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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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How much stronger can you get as you get fatter?

Don't Confuse Size with Genetics and Training My former coach won the genetic lottery as someone who can just naturally get beastly strong. An example of that genetic pool, he took his mother to the ...
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How much stronger can you get as you get fatter?

Stop Making Excuses Don't tell me that fat doesn't make people stronger because it does. Of course many fat people are strong. Of course people get stronger faster if they aren't trying to stay ...
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Is it normal to have a belly when I relax?

Is It Normal To Have A Belly When You Relax? Absolutely! If you've got a gut, you've got a gut; you can't be tensing your body all day; that will wear and tire you out quickly. Should You Have A ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it true that more calories give more energy, plain and simple?

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, ...
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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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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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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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Weight training without putting on fat

Food plus lifting equals get bigger It seems like you're saying that when you walk a lot, eat moderately, and do nothing else that you lose a little bit of weight--likely fat, but perhaps also muscle....
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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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Does floor wipers help in getting rid of fat on hips?

What you're referring to is "spot reduction", which is the idea that you can reduce fat in one particular area. This is a myth, and proven to be untrue in numerous studies (2011 study and 1983 study). ...
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Weight training without putting on fat

Everybody loves anecdotes so I'll start with one. I got to pick the brain of this great bodybuilder named Bernie Cooper once on Christmas Eve in a bar in Edinburgh. The man obviously did have some "...
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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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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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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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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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What is an ideal visceral fat percentage?

For extra info, in case you haven't read in detail during your searches, visceral fat is intra-abdominal, found around your organs and is generally considered a strong indicator of health risk when ...
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Is it theoretically possible to burn fat without any training only based on diet?

What do you mean by carb deficit? There is no carb requirement level that you can be over or under. You can eat 80% carbs or 0% carbs and be fine. If your total intake of calories is less than your ...
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I am bulky although my diet is healthy(at least i think it is healthy)

Use a calorie expenditure calculator like this one to find your target estimate for intake. Count your calories and hit that estimate every day. After one or two weeks, if your weight has not ...
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Is it normal to have a belly when I relax?

It is perfectly normal. There is nothing inherently wrong with a relaxed abdomen "sticking out" like that. This is how a human beings look like when their body is in rest-and-digest mode. Even the ...
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A 2900-3200 Calories/Day Plan for Weight Loss?

First and foremost, I'd like to remind you that fat and weight are not synonymous, but they are related. It is possible to gain weight and lose fat, but it is also difficult. I'm missing critical ...
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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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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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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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