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Gaining Muscle As A Vegetarian
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
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
Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help please! is beef jerky a healthy source of protein for someone trying to lose fat and build muscle?
No: Preserved meats are never a good idea especially jerky. ...Read more
Is hCG along with a balanced diet a good way to gain muscle and maintain or even gain a few pounds?
Can I lose stomach fat and still increase muscle mass by restricting calories? Or is a calorie surplus needed to gain muscle?
For weight gains and build lean muscles i start serving serious mass weight gainer, is this product has side effects or dangerous?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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