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Can Building Muscle Make You Taller
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
Sensibly: Plenty of lean protein. Avoid greasy, sugary and very salty stuff as you probably want lean muscle unless you're planning to be a football linebacker. After a workout, 20 grams of protein's a good snack -- it can be your whey / soy powder, some lean fish or chicken or tofu. The key is in the exercise rather than the diet. Glad you're doing this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Confusing question: Any activity that is sedentary by nature and played for long periods will lead to less than optimal muscle growth and development. Exercise in the form of vigorous physical activity, resistance training, running, swimming and the like support better muscle tone, strength and mass. Sit around all day playing games and you could loose all of the things listed. ...Read more
Eat healthy foods: That are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, >. ...Read more
Absolutely: Both aerobic (cardio) and resistance (mass-building) will give you great benefits. Today's men are as interested in definition (low body fat) as in gaining mass; for the former, both are usually required. ...Read more
Low reps: If you are trying to add muscle mass you want to progress up to a heavy weight and then do lower repititions to failure at the higher weight. Shoot for 6 to 8 reps and always go to failure. Failure is defined by not being able to lift the final rep while maintaining meticulous form. ...Read more
To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles can be bigger muscles, just maybe not as large as those built through muscle building techniques specifically. ...Read more
Stronger muscles: The best diet is for building muscles is one high in protein: 2-3 grams per lb. That being said you need to exercise with progressive resistance weights. I recommend increasing the weight for each set. I also think it is best to work out two body parts in your workout session: ex: chest and triceps. Also it is best to eat about 5 meals a day. I have an apple or a protein shake between meals. ...Read more
More than any other Nutritional supplement...you will get many recommendations. ..be wise before you spend a lot of money!
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Eat a healthy diet and add protein to maximize muscle building potential.
Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't 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
Strength training: All weight lifting activities will ultimately build muscle. Must have proper nourishment also. ...Read more
Nutrition & exercise: You need to get back to basics. Healthy nutrition & regular exercise. Plus enough sleep. Check out http://www. Menshealth. Com, http://www. Mensjournal. Com/ & http://www. Mensfitness. Com for ideas on both. Be prepared to consume a lot of protein. You're looking at taking in 500kcal/d more than you expend to gain 1 pound/wk. ...Read more
Cardio exercise: Doing cardio is a great way to lose weight and body fat. Abdominal exercises will also help with losing belly fat. Strength training can help tone your arms and legs and add muscle mass. The other critical component is to eat a healthy diet. Lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and stay well hydrated. Reduce the amount of bread, rice, pasta, tortillas (carbs). ...Read more
Is this daily muscle building workout going to help me? How long before I can tell if it's working?
It will help.
Take a photo now and 30 days later and compare, and you will see the difference. ...Read more
I am looking to start a muscle building program and I would like some advice and starter information?
Start with a Trainer: You should have a couple of sessions with a certified athletic trainer. The trainer can teach you the proper way to exercise and help you develop an effective program that should include core, chest, back, arm and leg exercises. Using free weights or machines improperly can lead to injury. Proper use of equipment with allow you to have a safe and effective muscle building program. ...Read more
Maybe: To grow muscle mass you need adequate total balanced calories to maintain and promote growth. Protein is critical for muscle cell growth so you need on average 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight daily. Creatine may help a little with energy but mostly in people with medic al problems like parkinson's disease. Healthy people do not need creatine. ...Read more
Androgens: Male hormones, called androgens as a group and referred to as steroids by body builders, can help increase a person's muscle mass. Because they have been abused and because they can have dangerous side effects, they are banned in competitive athletes. They are used for andropause, menopause and in wasting diseases to help people regain normal muscles. They come as shots, gels and pills. ...Read more
?? a good question: Hi, obviously I would choose that you lose weight and gain muscle as the same tim but, unfortunately, most patients can't do this it would require at least an hour of sweating exercise daily and low calorie intake simultaneously. It is usually better to eat less and create a weight loss first and then concentrate on increased exercise after the weight loss to build muscle. Exercise some daily. ...Read more
Not very good:
But... it sure can increase muscle tone.
Stimulation of muscle that increases building is controversial and includes:
damage from overwork
lack of oxygen to muscle from overwork
acidity/lactic acid in muscle from overwork
hard to do with isometric.
Also, not sure if it helps prevent muscle loss with dieting nor if it lowers risk of diabetes. ...Read more
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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Best advice: Join a health club, hook up with an AT-C & work 1 on 1, & set up a program suitable 4 Ur abilities. Follow the program, even join semi private sessions. This keeps U working, meet new friends, & because U R paying 4 it U will B motivated 2 keep going. A good program alternates, 1 day cardio 1 day weigh training, interposed with a day of rest. Adequate hydration & protein intake. ...Read more
Not Sure: Many of the products sold as supplements claim benefits. None of these products are researched and approved by fda for any treatments or conditions. I believe regular exercises and good nutrition are the best methods to build strength. It may be more difficult however the long term effects how much better. ...Read more
Not Sure: If you are concerned about lowering your testosterone levels-it will likely do that. Surprisingly, testosterone levels for muscle enhancement seem to affect the motivation to work-out much more than enhancing muscle formation alone. So as long as you maintain your exercise schedule, there should not be a problem. Also, if the Methadone allows you to work through more pain, that could be positive. ...Read more
Both: Either type of exercise will burn calories and help you lose weight if you have excess fat. However, if you build muscle, keep in mind that muscle weighs even more than fat. So, if your goal is to lose weight, you may want to do more cardio than weightlifting. For the long term, doing a combination of both types is the best way to go. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't 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. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more