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What is the order in which you should exercise muscles for the most effective workout?

What is the order in which you should exercise muscles for the most effective workout?

Remember: There is no specific order. But in general, consider exercising larger muscle groups like shoulders, back, chest, and legs before smaller muscle groups like bi's, tri's and calves. If you fatigue the smaller, accessory muscle prior to larger groups, it may compromise your larger muscle group exercises. But you still need variety to your exercise routines too. So don't just do the same thing. ...Read more

Exercise Stress Test (Definition)

Recording an ekg while walking up a steeper & steeper incline, at a faster & faster rate, so as to increase heart contraction intensity & rate of contraction, thus blood flow needed by the heart muscle. However, atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries, clots do, & the ekg only detects major qualitative differences in capillary blood flow. Thus only severe artery disease ...Read more


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Hello,after doing a lot of planks and getting rest,I started to feel pain in one of my lower abdomens,what could be the cause,maybe the overdoing it ?I completely avoided any kind of a physically exercise the includes abdomen muscle workout.

Hello,after doing a lot of planks and getting rest,I started to feel pain in one of my lower abdomens,what could be the cause,maybe the overdoing it ?I completely avoided any kind of a physically exercise the includes abdomen muscle workout.

Abdomen pain: You need to find out the cause of your pain. It MAY be related to your workout even though you don't intentionally work on the abs. Please see your doc and if all is well ask a trainer at the gym for a workout plan that suits your needs. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight, before I exercise to gain muscle, so I can focus on the areas I want to build up. I have a fast metabolism. Would this workout?

I want to lose weight, before I exercise to gain muscle, so I can focus on the areas I want to build up. I have a fast metabolism. Would this workout?

Exercise : There's no reason you can't do both. Starting exercise while you diet, will only help you lose weight faster. Then you'll be closer to your goal at toning. Make sure you start slowly, and increase your exercise as your strength and tolerance improve. ...Read more

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I have Parkinson's and I have been going to work out in the gym to ease the stiffness in my muscles but it seems that when I exercise I am in pain ?

I have Parkinson's and I have been going to work out in the gym to ease the stiffness  in my muscles but it seems that when I exercise  I am in pain ?

Not surprised: Most folks with Parkinson's are not informed by their doctors how painful the disease really is. Cheers to you for going to gym, as exercise indeed vital to control your illness. You might even have a physical therapist check out your program, so you are less uncomfortable. Your medication may need adjustments for optimal success. Movement disorder specialist could really help. ...Read more

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Leg muscles jellified & gave up on me 5 mins into workout...also bad chest...is it because I'm very obese & not used to exercise?

Leg muscles jellified & gave up on me 5 mins into workout...also bad chest...is it because I'm very obese & not used to exercise?

It very well could: be related to significant physical deconditioning and exercise intolerance .... severe obesity wouldn't be helping either. I assume you mean chest "pain" or "discomfort" as that was cut off. It would be uncommon at 19 even with severe obesity to have obstructive heart disease that you most commonly worry about with those symptoms. Nonetheless, you should still review this with your doc. ...Read more

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Liposuction and exercise? I just got liposuction done on my abdomen. I would like to keep the weight off through exercise, how long do I have to wait after the initial procedure to begin a work out? Also should I be doing crunches and muscle toning, basic

Liposuction and exercise? I just got liposuction done on my abdomen. I would like to keep the weight off through exercise, how long do I have to wait after the initial procedure to begin a work out? Also should I be doing crunches and muscle toning, basic

I : I permit my patients to walk as much as they wish beginning on the day of surgery. While this is not as time efficient as more strenuous exercise, it is sufficient enough that many people keep fit and lose weight with walking as their sole fitness modality. Depending upon the actual patient and procedure, i will usually decide at the one week post-op visit to begin back to the pre-operative exercise regimen, with the expectation that the patient will be able to do as much as he or she did before surgery by one month or sooner from the procedure date. ...Read more

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3 weeks now every muscle I use on right side of body gets very tight and sore and fatigued, feels like after a strenuous workout but no exercise?

3 weeks now every muscle I use on right side of body gets very tight and sore and fatigued, feels like after a strenuous workout but no exercise?

Not sure: Perhaps the problem is positional? Like how you might be sitting? Would recommend seeing an osteopathic physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to build muscle with cardio exercise?

How to build muscle with cardio exercise?

Tricky: You will build a degree of muscle strength and some size with cardio exercise in general. But if you want to build muscle mass, that won't be sufficient. To do this, the best way is to lift progressively heavier weights at ths gym, using appropriate lifting days and rest days as well as nutrition to optimize muscle growth. ...Read more

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How often should I workout for maximum muscle gain?

How often should I workout for maximum muscle gain?

Do this!: Have workouts of 45-60m 5 days per week. Not daily if you want gains because you will be doing higher resistance lower numerical sets: 7/5/3 versus 12/8/5, you will need breaks every two our three days to build and repair muscle. ...Read more

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How should I workout to gain definition in my muscles?

How should I workout to gain definition in my muscles?

Fat loss is key: This is a very worthwhile goal. All the crunches, sit-ups and ab cable pulls are useless in getting that six-pack if you do not also watch your diet, spend a fair amount of the day comfortably hungry, and do aerobic exercise as well. A "ripped" man looks much healthier and is more attractive to most women than a man who simply has very large muscles. Both mass ; definition are great goals. ...Read more

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What are some workouts that will challenge my muscles?

What are some workouts that will challenge my muscles?

Insanity/P90X: Pizzawizardii, I am training for 2 tough mudders this year and i love shaun t's insantity, which require no equitment but an excellent pair of sneakers and p90x which challenges you at your own pace. Be sure to check with your physician before starting a workout program, however, either of these will challenge even the most fit person. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My muscles are not rebuilding after workout. What could be wrong?

My muscles are not rebuilding after workout. What could be wrong?

Aging: Some of that is a result of aging. It's harder to put on muscle mass as you get older. I would recommend taking in protein within 30-60 minutes after exercise, this will help to rebuild your muscle. ...Read more

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Muscles always feel like i had a great workout even though i haven't actually done it. Is this weird?

Rx side effects: Several medications can cause a side effect of muscle soreness. Cholesterol lowering drugs is one such category. Discuss your medication profile and potential side effects with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What happens if the will is exercised, will it grow stronger, like a muscle, to the point of developing psionic powers?

What happens if the will is exercised, will it grow stronger, like a muscle, to the point of developing psionic powers?

No: Anyone offering to teach you to develop psychic powers is either a fool themselves or playing on your gullibility. Further, these programs teach people vanity and waste their time. Even the mainstream religions do not urge the faithful to seek supernatural powers -- but advise that if they exist, they are graces granted for the service of others in a spirit of love. Be VERY careful. ...Read more

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What muscle does the tree pose work out?

What muscle does the tree pose work out?

Tree Pose: This type of yoga workout improves balance, strengthens muscles of legs/hips/spine, & stretches the inner thighs & groin. ...Read more

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What muscle does the triangle pose work out?

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What muscle does the triangle pose work out?

Triangle pose: Strengthens the core & leg muscles, a good full body stretch. ...Read more

Muscle Twitches (Definition)

The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more


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