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Doctor insights on: A Good Plan To Improve Muscle Strength Flexibility And Endurance

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What's the best way to maximise muscle growth and muscle recovery after strength and conditioning training?

What's the best way to maximise muscle growth and muscle recovery after strength and conditioning training?

Protein : Right after working out, for the few hours thereafter, your body is in a period where added protein can be helpful in achieving further growth. I would avoid steroids or products like creatinine kinase which have been associated with kidney injury. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I'm looking for a good bodyweight training program to tone up and increase my strength. Any advice?

I'm looking for a good bodyweight training program to tone up and increase my strength. Any advice?

H.I.I.T.: High intensity interval training is a good general approach. Take a look at the information on this website for a specific program - http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/. Remember that sleep and nutrition are just as important and sometimes more important than exercise. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Not necessarily: Either. They serve different purposes and, remember, if you cut down your intensity(amount of weight) and increase volume(repetitions) and reduce rest intervals, weight training can be quite aerobic too. In a perfect world your exercise regimen would be a combination of both, which is why there is a strong movement towards aerobically focused resistance training. ...Read more

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To achieve tone, sculpted muscles, and overall leanness, is it better to do isolated workouts or a full body work out?

To achieve tone, sculpted muscles, and overall leanness, is it better to do isolated workouts or a full body work out?

2 Different Goals: For overall leanness, you must reduce body fat. This requires a diet that is relatively low in carbodydrates because carbs are stored in the body as triglycerides (also known as fat) for sculpted muscles you need to isolate and work out those particular muscles so that they hypertrophy (grow). ...Read more

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Does strength training help speed up weightloss? (with proper diet and cardio included)

Does strength training help speed up weightloss? (with proper diet and cardio included)

Weight loss: Strength training will help accelerate fat loss and maintainence of lean body mass. Should be part of any body modification program. ...Read more

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Whats the best protein brand for strength and conditioning plus muscle development?

Whats the best protein brand for strength and conditioning plus muscle development?

Whey Protein: Whey protein seems to be better than casein protein, as was proved by a recent research that evaluated exercisers doing resistance exercises training.Another study showed that more leucine is better for muscle building which is in whey protein and it rapidly digested and converted to amino acids, acts as signal to elevate muscle protein synthesis important for ongoing growth, repair and muscle buildi. ...Read more

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What are good daily exercise routines to build muscle and get generally fit?

What are good daily exercise routines to build muscle and get generally fit?

Varied Ones..: Routines need to be interesting, varied (target all muscle groups, heart and lungs..) and done consistently to create results. There are many routines that fit the bill. I'm a huge fan of exercise "in home" programs, so working out with dvds, saving time and having convenience is appealing and seems to enhance motivation. ...Read more

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What exercise can a child do to improve hand grip strength for sports?

What exercise can a child do to improve hand grip strength for sports?

Tennis ball squeeze: Have a tennis ball handy. At least 3 times weekly, pick it up and spend a few minutes per hand squeezing it. That simple. No different than exercising any other muscle group: do it consistently, do it longer as the weeks go by. Strength and endurance will come. ...Read more

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What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

Carbs: Carbohydrates provide the energy needed for both strength and stamina during your workout. ...Read more

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Suggestions for low/no impact.Exercises to strength core muscles?

Mayo Clinic: Mayoclinic.Com has a good list of non-impact core exercises under multimedia tab. The slide show and explanation is pretty informative. ...Read more

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Are supersets in lifting good for mass? Or strength and endurance

Are supersets in lifting good for mass? Or strength and endurance

Depends....: Depends on how you choose to do them. Here's a pretty good link with lots of info on ways you can change it up for different outcomes: http://exercise.About.Com/cs/weightlifting/a/supersets.Htm. ...Read more

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What does strength training and cardiovascular activity achieve?

What does strength training and cardiovascular activity achieve?

Improvement : Strength training improves overall metabolic activity, reduces likelihood of injury, and is supportive of healthy lifestyle. Cardiovascular activity is helpful for heart health, improvement in resting heart rate, improvement in blood pressure/blood sugar, improved mood/outlook, and increased stamina. ...Read more

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How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

Exercise: Exercise is a great place to channel mental stress and/or aggression. I would also submit that exercise releases the body's natural endorphins, that give feelings of well being and satiation, such as the tell-tale "runner's high." Try 20 minutes of walking briskly every day for a week, and see how the walking effects you. ...Read more

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What are the exercises apropriate for the massage therapists to improve hand strength and coordination?

What are the exercises apropriate for the massage therapists to improve hand strength and coordination?

Yours? Or theirs?: Massage usually is not for strengthening the patient. For the therapist, gripping, muscle toning with repetitive light weights, flexibility are all important items ...Read more

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What is the best workout routine for toning and then muscle bulk?

What is the best workout routine for toning and then muscle bulk?

Toning versus "bulk!: Muscle workouts for toning usually require lighter weight with more repitition. Muscle bulk requires more weight or resistance with fewer repititions! ...Read more

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What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Strike a balance: Arthritis, especially inflammatory type (like lupus or rheumatoid) responds well to moderate exercise. You have to find the right amount for your body. I encourage you to do weights and aerobic exercise but i urge you to get help with it at first. See a physical therapist or sports med trainer and explain your situation. You don't want an injury and you don't want to over do it at first. ...Read more

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