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At first calculate your Basal metabolic rate. For your height and weight it will be ~1600 cal/day, I don't know your age. Then add how many calories you burn doing basic activities. There are many ways to do this. For example multiply BMR with 1.2 points for a person who does little to no exercise 1.37 points for a slightly active person who does light ...


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If controlling for diet and resistance training volume and intensity, no, cycling shouldn't cause muscle loss. In other words, if you're lifting weights with regularity and you're eating to account for the caloric expenditure of cycling for an hour a day, you probably won't lose any significant amount of muscle. Having said that, it's a pretty tall order....


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The short answer is yes. We think calorie timing affects muscle vs fat gain. But the questions of how much it affects it is more important. Mike Israetel mentions that for most of us the amount of calories is much more important,for us hobby builders. In contradiction this study (3:20) suggested fasted cardio is not really beneficial. My personal ...


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I have experienced something very similar. After about a year of working out my biceps ~2 times per week (3 or 4 different exercises), I was doing 4 sets of each exercise all to failure and I wasn't getting sore or building mass/strength anymore. I think your hypotheses all have some validity. Tiredness - This can definitely contribute, I noticed that when ...


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Yes, but not in the way you're thinking. If you look at something like powerlifting, then carrying additional pounds can be a benefit as they provide either a counterbalance to the weight being lifted (deadlift or squat), or act to shorten the range of motion of the lift (bench press). There are also strongman events where being on the larger side can be a ...


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