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Please answer! What muscles do wide grip push-ups work and are they good for boxing training?

Please answer! What muscles do wide grip push-ups work and are they good for boxing training?

Pecs major: The more narrow the grip, the more the triceps are worked in preference to the pecs, though both are worked in all pushups. These are great for boxing, especially for your hooks. The key muscle for boxing is your heart -- as a ringside physician, I've seen how the more aerobically fit boxer usually wins. ...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


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I'm a diabetes patient.don't take medicines. Manage with HIIT workouts and diet control (today's FBS is 90).can I build muscle w resistant training?

I'm a diabetes patient.don't take medicines. Manage with HIIT workouts and diet control (today's FBS is 90).can I build muscle w resistant training?

Yes: Great work on keeping your sugar down with a healthy diet and exercise. Yes, you can build muscle with resistance training and it will help you better manage your sugars. Keep up the great work! ...Read more

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My arms are sore from weight training 4 days ago, is there a way to speed up muscle recovery so I can build muscle faster and train more often?

My arms are sore from weight training 4 days ago, is there a way to speed up muscle recovery so I can build muscle faster and train more often?

Resistance Training: You should fatigue muscles when weight training but remember to do cardio for at least 15 minutes to warm muscles and prevent tears. Also do not do same muscle group two days in a row, you may be using too much weight too quickly. Have a protein supplement after you work out as this will help muscle repair, take a few days off and return using lighter weights for your first few workouts. ...Read more

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How much muscle strength loss do you get from just one week off training?

How much muscle strength loss do you get from just one week off training?

Hard to say: While it is hard to quantify and measure, common wisdom is that it takes twice as the period of absence to regain the lost fitness/strength due to that absence. ...Read more

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What to do if I hit platau in training, going backwards and losing muscle. Why?

What to do if I hit platau in training, going backwards and losing muscle. Why?

Rest, regroup: This is one of the symptoms of overtraining. Take a few days off and review the last 6 weeks of training focusing on diet, sleep, recovery days, and % increase in volume and intensity. I think you will find some answers there. Determine your realistic goal or goals, and target each with recovery in between to allow body to be prepared for the next block of training to reach next goal. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I've been training yesterday and normally I don't train the following day as my muscles hurt. But today I don't feel any pain so can i work out today?

I've been training yesterday and normally I don't train the following day as my muscles hurt. But today I don't feel any pain so can i work out today?

Lactic acid buildup.: Muscle soreness from lactic acid buildup is mostly why the muscles hurt the following day. Even if you don't feel pain, you may still have some muscle fiber damage that needs time to heal. Weight training should be done every other day, and stretching and cardio exercise on off days should keep you healthy and happy. ...Read more

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What kind of muscle fiber do I build when I do boxing?

What kind of muscle fiber do I build when I do boxing?

Both: Boxing requires both fast and slow twitch muscles, so speed training (sparing) and endurance training (running, situps, speed training) are necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best way to gain weight and build muscles (what resistance training do I do)?

What is the best way to gain weight and build muscles (what resistance training do I do)?

Diet + training: Some of the best information on resistance training is from acsm, eg, www.Acsm. Org/docs/current-comments/rtandip. Pdf and http://www.Acsm. Org/access-public-information/articles/2012/02/02/a-strength-training-program-for-your-home in addition, following healthy eating guidelines from the cdc would be helpful http://www.Cdc. Gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/index. Html. ...Read more

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What kind of damage(micro-tears) could boxing do to my muscles?

What kind of damage(micro-tears) could boxing do to my muscles?

Boxing is..: Inherently a violent sport. All invite a greater share of injuries, than other activities. So it depends. How hard you box and with whom are you boxing with. With proper gloves, headware, teeth guard, it becomes less dangerous. My daughter is assoc. Editor of "fight"magazine. Mma most violent sport of all. ...Read more

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Please answer! What muscles do wide grip push-ups work and are they good for boxing?

Don't forget legs : It's true, any good upper body workout will be helpful, but don't forget your legs. Remember, much of your punching power starts and builds from the legs and hips, allowing you to extend and throw with power at your distance. Punching ineffectively with just your arms will wear you out quickly during a round. So if boxing is the main concern, don't forget to work your legs and footwork. ...Read more

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What's the best way to maximise muscle growth and muscle recovery after strength and conditioning training?

Protein : Right after working out, for the few hours thereafter, your body is in a period where added protein can be helpful in achieving further growth. I would avoid steroids or products like creatinine kinase which have been associated with kidney injury. ...Read more

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Are there compounding benefits from strength training targeting opposing muscle groups? Why is that? Thanks.

Are there compounding benefits from strength training targeting opposing muscle groups? Why is that? Thanks.

Preventing fatigue: And overwork of a group of muscles is the key point. The idea is that you allow the muscle group time to recuperate while you focus on thier opposite number. It is not so much compounding effects as it is time management that allows for relative rest while continuing you workout program. True isolation is difficult but the theory is sound. ...Read more

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I know that muscle weighs more than fat but will I eventually lose the weight that I gained from starting strength training?

I know that muscle weighs more than fat but will I eventually lose the weight that I gained from starting strength training?

This is quality weig: You should be pleased because this is quality weight and you have decreased fat weight. I understand your concern because you look at this was total weight. If you to see the breakdown in your own body the body mass can be measured. We do this in our office on the same machine that we can measure of body mass. It may not be covered by insurance companies. ...Read more

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Does training a wide selection of muscles give you a better growth than to only concentrate on training 1 or 2 muscles for example?

Does training a wide selection of muscles give you a better growth than to only concentrate on training 1 or 2 muscles for example?

Should have program: You should have some sort of program, working all the muscles, unless you are specifying certain muscle groups for particular activities. A personal trainer at some fitness club may be the best bet for giving you the advice you seek. ...Read more

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