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Muscle Toning For The Morbidly Obese
Yes.: Virtually any weight loss program will result in weight loss for someone who is morbidly obese over the short term. This could include something as easy as tracking calories, walking more or as elaborate as getting a personal trainer/chef or joining a health club or weight watchers program. The most important thing to consider is whether the weight loss will be sustainable over the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cardio Mix: You can not target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more
Any suggestions on how to lose body fat at certain regions while gaining muscle at others. Ex. Losing fat in glutes, gaining muscle in arms? Thanks
Marginally: A bmi between 18 and 25 is considered normal, 25-30 overweight, over 30 obese. Having said that, some people, due to bone mass and the proportion of fat vs lean mass, can have a normal bmi but have too much body fat, or conversely can have a high bmi but have a normal amount of fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: The younger you are and the more healthy and elastic your skin is, the more likely it is to restructure after loss of weight (consider the restructuring of most pregnant women). But the seriously overweight and older lose this ability and will have excess skin that a cosmetic surgeon should be consulted for removal. ...Read more
Weight vr. Muscle the muscle will weight more on a scale but should people know how much is good to weight in both weight & muscle?
Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more
BMI & ideal weight are quite confusing!I do strength training.I have lots of muscles huge chest n biceps.My BMI is 34.Is bodybuilding bad for health?
BMI.: Technically speaking, BMI does not take into account body composition, only weight with respect to height. Muscle is more dense than fat, so thinner muscular people can have elevated BMIs. Your best bet would be to interpret your BMI along with a concurrent body fat analysis. If BMI is a bit high and body fat is low, then it's likely fine. Remember, it's just a number. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does BMI increase when one starts weight training and replacing fat with muscle mass? Weight increases while becoming leaner, but BMI increases?
Not perfect!: Bmi only takes into account weight and height. That is good enough for most people but for people that exercise a lot and have a lot of muscle it is not a good reflection of their actual fitness. Muscle weighs more than fat so the bmi can increase even though you are in better shape. Most pro athletes have bmis that are in the "wrong" range. Worry about your overall health and not the number. ...Read more
I'm weight training & running to gain muscle and lose belly fat. Best protein/carb/fat ratio? How many calories, more or less than bmr?
Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?
Morbidly obese w/ treated sleep apnea. No CardioV disease other than high bp/cholest. Will losing weight remove fat around the heart, unclog arteries?
Yes: Yes. Weight loss will help considerbly.Get a more detailed answer ›
My trainer said, that people who used to be obese, then lost their weight, will notice having larger than average leg muscles, compared to others.?
Yes if they r active: I have been suprize by how mascular is the legs of obese people are, this likely due to the extra weight that they have to carry around 24/7. This of course is until their movement and activity start to slow down, at then you will probably start seeing atrophy and loss of this mascular bulk. ...Read more
Cardio exercise: Doing cardio is a great way to lose weight and body fat. Abdominal exercises will also help with losing belly fat. Strength training can help tone your arms and legs and add muscle mass. The other critical component is to eat a healthy diet. Lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and stay well hydrated. Reduce the amount of bread, rice, pasta, tortillas (carbs). ...Read more
What is the caloric intake/needs for someone who is trying to decrease total body weight by losing fat and gaining muscle?
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