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Mom Losing Her Mobility Because of her Weight Gain

Your mother is in a seriously dangerous place, and this really is in the realm of nutrition and medicine more than physical fitness (as far as priorities go). Her endocrine, cardiovascular, muscular, ...
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No gain after 4 months of continuous excercise

First of all, you're not working out the other half of your body...your legs. When you're a natural lifter (no anabolic supplements like 90% of the instagram and gym rat population), the most ...
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Suddenly not sore anymore?

Soreness does not mean that you had a good workout (or vice versa), it means you had a workout you weren't used to. I've been lifting for a few years and I never feel sore, except for when I've had a ...
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For bench press, should I use dumbbells, a barbell, or the Smith machine?

In order to understand how to pick the implements, you need to know what they are doing for you. I'll rank the implements in order of difficulty--assuming you have the same total weight, they will ...
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should I continue weightlifting even though it makes my body bigger?

Your muscles haven't gotten any bigger, they are slightly swollen (or "pumped") after your workout, because of inflammation. This is a standard response of your body to this new challenge you are ...
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Diet chart to gain 10-12kg weight

Let's break it down. Credit:myfitnesspal & reddit This is bad for a whole host of reasons: Micronutrients? One serving of salad and veg is not enough. You need to have more variety or get a ...
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What is the correct measure of a heaped scoop for protein drink

A typical serve of protein powder is 30g, or around 1/4 cup. Weight gainers have larger serving sizes, because they need to fit significant amounts of both protein and carbohydrates into a serving. ...
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Gain Mass: High weight and low reps OR low weight and high reps

The problem you are running into is one of context. The answer to the problem depends on what's causing the progress to stall. Neither answer is inherently wrong, nor is either answer more correct. ...
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Is there something that I'm eating that is causing weight gain?

I have done a lot of legwork for you here, lets take a look at the meals mentioned in myfitnesspal's calorie checker: I have assumed 2 tbsp of each dried fruit & nuts with lunch. Ignore the goals ...
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Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

Warning, wall of text incoming. Sorry, but there's a lot to look into. TL;DR at the end. Let's first take a look at what seems to influence (base) metabolic rate the most. For starters, when we look ...
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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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Good clean bulking meals

I would strongly consider dramatically increasing your intake of grass-fed meat. The fat can be good for you. A large grass-fed steak with a side of veggies drenched in butter from grass-fed cows is ...
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Why am I gaining weight?

You need to understand that TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) is merely an estimate of how many calories your body burns with the level of activity you are performing. There's a couple things ...
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All things being equal, does muscle build faster than fat burns?

Muscle does not build faster than fat burns. It sounds like your main issue is not that you are not burning fat or gaining muscle, but instead you're not actually measuring those things. Your body is ...
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What is the meaning of: 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps?

It's an inverse pyramid strength-training workout. Although this seems to be fairly low reps, it's used to encourage muscles to build volume. I wouldn't suggest hitting these kinds of reps though. ...
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Is this overtraining?

"Is This Overtraining?" There is no general answer to this question. Overtraining is not dependent on a program, but rather on the relationship between the trainee, their program, their recovery ...
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Is this overtraining?

Some people can train the same muscle group three times a day, every day, for months on end and see significant hypertrophy. Yet others may train a muscle group with such intensity that days are ...
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protein in the rest days

It's not like your protein intake on rest days is actually zero (unless you eat NOTHING on your rest days). I assume you are talking about a supplement source like whey protein. It is considered a ...
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Weight gaining with or without gym

TLDR: Yes, joining a gym to work out and eat more (good) food will help you gain weight, and I'll explain how to start off. First off, 4 years ago I was right where you are. I'm 184cm tall and would ...
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What is the correct measure of a heaped scoop for protein drink

Yes, you've been doing it wrong ;) Note that the serving information (for one of the Pro weight gainers) looks like the following: 182g is 0.4 lbs 👏 per 👏 serving 👏. Weight gainers work by ...
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How is the weight gain formula consistent with the law of conservation of mass?

Firstly, it's worth noting that the 3,500 kcal/lb figure comes from a 1958 review paper, and only applies to weight loss on a high protein diet or weight gain that is not immediately following a ...
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If I lift weights and eat exactly my calorie requirements, what will happen to my body?

My answer would be that you do not give sufficient information on your diet to tell what will happen to your body either good or bad. Here is why: I suspect that by controlling your calorie intake ...
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I am underweight. How do I gain weight and muscle?

As a man who had the same problem - let me tell you my findings on the matter. Muscle gain is very dependent on your biological makeup. Any weight gain is. What works for 80% may not work for you. ...
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I am a physically disabled person and I want to gain weight

The most important thing about gaining muscle mass with a skinny physique ('ectomorph body type') is the diet. Your diet has to be both high caloric and high protein, use an online calorie calculator ...
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Does it become harder to lose weight as you age?

Basing these on my own experience and observation, obviously not all will apply to everyone. Appetite doesn't slow down with your metabolism. For many people, alcohol becomes another huge additional ...
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What kind of food can help someone gain weight easily but also would be easy to lose

There is no food which makes future weight loss any easier than any other. If you want to gain weight, you need to construct a diet where you have a caloric surplus over any given period of time. If ...
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Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

I've unwittingly done a long term experiment on myself. The answer, in my case at least, is yes. I used to weigh about 63 kg and eat about 3000 kcal/day a decade ago. Today I eat about 3800 Kcal/day ...
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Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

Maintaining Weight Loss: Who is the biggest loser? Introduction There is a lot to consider when examining the impact of changing lifestyle in the short or long term with the goal of losing weight. In ...
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Can too much calories pose a health risk?

TL/DR: You must change your goals and mindset so that you can gain lean weight in sustainable manner - longterm. If you gain 7kg in one month, it will be either mostly water retention (bloating) or ...
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