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Doctor insights on: Paraspinal Muscles Exercises

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Please explain which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Please explain which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Pull-up vs chin-up: Check out following for differences btwn pull-ups vs chin-ups, both of which work the back, arms & shoulders but from different perspectives & to different degrees: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/exercise-face-off-pull-up-vs-chin-up & http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/pull-ups-vs-chin-ups/. ...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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Can you tell me which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Can you tell me which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Many: the chin up involves your forearms(wrist flexors/grip), biceps and lattisimus dorsi(back). So pulls up are close but more difficult related to the wrist pronation. "Lat pull downs" are a mimic for pull ups(but seated). Rowing motions, like seated cable rows, bent over dumbbell rows or inverted rows, will also work similar muscles but at different angles. ...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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How to build muscle with cardio exercise?

How to build muscle with cardio exercise?

Tricky: You will build a degree of muscle strength and some size with cardio exercise in general. But if you want to build muscle mass, that won't be sufficient. To do this, the best way is to lift progressively heavier weights at ths gym, using appropriate lifting days and rest days as well as nutrition to optimize muscle growth. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise to gain muscle fast?

What is the best exercise to gain muscle fast?

Where?: Where did you want to gain this muscle? Consistent workouts (30 mins daily) with lots of hydration and healthy diet is a must. I'd recommend focusing on one body part (chest, arms, back, thighs, etc) per workout and repeating routine for 8 weeks. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which muscles are being used in core exercises?

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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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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How does aging affect my muscles even if I exercise?

How does aging affect my muscles even if I exercise?

Still good for you: Check your testosterone level if your muscles don't respond like they used to as far as increased hypertrophy and strength. ...Read more

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What exercise do you have to do to gain fast muscles?

What exercise do you have to do to gain fast muscles?

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