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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 (with an extra couple of steps in the liver needed to convert ethanol to the fatty acid acetate). Furthermore, the only thing that the body requires in order to ...


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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 stronger despite having less overall muscle mass. Strongmen and powerlifters don't necessarily need to be heavier to outlift a bodybuilder. An example comparison ...


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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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The short answer is that the "fat burning" heart rate zone is a myth. Exercise at low intensities does not result result in greater rates of fat loss compared to exercise at higher intensities, because both burning fat as an energy substrate and burning glucose or glycogen will have the same long term effect on body fat stores. For an explanation, ...


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This is a bit of an over generalisation or demonstrates how simple looks can be deceiving. Your question implies that body builders look like they should be stronger than powerlifters/strongmen, this I can only assume is because from a simple visual inspection without given perspective bodybuilders are visually heavily muscled, where a powerlifter or a ...


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I think the question needs further refinement. Is sugar the enemy of what? Health? Gains? Weight-loss? Sugar alone won’t cause anyone to gain fat. A surplus of calories will cause people to gain fat. To that regard any macro including sugar would be detrimental to fat loss if it is consumed In a caloric load that is greater than your TDEE or maintenance ...


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In order to gain muscle one should eat a lot. Usually one then both gains muscle and fat: bulking. Bodybuilders alternate between bulking and cutting. During cutting they loose fat. However they do not gain muscle during this phase and may even loose a bit of muscle in this process. Since heavyweight powerlifters do not care about being fat they only bulk. ...


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