Logic By the 1st law of thermodynamics that says ...


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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 think about what might trigger these hunger attacks. (What follows are two observations of my own. They might or might not fit your sitation; please judge for ...


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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 fat", because as you now know, you will either lose fat all over your body, or not at all. Gaining muscle while losing fat That's the holy grail of fitness. The truth of it ...


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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 related, so you can have strong abdominal muscles with a high body fat level, and you can have a low body fat level with weak abdominal muscles. Additionally, ...


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While I couldn't find the publication where the calculation was based on, you managed to find a formula on which its likely based: A mixed model was used to derive the following equation for predicting physical activity energy expenditure (EE): EE = -59.3954 + gender x (-36.3781 + 0.271 x age + 0.394 x weight + 0.404 V[O.sub.2max] + 0.634x heart ...


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Are you also tracking your body fat percentage and waist circumference? If so, was there a change? If your weight goes up but your body fat percentage and waistline are decreasing then you are on the right track. Your weight increase would then be a reflection of increased lean muscle mass. However, if your weight goes up and your body fat percentage and ...


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I truly believe dietitians are underrated. I would suggest seeing one, even if it might cost money. Some supermarkets even have an in-house dietitian who could help you determine how to alter your meal plans, and then give a quick "tour" of the store so that you know where to buy those items. I do not think there is any one good time to go the gym. If that ...


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First and foremost, anything you read online or in a book can at best be simple guidelines. It takes time to build your bull-crap meter, particularly for things you don't know a lot about. It helps to take a look at people who are successful at what you want to do with your life, and see what they did. Just be warned that if their site sounds like an ...


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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, strong proxies for the actual underlying metabolic rate; whilst also measuring heart rate using one of five consumer wrist devices. They then ran a whole bunch ...


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It's a fallacy that fat people unleash bigger bolts of strength. Can fat people hurt you? Absolutely! Why? Because Force = mass X acceleration and fat people have a higher mass; with a decent speed, the force generated can hurt you. It's the same reason why a fat person will injure you if they sit on you; the force (weight = mass X gravity) the weight exerts ...


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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 percentage of your muscle fiber ("Neural Adaption"). However, actual strength, as in being able to move heavier loads, depends on the absolute amount of activated ...


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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 years behind the kit who puts in about an hour behind the kit on average pr. day and does no other exercise. Here's some data. Average resting heart-rate: 49. ...


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Upon further research I stumbled upon this gem from Arizona State University, which catalogs the MET values of various activities. Under the Music Playing category, they list "drums, sitting" as 3.8 METs and "drumming (e.g., bongo, conga, benbe), moderate, sitting" as 3.0 METs, so it seems like the that the forum post claiming ~498 kcal/hr for a 250lb male ...


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To answer your question, straight sugar is high in calories but low in fat. Its high in simple carbohydrates. That said, I'm not sure the advice you read was so great. It likely comes from the outdated belief that dietary fat/cholesterol equals fat/cholesterol in your body. Eat too much of any of the 3 macronutrient categories (protein/fat/carbohydrate) and ...


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By gaining weight, I think you meant gaining lean muscle mass! And if this is your main concern, then here are a few rules you need to follow: Lift weights - especially heavy weights by focusing on the major muscle groups like chest, thigh, butt, back and core. Try squats, deadlifts, benches, chin-ups, bent-over rows and lat pull-down machine next time ...


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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 -which we count in calories- to function. Give it exactly the energy it needs, and you will neither gain or lose weight. Give it more, and you will gain; less, and ...


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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 time off of lifting, you could expect to lose a few lbs over that time. Be aware if you do go on a deficit during your time off you will probably have to drop ...


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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, architecture of type I fibers allow you to produce less power stroke in the architecture of sliding filaments but at longer leghts compared to type II fibers. ...


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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 that energy. You deplete it throughout the day, and you won't replenish it if you don't eat. Then you don't have enough when you workout, and you feel exhausted. ...


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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 half and see whether you're satisfied with the speed of progress after that. Keep that in mind. Before taking a look at evening meals, make sure this isn't a ...


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It is still confusing, because both terms (with and without the kilo- prefix) covers the same amount, and it is only a capital letter that differentiates beween 1 and 1000. This would be equal to having Gram (with a capital letter) and kilogram being the same, and gram being 1/1000 of that. I hopy everyone can see how stupid that would be, and this is ...


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I doubt that one granny smith apple will affect your energy, although it might make you feel better, which might in turn improve performance. I don't think that it will be significant in terms of the bad effects associated with overconsumption of sugar. There are a number of implied sub-questions in your post so the answer is complicated: Will eating an ...


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