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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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I need help with gaining muscle, what should I eat?

I need help with gaining muscle, what should I eat?

Enough protein: You need to focus on geting enough good quality protein. Whey protein supports muscle growth the best. You can supplement your real food protein with whey protein shakes and shoot for at least half your boby weight in grams of protein ingestion eaach day. This will vary depending upon gender and starting lean body mass compared to your body fat percentage, and how hard you train. Watch you sugar. ...Read more

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Will fried foods hinder gaining muscle?

Will fried foods hinder gaining muscle?

No: This is a myth. I trust you are doing resistance training and eating plenty of protein. Extra non-protein calories as fried food will rob you of definition. ...Read more

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What is a good nutrition plan for gaining muscle?

What is a good nutrition plan for gaining muscle?

Eat variety: Eat from all food groups, fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains, legumes, nuts, dairy. Eat a balanced meal- 20% protein, 60% complex carbohydrates and 20% from healthy fats like avocado, olive oil and polyunsaturated. To gain muscles, you need to challenge them with resistance training AND diet as suggested above- Good Luck to you. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose fat without gaining muscle?

Is there a way to lose fat without gaining muscle?

Caloric restriction: The only way to lose fat is by reducing your caloric intake. Adding aerobic exercise will help. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best type of home exercise to lose (fat) weight, without gaining muscle?

Could you tell me what's the best type of home exercise to lose (fat) weight, without gaining muscle?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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What are good ways to drop pounds and fat without gaining muscle?

Aerobic activity: Walking, swimming, biking. Stay out of the weight room for sure if you don't want to build muscle, . ...Read more

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Why am I gaining muscle but losing no fat now that I'm exercising?

Why am I gaining muscle but losing no fat now that I'm exercising?

Diet: as well as type of exercise play a big role in reducing excess fat. Avoid high fat diet and do aerobic exercise as well as weight training to been calories. ...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