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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 relieve muscle tightness and aching in the upper arms after a workout?

What is the best way to relieve muscle tightness and aching in the upper arms after a workout?

Stretch: Muscles that are warmed up present the perfect opportunity to stretch to releve tension and aching. Better yet, after your workout, try a gently yoga class and you will walk out feeling like a million bucks. Works for me. ...Read more

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Best way for me to relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

Many ways!: Hot shower with a pulsating head. Use of a topical patch-lidoderm, salonpas. Topical gel or lotion: icy hot. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

NSAID & massage: Try a course of NSAIDs followed by deep tissue massage. Of course, if you have serious symptoms or it doesn't get better, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia. I have many knots in my back and neck, and most of my muscles are tight. What's the best way to manage this?

I have fibromyalgia. I have many knots in my back and neck, and most of my muscles are tight. What's the best way to manage this?

See a specialist: Such as a rheumatologist, chronic pain management or neurologist. To choose a fibromyalgia specialist, is best explored with your primary care physician in a discussion about your individual needs and concerns. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of muscle knots that just roll when rubbed very painful been drinking lots of h2o muscles cramp easy?

Check electrolytes: Yea, check your electrolytes and also look into the activities you do that may lead to the muscle spasms. Work, sports etc can set you up for these problems. ...Read more

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What is best way to get rid of a big knot in intercostal muscle? It's right where my bra strap hits. Side of breast. Is that a common occurrence there?

What is best way to get rid of a big knot in intercostal muscle? It's right where my bra strap hits. Side of breast. Is that a common occurrence there?

Better bra: You may need a massage to work out which eve issue is there now. Consider different bra, properly fitted. Also, see how you wear your purse, bag, or other activity that may influence that area. May need some strength work out to get your back muscles stronger. ...Read more

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What is the best method to relieve constant muscle pain/tightness under the shoulder blade curving to the side under my arms?

What is the best method to relieve constant muscle pain/tightness under the shoulder blade curving to the side under my arms?

Exercise: Muscle go into spasm for several reasons. An imbalance of chemistries: sodium, potassium, magnesium...Or dehydration are two possibilities. Most often, though, is a lack of active use: contracting and relaxing the muscles to coordinate them to work properly and maintain a natural state of muscle tone. Get started on a regular exercise ad strengthening program and eat more fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What's the best way to gain muscle?

What's the best way to gain muscle?

Like doing it: Some men gain muscle easily doing resistance training, others gain more slowly; most women prefer lean and sinewy to "big". Anabolic steroid use is cheating, but I recommend creatine supplementation to get bigger. The key is to find some way to make yourself enjoy lifting weights or doing other resistance exercise. Have fun. ...Read more

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Best way to quickly heal torn muscles?

Depends on which: Muscle and how torn (complete verse partial). The quickest way is surgery, but that is not always appropriate. We would need more info to decide whether immobilization, bracing, waiting or surgery would be appropriate. A partial tear of a calf verse a complete tear of a bicep, worlds apart in treatment. ...Read more

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Best way to build muscle? What should I do?

Best way to build muscle? What should I do?

Exercise: Best way to build muscle is to exercise muscles, best coordinated by a certified trainer who can guide you on a weight training program specific for your body. A certified nutritionist (dietician) can assist u in a proper diet that will provide the 'right' calories u need to maintain your weight lifting (and cardio) program. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to build muscle and strength?

What is the best way to build muscle and strength?

No single best way: I think that the best way is to find an exercise program of activities that you enjoy.
Then, I would try to do it three times a week with days off in between. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to gain muscle at home?

Could you tell me what's the best way to gain muscle at home?

Have the basics!: I started long ago with: 250lbs of weight. Several barbells. Several dumbbells. Chin bar. Mats. Lifted almost daily from 13-19. Seems primitive, but it worked. Took grit! ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase muscle growth of whole body...?

What is the best way to increase muscle growth of whole body...?

Training +: A good fitness training program and wt lifting using a at-c. Also b sure 2 get enough liquid & protein doing ur program and soon after. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to build muscle and strength?

Can you tell me what is the best way to build muscle and strength?

See below: Weight lifting or other equilavent resistance training, proper diet high in protein, adequate amount of sleep and rest between work outs. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase our body muscles along with exercise?

What is the best way to increase our body muscles along with exercise?

Muscle development: Beside exercise, providing adequate building blocks for muscle growth and repair is needed; those building blocks include (lean) proteins, peptides (smaller proteins), & Amino Acids (fundamental building blocks of proteins), all available in a healthful diet that includes all food groups. Injecting Anabolic steroids are not the answer. ...Read more

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Best way to rebuild bum muscles?

Exercise: Invest in a few workout sessions with an experienced and knowledgeable trainer. Next, feed the body good nutrients and proteins. Finally, be sure to get enough rest. ...Read more

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What is the best way to correct a muscle imbalance?

What is the best way to correct a muscle imbalance?

Work on opposite mus: If one group of muscles is too strong
the logical idea would be to work on
the muscles with the opposite
function.
If you have some muscles which
are much stronger than the antagonist
muscles you want to concentrate
on strengthening the opposite ones to
correct the imbalance
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What is the best way to gain muscle for an ectomorph?

What is the best way to gain muscle for an ectomorph?

Hit it hard: A light-boned man may be an easy or hard gainer. If you do resistance exercises 3 sets of 10 reps maximum weight 3x/week for each muscle group, you will gain. A slow gainer can enhance benefits using creatine and/or an electronic muscle stimulator if okay with the personal physician. 'ectomorph' is an old subscientific term; you're who you are; build and harden what you have. ...Read more

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What is best way to lose weight, but not gain muscle?

What is best way to lose weight, but not gain muscle?

Weight loss: Weight loss always comes down to calories. Avoid breads and deserts. Don't eat three full meals a day. Consider slim fast for breakfast and/or yogert for lunch. Or have a soup before dinner, then wait for 30+ minutes to see if your are hungry enough to prepare a full meal. Not sure why you do not want to not gain muscle - but simple calesthenics or walking it won't cause much muscle definition. ...Read more

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What's the best way to lose fat, tone muscle and diet?

What's the best way to lose fat, tone muscle and diet?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tone muscles and reduce body fat?

Diet ; exercise: More calories burned than taken in will help lose weight, and exercises to help tone the muscles as the fat is burned off, will aide in your quest. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm a rower, and need to gain muscle weight, what's the best way?

Muscle gain: It's a simple concept but hard to do. Resistive exercise and protein in diet of 2mg kg of body weight each day. Legs, back, abdomen, and arm exercise against resistance daily. 3 sets of as much weight as you can lift for 12 reps on each exercise. 30 -45 minutes a day is adequate. No easy route except Anabolic steroids that you should not do. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep myostatin as low as possible for muscle growth?

What is the best way to keep myostatin as low as possible for muscle growth?

Muscular dystrophy?: If a normal person is looking for ways to block myostatin in order to enlarge his or her muscles, don't go there! Thou shalt not mess with the natural balance of life on this little blue planet of ours. However, if looking for ways to treat muscle diseases, there is likely ongoing research into use of myostatin blockers to help muscular dystrophy patients. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle (s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more