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Fat Gain Muscle
Eat less, exercise: You should try for 45 minutes a day of some type of aerobic (moving a lot) exercise. For diet, you should try to eat less overall, and pick healthy foods that are found in nature (fruit, veggies, grains, fish etc). Sadly, oreos are not included. If you add in some resistance or weights, that will also add muscles. Walking uphill can do this easily. There is no magic, quick fix. One pound/week. ...Read more
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
Begining to run and do weights. What is best to eat/drink after a workout? Trying to lose some belly fat & gain muscle. Whey protein shakes work?
You'll lose fat.: As jogging is a cardiovascular exercise, you will certainly lose fat by jogging regularly. As far as gaining muscle, you may gain some muscle tone, shape and size in your leg muscles, especially if you run up and down hills as part of your course, but you wouldn't diffusely gain muscle. ...Read more
See details: There are no shortcuts here. The 2 basic things that you need to do is start strength training and also minimize carbohydrate intake (bread, pasta, cheese, sweets, desserts, junk and fast food) and control portion size. ...Read more
Supplements: I would make it a general rule not to mix otc supplements. First of the supplement industry is not regulated by the fda, so you never know what you are actually getting. If you have a reason that you want to take a particular supplement I would recommend printing out the ingredient list and information about the product and making an appointment to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Exercise and diet: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
I understand that that it is impossible to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. Is this true?
Exchange: No, this is a common issue with those seeking to 'lose weight' via an aggressive exercise program that includes a lot of weight lifting--your body metabolizes the fat, but creates new muscle mass, so it appears that you are not losing weight--except in the mirror, where you are better defined. Good luck! ...Read more
When you gain fat by over eating do you naturally gain muscle as well, and if so, what possibly is the fat gain to muscle gain ratio?
No muscle gain: The only way to increase muscle mass is by resistance training for several hours a day 5-6 days a week for months to years. Otherwise the obesity epidemic would also be called the" strong man epidemic". We wish we could get stronger just by eating, but it is not possible! ...Read more
I have researched a lot and I didn't find an answer on how to decrease fat and gain muscle.? Can anyone help me with a proper diet?
Jump into it: Reading will only confuse you. Hit the gym hard and impress the gym-rats with your desire to work both resistance and cardio. They will approach and offer you guidance, most of which will be accurate. Creatine and an electronic muscle stimulation unit are the ways to get extra mass; avoid steroids of course & most supplements are a waste. Eat protein, avoid sugary / salty / fatty stuff. ...Read more
I started working out about a month ago. But I have gained weight from 111-114 lbs. I haven't lost fat, just gained muscle. What is happening?
What exercise?: If you're trying to lose weight, your exercise should be primarily cardio, meaning running, swimming, dance -- anything to get your heart rate high and that makes you really sweat. Combine that with diet and calorie restriction and your weight will start to come down. If you are gaining weight you may be doing muscle-strengthening exercises which hold onto water and make your weight go up. ...Read more
Aerobic + resistance: National guidelines recommend 150 min/wk of moderate or 75 min/wk of vigorous activity and resistance exercise twice/wk. If you want to lose weight you'll probably need to exercise more and eat less. Moderate means you can carry on a conversation while exercising and vigorous means you can't. For more info, check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index. Html. ...Read more
Mass Gain Programs: Strenuous and heavy lifting, increased calorie consumption with careful attention to "clean eating, " and limited aerobic work for a while is required to encourage muscle growth. Tapered calories and increased hydration in the later stages will stimulate fat burning. Have fun! ...Read more
Exercise & Nutrition: Exercise, especially resistance training, will help you gain muscle and burn body fat. If you have not exercised recently, make sure you start slowly to avoid injury. Along with this you should maintain a high-protein diet which is low in starches and sugars. This will provide the building blocks for new muscle while forcing your body to burn body fat for energy. ...Read more
Mass Gain Programs: Strenuous and heavy lifting, increased calorie consumption....With careful attention to "clean eating"., and limited aerobic work for awhile, is required to encourage muscle growth. Tapered calories and increased hydration in the later stages will stimulate fat burning. Have fun! ...Read more
Resistance training: If you remain aerobically fit and also do some resistance training for all muscle groups, you'll get what you want. If your body looks and feels right to you and you're keeping up in sports, don't worry about numbers -- the track team is largely "underweight". Creatine is also worth considering. Very glad you're involved with fitness. Best wishes. ...Read more
There are none: Supplements are exactly what they are, supplements. The best way to lose fat and to gain muscle is to incorporate an exercise program that will work the entire body, which includes weight lifting, some kind of aerobic exercises and be consistent. The next part which is equally important is one's nutrition. Taking the proper amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fat is the answer. ...Read more
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I'm trying to lose fat and gain muscle, what are some breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas to help?
Ask a dietitian.: The best person to consult in this regard would be a Registered Dietitian. RDs have years of education about food, nutrition, food science and such. An RD can help you well with food choices and meal planning for optimal health and wellness. They can also take into account medical issues. Just make sure you keep "high calorie" healthy; gaining muscle usually means more calories. ...Read more
Cardio exercise: Doing cardio is a great way to lose weight. 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. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Only treatment that works is diet and exercise. Eat less then you burn off. 3500 calories to the pound. Will reduce your risk of diabetes, high bp, heart disease, cholesterol, infertility, etc. Direct exercise towards your abdominal muscles to firm them up. Otherwise, consider liposuction, you can increase your other muscles at the same time by exercise, but it's difficult while losing weight, . ...Read more
At your own risk: There really is no substitute for exercise and healthy eating. There are no "miracle" supplements that facilitate this process. Beware of the advertisements. Supplements are not regulated by the fda so there really is no guarantee that the claims are true- or that the product is manufactured according to any kind of standard. Cardiovascular activity is the most efficient was to safely lose fat. ...Read more