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Don't worry about it. My gym has had an InBody scanner for a few years now, so I've had a bit of experience with them. Assuming it's the same model as the one I'm used to, it uses bio-electrical impedance to measure your fat / muscle percentages. The problem with these is that, although you believe you're keeping all other variables the same, it's just not ...


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The idea was to eat enough protein ( 1.5 x body weight in Kg), keep working out, and have calorie in < calorie out. With the above understanding, you're on the right track. Since you're allowed to eat and exercise during the night, it seems that you've basically inverted the day-night cycle as far as nutrition is concerned because quite a few people ...


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Bioelectrical impedance analysis of body composition can give quite variable results, and in particular is known to be affected by water and food intake independent of body composition. So I wouldn't trust the numbers it's given you. If you're aiming to maintain or increase muscle mass though, you'll need to be resistance training. (You said your current ...


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I want to clarify some points for you, which will help you decide what to do: You've been working to add muscle and mass. You've only been working your legs. Muscle responds to Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands (SAID principle) What is unclear is whether you want to keep a more balanced physique with increased mass, or reduce your mass to where it ...


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Provided that your fat mass is lost through sustainable means—an adequate diet, hydration, and low-intensity activity—or provided that you have refueled and rehydrated after a restrictive diet and/or high-intensity training regimen, the equation you have derived is correctly balanced. So your formula is entirely correct, provided that you can fairly assume ...


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Muscle loss cannot be inferred purely through changes in body fat percentage. The reason being that muscle is only one component of fat free mass. Experienced natural bodybuilding competitor and coach Alberto Nunez has talked about a sort of rule of thumb for weight loss which boils down to 20% of all long term weight loss being water. With this in mind, ...


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Just goes to show that there are very different notions of the ideal body...I'd love to have "chunky" calf muscles! That said, I'm a believer in the adage, "form follows function." In other words, what matters here is how your body performs at the activity of interest, rather than how it looks. Your question is based on a presumption of a cause-and-effect ...


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I’ll reference you to a similar post I answered recently: Will I lose Gains in this situation. I’m not sure what you mean by “non-contractive” tissue. I think you are referring to the difference between contractile and non-contractile muscle tissue. Regardless, your argument assumes that the method used to add muscle mass somehow speeds up the ...


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So when you starve your muscles, due to a lack of Protein. Your body enters a Catabolic State. When you have low Protein intake or food in General, your body breaks down the muscle tissue to get its energy it is NOT getting from Food. Catabolism is the destructive state of Metabolism. This being the opposite of an Anabolic state which is the building ...


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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 these two don't have anything to do with each other, there's the possibility that both are caused by a medical condition: Overtraining syndrome. Doing 2h of ...


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If you want to lose muscle mass or fat, no matter where it is, you need to burn more calories than you take in. I would normally say continue exercising, but reduce the amount of carbohydrates and fats you are eating, and eat more lean protein (fish, white meat chicken) and vegetables. However, you mentioned that you're recovering from weight loss, so may ...


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The first 2 so called 'facts' you've listed I think you may find that with a little more research are not actually FACT. I really don't believe it matters when you eat. If 30 minutes before you go to bed is when you eat your last meal, then that's exactly when you eat. The whole 'no carbs before bed' thing is a bit of a myth based on everything I've read. ...


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Despite what you may hear or read there is no way (except for surgery) to reduce fat in a specific area of the body. No amount of crunches will remove belly fat. On the other hand lowering your total body fat percentage will inadvertently remove fat from the desired area. Another thing to note is that when trying to lose fat it is suggested to increase ...


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Very few of the common methods of assessing body composition are so accurate. That is, they can be under ideal conditions—a highly skilled tester, excellent equipment, euhydrated state, and/or typical body electrolyte levels—but very rarely do these factors come together. So unless you are having your body composition assessed professionally, you should ...


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Bear in mind that cardio is not great for building muscle mass anyway. In fact depending on the type of cardio you're doing it may reduce your muscle mass slowly anyway, especially as you get older. If you really want to increase muscle mass you'll need to get more weights involved and do a bit less cardio. Try switching some of your cardio sessions to more ...


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In my experience after experimenting with various diets and workout routines, I've discovered that it IS possible to lose strength while exercising, however, only temporarily. There will be a certain factor that will contribute to your weakness (lack of sleep, lack of proper nutrition etc.). Once that factor is removed, you'll naturally regain your old ...


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I am struggling with how thick and large my thighs are and I really want to slim them down. How do I do this? You can't. Spot reduction of fat from any area of your body is not possible. You can, however, lose your overall body fat and that will surely slim down your thighs. I have yet to see results This is because you are not eating in a sustained ...


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I think the rate of muscle loss would be most affected by diet. The body would have to stay catabolic to decrease the amount of muscle loss. This is such a great question. I think to really find the answer to this, you would have to look at the cellular level of the muscle fibers and see if there are any differences between muscle composition in professional ...


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Here are your golden rules for losing muscle: Control your calorie intake. This is the good old general approach for weight loss. Because you want to lose muscle, pay special attention to protein. Having this in mind, reduce meat intake. Go for long cardio sessions. As you want to do distance running, include many long sessions in your training program (...


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Loss muscular mass is an interesting challenge. To do this, you need to use the right exercise and maintain your diet program as well. If you want to lose muscle mass to look slimmer and fit then these steps are helpful for you:- Decrease your daily calories intake. Do cardiovascular on an empty stomach. Do high repetition, low-weight isolation exercises ...


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Your muscles and brain run on glycogen. More importantly for this question, Glycogen fuels your muscles. When you exercise with high intensity for 20 minutes or more this is when your body switches from a primarily carbohydrate based metabolism to a fat metabolism, as duration increases so does amount of fat burned for fuel. SO IN ADDITION I suppose high-...


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Biologically speaking- you can and will lose muscle fibers as part of regular aging or if you become stagnant. However, you can always build on muscle mass. Referece: Bio 101 in college


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