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Question about body building? Methandienone ok?

Question about body building? Methandienone ok?

No: It has no established medical use, a questionable safety profile, and any gains in muscle mass are tempoarry until discontinuing the drug. It causes water retention, potassium buildup, and suppression of testosterone, among other things. You don't say if you're in the us, but if you are you know it's banned and is a black market substance. ...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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Need info on reliable info on HGH hormone?

Need info on reliable info on HGH hormone?

If you are in USA: If you are an adult in the usa, the first thing you need to know is that unless you have adult growth hormone deficiency it is illegal for you to use hgh, even from a real doctor. Hgh is the only drug in this country that is illegal to use off label. It is not under control of the dea, but under the control of the fda. Having said that, it is very helpful when used under the right conditions. ...Read more

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Is bodybuilding healthy?

Is bodybuilding healthy?

Keep it natural.: Weight training and cardiovascular exercise are parts of a long term strategy for a healthy lifestyle. That being said, the bodybuilding world is generally filled with use of performance enhancing drugs which should be avoided. Those are not healthy. ...Read more

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Hgh supplements for men--safe online?

Hgh supplements for men--safe online?

Unknown: The internet is a fabulous source of misinformation and shoddy products. Supplements are unregulated to begin with and on line it is truly 'let the buyer beware" . If HGH supplies the outcome you desire, you need a reliable source and there is no way to prove that with internet products. So be cautious since you cannot personally analyze the supplements you are purchasing. ...Read more

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I want information regarding disease? Is mayo site good?

I want information regarding disease? Is mayo site good?

Yes: The mayo clinic website is one of the places that i turn to for medical information. www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/homepage. ...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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How do deca-durabolin, testosterone, creatine, protein supplements, and eating more help with muscle building?

How do deca-durabolin, testosterone, creatine, protein supplements, and eating more help with muscle building?

By stimulation: Anabolic steroids can stimulate the creation of muscle fibers when associated with diet and exercise. This would be an off label and probably illegal use of a controlled substance. ...Read more

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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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Please provide info on brachioplasty?

Please provide info on brachioplasty?

See the answer : Brachioplasty is a great procedure for patients whose upper arms are flapping as in someone who had bariatric surgery or just lost a lot of weight. In most cases the incision runs on the inner arm from the armpit to near the elbow. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Any good internet forums on nutrition that is not related to bodybuilding?

Any good internet forums on nutrition that is not related to bodybuilding?

Start simple: Use twitter or a blog or a Facebook page to follow . Then based it on your needs... vegan? Seafood? Do you like to cook? Organic food? Etc... ...Read more

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How would you find credible information on herbs?

How would you find credible information on herbs?

Medline plus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandalternativemedicine.html there are lots of others, some of the more reliable ones require a fee. ...Read more

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Where can you get serious mass gainer (body building supplement)?

Where can you get serious mass gainer (body building supplement)?

Body building: You don't need a bodybuilding supplement - what you need is a combination of a good diet and regular exercise. For the diet I recommend you go on-line to "NuVal" and learn the good, not so good, and bad for you foods. If you want to body build a visit or two to a trainer would not hurt if you can afford it. Otherwise use common sense and don't overdo (or underdo) the activities. ...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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Who reviews info about food labeling?

Who reviews info about food labeling?

Several levels: The fda regulates drugs for purity and efficacy. The fda regulates food for purity but not quality. The fda is forbidden by law to inspect in any way food supplements like vitamins and nutritional products unless there are serious complaints after they hit the market. Consumer reports will sometimes look at content. You cannot trust agencies paid for by the food industry. ...Read more

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Help me find information on male teen anorexia?

Help me find information on male teen anorexia?

Same as for females: Boys get anorexia too! we have male patients as young as 9-10 and although boys may express themselves differently than girls, the illness, the brain disorder and symptoms, are the same. I blog on pediatric and adolescent eating disorders and have blogged on males: www.Kartiniclinic.Com/blog/. ...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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I need a good womens weight training routine for home. Could you give me some information about it?

I need a good womens weight training routine for home. Could you give me some information about it?

Start with dumbells!: Your basic strength exercises do not need free weights. Abdominal crunches, pushups, jump-squats, etc. But dumbells are a versatile start. I advise women to get 3, 5, and 10lb dumbells in pairs to exercise with and begin a weight training regimen! lunges wih dumbells are great for the legs. You can dodeltoid raises, bench pressing, overhead press, curls, etc! ...Read more

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Is bodybuilding healthy?

Keep it natural.: Weight training and cardiovascular exercise are parts of a long term strategy for a healthy lifestyle. That being said, the bodybuilding world is generally filled with use of performance enhancing drugs which should be avoided. Those are not healthy. ...Read more

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What is a good bodybuilding diet?

What is a good bodybuilding diet?

Diet: Talked to a trained dietician. Athletes have different way of eating depending if they are trainning, competting, and depending the sport you do. Professional athletes tend to ingest more calories per day due to the intense training and metabolism. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC bodybuilding pills?

Are there any OTC bodybuilding pills?

No!: It takes dedication & time & hard work, proper diet, adequate protein intake. Also it is good 2 have a coach trained in body building. ...Read more

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What foods for bodybuilding actually work?

What foods for bodybuilding actually work?

Protein!: Protein, coupled with lots of water, fruits/vegetables are key to your physique. Eat several meals a day as well, not just bfast, lunch and dinner and don't skip meals. Also, eat something or do a power bar/drink right before exercise. ...Read more

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What does be good bodybuilding diet for me?

What does be good bodybuilding diet for me?

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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At an age of 42, can I practise bodybuilding?

At an age of 42, can I practise bodybuilding?

Go for it: Whether you want to compete, or just have fun, feel good and look great, it may be a great new way of life for you. Ten years from now, you could be Photo Guy. I do urge you to opt for natural bodybuilding -- it's safe, healthy, wholesome, and most women prefer a naturally-fit man. ...Read more

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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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Which bodybuilding exercises should beginners do?

Which bodybuilding exercises should beginners do?

Build a great base: Bodybuilding can be a fun pursuit, and lean body mass is an important feature of optimal health. Your first "lifts" can exclude any plates, dumbells or machines. Build a strong base by establishing core strength and breathing technique. Planks, birddogs, wall squats, split squats, push ups, crunches and leglifts are just a few. Core strength will support proper technique and great results. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for female bodybuilding?

Is there an ultimate diet for female bodybuilding?

High protein plus: You need to calculate your baseline needs based on height, weight, etc. And calculate how many additional calories you are burning with your training. You still need to maintain balance with carbs and some fat for your brain & internal organs. ...Read more

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Tips for someone who wants to get into bodybuilding?

Tips for someone who wants to get into bodybuilding?

Be sure: To start with someone who is in the profession whether it be a personal trainer or bodybuilder. This will ensure you are performing your exercises with proper technique and hopefully decrease the chance of injury. Best of luck! ...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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What is some good advice for bodybuilding and losing fat?

What is some good advice for bodybuilding and losing fat?

Fat loss: The best way to lose fat is to decrease your carbohydrate consumption and eat more fat. I encourage you to read the book "why we get fat" by gary taubes and read peter attia's blog eatingacademy.Com. ...Read more

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Does bodybuilding eventually start to affect your eyesight?

Does bodybuilding eventually start to affect your eyesight?

No: You're 35. You'll probably get presybopia around this time in any case. I'm glad you're doing fitness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the best pre workouts before bodybuilding workouts.

Aerobic excercise : Streches and aerobic excercise like jogging for 15 to 30minues will help lossen your muscles and decrease risk of muscle injury. ...Read more

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How much does it take to gain weight for bodybuilding at 165cm?

How much does it take to gain weight for bodybuilding at 165cm?

Depends: This entirely depends on your goals. If you are trying to build enormous size then you will have a goal of more weight gain than someone who is just trying to stay toned. 5 - 15 pounds of added muscle weight would be a reasonable goal. ...Read more