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Dr. Jason Torrente
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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


Dr. Natalie Hodge
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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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Dr. Clarke Holmes
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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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Dr. Stephen Southard
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. David Trettin
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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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Dr. Ayo Adu
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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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Dr. Mark Galland
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Mark Galland
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Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen back muscles?

Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen back muscles?

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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