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Doctor insights on: How Body Builders Go From Obese To Hard Body

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How to get to about 10% body fat while maintaing muscle mass?

How to get to about 10% body fat while maintaing muscle mass?

Lean mass: Continue to do resistance exercises, have a good meal plan and incorporate high intensity interval training if you are trying to lose down to 10% body fat. Eliminate the high intensity work if you are trying to gain weight to get to 10%. Many exercise programs out there to help including body for life, p90x, insanity, and adonis golden ratio that are prepackaged easy to follow. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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How to loose body fat from legs?

How to loose body fat from legs?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to break down your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb

How long does it take your body to break down   your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb

Planning a diet?: You're actually describing a rigorous weight-loss diet such as athletes undertake to make weight or fitness guys to "get ripped"; it would be an anorexic behavior if it became an obsession or you were likely to hurt yourself. You're at your physical prime and if you can adopt a fitness-focused lifestyle instead of episodic diet, it's be great. Your physician can help. ...Read more

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How often should I workout to maintain 10% body fat?

How often should I workout to maintain 10% body fat?

Nutrition and: Exercise. Exercise alone is usually not the answer to controlling body fat. You can maintain low body fat by just caloric restriction and conversely undo part of the beneficial effects of exercise by over-eating. ...Read more

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How could someone get noticeable chest gains just from body weight training?

How could someone get noticeable chest gains just from body weight training?

Absolutely!: Bench presses, flat and inclined are key! narrow hands or wide-set are another variable. Push ups, dips, chest fly with dumbbells. Do these in any combination and you will make noticeable chest gains! ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to lower body fat percentage without losing weight?

Can someone tell me how to lower body fat percentage without losing weight?

Well: Muscle weighs more than fat. So technically if you add muscle and lose fat your bmi could drop without weight change. ...Read more

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What should a 5'8" 135lb female do to lose body fat and get down to 125lbs?

What should a 5'8" 135lb female do to lose body fat and get down to 125lbs?

Hard work: You are getting down towards the low end of your ideal weight range, it make take a lot of disciplined work, fairly intense aerobic exercise and a well balanced died appropriate to your weight and caloric consumption. ...Read more

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How fast can my body reachs the right weight? I'm 30 years old male and i'm very skinny.... . How long or how much can human body gain weekly?

How fast can my body reachs the right weight? I'm 30 years old male and i'm very skinny.... . How long or how much can human body gain weekly?

Low body weight: Body weight is related to intake of calories or burning calories. What should be your ideal body weight? Get your good hx and exam. Eat balanced food and check with your dr. ...Read more

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How to get body fat to 10% from 25%?

10% body fat is : Exceedingly low ; probably only appropriate for professional body builders or a limited other # of professional athletes. It would be unhealthy for most. Set a healthier body fat goal. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determined calories burned for over 100 activities. ...Read more

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How to treat pain when you lose fat from torso?

I am not sure: that I understand what type of pain you are referring to. This might need to be assessed to figure that out. ...Read more

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How am i supposed to work out to loose the remaining fat covering my body i'm stuck at 13% body fat and i would like to achieve 5% body fat or below ?

Diet/exercise: I would recommend a low calorie, high protein, fiber enriched diet. Try burst interval low/high aerobics with light freeweight lifting. Small free feedings ( 5-6) meals/day. When in doubt have your fasting bloof chemisties, hgba1c and thyroid profile- for starters. ...Read more

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How to burn bad fat in body fast?

Belly fat?: Eat a diet of whole foods, lots of vegetables, mainly green ones except peas. Half your plate should be veggies. Have lean protein--chicken, fish or eggs. Don't drink soda even diet!. Don't drink juice. Have one fruit per day. Drink 8 glasses of water. Consider protein shake made with stevia for meal replacement. Try to eat small amt every 4 hours. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to go from 26% to 16% body fat?

Who knows: I's impossible to predict with any degree of certainty how quickly you'll lose body fat. Too many variables. But, i can tell you that 1 and 1/2 to 2 pounds of weight loss per week is not unusual if you are doing the right things. Most of that weight loss, not all, should come from body fat. ...Read more

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How can I add more muscles and mass and meat to my body healthily? By going to the gym?

How can I add more muscles and mass and meat to my body healthily? By going to the gym?

Diet ; gym: U need 2 b on a good balanced diet ; c an atc 4 a good wt lifting program set up according 2 ur needs ; abilities. Alternate a hard work out, getting adequate protein intake followed by cardiovascular workout. B sure not 2 do heavy weight training every day. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to measure my muscle mass and body fat percentage?

Scale with body fat%: Find a scale that allows you to program height, age etc. in, and has a body fat % reading. These may not be perfect but can give you a general idea. There are handheld devices that are perhaps less accurate. If you want to be specific, there are water displacement tank measurements that are most accurate. ...Read more

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How to lean your body from weed?

Lean or wean?: If you have weight gain from cannabis use - stop using it. Hydrate well, eat healthfully and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How to gain a body weight upto 10kg?

How to gain a body weight upto 10kg?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,.... ...Read more

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Why its hard to lose weight at a low body fat percentage?

Why its hard to lose weight at a low body fat percentage?

Why lose weight?: If your body fat,percentage is low, chances are that you don't need to lose,weight. That is why it is hard. Why are you trying? If you want to firm up, try doing weight bearing exercises and lifting. But trying to lose weight will probably only work against you. ...Read more