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Help please! is creatine any good for building muscle?

Help please! is creatine any good for building muscle?

Use appropriately : Creatine is naturally found in the body and is important in the process of supplying the energy for muscles to work.When used appropriately, can be helpful in refueling the muscle immediately after a work out.However, one of the side effects is drawing water into the muscle tissue and out of circulation basically causing a relative dehydration.Muscle cramping, stomach cramping and nausea can occur. ...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


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I would like advice with pro hormone supplement (body building)?

I would like advice with pro hormone supplement (body building)?

Body building: If you are in the body building mode you will probably lose some weight if you not take enough nutrition keep up with your body building. If you are not doing body building with advice from a Pro I recommend you do so. Turning excess fat to muscle is a great idea but not if you are losing weight as well. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would weightlifting stunt your growth?

Hi docs, would weightlifting stunt your growth?

Weight lifting: Weight lifting will not stunt your growth unless you damage your growth plates. Therefore, it is important that you do your lifting with the help of a weightlifting coach who has experience with teenagers. ...Read more

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Considering everything what's your overall opinion about bodybuilding supplements?

Considering everything what's your overall opinion about bodybuilding supplements?

Money making machine: There are few very good supplements body needs additional source not have enough in regular food , on the contrary billions dollars are wasted on useless products even containing toxic harmful chemicals in it , follow fda reports ...Read more

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Please describe a good, cheap bodybuilding diet?

Please describe a good, cheap bodybuilding diet?

Eat Protein: Eat a healthy diet and add protein to maximize muscle growth potential. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

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Adalimumab advice online?

Adalimumab advice online?

Try the manufacturer: For any non-generic drug, the manufacturer's website is often a good source of information. In the usa, the fda monitors the content of these websites to be certain that it is accurate and presents a fair balance between "pros and cons" of the drug. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best healthy bodybuilding foods?

Please recommend the best healthy bodybuilding foods?

Lean protein: In whatever form you like -- lean cuts of beef, chicken, fish, egg white, tofu. You'll get the 1 gram / day / pound that you weigh that's sufficient for even the most ambitious person putting on muscle, without the extra carb / fat calories to rob you of definition. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would doing bodyweight exercises still help me gain weight/muscle?

Hi docs, would doing bodyweight exercises still help me gain weight/muscle?

Yes it will: Body weight training can help you gain muscle mass. The number of reps/sets changes from doing weighted exercises but the net effect is similar. ...Read more

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Whats your advice regarding supplements for overall wealth? Can you give me a good supplement? Thank you!

Whats your advice regarding supplements for overall wealth? Can you give me a good supplement? Thank you!

Easy does it: I'm satisfied that many folks benefit from a cheap drugstore multiple-vitamin-and-mineral supplement daily. I'll also tell you up front that none of my physician colleagues take any of the much-touted "botanical supplements for health." i hope you won't spend much money should you choose to explore. Good luck. ...Read more

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Protein is good for gym workouts, right?

Protein is good for gym workouts, right?

Yes it is!: Take protein after workouts. Whey is best. Consume at least 1/2 gram per lb, up to 0.9 gram per lb if you are going for "the gold." be well hydrated before your workouts! electrolyte drink are fine, provided they are not "sugared.". ...Read more

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Is crossfit good for weight loss? Please advise!

Is crossfit good for weight loss? Please advise!

It can be: As it's a very efficient way to burn calories .. as it the case for all forms of high intensity interval training(HIIT). But realize due to its intensity, you may need to spread these types of work out throughout the week instead of participating everyday. Listen to your body. In the intermin, you can obviously participate in other forms of physical activity. ...Read more

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Gym, weight loss, healthy choice, can you give me some advice?

Gym, weight loss, healthy choice, can you give me some advice?

Weight loss: The best advice, if you can afford it, is to go to training facility in your neighborhood and get started. If you cannot afford that see if you can arrange for walks with friends and/or family. Your improvement won't happen in a day or a week, and maybe not before a month, but keep plugging away. You will do fine and your friends and neighbors will want to know how you did it. ...Read more

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Sir, please tell me Nutrilite Protein Powder (Amway Product) is really helpful for our health?

Sir, please tell me Nutrilite Protein Powder (Amway Product) is really helpful for our health?

Can't say that.: I am sorry, but I cannot make such a statement. There is really nothing better for you than a good balanced diet. Protein supplements can be part of that diet but they are not necessary. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would eating a vegetarian diet help me lose fat/muscle?

Hi docs, would eating a vegetarian diet help me lose fat/muscle?

Fat loss: A vegetarian diet combined with exercise usually helps a person lose fat. One must be careful to get enough protein and exercise to avoid losing too much muscle. Consider partnering with an experienced vegetarian to help you get started. ...Read more

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Advice to reach my fitness goals?

Advice to reach my fitness goals?

I'm sure plenty: Of docs on this site would be willing to help out. But remember, a question like this is difficult to answer in these ...Read more

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Hi docs, would a higher protein diet help me build muscle?

Hi docs, would a higher protein diet help me build muscle?

Yes: Protein contains all the essential amino acids--the building blocks for muscle growth and development. ...Read more