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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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What is a good diet for gaining muscle mass?

What is a good diet for gaining muscle mass?

Well balanced diet: A well balanced diet with adequate sources of protein will help gain muscle mass. You must take in enough calories and protein. You must also stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for losing weight and building muscle?

Please describe a good diet for losing weight and building muscle?

Diet and exercise: 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. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?

Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?

No, to loose weight: Running is used primarily to loose or maintain weight, it can be a useful exercise to incorporate into a training program, but it does burn calories and is definitely not used to gain weight or muscle mass. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to gain weight muscle weight?

What is a good diet to gain weight muscle weight?

Proper exercise&prot: Weight training builds muscle with fewer reps and more resistance faster! however more injuries occur. A 7/4/3. Max rep is ideal. Finally you need one gran per lb of body weight. This is higher if your protein intake is heavily plant protein base because of a lower protein efficiency index. Read my chapter in freddy fu's "sports medicine" on "powerlifting & weightlifting.". ...Read more

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Are protein drinks like muscle milk good after weight lifting?

Are protein drinks like muscle milk good after weight lifting?

Yes: A combination of carbs with some simple sugars and protein in a shake or food within 30 minutes after workout is useful for muscle building. ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy to gain muscle before losing weight?

Is it considered unhealthy to gain muscle before losing weight?

Muscle burns more : Calories than fat. So, by gaining more muscle it will actually help you to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is getting ripped more about weight loss or muscle gain?

Is getting ripped more about weight loss or muscle gain?

Both: You need both, plus even if you lose weight and gain muscle, you may still have sagging skin from when you were heavier. But, it's worth the effort. ...Read more

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Can I lose stomach fat and still increase muscle mass by restricting calories? Or is a calorie surplus needed to gain muscle?

Can I lose stomach fat and still increase muscle mass by restricting calories? Or is a calorie surplus needed to gain muscle?

Paleo: Not sure but I personally lost a lot of belly fat by eating very little carbs and mostly eating meats and veges (paleo) It made a huge difference for me. ...Read more

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For weight gains and build lean muscles i start serving serious mass weight gainer, is this product has side effects or dangerous?

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Be careful : Depends which country you are in. In some countries regulation around these products are a bit loose and cases of safety concerns have occurred. Safest to work with a sports physician or physiotherapist and get specific advice for your individual situation ...Read more

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Can you gain muscle by just eating healthy and a lot of protein?

No: Without some 'incentive' viz. Resistance type exercise the muscles will not grow and the extra protein will be converted as calories into fat. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a diet for fat loss and muscle gain?

Can you recommend a diet for fat loss and muscle gain?

Yes: To lose fat, eat less calories than you need. To preserve muscle, be physically active and try to use all muscle groups, large and small. Being active most days of the week, is important to maintain muscle mass, while losing fat. You can be active even 5 minutes a hour, while sitting at a desk job, It can add up at the end of the day to 30 to 40 min of activity. ...Read more

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Does muscle milk as a meal replacement work for weight loss?

Does muscle milk as a meal replacement work for weight loss?

No fads: I do not recommend meal replacements or other short cuts to weight loss. In my opinion, a healthful and well balanced diet and increased activity can result in sustainable weight loss. Meal replacements cannot be nutritionally complete and are not advisable. ...Read more

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Are whey or protein-amino acid drinks good for losing weight while working out or more for gaining weight/muscle?

Are whey or protein-amino acid drinks good for losing weight while working out or more for gaining weight/muscle?

Muscle/Gain Weight?: These are promoted for assisting in building muscle which require the Amino Acid building blocks for muscle protein. The usefulness of whey proteins for promoting this from small clinical trials, is small, maybe a few % over foods. Maintaining muscles does require more daily energy, so to the extent that muscle mass ; strength significantly increase, this might assist reduction in body fat. ...Read more

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What are protein powder for muscle gain or weight loss?

What are protein powder for muscle gain or weight loss?

Both junk: Obviously you can't have it both ways. The protein is broken down in your stomach and metabolized for calories. It's a waste of money and won't help with either weight gain or loss. Save your money and spend it on quality nutrition and exercise -- they actually work for both gain or loss if done properly. Get your protein from your diet. ...Read more

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Gaining Muscle (Definition)

Build up you're body's protection! Gaining muscle mass not only gives you a toned look, but it helps prevent sports injuries and can prevent falls in the elderly. Having the right diet and ...Read more