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Is there such thing as too much muscle?

Is there such thing as too much muscle?

Yes: Skeletal muscle develops based on need and demand. Obviously, all you have to do is open a newspaper or men's magazine to see that some people have too much muscle, and are limited in their ability to move their joints, etc. People who use artificial means to increase muscle mass may not realize that the heart also builds up thickness, and this may put the person at risk of cardiac problems. ...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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What is excessive muscle gain? Is there such a thing?

What is excessive muscle gain? Is there such a thing?

No: There are amounts of muscle that one can reasonably expect to gain by working hard in the gym in the absence of performance enhancing drugs. If someone is able to achieve more than that due to their hard work, genetics, etc. Without using performance enhancing drugs, good for them. ...Read more

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Do pan fried foods end up with too much fat for people that want to gain muscle but keep fat down?

Do pan fried foods end up with too much fat for people that want to gain muscle but keep fat down?

Yes: Fried foods contain much more fat than non fried but there are some things which can make it even worse such as batter frying, eating the fried skin which is more saturated with fat, frying in lard or other animal fats. Better to stay away from fried foods altogether especially if you're trying to get fit. ...Read more

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I'm scared i used too much muscle rub?

I'm scared i used too much muscle rub?

You can: always wash off excess with soap and water. ...Read more

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Can one weight train without gaining too much muscle?

Low weight high reps: Classically, lower weight and higher repetitions will yield improved strength and endurance with less emphasis on actual muscle mass gains. ...Read more

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Have got the muscle, just too much fat so is there a way to get a six pack via a low body fat percentage in week?

Have got the muscle, just too much fat so is there a way to get a six pack via a low body fat percentage in week?

No: You can lose at most a pound or two of fat dieting. I hope you'll make this a long-term goal. It will not only make you look fantastic, but also make you feel better and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Is losing 1kg (or 1.5kg at most) a week considered healthy? Or is it too much? I'm worried I will have loose skin and lose my muscles. Thank you

Is losing 1kg (or 1.5kg at most) a week considered healthy? Or is it too much?  I'm worried I will have loose skin and lose my muscles. Thank you

It depends: The answer depends on your current Body Mass Index or even your current height and weight. If you are low with the BMI you don't want weight loss. If you are higher that the BMI losing a KG or two or more would be a good thing. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 45 y.o., 5''8, 210lbs (bulky build but too much fat over muscles) at present. Would a good weight be 180, 185 max w my body type. Thanks?

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I am 45 y.o., 5''8, 210lbs (bulky build but too much fat over muscles) at present. Would a good weight be 180, 185 max w my body type. Thanks?

Ideal body weight: Go online and check www.calculator.net/ideal-weight-calculator.html. That would be far easier than my trying to explain this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you pull a back muscle from coughing too much?

Can you pull a back muscle from coughing too much?

Unfortunately, yes: Severe coughing can easily lead to other problems including pulled muscle in the back or chest wall. The high pressures generated from coughing can lead to hoarse voice, irritation and more cough. Severe coughing can lead to vomiting. I had one patient who coughed so hard, she fractured a rib. Therefore, it's important to identify the cause of the cough and treat it appropriately. ...Read more