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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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What differences in the muscle structure can be seen when trained for Strength vs Hypertrophy vs Endurance?

There is considerable overlap between these modalities; the physiological changes that occur are very similar, however, the effects differ slightly. From an anatomical point of view: Hypertrophy ...
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What physical endurance exercise can I fit into a 5-minute routine without any equipment?

What not to do First off, if you're doing situps on the floor, stop it immediately. Floor situps are harmful for your back, and provide little to no effect in terms of abdominal muscle growth. While ...
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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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Running out of energy before feeling muscle stress

My nutrition is standard low carb diet (about 40% protein / 60% fats, I eat cake/sweets max 2 times a week no more than 100g). Ding ding ding! We've found the culprit. Your body relies on ...
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Are night sweats common after long workouts?

I train for cycling time trials, ranging from 10 mile sprints to 12 hr endurance races. I train on Heart rate and power meters, so I know accurately when I've upped my endurance/fitness. I find if I ...
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Development of stamina for long distance

There is a concept known as "training stress". When you put stress on your system and then give your body time to recover, you will improve. When you started, it was easy for you to put stress on ...
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Home workout exercises with minimal equipment

Hi DoubleDouble, There's this general myth (usually by people who spend countless hours at the gym) that one needs to visit a gym in order to exercise effectively. While going to the gym is a good ...
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Steady state interval vs high intensity interval for running endurance

Most of my answer is already contained in this answer, although the questions are not really duplicates. A couple things that I will reiterate: The biggest mistake that the vast majority of runners ...
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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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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop

You could keep your bodyweight mass down, lose fat if you have any, and do several lat exercises such as landmine rows with t bar, or lat bars, one armed rows, etc. Use an endurance type rep scheme(15-...
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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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Goal...in 10 months

You should have no problem doing that in 10 months. I don't agree that her physique is a heavy-lifter's physique. Women who lift heavy are generally much more curvy (bigger butt, trunk). I would ...
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Running out of energy before feeling muscle stress

Low carb is indeed a very good basis to start of from. Its however not directly suitable for doing high intensity workouts. Your body is perfectly capable of producing sugar from fat and protein and ...
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Running out of energy before feeling muscle stress

+1 zero carbs kills your energy and your mental capacity/health (your brain is the largest consumer of glucose). In the short term this is OK for gains like boot camp weight loss or training for an ...
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Progressive, linear steady cardio program with a stationary bike provided with heart rate meter

Trying to maintain 80% max HR for 30 minutes is probably going too far - you usually won't reach that unless you're doing something fairly intense. That said, it will be fairly hard to do something "...
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How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?

I boxed for four years and came out of one of the best gyms in the midwest. It was no frills and no excuses type of place in one of the worst areas of the US. But they were popping out guys for the ...
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What is the physiological mechanism of 'gaining stamina' for a particular exercise

There are more explanations than this one, but one is what type of muscle fibre you strengthen. Muscle fibre type 1 are slow, weak but have high stamina, type 2 have low stamina but are stronger and ...
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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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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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