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Male Pc Muscle
I've never: Head of that possibility, but i'll try it and let your know. ...Read more
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
Lean protein: When building muscle, try for about one gram of protein / day / pound you weigh. Try to avoid greasy, fatty and salty stuff. Most bodybuilders favor chicken, fish, whey / soy powder and there are some tofu fans also. Otherwise eat to satisfy hunger, do plenty of aerobic exercise for health and definition. I'm glad you're undertaking this adventure and hope it will be a lifelong habit. ...Read more
Says who?: Testosterone, the major male hormone, causes skeletal muscle to add extra sarcomeres / greater contractile mass, if everything else is equal. That being said, a woman who strength-trains will have more mass than many men who don't. There are also more men interested in building mass. Aerobic fitness for muscle less less dependent on hormones. ...Read more
What percentage of the body may be muscle in an normal weight/height 25 year old male (I know it differs from person to person but give me an estimate?
What,You A Cannibal?: Quote: "The normal muscle mass percentage on the body weight lies between 38% and 54% for men and between 28% and 39% for women depending on age and physical activity level."I don't find that very helpful. I'd want to know % Body fat, BMI and especially how I look and feel: Lean and mean or soft around the edges? Well-defined muscles or hidden in a layer of fat? Energetic and enthusiastic or blah? ...Read more
Yes: It's never too late to enlarge what muscle a person currently has. However the extent depends on how much the muscle has atrophied and what the quality of the muscle tissue is like. When muscle is not used for about 3 or more years fat starts to infiltrate it and this is an irreversible process. Atrophied muscle without fatty infiltration has a better chance of building up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ectomorph: People with a body type called, "ectomorphic" are skinny and cannot develop a muscular physique. Other body types are mesomorph and endomorph. ...Read more
Muscle burns fat: Men tend to lose weight faster due to muscle energy expenditures. The bigger the muscles the more energy expended. Muscles grow, more energy expended. Women, generally have a harder time adding muscle mass to their bodies, so the energy expenditure is less. Using larger muscle groups and whole body resistance exercises for women will increase energy use and facilitate weight loss. ...Read more
What diet would you recommend to a 20 year-old male that is 6' 1" and 150 pounds and wants to build muscle?
Eat healthy: Building muscle has more to do with the kinds of exercise you do than diet. However, one does need more protein to build muscle but much less than most think. Eat 5-6servings of lean protein per day along with a a healthy balance of vegetables and unsaturated fat. Consult with a nutritionist for further details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer