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Doctor insights on: How To Build Upper Body Muscle Without Weights

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I am over 50 and have been steadily gaining weight. I stopped going to the gym a few months ago because even after a light work out my muscles would take days to recover and immediately following upper body workout my hands would shake uncontrollably and

I am over 50 and have been steadily gaining weight.  I stopped going to the gym a few months ago because even after a light work out my muscles would take days to recover and immediately following upper body workout my hands would shake uncontrollably and

Get checked!: Such a marked decreasing exercise tolerance is not normal. Hard to say what's going on. See your doc for a thorough history and physical examination with appropriate testing. Get checked please! The sooner you find any problem the easier it is to treat! ...Read more

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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Is there an external belt or brace that can help carry upper body's weight for weak pelvic floor muscles? Would a brace for si joint pain work?

Is there an external belt or brace that can help carry upper body's weight for weak pelvic floor muscles? Would a brace for si joint pain work?

Pelvic floor support: That's a difficult area to support. I don't know of any bracing that would benefit that area. A pelvic band for si joint compression would not help the pelvic floor. ...Read more

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How to build upper body muscle for a 19 year old?

How to build upper body muscle for a 19 year old?

See trainer: It is best that you see a trainer to get proper advice and exercises based on your own condition since you are young. ...Read more

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Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Use a trainer: The important muscles to build are the latissimus, pects major, trapezius, deltoid, biceps and triceps. Please make sure that the training is under supervision from someone experienced in training. ...Read more

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Should i build upper body muscle first or get a six pack?

Do both: You should be both. Do not neglect your legs and back. Strength is built from the ground up and not the top down. ...Read more

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What to do if i pulled a muscle in my butt it onlyhurts when i bend my upper body?

What to do if i pulled a muscle in my butt it onlyhurts when i bend my upper body?

Physical therapy.: You may want to consult your physician, who can sort out if it is truly a butt muscle, or something else, such as a pinched nerve. He or she may recommend you to see an athletic trainer or physical therapist, to help resolve the problem. ...Read more

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How can I best exercise my stomach and upper body muscles?

See trainer: There are several exercises for the stomach and upper body muscles -depends on your condition.It is best that you see a trainer so he or she can give you the best exercises for your body. ...Read more

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20 male, will protein powder help me to gain muscle and upper body strength?

20 male, will protein powder help me to gain muscle and upper body strength?

NotMuch, RealFoodYes: Meat is high animal protein+fat. Sat. Fat is healthy, ancel keys & us gov. Long promoted con(s) to the opposite. Protein powder will likely be a higher cost & you don't know where the stuff came from, exempted by dshea act of 1994. The key to muscles is exercise, focused coordination & pushing limits, slowly/carefully, not the gimmicks. Study peter attia & review my other answers on healthtap. ...Read more