Pics and age. If u r young, it's easier to have a 6 pack.
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What is this new lingo, "fat adapted"?
Jan 7th, 2018 5:40 pm
Fat adapted means that your body has switched from using carbohydrates as it's energy source and instead uses fat. This happens when you severely limit the intake of carbohydrates each day to less than 20g per day. And severely restrict means severely restrict. It's more extreme than Atkins. By doing this you put your body into a state which is called ketosis, where the body does not have enough glucose (carbohydrates) for energy,so it burns fats instead. Either stored or ingested. This results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body hence "ketosis"
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How did you come to the conclusion that's it's when you eat and what you eat that causes you to look like that? Lol. Of course energy balance matters when it comes to weight and aesthetics. Not to mention genetics, training, etc.trucanuck wrote: ↑Jan 5th, 2018 11:26 amI do intermittent fasting and eat healthy meals, home cooked. Lots of vegetables, fruits, quality meats, eggs, rice, potatoes. I exercise regularly and prioritize sleep. Due to this I have a 6-pack abs and greek statue body year round. As far as calories, I think those are overrated. Intermittent fasting really helps a lot, but you are correct having other factors in place is also important.
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Training is critical of course for gaining and retaining muscle. I think all types of training have value, not just weights, but cardio, bodyweight training, flexibility, etc.amz155 wrote: ↑Jan 9th, 2018 1:59 pmHow did you come to the conclusion that's it's when you eat and what you eat that causes you to look like that? Lol. Of course energy balance matters when it comes to weight and aesthetics. Not to mention genetics, training, etc.
IF isn't exactly optimal for gaining/retaining muscle.
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It's not that energy balance makes sense though. There hasn't been a study in the history of ever that has shown that energy balance doesn't matter when it comes to weight gain/loss.trucanuck wrote: ↑Jan 9th, 2018 2:08 pmTraining is critical of course for gaining and retaining muscle. I think all types of training have value, not just weights, but cardio, bodyweight training, flexibility, etc.
Sure , common belief is energy balance makes sense, but guess what the human body is not a machine, it is insanely complex. Food quality and what your diet is composed of is vastly more important than total caloric count or macro breakdown.
Just look at the majority of the people in the gym - they never make any progress or visible changes no matter how many hours they toil away. Sure their training is not optimal, but the real factor is that body composition is at least 80% based on diet.
I'm only saying what I have seen personally based on myself and trying many different things. Sure you can said genetics, metabolism, etc... but in the end you have to play the cards you are dealt and make the most of what you were given.
Look at the king of the jungle, the lion - it doesn't eat 5 meals a day or count macros. It hunts and feasts.... So you can be like a cow and sit around grazing, or you can be a fierce hunter like a lion.... Whatever you do accept that the body you have comes from the life that you live.