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Human Muscle Sketch
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
No: The effects of muscle stretching are different than resistance training. Both are important. Stretching, particularly after you are warmed up helps balance the muscles from the front of the body with the muscles in the back of the body. This is important to avoid injury and help your joints work with less stress. Resistance training will build muscle strength by inducing muscles to enlarge. ...Read more
Upward Dog: The upward facing dog pose strengthens the spine/arms/wrists, stimulates abdominal organs, & improves posture by stretching anterior spine & strengthening posterior spine, stretches chest/shoulder/abdomen, relieves depression/fatigue/sciatic pain, & helps with asthma symptoms. ...Read more
Are there compounding benefits from strength training targeting opposing muscle groups? Why is that? Thanks.
Preventing fatigue: And overwork of a group of muscles is the key point. The idea is that you allow the muscle group time to recuperate while you focus on thier opposite number. It is not so much compounding effects as it is time management that allows for relative rest while continuing you workout program. True isolation is difficult but the theory is sound. ...Read more
If humans evolved from apes.Why human body is not as strong as apes or chimpanzees?How to make our bodies(bones and muscles) stronger?
Apes/chimps: Humans are not apes or chimps! Yes, they are strong but would have little to do with you. At your age I strongly recommend you go to a nearby training program. You will be pleasantly surprised and let many of your friends know how good and straightforward it is. ...Read more
New study states:"Exercise Induced Testosterone and GH Does Not Build Muscle"
how true is that statement?
Study: Who conducts the study and what are the methods? The truth to the statement may not even be clinically significant. ...Read more
Not approved: Growth hormone is an anabolic substance, meaning it promotes the production of protein. It is not approved for such purposes, but athletes having using it as a performance enhancer and to quiken recovery of injured muscle. There are no scientific studies verifying this since it is not approved for such. Beware of going against nature's design, she will ask for payback. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more
Electric muscle stim: First of all are you using it on your own or are you going to a physical therapy place or a physical medicine doctor for this? If you use it under the supervision of a healthcare provider, it should be okay. Too much is not good and if used on your own, it could be harmful, so please check with a doctor. ...Read more
Resistance training: The best way of building muscle is by careful resistance training, including weights, programs like cross fit, isometric exercises and others. If you are starting a new work out program after being inactive for a long time, you should check with your doc first to make sure you don't have any issues to worry about. ...Read more
Type 1 and 2: All skeletal muscle has a mixture of type 1 (slow twitch) and type 2 (fast twitch) muscle fibers, including the psoas. ...Read more