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Doctor insights on: Gaining Strength

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I'm not gaining strength anymore in my workouts. What am i doing wrong?

I'm not gaining strength anymore in my workouts. What am i doing wrong?

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 diet? Are you working high reps or high weight? Have you considered working with a trainer? ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Loss Of Strength (Definition)

Each muscle has a degree of function that is described as normal strength; this would usually be categorized as a strength of 5/5. Anything less than that would be a loss of motor strength, from which there are a ...Read more


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Gaining Strength (Checklist)

Lift weights: do eight to 12 reps per set of a weight that is heavy for you
3x week
Eat 30-40 grams of protein at least three to four times per day
daily
Consider protein powder, creatine, and nitric oxide
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Which is a good diet strictly for gaining size and strength that wouldn't be really expensive?

Which is a good diet strictly for gaining size and strength that wouldn't be really expensive?

High in: Protein and vegetables. Low in carbs, relative to the first two! and hydration! whey protein can augment the protein requirment without more expensive meats. Chicken, pork, and fish are also less expensive. Avoid processed meats! ...Read more

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When weightlifting is it possible to gain strength without gaining weight or mass? If so what change is occurring to the muscle when strengths gained?

When weightlifting is it possible to gain strength without gaining weight or mass? If so what change is occurring to the muscle when strengths gained?

Yes: When u become a regular weight lifter the muscle cells hypertrophy( become larger) but they don't increase in number.Your muscles also become more efficient .If you incorporate a cardio workout in w/ your weight workout (3-4 days per wk) u can add muscle and "tone" w/ o gaining weight.See a good personal trainer for assistance. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?

Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?

Yes: Amino acid pills or powders have a specific calorie content, but it is usually small. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins such as those found in lean meat. Supplements are not likely to provide any benefit beyond a balanced menu including meat, dairy, eggs, beans and rice. I suggest you do a little research on real food sports nutrition. Gaining weight is NORMAL at 16, allow it! ...Read more

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Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

I'm not sure: I don't know of any real studies that compare the two methods. Some types of apparatus used in pilates machine classes definitely offer resistance training, as well as stretching and flexibility. It would also depend on how high a resistance or how heavy a weight is used, as well as the number of times (repetitions) the exercise is repeated. Strength training is probably best to build muscle. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between gaining muscle mass and building strength?

Is there a difference between gaining muscle mass and building strength?

Yes there are : Strength training programs develop your ability to activate current muscle mass, while promoting slight size increases. Muscle-building programs focus on resistance-training induced intramuscular damage which results in increased fiber diameter and subsequent muscle growth after recovery occurs. ...Read more

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Who takes +5 strength glasses?

Who takes +5 strength  glasses?

Hyperopic: Glasses on the plus (+) side are used for people who are farsighted and/or need extra help at near. They are magnifying lenses and if you look through them, you can enlarge the objects viewed. This is one of the standard eyeglasses needs although a little higher than most. ...Read more

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Does mood affect erection strength?

Does mood affect erection strength?

The autonomic system: Blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate are influenced by your emotions--i.e. Being nervous/anxious can increase heart rate/blood pressure, and breathing etc.. High anxiety state constricts blood vessels hence reducing blood flow, thus reduces erection quality. Nocturnal erections are often of good quality because your mind is relaxed, enlarging blood vessels and hence flow/erection. So, relax. ...Read more

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What can I do for strength training?

What can I do for strength training?

Weights: A progressive weight training program designed by a personal trainer would be best. At 47 it pays to get the advice of a Personal Trainer -- at least to get started. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can I build upper body strength?

How can I build upper body strength?

Get: On a lifting program, crossfit, pullups, pushups etc. ...Read more

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What strength level is pink adderral?

What strength level is pink adderral?

Depends.: If you're talking about a capsule that's solid pink (salmon), it's probably 20 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr; 30 mg is pink too but with a translucent end. If it's a tablet, it is immediate-release adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Round pills are 12.5, 20, and 30 mg (increasing size); a lozenge is 25 mg. ...Read more

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How can strength training benefit you?

How can strength training benefit you?

In many ways.: Weight is not the issue. It is all about leaness, strength and tone. Your bodies metabolism will be higher with more muscle mass. This is given to you by strength traing. So weigh the same, but put onosis. Plus, you will look better, both in your mirror a nd the eyes of others.Muscle and lose fat. Plus, it prevents osteopororosis. The list is endless. ...Read more

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Is monster extra strength bad for you?

Is monster extra strength bad for you?

Monster Beverages: Consumer Report indicated that a rep for Monster Beverage Corporation indicated that they didn't list caffeine content “because there is no legal or commercial business requirement to do so, and also because our products are completely safe, and the actual numbers are not meaningful to most consumers.” I personally would not use products that don't provide this info on the label. Energy drinks > ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Strength Training (Definition)

Strength training is to improve muscle mass. This can come from lifting weights, yoga, circuit training, etc. It is great at all ages but definitely needed to stop ...Read more


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