What’s the best rep range for fat loss? I swear no matter what I do, I gain mass (not necessarily fat).. but I just end up looking bulky

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There is no rep range to specifically target fat. You need to do some zone 2 cardio.

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D1 - it has to do with the aerobic threshold. By staying under your threshold in zone 2 you preserve your glycogen stores and your body uses fat for energy.

High intensity workouts use glycogen for energy and ultimately tire you without actually giving your body enough stimulus to burn calories.

For example, you might do a 30-45 min hiit workout you might burn 300-500 calories but drain your tank. But if you go on a 3-5 mile walk or jog, you will burn well over 500 calories without exhausting your glycogen stores.

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Generally on the higher rep range with mid weight

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I would say 12+. Although there’s no magic formula that works for everyone

I think its all about the macros you eat. Try eating less carbs

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Just added more F and less C

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Why are you lifting weights if you don't like how it affects your physique?

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You will lose weight/fat if you are in a calorie deficit. You can take steps to ensure the weight lost will be primarily fat while preserving muscle. These might include:

1) Lifting weights with the goal of maintaining or increasing strength over time (e.g., if you can do 5 reps of 100lbs, try to maintain that or increase reps/sets/weight)

2) Eating a high protein diet (while controlling calories) - 0.7-1g/lb bodyweight is standard

3) Using low intensity cardio to increase your deficit (walking) since it does not compromise muscle recovery and generally uses more fat vs. glycogen to supply energy, though you can still use other forms of cardio if you enjoy them (just make sure you recover appropriately)

4) Eating ‘clean’ (limiting processed foods and things high in added sugar)

5) Getting enough sleep (important for nutrient partitioning, stress mgmt. & hormonal profile, tendency to eat healthy, and recovery of muscles to support strength maintenance)

Calorie deficit is still key, important to be honest and accurate in assessing your calorie intake over time (including oils used to lubricate pans, small snacks or nibbles of food, etc.)

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Good info here. It really is as simple as eating less. If you are bulking (and your goal is cutting), you are eating too much. Nearly impossible for and adult to put on muscle or fat when in a deficit.

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Less carbs worked for me

It’s all diet

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