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    How do i detemine everything i need to know about burning fat?


    I was wondering how i can determine how many calories a day i should eat and what foods to eat and etc to loose fat and keep lean mass? is there any types of easy to use calculators for this?
    Also is there any way to determine body fat percentage without having a tool like a calculator or some sort?

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    Well you would take your current weight break it down so if you were 200lbs with 20% bf that means you are carrying 40lbs of fat. What I would personally do is take your bodyweight and bf% that you want to be and then eat for that goal.

    The main basic component of fat loss(let's not call it weight because most don't want to lose weight they want to lose fat) is:

    Calories out > Calories in.

    So you must burn or use more calories than you take in. For yourself as a BB'r you want to preserve muscle and burn fat so Here's what I would recommend

    1. Perform early morning HIIT cardio on an empty stomach upon rising - you can sip water your energy drink with BCAA's in it to help stop catabolism - Depending on how hardcore you want to be do this anywhere from 2 times a day (upon rising then after weights) - 5 days a week - 3 times a week.

    2. Work out with heavy weights - Heavy as possible always trying to either add a rep or add 5 or 10lbs to the bar. Do this 3 - 5 times a week

    3. Sleep well - at least 8 - 10hrs if you can

    4. Macro ratio will be something like - P / C / F - 60 / 30 / 10 - try to stick to lean meats such as chicken / fish etc and consume 1g per pound of bodyweight a day.

    5. Keep healthy oils up - Fish oils / flax oils / EFA's etc should be a daily supplement and keep your intake of these quite high.

    6. FFS Don't Starve Yourself - Eat every 2 -3 hrs - people don't understand that the more you cut your food intake the harder it will be to lose that fat.

    7. Water - At minimum 2Gallons / 4 litres a day. This will help you mobilize your fat as well. Reducing this intake or taking in alot of pop etc can seriously impede your progress.
    Last edited by neoborn; 04-01-2008 at 04:58 PM.
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    good post, helped me out a lot to
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    Is running when you wake up n b4 you go to bed more than 3 times a week counter productive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonLanni View Post
    Is running when you wake up n b4 you go to bed more than 3 times a week counter productive?
    I would say it would only be counter productive if you get too energized then can't sleep from it. I would say anytime you want to do it, just sip some water / energy drink with BCAA's to hinder catabolism or hit up a protein shake before you run / immediately after. Something slow digesting is good apparently for overnight:

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    very good post thank you
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    Thanks this post helped me out too. Although i definitely dont need to cut now i will in the future.

    In addition to eating less makes it harder to lose weight is because your body slows down it's metabolism when it does that therefore it pretty much automatically will speed up with more frequent, but smaller meals. Turkey's also good to add on with chicken and tuna. good luck bro
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    thanks man and u are already ripped judging from ur pic i need to take a recent pic.
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    Keep your protein up and also give yourselves a good amount of fish oil / flax for healthy fats. This should help the fat loss process. Please don't just take this from me I am far from teh cutting king
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    hmm i need to get some new pics i think i may be a littl mroe cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    Keep your protein up and also give yourselves a good amount of fish oil / flax for healthy fats. This should help the fat loss process. Please don't just take this from me I am far from teh cutting king

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    Sure you are neo, you've been doing it longer than anyone else here except me
    In all honesty I've only just got my diet in some semblance of order. I am using Fitday as is teh missuz and she lovessssss it! It's great, like the diet tracker here on the site, it just makes life much easier cause you can plan out ahead what you are eating etc so as to hit your goal!

    I.e. if you do 'x' for 'x' amount of time you will reach your goal of 'x'

    So we're just plugging away. We're also rollerblading almost daily with the dogs as well for exercise. Slowly, slowly the flubber leaves.

    We are both doing 40/40/20.
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    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/diettracker/

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    excellent posts neo.

    I would be careful for the ts, that if he wants to keep lbm, not to burn too much as muscle will be taxed as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    Slowly, slowly the flubber leaves.

    have you put up any pictures recently? i've starting buying size M for tshirts. they are a little snug at the shoulders/chest, but ok at the waist
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    Quote Originally Posted by j0sh710 View Post
    I was wondering how i can determine how many calories a day i should eat and what foods to eat and etc to loose fat and keep lean mass? is there any types of easy to use calculators for this?
    Also is there any way to determine body fat percentage without having a tool like a calculator or some sort?


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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Read a book *****.

    ? was that really worth ur time.... a childish answer like that? why bother... u just put down someone who asked a question about bettering themselves.

    why dont u tell him what book to read... smart as*!!
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    hey thanks dreamofweight i love when people try and be dicks on here its funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    Well you would take your current weight break it down so if you were 200lbs with 20% bf that means you are carrying 40lbs of fat. What I would personally do is take your bodyweight and bf% that you want to be and then eat for that goal.

    The main basic component of fat loss(let's not call it weight because most don't want to lose weight they want to lose fat) is:



    7. Water - At minimum 2Gallons / 4 litres a day. This will help you mobilize your fat as well. Reducing this intake or taking in alot of pop etc can seriously impede your progress.


    Neo, are you on drugs? IMO every ounce past 1 gallon exponentially decreases quality of life due to the sheer annoyance of pissing every 5 minutes. 1 ag. ED is PLENTY (unless you're on PHs or gear). I often have to quit cardio early because I have to take a leak....SOOOOO ANNOYING!

    Otherwise, good post ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    Calories out > Calories in.
    Spot on.

    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    1. Perform early morning HIIT cardio on an empty stomach upon rising - you can sip water your energy drink with BCAA's in it to help stop catabolism - Depending on how hardcore you want to be do this anywhere from 2 times a day (upon rising then after weights) - 5 days a week - 3 times a week.
    Not necessary. Can train anytime of the day as part of a fat loss strategy.


    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    4. Macro ratio will be something like - P / C / F - 60 / 30 / 10 - try to stick to lean meats such as chicken / fish etc and consume 1g per pound of bodyweight a day.
    IMO macro ratio is much less important than overall calorie intake. Low fat, low carb, choose whatever works for you.


    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    6. FFS Don't Starve Yourself - Eat every 2 -3 hrs - people don't understand that the more you cut your food intake the harder it will be to lose that fat.
    I think what you are trying to say is that severe calorie restriction makes it progressively more difficult to lose fat AND preserve muscle. A severe restriction will still lead to fat loss but with a lot of muscle loss as well.
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    ouch I never noticed neo's macros before. 10% fat? my skin would be cracking and my nails brittle at that. and you start to lower your cholesterol which sounds nice up until you realize that cholesterol is what your body creates testosterone from. so too low a fat intake isn't great either. quality of fats is the critical part tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    Well you would take your current weight break it down so if you were 200lbs with 20% bf that means you are carrying 40lbs of fat. What I would personally do is take your bodyweight and bf% that you want to be and then eat for that goal.

    The main basic component of fat loss(let's not call it weight because most don't want to lose weight they want to lose fat) is:

    Calories out > Calories in.

    So you must burn or use more calories than you take in. For yourself as a BB'r you want to preserve muscle and burn fat so Here's what I would recommend

    1. Perform early morning HIIT cardio on an empty stomach upon rising - you can sip water your energy drink with BCAA's in it to help stop catabolism - Depending on how hardcore you want to be do this anywhere from 2 times a day (upon rising then after weights) - 5 days a week - 3 times a week.

    2. Work out with heavy weights - Heavy as possible always trying to either add a rep or add 5 or 10lbs to the bar. Do this 3 - 5 times a week

    3. Sleep well - at least 8 - 10hrs if you can

    4. Macro ratio will be something like - P / C / F - 60 / 30 / 10 - try to stick to lean meats such as chicken / fish etc and consume 1g per pound of bodyweight a day.

    5. Keep healthy oils up - Fish oils / flax oils / EFA's etc should be a daily supplement and keep your intake of these quite high.

    6. FFS Don't Starve Yourself - Eat every 2 -3 hrs - people don't understand that the more you cut your food intake the harder it will be to lose that fat.

    7. Water - At minimum 2Gallons / 4 litres a day. This will help you mobilize your fat as well. Reducing this intake or taking in alot of pop etc can seriously impede your progress.
    I read when training with weights to keep it at a rate that you can lift 12-15 at a 1/0/1 ratio. Why do you insist heavy? Just curious
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    Hehehehe I was just giving him something to start with...till you pro's get here. So please take the floor guys, I am not a guru of any kind.

    I know very little about dieting / macro's so please feel free to educate the OP and me

    In relation to the weights I would go hard and heavy to stimulate lots of growth whether that be 6 reps / 12 reps or 15 reps. I think each of you knows your body better than I do.

    I'm not here to argue but to learn like most of you so if you have better things to advise please do ....I am open to learning

    I would say the aim is muscle failure....your muscle adapts to the pounds / exercises so you always challenge it with more reps / lbs / exercises to keep it always growing / attempting to adapt.

    Just saying.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    Hehehehe I was just giving him something to start with...till you pro's get here. So please take the floor guys, I am not a guru of any kind.

    I know very little about dieting / macro's so please feel free to educate the OP and me

    In relation to the weights I would go hard and heavy to stimulate lots of growth whether that be 6 reps / 12 reps or 15 reps. I think each of you knows your body better than I do.

    I'm not here to argue but to learn like most of you so if you have better things to advise please do ....I am open to learning

    I would say the aim is muscle failure....your muscle adapts to the pounds / exercises so you always challenge it with more reps / lbs / exercises to keep it always growing / attempting to adapt.

    Just saying.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    Hehehehe I was just giving him something to start with...till you pro's get here. So please take the floor guys, I am not a guru of any kind.

    I know very little about dieting / macro's so please feel free to educate the OP and me

    In relation to the weights I would go hard and heavy to stimulate lots of growth whether that be 6 reps / 12 reps or 15 reps. I think each of you knows your body better than I do.

    I'm not here to argue but to learn like most of you so if you have better things to advise please do ....I am open to learning

    I would say the aim is muscle failure....your muscle adapts to the pounds / exercises so you always challenge it with more reps / lbs / exercises to keep it always growing / attempting to adapt.

    Just saying.....
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    yeah, I just know that when I start going much below 40g total fat per day for any length of time, things start to go bad, and I tend to feel better at over 60g. as far as bodybuilding goes in general though, seems that lower carb works far better than lower fat to acheive fat loss.
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    Nice responses guys! I would say that I am starting to see from others experiences that mixing it up by week or every two weeks between low rep heavy weight or high rep heavy weight may really be a good medium for growth.

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    I'm really seeing significant improvement doing high volume - 5 sets of going to failure at 12-20 reps. doing 75 incline presses is noticeable
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