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Lean Body Vs Muscle Milk
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
Yes: Muscle is more dense than fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm using whey protein and creatine shakes with workouts. I'm putting on muscle but not shedding body fat. Why?
Does cachexia reduce muscle everywhere simultaneously or would 1 body part shrink&then another, etc? Losing shoulder mass despite weights&high protein
Universal: muscle loss and wasting with atrophy of muscular tissue is common. ...Read more
18 male. Is whey protein reputable for weight gain and weight lifting? Difference between whey cool and whey protein by body fortress? Thanks
Proteins: Meats, legumes, grains, fish, eggs, etc.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are estrogen blockers a safe alternative to steroids for building lean muscle and reducing body fat?
Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).
I think it depends: My brief research into this suggests it is debatable & depends somewhat on your goals: bodybuilding vs. fat loss vs. maintenance. More carbs are needed for body building, and many fewer for fat loss. 40-60% carbs are recommended for body building, with 25-35% protein and 15-25% fat. You might target somewhere in the middle: 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Protein supplements with weight bearing exercise increase muscle mass and weight. But remeber excessive use of protein supplements and break down of excessive muscle (rhabdomylysis) is an imporant cause of kidney failure in yourng healthy person who inapproprately use these supplements ...Read more
Is plant protein easier for the body to digest and utilize? A cup of beans versus a chicken drumstick?
Plant protein is: usually harder to digest,but it depends on what you eat.. ...Read more
Eat healthy foods: That are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, >. ...Read more
To achieve tone, sculpted muscles, and overall leanness, is it better to do isolated workouts or a full body work out?
2 Different Goals: For overall leanness, you must reduce body fat. This requires a diet that is relatively low in carbodydrates because carbs are stored in the body as triglycerides (also known as fat) for sculpted muscles you need to isolate and work out those particular muscles so that they hypertrophy (grow). ...Read more
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Protein: Muscle milk is just a high protein shake, with vitamins, minerals. If your son gets adequate protein from food, this is probably unnecessary. An athletic 12 year old is probably eating a lot. If his diet is balanced and healthy, he is in good shape. A bit more protein will not harm your son, but I tend to be concerned about what else may be in these shakes (read ingredients carefully). ...Read more
Trying to gain weight. If I drink muscle milk and don't work out, will I be able to gain about 10 lbs by March?
More balance in need: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. It is always helpful to rememberthat diet overall must be balanced. The muscle milk is not a replacement but a supplement. ...Read more
Whey & MM!: Whey protein is virtually all protein. Muscle milk is high in protein but contains a large amount of carbs as well. For the average person it is good. For someone on a low carb diet, or an athlete trying to supplement their diet with extra protein, than this is a distinct disadvantage. If you are older, the muscle milk is a better source of nutrition than ensure type products! ...Read more
Yes!: There are many resources that physicians & pharmacists rely upon regarding drug information. I like www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com. While there are drug-drug interactions w/isotretinoin, there doesn't appear to be any nutritional issues (http://www.Drugs.Com/accutane.Html). You should always feel comfortable asking questions of your dispensing pharmacist & prescribing physician. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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