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How much weight per arm should I lift (what weight is normal) in order to train my chest, biceps, and similar muscles. I am sport active and in shape.

How much weight per arm should I lift (what weight is normal) in order to train my chest, biceps, and similar muscles. I am sport active and in shape.

Start with a weight: You can easily and safely lift and perform that lift at least 10 times (repetitions) and then repeat at least 1 time again (a set). That would mean lifting the same weight 20 times (2 sets of 10 reps each). For larger muscles, do heavier weights fewer reps (generally) and for more strength, do slightly less weight, but more reps (15-20 per set) and 3 or more sets. ...Read more

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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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Hi, how do I tell the difference between chest pain (rt side) from coughing a lot/cold or weight lifting muscle(did chest and back exercize yesterday)?

Hi, how do I tell the difference between chest pain (rt side) from coughing a lot/cold or weight lifting muscle(did chest and back exercize yesterday)?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

Double the time: I agree with the original answer. The concern is not true atrophy but the loss of power and performance. The typical rule is it takes twice as long to get back to where you were as the duration of the absence. So if you missed 2 weeks, expect a 4 week interval of hard work to get back to where you were. ...Read more

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I have been taking Camrese for one month.. It now feels like I have a weight on my chest & my foot and shoulder have been having muscle spasms lately?

Hormonal side effect: chest pain MUST be evaluated immediately- even if it seems like "heaviness". Spasms may be hormonal or metabolic and require blood testing and examination. ...Read more

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Good way to even out your chest muscles?

Consider yoga: Yoga may be good for that since you mostly are working with your own body. You may be able to tell if one side is weaker than the other and that is why the chest is uneven. You may also have a slight curve in the spine that is pulling one side more. It really helps tone the muscles evenly. Try a beginner class or dvd. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to tear my chest muscles?

Can someone tell me how to tear my chest muscles?

?: Why would you want to? If you are really trying to, straining beyond your capacity should do it. ...Read more

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What types of exercises can build stronger chest muscles?

What types of exercises can build stronger chest muscles?

Chest: Exercises to build your chest (per workoutbox.Com): barbell bench press; barbell bench press, declined; dumbbell flyes; dumbbell flyes, inclined bench; chest dips; cable crossover; floor flyes, dumbbell; floor flyes, dumbbell with feet up; plyometric pushups, lateral; push up;. ...Read more

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