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Unexplained muscle mass loss

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 ...
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Preserve muscles while fasting

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 ...
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Unexplained muscle mass loss

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 ...
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How can I lose muscle mass in my quads and ham strings (thighs?)

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 ...
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How to calculate muscle loss during weight loss from body fat over time?

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 ...
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How to calculate muscle loss during weight loss from body fat over time?

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 ...
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Can you actually lose strength from exercising (for example, if you don't get enough food)?

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 ...
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Do bodybuilders lose muscle mass faster than powerlifters?

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 ...
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How to lose muscle weight to improve endurance?

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, ...
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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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How can I lose muscle mass in my quads and ham strings (thighs?)

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 ...
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How do I lose muscle and fat in my thighs?

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 ...
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Losing Lean Muscle Mass (Detraining)

At a basic physiological level, how is this occurring? Every day, your body builds up and breaks down muscle. Under homeostasis, this breakdown evens out the buildup and there is no net-muscle gain. ...
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Can you actually lose strength from exercising (for example, if you don't get enough food)?

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 ...
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Does losing 6kg weight and 2.5kg body fat mean you've lost 3.5kg of muscle?

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 ...
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Unexplained muscle mass loss

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. ...
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How do I lose muscle and fat in my thighs?

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, ...
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Do bodybuilders lose muscle mass faster than powerlifters?

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 ...
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How to lose muscle weight to improve endurance?

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. ...
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How can I lose muscle mass in my quads and ham strings (thighs?)

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 ...
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