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Doctor insights on: How To Train Chest Muscles Without Weights

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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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BMI & ideal weight are quite confusing!I do strength training.I have lots of muscles huge chest n biceps.My BMI is 34.Is bodybuilding bad for health?

BMI & ideal weight are quite confusing!I do strength training.I have lots of muscles huge chest n biceps.My BMI is 34.Is bodybuilding bad for health?

BMI.: Technically speaking, BMI does not take into account body composition, only weight with respect to height. Muscle is more dense than fat, so thinner muscular people can have elevated BMIs. Your best bet would be to interpret your BMI along with a concurrent body fat analysis. If BMI is a bit high and body fat is low, then it's likely fine. Remember, it's just a number. ...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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My heart has been pounding and skipping beats for about two weeks and now I feel !muscle soreness and chest weight and throat limp?

My heart has been pounding and skipping beats for about two weeks and now I feel !muscle soreness and chest weight and throat limp?

Go get checked out: There are many causes for this set of symptoms. It would be best to go in for an evaluation. You want to know exactly what your heart rhythm is during these pounding/skipped beats. Some heart rhythm problems can also cause chest/throat symptoms. Alternatively, there may be separate things going on at the same time. ...Read more

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Sodium low 132, potasium low3.4 experiencing fatigue&muscle/weight loss Any sugestions on what could be causing these? Ocult Smallcell lung cancer?

Sodium low 132, potasium low3.4 experiencing fatigue&muscle/weight loss Any sugestions on what could be causing these? Ocult Smallcell lung cancer?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are only marginally low and may be your normal. You may try drinking something like Gatorade, but for rest of the issues, you need to consult the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he know more about your health. ...Read more

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Weight gain, muscle pain, breast swelling and digestive issues? I exercise a lot so I don't understand. Please help.

Weight gain, muscle pain, breast swelling and digestive issues? I exercise a lot so I don't understand. Please help.

It may not be exerci: Exercise my be very good but may not explain your symptoms which coudl be found in other settings. You need to see your phyiscian, check for other medical conditions, be certain you ar e not pregnant sicne you have breast swelling. ...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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What's a good way to get more defined chest and ab muscles?

What's a good way to get more defined chest and ab muscles?

Many ways!: Sit ups, ab crunches (safer), push ups, push ups with hand claps, bench presses, torso rotations holding a weight bar behind your head, leg raises while on a chin bar. I've gibe those activities requiring minima or no equipment. There are many, many, more! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to pull muscles in chest when coughin?

Is it possible for you to pull muscles in chest when coughin?

Yes: Coughing can especially strain muscles in abdomen and chest, and when prolonged can even tear the muscle fibers (very minor though). ...Read more

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How come my chest muscles never feel worked during a workout?

How come my chest muscles never feel worked during a workout?

Get personal trainer: Possibly you are not working them properly or not enough.Bench press, incline press, flys( 3 sets should give you a decent chest workout). See a qualified personal trainer for assistance. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do I know if the pain in my chest is from a muscle or not?

How do I know if the pain in my chest is from a muscle or not?

MOVEMENT: Does it hurt when you move only a small amount? Does it hurt when you touch the area? ...Read more