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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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What is the best way to gain weight and build muscles (what resistance training do I do)?

What is the best way to gain weight and build muscles (what resistance training do I do)?

Diet + training: Some of the best information on resistance training is from acsm, eg, www.Acsm.Org/docs/current-comments/rtandip.Pdf and http://www.Acsm.Org/access-public-information/articles/2012/02/02/a-strength-training-program-for-your-home in addition, following healthy eating guidelines from the cdc would be helpful http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/index.Html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on my mind I want to build muscles in the gym what exercises should I do ?

Can you tell me if on my mind I want to build muscles in the gym what exercises should I do ?

My advice is to-: -join a reputable health club and hook up with an AT-C, & work out a program that fits your goals & abilities. Work one on one until you are confident you can do it on your own. I recommend joining semi private groups, usually 5-6 people. Keeps you on track and you need dedication and persistence. ...Read more

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Best way to build muscles and six pack abs faster??

Best way to build muscles and six pack abs faster??

No quick solution: If you want , could achieve with work outs several hours in the gym every day along with good healthy balanced diet , and thee is no ' faster ' over night solutions , good luck ...Read more

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What types of exercises are good to build muscles?

Strength training: Exercise with weights ( mix up free weights and weight machines) working different muscle groups on different days. Weight should be heavy enough to do 8-10 reps with the last 3 being harder to finish. Repeat 3 times. ...Read more

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How can I exercise and build muscles at home without going to the gym ? Which exercises should I do ? What should I eat ? Without dumbles?

How can I exercise and build muscles at home without going to the gym ? Which exercises should I do ?  What should I eat ? Without dumbles?

See details: Start a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Use your body weight to train with pushups, situps, pullups, etc. Google home exercises to learn more specifics. ...Read more

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What's the best food to eat after weight training to gain muscle faster?

What's the best food to eat after weight training to gain muscle faster?

High protein: High quality lean protein is best: protein shake, chicken breast, grilled fish. Lean cuts of beef and pork are ok in smaller amounts. Cottage cheese. A few carbs will help, but limit it to a small piece of fruit like half an apple. For best results, try to eat within 45 minutes of working out. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long should a weight training session last ? How many sets, reps and exercises per muscle for muscle growth ?

How long should a weight training session last ? How many sets, reps and exercises per muscle for muscle growth ?

This can vary as to: Whether you break up workouts in terms of upper and lower/trunk workouts or do them together. There are 2 types of regimens-1st is traditional sets of 3 of 8 to 15 reps at 80% maximum weight v 2nd type of 1set of 8-10 reps at maximum weight. In either regimen, 3 times a week so about an hour for the first type with short rests and the other almost as long with longer rests. ...Read more

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Lately i was found with thyroid disorder(tsh-6.28). I am having thyroxin tab(25 umg).I wanna build muscles..Plz suggest me diet and exercises. Thanks?

Lately i was found with thyroid disorder(tsh-6.28). I am having thyroxin tab(25 umg).I wanna build muscles..Plz suggest me diet and exercises. Thanks?

Brand Name T4: Make sure you are on brand name T4 and your levels are normalized. Then it's exactly like you didn't have a thyroid problem. Eat a healthy well-balanced diet and exercise regularly. Your body should respond normally, just like anyone else. The caloric allotment of your diet will depends on your exercise and whether you need to gain or lose weight. ...Read more

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What exercise should be avoided by people with RVH? I usually do weight training, cardio, yoga, swimming & muaythai. Is it safe? Im addicted to sports

What exercise should be avoided by people with RVH? I usually do weight training, cardio, yoga, swimming & muaythai. Is it safe? Im addicted to sports

EKG or Echo?: You obviously have some cardiac issues but apparently are on medications to control rate. Is the RVH a finding from an EKG only or is it from Echo cardiogram? If diagnosis is from Echo then I would be more considered. Regardless, talk to your cardiologist (or consult with one) about this. You should determine WHY you have RVH, and how severe, before deciding limitations. ...Read more

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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more