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what is a good workout program i can do to get bigger and stronger?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Body Beast: Have a look at the above program...And "dial-it-back" from there! seriously, putting on serious muscle and gaining size is not easy to do without focused motivation, adding more calories than you'd need for basic fitness training, lifting heavy, and resting a lot. My vote would be accomplish this gradually, over time.

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What is a good workout routine to get smaller thighs?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
None: How to loss mass from one spot on the body is a common question. Unfortunately, you cannot do this with significant results. If you burn more calories than you take it, you will lose weight. This will decrease the size of your thighs. All leg exercises can build muscle but you are not likely to make big muscles without lifting heavy weights. Tone your legs with light weights and aerobic exercise.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is a good workout program that I can do in my home?

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Dr. Evan Hirsch
Integrative Medicine 9 years experience
Interval training: Jumping jacks and burpees (see youtube) are great aerobic activities that when combined with interval training greatly increase cardiovascular protection and improve fitness. Exercise for 20 seconds and rest for 10 secs. Repeat this 8 times for a total of 4 mins. Enjoy!
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a suggested workout routine?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Be variable: I would suggest aerobic exercise such as running/ walking, cycling, swimming 3-5x/wk i would also recommend flexibility exercises along with strength exercises for lower and upper extremities along with core strengthening the key is to be consistent and not go overboard and get injured.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is a workout routine and why do people do it?

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Dr. Ayo Adu
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Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Lots of reasons: A workout routine is simply a collection of exercises grouped together to achieve a particular goal. That goal is the reason people do it, and it varies from person to person. Some do it to lose weight, others to gain weight, some do it to improve endurance, sometimes it's sports specific, and some do it simply because it makes them feel good.
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What is a healthy workout routine?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Strength & Aerobics: A balanced routine of strength, endurance and aerobic conditioning is optimal. Consistency is key and each component need not be done at the same time. Appropriate, clean nutrition will assure fuel for workouts and bone strength.

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