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Walking to lose weight - what should I expect?

Diet. Don't fall for the BS low-carb, only eat watermelon on a full moon, except when dark chocolate has been conjured by a sorcerer diet. Those diet systems might work, but they're hard to sustain ...
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6 months in calisthenics and still almost no progress

I think your main problem is that you don't really focus on anything with your current program. You do many different things at once and as a beginner that is fine but if you want to take it more ...
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How to strengthen the muscles of the fitness mindset?

"ashamedly short" "not...even close to being socially redeemable enough" WTF? Don't allow your brain to insult you like that. Being short is nothing to be ashamed of and people at ...
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How does one gauge progress in bodybuilding?

The total muscle mass that you've built is THE determining factor in whether you are progressing in bodybuilding. The size of certain muscle groups is secondary to this, but also very important. ...
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Pull-ups - should I start greasing the groove?

The greasing the groove method of training isn't actually about muscle growth, which is why it seems contradictory to the usual advice about hypertrophy (gettin' bigger). The greasing the groove ...
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How long does it take for my muscles to grow weaker if i skip the gym?

You may be interested in my response to a similar question I answered: Will I lose gains in this situation? . Since each of us is an individual, no one can say for sure how long it would take for you,...
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Measuring progress in Bouldering

What you're trying to do is, unfortunately, not that easily accomplished. Boundering grades are always a little subjective (depending on the climbers strengths / weaknesses, body mechanics, ...
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How to strengthen the muscles of the fitness mindset?

I am also a short man. It is true that some people will look at you as a lesser person because of your height. Some woman will not even consider you as a partner, just because of height. However, ...
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How often should you grease the groove?

Congratulations on your great progress using grease the groove (GtG)! However from what I read GtG only works for 1 month ca. Why is that? Normally when one lift weights one can progress for years. As ...
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How much can the body change in 6 weeks?

Everything being ideal, you might expect to lose 6 lbs of fat and put on 3 lbs of muscle. To achieve this, you’ll want to do some LISS cardio (ie taking a long walk) everyday as well as doing strength ...
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Can I improve running stamina by increasing intensity rather than duration?

Can I improve running stamina by increasing intensity rather than duration? Yes, increasing intensity rather than duration is a perfectly valid way of training, and is even better under the right ...
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Pull-ups - should I start greasing the groove?

You can increase pull-ups in multiple ways, I can do about 3 sets of pull-ups with 40kg (88lbs) added weight now (and about 12-14 sets of 10-12 pull-ups of bodyweight). Here are some exercises that ...
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How can I measure my physical progress if I am gaining muscle faster than I am losing fat?

Take pictures. I assume you're still a beginner, hence trying to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. This is only achievable by beginners because the body is not used to the exercising/...
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How long does it take for my muscles to grow weaker if i skip the gym?

You can search studies about "residual training effects" for different sport performance parameters e.g. aerobic endurance, maximal strength, ... Average numbers suggest aerobic endurance adaptations ...
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Progressing into iron cross

Overcoming Gravity recommends the following progression: Rings Strap Handstand Pushups L-sit / Straddle-L Straight-Arm Press Handstands Full Back Level (With Supinated Hands) 1/2 Layout / 1 Leg ...
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Struggling making size and strength gains with calisthenics

I made really great gains via calisthenics. You don't need to be in surpluss. Make sure you eat a lot of protein (more is better to a degree); 140 grams seems good but like i said; more is better. If ...
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6 months in calisthenics and still almost no progress

Three suggestions: Gain about 20 pounds. At your height and weight, it would be very hard to gain strength. Even a climber like Magnus Midtbo (who really needs to avoid any unnecessary weight) has ...
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Expected progress for beginners in 6 months

The number of variables does make this a difficult question to answer. However, perhaps the most important variable is frequency. If your training is regular and consistent—say, once or twice a week—...
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Pullup and chinup progression and calisthenics

I posted this in comments but someone else posted essentially the same thing in their answer so I'm posting here. Your training appears to be just trying to do more of the same but after initial ...
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Slow Progress At My Sessions

If you're eating at maintenance calories, it's to be expected that you're only maintaining, rather than gaining strength. There could be other factors, such as insufficient training volume or ...
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How often should you grease the groove?

I've found that following the StrongFirst Fighter Pullup Program has worked wonders for me and others that I've recommended it to. Although it's not a true greasing the groove program, you can use it ...
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Does a untrained beginner get muscle mass gains, or strength gains, or both without applying progressive overload?

That would mean one could get bigger muscles without getting stronger I think you've got this backwards. There are two ways in which you get stronger: add more muscle fibres, or, increase your ...
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Struggling making size and strength gains with calisthenics

From your post it is not obvious how do you measure your progress and the lack of your progress. But some general hints: About the size - check out some basic informations about how the hypertrophy ...
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Relationship between lunges (dumbbells) and squat

Does the squat allow to estimate the 5WD at the barbell lunges? No. It does not. Having a higher squat may allow you to have a higher lunge just by the fact that it makes you stronger. However, they ...
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How does one gauge progress in bodybuilding?

JustSnilloc's answer is good and quantifiable. My answer is going to be more qualifiable and subjective. Progress can be anything. If I weigh 350 lbs and I lose 100 lbs, that can be seen as progress....
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6 months in calisthenics and still almost no progress

I took a look at the diet and it is good. Don't stop it. 144 g of protein with a ~500 calorie surplus. Keep this up for the muscle gain. Each day, every day. Consistency is key. Muscles need calories ...
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Walking to lose weight - what should I expect?

The secret to weight-loss is actually really simple: Calories in vs Calories out. Of course, we can go way more in-depth than that, and drinking 10 beers in a day for about 2000 calories vs eating ...
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Is it possible to apply progressive overload on squat with +10 kg resistance increments by resistance bands?

One thing to note is that resistance bands won’t provide constant force across their range of stretch. And, this will be especially pronounced once more than one band is used. I wouldn’t use them for ...
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