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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Montaigne View Post
    This ultimately depends on your goal. I mean, if you are running marathons, then steady state cardio builds stamina. If you are trying to look jacked, then weights it is. If you are trying to lose weight, then HIIT. And so on.

    Will Gadd had a great piece on functional strength: http://willgadd.com/functional-movem...port-and-life/

    Ultimately, your choice of athletic activity will depend on your lifestyle and ultimate goal. There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to working out, in my experience.

    If I want to be a better climber, I need to climb more. As simple as that. Other things (e.g. lifting, yoga) may help me tangentially, but they are no substitute for the real thing.
    I'm simply addressing the idea of losing fat. I'm not necessarily focusing on any specialized activities. It's a fact that more muscle mass increases the amount of calories one burns throughout the day simply resting, thus significantly raising ones metabolism. This doesn't count the fact that more energy is expended while actually exercising or doing physically strenuous activities. The amount one actually needs, is of course subjective. But building muscle should be a priority over "just losing fat."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matchbook View Post
    I'm simply addressing the idea of losing fat. I'm not necessarily focusing on any specialized activities. It's a fact that more muscle mass increases the amount of calories one burns throughout the day simply resting, thus significantly raising ones metabolism. This doesn't count the fact that more energy is expended while actually exercising or doing physically strenuous activities. The amount one actually needs, is of course subjective. But building muscle should be a priority over "just losing fat."
    Not disagreeing with the rest of your comment, but building muscle for its own sake (i.e., hypertrophy) is meaningless without functional strength (unless you're a bodybuilder). That is all.

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    Got a new-used bike and have been riding it at night. I've been riding it even with a mild cold whereas I don't even feel like running when I have anything wrong with my body or have a big dinner.

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    Nice! That will come in handy on bad weather days too.

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    In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. -Theodore Roosevelt

    I think it's pointless to argue about right or wrong diet or exercise plan, the important thing is to be more conscious about what you are putting into your body and what you are doing with it, whichever paradigm you use to track that.

    ...and now I will finish my cheeseburger.

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    Due to some problems in my life, I became extremely depressed and started eating too much. In the end, I gained much weight and my health also started declining and It was a complete mess. Fortunately, my friends and family helped me in this situation. I avoided all kinds of processed and junk foods and started eating healthy foods especially super foods like leafy greens, lean meat, fish, nuts etc. With healthy diet, I started exercising regularly. In just 3,4 months my weight significantly reduces and now I've lost almost all of my annoying fat. Just be consistent and determined and you can easily lose weight. Here are a few tips I would like to share with you.
    If you're a beginner , there are few things you should know:
    Losing weight is a simple equation: if you burn more calories than you eat, the weight will come off. Start off by estimating how many calories you burn each day using the daily calorie needs calculate that you can easily find by browsing on google. This will give you an idea of how many calories to eat. Healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. To lose 1 pound per week you need to create a calorie deficit (burn more than you eat) of 500 calories per day. To lose 2 pounds a week, you have to double the deficit to 1000 calories per day. You can achieve this by eating less, exercising more or a combination of both. So If you're wondering how to lose belly fat in a week or two, I would suggest you to be consistent and regular. Eat healthy foods, avoid junk foods, exercise regularly. Both cardio and weight training is necessary in this matter. Mostly I suffered from annoying love handles that are so much annoying. I asked around specialists about how to get rid of love handles and fortunately, found the above routine and now I'm much more fitter, healthier and attractive than ever. Hope it will help.

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    The other exercise thread reminded me of this one and I wanted to share...

    When our 5 week old gets fussy and it's not a poopy diaper or being hungry, I can calm him down doing squats. He likes the up and down movement and just stares at me strangely. By the 30th rep, my quads are burning.

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