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What are exercises you recommend to lose weight and build muscle?

What are exercises you recommend to lose weight and build muscle?

Resistance training: Which includes weight lifting, isometrics, exercise machines, exercise bands, and yoga. Doing these kinds of strengthening activities 2 or 3 times a week helps to build muscle. And as long as you don't eat more than usual, it will also help with weight loss. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What to do if i need to lose weight and build muscle in two weeks. How can I do this just from exercise?

What to do if i need to lose weight and build muscle in two weeks. How can I do this just from exercise?

2 weeks?: Gosh, you're not giving yourself a very good start here. Reconfiguring your body takes more time than that -- especially if you want the changes to keep accumulating. How much weight do you want to lose, and how much muscle do you want to build? Make your goals clear, then find a good trainer who can help you with an ongoing program. In 2 weeks you'll be on your way to developing good habits! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight and build muscle?

How can I lose weight and build muscle?

Attitude adjustment: The key is reprogramming your mind, and this comes from making an effort in the real world and taking charge of your thoughts. Hit the gym or join a fitness group. If they see you're trying, the other folks will give you advice, most of which is good (stay away from steroids and fancy supplements; creatinine may be a big help). Eat like an athlete; stay a little bit hungry ; choose sensibly. ...Read more

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What is some things to eat for trying to lose weight and build muscle?

What is some things to eat for trying to lose weight and build muscle?

Muscle building: Muscle are composed of protein, so when stimulating muscle growth through weight lifting, it is essential to have protein in your diet. This can be real food, or supplements. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight and build muscle at the same time on extreme protein diet?

Can I lose weight and build muscle at the same time on extreme protein diet?

Difficult: Don't forget that increased muscle mass also weighs something too. So if you lose fat, but gain muscle, you might not lose much weight over all. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i eat foods high in protein and fiber can I lose weight and build muscle?

I'm wondering if i eat foods high in protein and fiber can I lose weight and build muscle?

Yes and no: I would recommend you focus on one goal of either losing weight or gaining muscle. It is hard to chase two opposing targets at the same time. For gaining muscle you need to be on calorie surplus and for losing weight you need to be on calorie deficit.. Set one goal to lose weight once you achieve it go for the second goal of gaining muscle mass. ...Read more

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Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Good diet: To lose weight you have to cut down on your fat intake and exercise daily. Eat healthy with ample foods high in protiens which will come from eggs, fish , soy products(like tofu) nuts and low fat dairy. ...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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