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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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Do high reps build strength?

I think you've heard the right idea, but you're misinterpreting it. Of course high reps builds some strength, but certainly not a whole lot. It's going to take a lot more effort (in terms of joules ...
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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop

How does [someone] prepare to do 110 pull ups in a row Start by recognizing this as an extreme goal. I bet the people achieving >75 pull-ups got there by doing gymnastics or bar calisthenics for ...
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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 important is Regular Exercise vs Amount of Exercise?

It's not the total amount of work you do that matters, it's the volume, or the total amount of work per unit of time. Compare the two people over a year - person A would have done approximately 7,000 ...
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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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How to increase suitcase carry endurance?

Strategy: general & specific For a narrow and achievable goal like this, I recommend general strength and conditioning (S&C) alongside practicing the specific skill. That will build muscle as ...
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How and why should I use walking breaks for running long distances?

You have to build economy in the tecnique of run. This means you want to increase your speed as much as you can but without going above the 4 mmol threshold of lactic acid in the blood. For the ...
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Is low intensity cardio the only way to induce an increase in stroke volume?

The notion that low-intensity stead-state endurance work is required to elicit an increase in stroke volume is an outdated one, an assumption made from early observations that stroke volume appeared ...
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Are partial reps okay?

I would agree with your trainer. Partial reps are a tool, and every tool has its pros and cons. The pros of partial reps include the fact that you can carry on with an exercise when you can no longer ...
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How come LeBron James have more stamina than an average person?

I imagine it has something to do with him being a full-time professional athlete with multiple full-time coaches optimizing his training.
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When I burn off a very large number of calories, where does the weight go?

Yes, the kcal that do not come from the food you consume or the glycogen stored in your muscles comes from "your body". The most of it will come from fat; I do not know how large of a ...
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Building endurance after long term injury

As someone who trains triathlon and has suffered badly from a cervical disc herniation, I suggest you stick with swimming for quite a while. The flat truth is that swimming is unique. I can run for ...
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Is it possible to swim 125 km in week?

Yes, it’s possible. Is it possible for the vast majority of people? No. Is it beneficial? No. How long would it take? 52 hours at a pace of 2.5 minutes per 100 meters. Here is one guy that could do ...
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Cellular muscle size

Everything else being equal, sure, a myocyte (muscle cell) with more myofibrils (fibers) will be stronger than one that has less. But that's a really narrow statement that dodges the other elements of ...
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Does work capacity have infinite growth potential?

What you're referring to is genetic potential which is: ...theoretical optimum performance capability which an individual could achieve in a specific activity, after an ideal upbringing, ...
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Does long distance running prevent muscle/strength gain?

It is possible to have both strength and endurance. There are a lot of long distance runners who have significant upper body strength because muscles process oxygen better and help with running. As ...
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How much time is long enough for endurance practice?

Question is what does extended period here mean? Does it mean 10 minutes or 30 minutes or 60 minutes? Your specific question is answered within the article you link to in the sentence after the one ...
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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop

Don't. If you can do 100 pullups, unless you're doing it to prove a point or show off, training to do 110 is a huge waste of time, because the majority of your time is spent slowly reaching your ...
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How was Michael Jordan able to average 40+ minutes per game with all of his fast twitch muscles?

Say MJ sprinted and slam dunked. He then used all his muscle fibers both fast twitch and slow twitch. After that followed say 3 minutes of running around at moderate speed. During this time his fast ...
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How was Michael Jordan able to average 40+ minutes per game with all of his fast twitch muscles?

I think you're vastly underestimating the endurance capabilities of fast twitch muscle fibres. A person's proportion of muscle fibre types is not as limiting as you think it is. Type I ("slow ...
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In a fight, all else equal, would someone with higher fast twitch muscles tire out faster than someone with higher slow twitch muscles?

No, because it would be impossible for a fight to be of such low intensity and long duration that slow twitch fibres would have an advantage. Slow twitch fibres are only advantageous during prolonged ...
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If I train for more endurance doing low intensity activities, would that help me in a fight?

I can't remember who it's from, but there's a quote about this. Something like: Wrestlers and other athletes are in shape, but boxers are always the fittest athletes. Why? If a runner gets tired, he ...
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What can I add to banana muffins to increase Magnesium content for endurance bike rides?

Since you don't specify that the magnesium source must be a whole food, just adding magnesium aspartate, either purchased as a powder or in pill form and ground up and dissolved, would be the easiest ...
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Why is running faster more tiring, per kilometer?

If we assume that energy used by an individual athlete during a run (without elevation changes or wind) is dependent only the distance of the run, then the difference between a fast 5k run and a slow ...
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When I burn off a very large number of calories, where does the weight go?

As a deleted answer stated (albeit with a falsehood and in a slightly puerile manner), one of the explanations for where the weight goes is indeed in excrement. As your body breaks down food, fat, and ...
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How do I determine the minimal bounds of reasonable caloric intake during endurance (cycling) workouts?

If you consume adequate carbohydrate (8-12 grams per kilogram of body mass per day is currently recommended, but studies have found that professional athletes often consume as little as 4.5-6 grams ...
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How to achieve ridiculous endurance

Progressive overload and practice. If you want to bench more, you need to bench more. You can bench 110kg x 1 rep, great. How much weight can you rep 10 times? How much can you rep 50? Find a weight ...
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What reps/sets should I use in bodyweight excersices, if I need to train for total count of repetitions?

3 times a week. M/W/F 7 sets of 15 max. After 6 weeks or when able to complete, change to wide, then after that, change to narrow. After that start using step or stair 1. Up to 3 steps. When you ...
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