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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can spending too much time in bed cause muscle deconditioning? I used to live a very active lifestyle but last 3 months nothing i get body aches...
Yes, but...: Deconditioning can certainly be caused by spending too much time in bed, yes. I would be more concerned, however, about why a 21-year-old is having the body aches and is needing to spend so much time in bed. I would certainly consider talking to a primary care doctor about these complaints as they can be sign of a medical condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Cardio exercise should be used for fitness of your heart. This can be accomplished in 30 minutes of vigorous activity a day. To be lean, you will benefit from stretching, strengthening and conditioning/training above your caloric intake. If your total fitness routine is greater than one hour, you may need specialized diet and supplements to avoid muscle damage/overuse. ...Read more
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
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