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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Are you: working out the same areas repeatedly without giving the muscles a chance to rest and heal? Are you eating adequate protein and an overall nutritious ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No: These supplements usually do not work and you need to exercise and eat a healthy diet to build muscle
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: The heavier the weight the more the mass gained.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: As the technology stands now, the quick answer is no.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
All: All workout burn calories. And lifting or resistance will help build muscle.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Weight training.: Weight training is more for building strength, and cardiovascular work is more for endurance and stamina.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Weight loss: 90% of weight loss is from dieting. 10% from exercise. Controlling caloric intake as well as limiting processed foods high in sugar will help reduce ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Training muscle to fatigue creates injury and if proper nutrition and rest follow then you increase muscle and strength regardless of superset or not.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Muscle continues to burn fat even at rest so some weight training will lead to weight loss. However, you may have a slight gain initially due to incr ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
BSN: Syntha 6 by bsn.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
40 years experience Bariatrics
?? a good question: Hi, obviously i would choose that you lose weight and gain muscle as the same tim but, unfortunately, most patients can't do this it would require at ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
19 years experience Pain Management
Yes. : If by 'maintenance' you are referring to the amount of calories that would result in no change in body fat and no additional exercise: Yes! The weight ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Yes: If you are trying to gain weight, and add it to a typical healthy diet, and are doing resistance training, then it should if caloric intake is greater ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Can be: Any workout can be effective if it burns calories and improves your cardiovascular fitness. Do something you enjoy, because you need to do it long-ter ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: However ultimately it is getting your heart rate up. This can be done with cardio or weight training. Advantage of weight training is that muscle uses ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Most women will not get too much muscle by weight training because women have very little testosterone, the hormone that helps build big muscles. If a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Carnitine: L carnitine is an Amino Acid that helps the body build protein, muscle. So working out with muscles and taking a protein supplement can help build mus ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You need to be on-: -vigous exercise program that includes weight lifting or machines, you need 50gms of protein for maintenance,if you do heavy workouts,you may need a p ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
MostlyMarketing, not: health. Best learn how to eat foods not highly processed for profit, addiction, convenience (ie most low fat foods). Healthy human foods are high satu ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
24 years experience Neurology
Absolutely: Yes, strength training does burn calories. In some cases, very strenuous strength training can burn almost as many calories as aggressive cardiovascu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Exercise, & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive.Maintain protein intake of about one gram or more/kg of body weight.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Burgett
8 years experience General Practice
Diet and Exercise: The best way to lose weight is through diet and exercise. Eating a well balanced diet is essential. In order to lose weight, you must burn off more ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Effort: I don't know if it's necessarily stronger. It is complimentary to physical strength and in sports and physical tasks absolutely necessary for improve ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
NO: Stay away from the quacks who to sell HCG shots or thyroid preparations - they will only make you sick. Although testosterone and growth hormone may i ... Read More

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