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Best food for muscles in addition to the exercises?

Best food for muscles in addition to the exercises?

Protein: Your muscles require protein to heal itself after intense exercise. In general, your body requires 1-2 grams of protein per kilogram gram weight. For muscle growth, you would need more. For maintenance, you would need less. You can get enough protein from your diet (lean meats, nuts, etc) or, if necessary, supplement with protein shakes. And don't forgot to hydrate with lots of water. ...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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22yrs old 5'7 170lbs. Have alot of fat over my muscles/body cause I was fat as a kid. What kinda exercises & diet should I do to get a more cut body.

22yrs old 5'7 170lbs. Have alot of fat over my muscles/body cause I was fat as a kid. What kinda exercises & diet should I do to get a more cut body.

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Hard for me to grow muscles... Why? Im pretty sure all of my exercises are effective

Hard for me to grow muscles... Why? Im pretty sure all of my exercises are effective

Genetics, age, food: Many factors play a role in muscle development. If you are before puberty or in your upper middle age (> 55), then muscle growth is challenging. Most strengthening exercises done with 2-3 sets and 10-15 reps/set will result in muscle growth and strength gains. Evaluate your nutrition- make sure you are getting enough calories and protein (1-1.5 grams/kilogram/day). Genetics also play a big role. ...Read more

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What exercises use all of your muscles?

What exercises use all of your muscles?

None uses all: As there are muscles all over and tiny, including inside your ear! But of the "non-classic" exercises/lifts the burpee probably optimizes muscle recruitment. Of the classics, the squat, deadlift and olympic lifts(clean and jerk, snatch) all have significant muscular recruitment. ...Read more

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A full body workout 3 times a week vs 2-3 muscles a day 4 times a week? Please note that in splits i will do more exercises for each muscle.

A full body workout 3 times a week vs 2-3 muscles a day 4 times a week?  Please note that in splits i will do more exercises for each muscle.

It depends: Each person is different in their need for and ability to change with exercise. It depends on how hard you work those muscles once a week, or if you work all your muscles moderately 3 times a week. If you work each muscle really hard once a week, it will probably produce more lasting results. ...Read more

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Are there some face exercises to enlarge chin muscles?

Are there some face exercises to enlarge chin muscles?

Platysma: The muscle over the chin is the platysma, whose action is to drop the chin and lower the jam. Grimacing will exercise this muscle. ...Read more

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Need exercises for muscles for getting out of chair and standing alone please?

Need exercises for muscles for getting out of chair and standing alone please?

Lower body exercises: Getting out of a chair and standing alone require various muscle groups in the lower body. These are primarily the quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteus muscles. Exercises like squats, lunges and leg curls will improve these activities. ...Read more

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Which muscles are being used in core exercises?

Abs...: 'core' muscle group workouts for an orthopedic surgeon who works w/ athletes means working abdominal muscles, muscles along your spine ( erector spinae, multifidus, etc.) , gluteus max( butt muscle), hip flexors, latissmus dorsi( lats).Some therapists include some others as well.For an elite athlete( example : baseball college or pro. Pitcher), 'core' workouts are crucial for proper pitc.Mechanics. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

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