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Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

See below: Decrease processed carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, cookies, and so on. Eat well balanced meals, including healthy carbs, fats, and proteins. Drink water.
Do weight intensive exercises with your major muscles, working to do each set to exhaustion. One or two sets, six to eight reps each, once or twice a week, so show excellent results in two months. You may not be using heavy enough weights. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference in the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance vs muscle strength ?

What is the difference in the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance vs muscle strength ?

Str vs Endur: Strength is looking for maximum output over a short period of time. An example of this would be powerlifting. Endurance would be training for long periods of time usually at a reduced rate. This would be a distance runner. Usually it is best to cross train, or train for both as in doing so you can develop both types of muscle fibers, fast twitch (strength) and slow twitch (endurance). ...Read more

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What is the difference between the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance and muscle strength?

What is the difference between the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance and muscle strength?

Training: Endurance training will usually involve doing cardiovascular training such as running, biking, swimming. Muscle strength training usually uses resistance training or weight based exercise. That said you can do resistance training in a cardiovascular way and vice versa. ...Read more

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I already have a great exercise routine to gain muscle strength and mass but i don't know what my calorie or protein intake should be to gain weght?

I already have a great exercise  routine to gain muscle strength  and mass but i  don't know what my calorie or protein intake should be to gain weght?

It's Variable: You'll need between 25-40% protein. More than that, your body will either store it as fat or use it for energy. Building mass and bulk requires more calories than your resting metabolic rate + recovery + weight maintenance needs. Add 10-20% to that (it depends on your body fat %), adjust based on your overall progress and you're in the ballpark. ...Read more

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How can I increase muscle strength?

How can I increase muscle strength?

Lift heavy objects: Lift heavy objects 2-3x/week which will build muscle strength. Try at least , 6-8 repetitions of the same repetitive lifting. Add proper diet to the regimen. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain strength and muscles?

What is a good way to gain strength and muscles?

Exercise & Nutrition: Resistance exercise ( machines or weights) and proper nutrition are key. Get 2 grams of protein for every 2.2 lbs (kg) of weight! and start working out at least five days per week, at least 30-45m / session. A gym memebership can help, because trainers are frequently available! and they spare you equipment costs! ...Read more

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What is the best way to build muscle and strength?

What is the best way to build muscle and strength?

No single best way: I think that the best way is to find an exercise program of activities that you enjoy.
Then, I would try to do it three times a week with days off in between. ...Read more

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How can I work out both for muscle size and strength?

How can I work out both for muscle size and strength?

Vary your program: Low weight, low speed, high number of reps - bulk

high weight, low speed, low reps = strength

low weight, high speed, medium reps = endurance

do one pattern one day each week.
Don't do any body part two days in a row. ...Read more

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Havent lifted weights in 2 weeks. Have i lost strength or muscle?

Havent lifted weights in 2 weeks. Have i lost strength or muscle?

Not much: In 2 weeks. If you start back start at @half of what you were doing and work back up. ...Read more

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Suggestions for low/no impact.Exercises to strength core muscles?

Suggestions for low/no impact.Exercises to strength core muscles?

Mayo Clinic: Mayoclinic.Com has a good list of non-impact core exercises under multimedia tab. The slide show and explanation is pretty informative. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to build muscle and strength?

Can you tell me what is the best way to build muscle and strength?

See below: Weight lifting or other equilavent resistance training, proper diet high in protein, adequate amount of sleep and rest between work outs. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises will help me increase muscles strength?

How to know what exercises will help me increase muscles strength?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How much muscle strength loss do you get from just one week off training?

Hard to say: While it is hard to quantify and measure, common wisdom is that it takes twice as the period of absence to regain the lost fitness/strength due to that absence. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to start cutting without decreasing muscle or strength?

BULKING & CUTTING.: See: “bulking and cutting - a great way to gain muscle mass” at http://ezinearticles.Com/?Bulking-and-cutting---a-great-way-to-gain-muscle-mass&id=2647475. ...Read more

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Will i need to have a caloric deficit or surplus to lose fat and build strength/muscle?

A deficit: You only lose fat by burning up more calories than you consume. You only increase muscle size by strength training. ...Read more

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If they take muscle tissue out will it grow back or do you loose it as well as some strength forever?

Never grows back: Removed muscle is replaced by scar tissue which does not function as muscle. You can compensate some by building up the remaining muscle. ...Read more

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I'm a 5'1 female who is 106 lbs. How long should i excersise to gain muscle in my butt and be toner? And how should i excersise e.g cardio, strength

I'm a 5'1 female who is 106 lbs. How long should i excersise to gain muscle in my butt and be toner? And how should i excersise e.g cardio, strength

Trainer: You're advised to consult a physical trainer who can outline a program of specific exercises for you. In this manner you will avoid injuries and harmful strain. Aerobic exercise is important for cardiovascular fitness and can also be addressed. ...Read more

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Do you know where i can find the average muscle strength and endurance for teenage girls?

Do you know where i can find the average muscle strength and endurance for teenage girls?

Need clarification: When you ask about muscle strength, are you referring to weight lifting, chin ups, power generated by a kick - so many muscle groups in your body you need to be specific about what info you are seeking. Same with endurance - for what? Endurance for jogging, swimming, eating cake, blowing bubbles? Again, need more specifics about information you are seeking. ...Read more

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My pectorial muscle on right side has lost its firmness and strength ...What might have caused it?

Lack of use?: It might be due to the fact that you are not using your right chest muscle as much as your left side. ...Read more

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What's the best way to maximise muscle growth and muscle recovery after strength and conditioning training?

What's the best way to maximise muscle growth and muscle recovery after strength and conditioning training?

Protein : Right after working out, for the few hours thereafter, your body is in a period where added protein can be helpful in achieving further growth. I would avoid steroids or products like creatinine kinase which have been associated with kidney injury. ...Read more

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Are there compounding benefits from strength training targeting opposing muscle groups? Why is that? Thanks.

Are there compounding benefits from strength training targeting opposing muscle groups? Why is that? Thanks.

Preventing fatigue: And overwork of a group of muscles is the key point. The idea is that you allow the muscle group time to recuperate while you focus on thier opposite number. It is not so much compounding effects as it is time management that allows for relative rest while continuing you workout program. True isolation is difficult but the theory is sound. ...Read more

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I know that muscle weighs more than fat but will I eventually lose the weight that I gained from starting strength training?

I know that muscle weighs more than fat but will I eventually lose the weight that I gained from starting strength training?

This is quality weig: You should be pleased because this is quality weight and you have decreased fat weight. I understand your concern because you look at this was total weight. If you to see the breakdown in your own body the body mass can be measured. We do this in our office on the same machine that we can measure of body mass. It may not be covered by insurance companies. ...Read more

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I HAVE POLYMYOSITIS. HOW LONG WILL I NOTICE IMPROVEMENT IN MY MUSCLE STRENGTH. I'VE BEEN ON IT FOR 2 WEEKS SO FAR. NO RESULTS?

Polymyositis: M of unknown age or medical Hx. Notes: I HAVE POLYMYOSITIS. HOW LONG WILL I NOTICE IMPROVEMENT IN MY MUSCLE STRENGTH. I'VE BEEN ON IT FOR 2 WEEKS SO FAR. NO RESULTS? ANS: I cannot make sense of this question so can't help much. Depends on cause of polymyositis. You note you have been on it for 2 weeks but you do not say what you have been on for it. Discuss with your doctors. Then ask us again. ...Read more

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What kind of mild exercises can i do at home to help build strength/muscle? No gym or long distances yet after illness recovery, need ideas for home

What kind of mild exercises can i do at home to help build strength/muscle? No gym or long distances yet after illness recovery, need ideas for home

Body weight: All you need is your body. Do squats run in place jump and do push-ups. Walk up and down stairs. See MD for clearance before starting your program. Google ideas on you tube and look at http://www.stack.com/t/at-home-workout
Stay calm and work out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Antipsychotics really hampered my strength inthegym is their one out there that has no effects on muscle strength? Feels like a chemical straitjacket

Antipsychotics really hampered my strength inthegym is their one out there that has no effects on muscle strength? Feels like a chemical straitjacket

Antipsychotics: I don't know which medications you've been using, since you haven't shared that information. Older antipsychotics (haldol, stelazine, etc) are more likely to cause slower movements and stiffness, which may feel like your strength is hampered. Newer medications like risperdal, seroquel, abilify, latuda, (lurasidone) etc at lower dose may be less likely to result in these symptoms -- but at high dose, can. ...Read more

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Measures to improve leg muscle strength?

Measures to improve leg muscle strength?

As above: Usually exercise can improve u wellbeing and strengthening u. Muscle. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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