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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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What causes muscle soreness?

What causes muscle soreness?

Lactic Acid: Its what builds up when muscle tissue starts to make energy anaerobicaly. As you get more fit, your body's capacity to utilize oxygen will increase, and you will build up less Lactic Acid at the same level of exertion. Keep increasing your fitness level and the soreness will be harder and harder to achieve. ...Read more

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Whats a good medicine for muscle soreness?

Whats a good medicine for muscle soreness?

Movement: It depends on which muscles are sore and when they are sore. If they only ache a day or two after strenous exercise, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness- doms- and is completely normal. Generalized achiness responds best to exercise- increased blood flow to the muscles brings them more oxygen. Stretching, ice, and heat can also help. See your doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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What can I do about extreme muscle soreness?

What can I do about extreme muscle soreness?

Magnesium deficiency: Low mag means a true deficiency or relative. Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet. Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your local muscles. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more

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How do I reduce muscle soreness post work out?

How do I reduce muscle soreness post work out?

Ice, cool down: I would recommend that you ice any affected area for about 15 min i would also recommend that you cool down after any aerobic type activities too many people finish running or cycling and then just sit down - that's just great for you muscles to tighten up walking for a few minutes will also help get the Lactic Acid out of your msucles. ...Read more

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Extreme muscle soreness during and after workouts. Why?

Extreme muscle soreness during and after workouts. Why?

Muscle microtrauma: During workouts you are actually causing lots of microtrauma to your muscle tissue that is stimulating muscle tissue growth and repair. You can see this evidence of muscle cell injury in blood work that has increased levels of myoglobin that has leaked out of injured muscles. This is a natural process where your body is responding and adapting to increased use and loads on your muscles. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to help muscle soreness after a workout?

Could you tell me ways to help muscle soreness after a workout?

See details: Muscle soreness after a workout is good. It means you have done enough to break muscle down so you will gain mass and strength. Put up with it, don't be a wimp. If you have to take something for mild, transient muscle soreness, try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can stretching/massaging help muscle soreness go away faster then normal?

Yes: However, what is needed is more recovery time of the muscle group prior to more extreme exercise. Work on dofferent muscle groups every other day when possible. Your body will begin to tolerate better over time but will allow you tonot be too sore to continue training. I recomend a fitness trainer to help guide you through your conditioning program. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can eat or do to reduce muscle soreness after a work out?

Protein & Glutamine: Stay well hydrated; drink 16 oz water an hour before your workout. Then drink 4-8 oz for every 15 minutes of exercise. After your workout, consume a protein-carbohydrate mix, usually in the form of a beverage; chocolate milk with a scoop or two of a whey protein powder. Rule is 1 gram carb for every kg of bodyweight, then 1/3 of that in protein. 1000 mg glutamine helps to cut soreness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for working out, can muscle soreness be taken as a measure of success?

Can you tell me for working out, can muscle soreness be taken as a measure of success?

Lactic acid buildup: it was makes muscles sore. Usually if you are sore it means that you injured muscles enough that they need to repair the micro-injury you caused. That is what makes them bigger over time so it's sort of a good barometer of working out right ...Read more

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I've always enjoyed the feeling of severe muscle soreness, I never even interpreted it as a type of pain. (more like a massage to me). Is this unusual?

I've always enjoyed the feeling of severe muscle soreness, I never even interpreted it as a type of pain. (more like a massage to me). Is this unusual?

Nope: Many athletes and folks that maintain a high level of fitness enjoy this feeling just the same as you. Make the most of it. Continue to work hard! ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

See below: Depends on what's causing the soreness. Usually rest, stretching and fluids will do the job. ...Read more

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Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Jogging: If you have to run yes compression is good after stretching . If you have pain you shouldn't be running until its resolved. ...Read more

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It's good and healthy to feel pain when stretching a sore muscle?

Within reason: The old adage of no pain no gain applies. If a muscle is tight it will be mildly painful stretching it with exercise. This is good as long as its done in moderation too vigorous a stretch could damage thwe muscle and not enough stretch will do nothing to lengthen a tight muscle. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's anyway i can speed up my muscle soreness so i can work out again?

Help! need to know if there's anyway i can speed up my muscle soreness so i can work out again?

Icing.: Try icing the sore muscles, for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, which should also help. ...Read more

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I've been having severe muscle soreness due to long, intense football practices. Is there anything i can do to ease or relieve this discomfort?

I've been having severe muscle soreness due to long, intense football practices. Is there anything i can do to ease or relieve this discomfort?

Muscle soarness: Intense football practice, your coach needs to be informed that good physical conditioning needs some level a rest between practices, otherwise you and your teammates will burn out before the season starts. Most physical exercises are scheduled 3 times per week with a day of rest in between practices. You could also warm soaking baths or jacuzzi after practice to relax muscles. ...Read more

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