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Will fat help you gain muscle?

If you are heavier you will be stronger wether this is by fat or by muscle I think we can all agree on that. On what do you base this? Apart from very few lifts where a bit more body weight helps you,...
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If doing aerobics after drinking, does it slow down fat sediment caused by drinking?

Alcohol tricks body to believe there is too much energy in blood, so body is enabled, or forced, to store fat. No, it does not. Alcohol contains energy, and is processed by the body similarly to fat (...
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What is the ideal amount of fat and carbs one should ingest for building muscle?

At least enough to not die, and extreme carbohydrate restriction is probably not great for gainz. As long as you are getting adequate fat to support basic bodily functions, your carbohydrate and fat ...
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Can you aggressively lose fat and maintain muscle?

To answer your question directly the answer is NO. Now let me detail why and how you can lose fat and maintain muscle in 4 points: I Rate of body fat loss 1 gram of fat is approximately 9 calories. To ...
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Why and how does fat also make you stronger?

Fat does not naturally make you stronger by just existing. It's inactive. It just sits there. You can't control it. I think the misconception that fat inherently makes you stronger is brought on by ...
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How to reduce belly and face fat

In short, you can't target fatloss. You can however make some healthy changes to your life, most of which you've already done by the looks of it. Most people have a hard time losing fat on their ...
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Does the body store fat in a (First in Last out)FILO order?

I wouldn't say it's first in/last out, but there are reasons why you may (or may not) put on belly fat first and lose it last. Fat cells receive a number of different hormone signals that tell them ...
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Does the body store fat in a (First in Last out)FILO order?

No, this is false. You have to understand that when you gain fat, you gain it in all fat deposits on the body. It doesn't fill one deposit first, then move on to another. And on the other side of the ...
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Will fat help you gain muscle?

It's a somewhat complex question. Let's start with your first sentence: If you are heavier you will be stronger whether this is by fat or by muscle I think we can all agree on that. No, I don't ...
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Should you eat sugar before a muscle building workout?

A high is followed by a low You have the right idea. Increasing your energy levels before a workout can benefit you. But refined sugar, as found in chocolate and biscuits, has a very short lasting ...
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Why is it impossible or nearly impossible to burn high levels of fat near VO2 max intensity?

The reason why it's hard to burn fat during high intensity exercise is that it's a slow and inefficient process of getting energy to the muscles. Your body will switch to using glycogen aerobically ...
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Reducing calorie intake or doing more cardio exercise, which one is more effective for losing fat?

There's been a lot of research done on this subject, and the conclusion is that trying to lose weight just by working out doesn't, uh, work out. There are three main reasons why this is the case: ...
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Does biking really reduce fats from thighs?

Body part specific fat loss is not possible. A person gradually loses bodyfat from their entire body when fat is lost. Some body parts simply carry more fat than others, so acquiring a lower (total) ...
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Will fat help you gain muscle?

Most sports require lean performance as fat adds nothing but sport baggage. Good 40 yard times and slam dunks require it. IF you push your fat percentage below 5% other organs including the immune ...
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What was the macronutrient ratio of early humans and primitive tribes?

Your question is misguided in two ways. One, you assume that premodern diets are by definition optimal. If we can know the macronutrient ratio of Fat:Protien:Carb of early humans and primitive tribes ...
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Why measure body fat as a percentage and not in kg?

Well not sure if my answer will follow the rules since it will not be backed up by scientifics evidence but maybe it will help anyway. In your example, you take two cases with two bodyweight close to ...
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Will fat help you gain muscle?

Yes and no, there are some misconceptions, and there is no clear undisputable answer to any such question (as there are three dozen factors playing in, and diagonally opposing goals). No single thing ...
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Gaining Fat, Losing Muscle?

There seem to be two issues at hand: First, your scale gives unexpected readings, second, you can't seem to make progress with your current workout routine. While I believe the chance is high that ...
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Protein Intake did not work

The most important factor for most people trying to lose (or gain) weight is total calorie intake. The ratio of protein to carbs and fats has some effect, but it's less than total calories. In short:...
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Combining HIIT and weights

In short, YES! The goals you mention of building muscle and burning fat are not mutually exclusive, biologically speaking if that is what you are asking. So in short yes your workout schedule can be ...
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Do strongman and powerlifters have more muscles than bodybuilders

It's hard to make a direct comparison because the range of strength and muscle mass ranges wildly, but bodybuilders can have a lot more muscle while powerlifters and strongmen can be significantly ...
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Food fat content

Unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, are additional types of fat that are often not individually listed on nutrition labels. They made up the remaining 29g.
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I still have stomach fat despite losing so much weight I can see my ribs. How can I get rid of it?

You still have belly fat for two reasons: You still have some body fat. You are genetically predisposed towards storing any body fat that you have in your abdomen. There are two possible courses of ...
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Is it true that Diet is far more effective than Exercise for fat loss?

I've given you a lot of information suggesting that exercise, as the sole means of creating weight loss, is relatively inefficient or even counterproductive. Here are the steps that you should take to ...
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The truth about calories from alcohol

From the top answer in How Does Alcohol Really Affect Gains, the first bullet point state: Unlike proteins, carbs, and fats it cannot be stored by the body, so it takes precedence over all other ...
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Am I eating too much fat? How healthy fat help to lose weight?

To lose weight: Calories In < Calories Out Eating Fat does not make you fat. Eating too much makes you fat. The specific fat/carb/protein breakdown of those calories influences your energy levels ...
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Numb Tingeling in Big Toes

Speaking as a runner, it could be as simple as your shoes being too small and/or tied too tight. Feet swell throughout the day, so either of those will make uncomfortable feel unbearable.
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Is it correct that walking is better than jogging to reduce thighs and inner thighs fats?

You can't target fat loss. If you want to reduce fat on your thighs, you'll need to reduce fat over your entire body. Where your body stores most fat is different for every individual and is ...
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Do obese and unfit people tend to be stronger than slender people who train?

You've asked two questions here. The title, which deals with average strength of obese vs thin, and "A thin person, even if they train for strength, can be no stronger than a severely obese ...
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