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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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Does gaining muscle make you run slower?

Does gaining muscle make you run slower?

Probably not.: In fact, in most cases gaining muscle will make one faster if done correctly. You need muscle mass to improve strength and speed. For running, the emphasis should be on overall muscle gain with slight emphasis to the legs. Powerful abdominal, arm and chest muscles will help increase speed as well. Eat well, exercise appropriately and make sure you rest and give your body time to relax. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without gaining muscle?

How can I lose weight without gaining muscle?

No guarntee: that you won't build muscle but consider yoga & swimming. In general aerobics would likely create less muscle then weight training. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lose weight without gaining muscle?

Can you tell me how i can lose weight without gaining muscle?

Exercise but: Avoid strength training with high weights and low reps. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Is it true that the best diet to eat for gaining muscle is one of meat?

Is it true that the best diet to eat for gaining muscle is one of meat?

No, that's outdated: That is an outdated thought. An appropriate diet to build muscle is one that provides enough calorie and protein to support your body's muscle building efforts while getting enough vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc that are just as essential to good health. Focusing on meat will almost certainly provide excess protein & calorie with too much fat and not enough vit/minerals/fiber. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight while gaining muscle?

What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight while gaining muscle?

You stay the same..: You maintain your weight! if you put on muscle, and keep your weight constant, you have become leaner: this is a constant goal of exercise. You need to get adequate protein, and i usually recommend a blend of weight training with cardio. 4-5 x per week. 45m is optimal! if you maintain a high protein intake but calories, you will lose fat faster, but you will more slowly add muscle. ...Read more

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I need help with losing weight and gaining muscle. Could you give me some tips?

I need help with losing weight and gaining muscle. Could you give me some tips?

Exercise w. weights: Eat protein( meat, fish, chicken, eggs and vegetables. Eat every 4 hours. Do not skip meals. Drink lots of water. No soda or juice. No processed foods made from white flour. Sleep 8 hours ever night. Interval training helps with maximum fat loss. Resistance training with weights helps to build muscle. ...Read more

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What is the best "time" to eat a banana if i am into gaining muscle and lose fat???

What is the best "time" to eat a banana if i am into gaining muscle and lose fat???

Bananas are: high in carbs. If your goal is to gain muscle don't eat bananas but choose higher protein foods such as protein powder shakes, eggs, cheese, nuts, etc. Also, exercise your muscles. See doctor first to make sure your health is ok for this program. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can gaining muscle work?

How can  gaining muscle work?

By..............: Increasing your resistance with weight training gradually, and having adequate protein in 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