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I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

Patience: Building muscle takes time and effort. Depending on your age, fitness level, body composition, etc. You may see a difference within a month, but it will take 3 months or so to build significant mass. In a study of div i football players, they put on about 12 pounds in 3 months. With the increased exercise, you will need extra calories and protein, but if you overdo it, the extra gets stored as fat. ...Read more

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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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How long would it take to look buff again with weight training?

How long would it take to look buff again with weight training?

Depends: What is your baseline? If you are morbidly obese then it is going to take a lot longer then if you are just a few pounds overweight. Usually most people will see visible changes within 4 -6 weeks utilizing a combination weight training and dieting. Seeing increased muscle mass will take on the average of 2-3 months depending on nutrition and your intensity of workout. ...Read more

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After a long duration of weight training like 4-5 years, if someone stops exercising, what are the ill effects, if any - mental, physical, etc.? Thnx

After a long duration of weight training like 4-5 years, if someone stops exercising, what are the ill effects, if any - mental, physical, etc.? Thnx

Stopping exercise: Relaxation of an intensive exercise program results in deconditioning with a drop off in muscle strength, overall fitness and a gain in weight. Deconditioning May occur as early as a week after stopping the exercise. Some people develop a type of psychological withdrawal reaction as well. Serious deterioration of general health does not generally occur. ...Read more

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Could a person who's not very athletic/strong take weight training?

Could a person who's not very athletic/strong take weight training?

Yes.: Regardless of your athletic ability or body type, weight training can be a great way to build overall strength of your musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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How often must a 15 year old teen take a break from weight training?

How often must a 15 year old teen take a break from weight training?

Rest periods vary: When talking about rest periods, you can speak of time off in between exercise bouts, in which case 24 hrs is needed before exercising the same muscle group. There are also rest periods during various times in the season, i.e., "off" season, "in" season, "pre" season, "post" season. Workout intensity and frequency varies depending on the time of the season. ...Read more

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I was exercising 3-5 days a week aerobic/weight training. It's been about a year started back doing 30 mins. How long before I can do my 60 mins?

I was exercising 3-5 days a week aerobic/weight training. It's been about a year started back doing 30 mins. How long before I can do my 60 mins?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon your overall condition and the intensity of your workouts. It would seem reasonable if you were currently tolerating your current workouts to gradually increase to 60 minutes over 4-6 weeks and if you have no troule continue at that level. The key is gradual. ...Read more

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Have a indent on my bicep from a impact how long before i go back to weight training?

Have a indent on my bicep from a impact how long before i go back to weight training?

Depends...: On whther there is any pain, tendon or muscle damage. If all of the above does not pertain, then can resume weights and continue if no pain is present. ...Read more

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How long I have to wait to donate blood again(i can't wait long)and can I start weight training immediately?

How long I have to wait to donate blood again(i can't wait long)and can I start weight training immediately?

2 months: Red blood cells take 6 to 8 weeks to replenish. There are many other components of blood that replenish sooner such as plasma. However, most donation centers do not allow repeated donation sooner than 8 week. After donation it is advised to hold off on strenuous activity for a few days. If you get lightheaded or dizzy, then rest is advised and you should see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do long strenuous hikes and weight training if I have copd?

Maybe...: Only your doctor can answer this for sure after a thorough evaluation. You may need pulmonary rehab where you exercise while being monitored to determine what exercise is safe for you and whether you need supplemental oxygen while exercising. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cratine and protein at the Same time for weight training ?

Is it safe to take cratine and protein at the Same time for weight training ?

Yes/No: For most healthy adults that take these supplements along with protein it should be fine. However if you have a history of kidney dysfunction or kidney problems, I would consult with your doctor to make sure since this can result further kidney damage. ...Read more

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How long should a weight training session last ? How many sets, reps and exercises per muscle for muscle growth ?

This can vary as to: Whether you break up workouts in terms of upper and lower/trunk workouts or do them together. There are 2 types of regimens-1st is traditional sets of 3 of 8 to 15 reps at 80% maximum weight v 2nd type of 1set of 8-10 reps at maximum weight. In either regimen, 3 times a week so about an hour for the first type with short rests and the other almost as long with longer rests. ...Read more

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I am a CKD patient. My creatinine was 2.0 and now 2.5 two months after. I was weight training within that time. how.long before it is normal if I stoptraining?

I am a CKD patient. My creatinine was 2.0 and now 2.5 two months after. I was weight training within that time. how.long before it is normal if I stoptraining?

Creatinine bump.: Are you sure it's the exercise that's caused your creatinine to bump up that much? Have you entertained other possibilities with your kidney specialist? I'd run this by your nephrologist first. ...Read more

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How long do you have to do cardio for to burn fat after weight training?

How long do you have to do cardio for to burn fat after weight training?

No exact duration: Generally advise at least 40min of moderate intensity cardio. That will be good for both burning fat and overall cardio health. Some people recommend that doing the cardio before weight training is more beneficial as you may continue to burn more calories as you move to the weight training. ...Read more

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If I am injured and can no longer do weight training should I still drink whey powder? I am trying to lose weight.

If I am injured and can no longer do weight training should I still  drink whey powder? I am trying to lose weight.

Make Lasting Changes: A weight loss program has to be something you can live with for the long-term. Its better to eat healthy, natural proteins like meats, fish and veggies than to drink whey. Avoid liquid calories of any kind. Eliminating "white" carbs will go a long way also. This means sugar, white flour products as well as white rice and white pastas. This + regular exercise = steady weight loss. ...Read more

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Most efficent excercise for weight loss? I heard you need weight training alternating with aerobics to max effect, & take 1-2 days/wk off...

Most efficent excercise for weight loss? I heard you need weight training alternating with aerobics to max effect, & take 1-2 days/wk off...

True: The department of health and human services recommends: *150 min/wk of moderate aerobic activity (brisk walking, swimming, etc) or 75 min/wk of vigorous aerobic activity (eg. Running) — preferably spread throughout the week. Activity sessions should be at least 10 minutes long. * strength training exercises at least twice a week. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/aerobic-exercise/an01947. ...Read more

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Should I take creatine, whey and glutamine supplements as I just began weight training last month?

Should I take creatine, whey and glutamine supplements as I just began weight training last month?

No: Such supplements are not studied enough by researchers because these supplements are not FDA-approved drugs for treating particular disorders. Nobody knows for sure what happens if a person takes performance-enhancing supplements. So, it is best for all athletes to train and build their bodies the natural way, with healthy nutritious foods, avoiding sports supplements or body-building supplements. ...Read more

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I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

Patience: Building muscle takes time and effort. Depending on your age, fitness level, body composition, etc. You may see a difference within a month, but it will take 3 months or so to build significant mass. In a study of div i football players, they put on about 12 pounds in 3 months. With the increased exercise, you will need extra calories and protein, but if you overdo it, the extra gets stored as fat. ...Read more

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