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Diet & Exercise: What you eat and how you work out are very important to how you gain muscle - concetrate on low number of reps with high weight (obviously consult physician beforehand). Focus on incorporating lean protein to gain bulk/muscle. These are strategies for "growing" larger muscles. Toning is a different approach altogether. Discuss with a good fitness trainer if you are new to working out. ...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
Opportunity: Adolescence, and specifically late into puberty begins a window of opportunity for you to build stronger bone and muscle mass. The natural surge in hormones will allow for more gain/effort than earlier. You have the opportunity to put on at least 5 pounds of muscle mass/yr, if not more, without using external sources.Work out under a certified trainer to help avoid injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the perfect age for starting exercise for muscle build up?I am 16 and height is 170 cm.Is my height is stopped or i will grow..I m indian?
Continuous exercise: Our body actually starts exercising muscle starting at birth. Babies get stronger in their core muscles first, and around 9 months get control over their fingers. Children who continue to stay active will continue to build muscle. In middle school, kids can start lifting light weights with more repetitions. Around high school, the weight can be increased unless joint or ligament pain occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best foods to eat for muscle build up, esplly after excersing. I walk evryday for 1 hr but haven't lost any pound, my work is hectic too?
Proteins: After exercise drink more fluids and increase your protein intake. Keep a balance diet. Your total weight may not change much with exercise, but probably you are losing fat and building up muscles, hence your total weight stays the same, assuming you do not have other health issues, i.E : hypothyroidism. Important is to lose from your waistline. ...Read more
No: The current medical evidence says no, with safety concerns. ...Read more
Daily or at least 5 : Daily work out is best; minum is 5 days per week for 30 minutes or more. You should do weights every other day on top of your regular work out. ...Read more
How to tell if I clench my teeth during sleeping? How long would my jaw be sore? How long for masseter muscle to build up? How to stop clenching?
Clenching: Your own dentist can examine you personally for signs of bruxism such as wear of teeth and abfraction. Soreness of jaw, muscles, joint varies. Your own dentist can examine your occlusion (bite) and advise you steps necessary to reduce bruxism and damage caused from it. Reduce your stress (easier said than done) will tend to reduce clenching and grinding harmful habits. ...Read more
Yes!: First get clearance from your family physician or geriatrician, then start exercising. There's no day like today to start! you don't need to go to the gym or buy any fancy equipment. Just try a few push ups, squats and a short walk to start. You can also curl & press cans of food and graduate up to gallons of water. Don't forget proper nutrition w/plenty of lean protein, fiber & healthy fats. ...Read more
Resistance: Muscle will naturally bulk if you work it daily to its maximum capacity (3x/week, three sets of ten reps of your maximum). Some men build muscle much more readily than others, but whatever's natural foryou will look great. Losing bodyfat dieting and doing cardio will show off the muscles you have ("ripped"); most women prefer a lean man with good but not enormous muscles. ...Read more
Ideas here: Creatine is a safe and effective supplement to a well-thought-out program of resistance training and adequate protein intake. I hope you'll decide against anabolic steroids; i've known men who've tried them and all were sorry in the long run. Remember most women prefer a lean man with moderate muscle mass to a man who's "huge". Good luck with this project. ...Read more
MANY: Eat lots of proteins.....Work out at least 3 times a week.....Don't go crazy but make a life style change....A bit at a time.....Most important is sustaining good habits rather than changing all together temperoary.... ...Read more
Diet is key: If you decide you're going to eat only when you're physically hungry, and recognize appetite ('mmm, that looks good'; 'i'm going to eat to reward myself / reduce stress') as not a good reason to eat, you'll trim down, especially if you're exercising at the same time. Make friends with and eat with athletes who are farther along than you. Your goal is praiseworthy. ...Read more
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