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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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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.

Try Health Gaming!: Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Keep working on your numbers until they are all green! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?mt=8 ...Read more

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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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Are there any exercises to work the muscles on ones side in bed?

Are there any exercises to work the muscles on ones side in bed?

There is a possible: exercise for almost any position. in the one you describe why not lift the leg up in the air hold it there then bring the leg down and do repitions of this. ...Read more

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How long should it take for the muscles to heal after bilateral direct pars repairs? Still lots of pain 5.5 months out. regular exercises, no relief.

How long should it take for the muscles to heal after bilateral direct pars repairs? Still lots of pain 5.5 months out. regular exercises, no relief.

Be seen: The concern at 5.5 months out is that you should be well healed from your surgery, and so you should not be having much pain at this point. A ct scan can be done to determine if you repair was successful and is healed or if it was not successful which could explain your pain. Let your surgeon know you are still hurting. ...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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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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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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Exercise (Definition)

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