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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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Is it a good idea to train your muscles during puberty?

Is it a good idea to train your muscles during puberty?

Form first: Attempts to gain muscle in an immature body can lead to injuries and frustration. Hormonal changes that occur during puberty set the stage for building more lean muscle once puberty is completed. Prior, or during this time, it is better to focus on learning and executing weightlifting exercises with proper form using a PVC pipe or lightweight empty bar. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when do your pectoral muscles develop during puberty?

Can you tell me when do your pectoral muscles develop during puberty?

Unrelated: Pectoral muscles are always present, any increase during puberty is related to hormonal influence of increased testosterone production. But if no evidence of pectoral muscle raises the concern of poland syndrome a congenital absence of the pectorals muscle. Seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 y/o male. I already went through puberty but i still look like i'm 15/16. I am skinny and have muscle. Anything i can do to make face mature?

I'm an 18 y/o male. I already went through puberty but i still look like i'm 15/16. I am skinny and have muscle. Anything i can do to make face mature?

Enjoy who you are: Congratulations on these steps in becoming a man. You suggest you have both muscle mass and muscle definition ("skinny") and these are great -- i hope you'll continue to lead an athletic lifestyle. I'm having some trouble understanding your question. If you want a thicker beard, this may or may not come with time depending on your genes; many women prefer a sparsely-bearded man. Can you clarify? ...Read more

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My son is 11 & going through puberty. He's concerned to have big arm muscles like some of his more developed boys. Is it ok for him to work out & how?

My son is 11 & going through puberty. He's concerned to have big arm muscles like some of his more developed boys. Is it ok for him to work out & how?

Depends: The aap & sports medicine groups encourage a delay in power lifting/heavy lifting until skeletal maturity. This varies with each kid & generally equates to final height & pubertal stage. Lifting technique and exercises with lower weight loads can be started earlier under the supervision of trained coaches. Such limitations are meant to reduce the rate of injury in each age group. ...Read more

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I'm 18 but I've only gained 11kg since the start of puberty. I was very late bloomer and am now 6'1". Barely any muscle with some fat (chest mostly)??

I'm 18 but I've only gained 11kg since the start of puberty. I was very late bloomer and am now 6'1". Barely any muscle with some fat (chest mostly)??

6'1": You should be seen by a hormone specialist and check whether your height is growing and to what extent. Getting taller without muscles is OK for 6'1" for a while but you do need to see someone who is expert at increasing your muscle size and strength. There are many places (physical training) that will help you gain weight and improve your strength. ...Read more

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At 12 I was avg. wgt (45kg). Over next few years I got very skinny, still had fat tho, just no muscle development. Had very very late puberty?? 18 now

At 12 I was avg. wgt (45kg). Over next few years I got very skinny, still had fat tho, just no muscle development. Had very very late puberty?? 18 now

Late puberty: You should see a primary doctor as soon as possible! (Spent 27 years in Sydney before coming to USA. Visited QLD only once and had a good time. Now I am 72 and still working hard and enjoying life.) ...Read more

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Is puberty at 22 strange? My father says he grew at a later age too. Changes: deeper voice, body hair, muscle growth and more.

Is puberty at 22 strange?  My father says he grew at a later age too.  Changes:  deeper voice, body hair, muscle growth and more.

Puberty at 22: is late. The type of doc you need to see is an endocrinologist. He/she will likely test your hormones to see if all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more