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Doctor insights on: Skeletal Muscles Definition

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Can I change my muscle size and definition?

Can I change my muscle size and definition?

Exercise/Nutrition: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. So you need higher rep exercises, regular cardio and diet of lean protein and complex carbs. ...Read more

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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How can you best get a lot of muscle definition?

How can you best get a lot of muscle definition?

Exercise/Nutrition: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. So you need higher rep exercises, regular cardio and diet of lean protein and complex carbs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: muscle?

What is the definition or description of: muscle?

Contracting tissue: 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 faces (smile, frown, etc). ...Read more

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How should I workout to gain definition in my muscles?

How should I workout to gain definition in my muscles?

Fat loss is key: This is a very worthwhile goal. All the crunches, sit-ups and ab cable pulls are useless in getting that six-pack if you do not also watch your diet, spend a fair amount of the day comfortably hungry, and do aerobic exercise as well. A "ripped" man looks much healthier and is more attractive to most women than a man who simply has very large muscles. Both mass ; definition are great goals. ...Read more

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What's a good way to achieve definition of your muscles?

What's a good way to achieve definition of your muscles?

Exercise/Nutrition: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. So you need higher rep exercises, regular cardio and diet of lean protein and complex carbs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle tear?

Actual rip of muscle: The muscle is actually torn or ripped through. It can come with trauma, certain medications such as statins can contribute to it, and can be associated with elevated muscle enzymes after the injury ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rigid muscles?

Stiffness of: Muscles - rigid muscles.
Stiff-person syndrome is neurological disorder with progressive muscle stiffness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: smooth muscle?

What is the definition or description of: smooth muscle?

See below: Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. It is divided into two sub-groups; the single-unit (unitary) and multiunit smooth muscle.
Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of skin, and other places. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: electrical muscle stimulation?

What is the definition or description of: electrical muscle stimulation?

Therapeutic def: Ems can be used as a therapeutic or cosmetic tool. There are over the counter and prescription devices. The fda have certified ems devices for the following: relaxation of muscle spasms; prevention or slowing of disuse atrophy; increasing local blood circulation; muscle re-education; and immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to build definition without gaining weight or size? In other words, how do I develop lean muscle?

Exercise/Nutrition: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. So you need higher rep exercises, regular cardio and diet of lean protein and complex carbs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle spasm?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle spasm?

Muscle spasm: Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also utilize muscle relaxant medication ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: flexor muscle?

Opposes extension: Flexor muscles cause a muscle to tighten. Their function is most noticeable in large muscle groups. In your arms when you "make a muscle" you are flexing. Making a fist or curling your toes are all acts of flexion. Relaxing your limb is called extension. Throughout the day you do both. Check out anatomy pictures in a book or online. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: muscle biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: muscle biopsy?

See answer details.: A muscle biopsy is a minor surgical procedure used to obtain a sample of skeletal muscle for diagnostic purposes. Once the sample is obtained, the biopsy is submitted to a pathologist for examination and diagnosis. A wide variety of special studies are performed on a muscle biopsy, including electron microscopy. The purpose of the biopsy is to rule in or out a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle rigidity?

Muscle rigidity: Muscle rigidity = muscle is unable to relax properly due to increased tension or stiffness. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to gain muscle mass for definition?

What is the fastest way to gain muscle mass for definition?

Exercise/Nutrition: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. So you need higher rep exercises, regular cardio and diet of lean protein and complex carbs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle disorders?

Movement quality.: Muscle disorders can be described as the disruption of normal function resulting in, among other things, weakness, abnormal movement and pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abnormal muscle tone?

Stiff or loose: Think of the muscles like feeling a rubber band. If it is very lax and like a wet noodle, then it is low tone or hypotonia. If the muscle is stiff and rigid like a rubber band wound too tight, then it is hypertonia or increased tone. This is tested by moving a limb and feeling the resistance the muscle places on that movement. ...Read more

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Is isometric exercise good for muscle building, definition or power?

Is isometric exercise good for muscle building, definition or power?

Mostly, first two: Isometric exercises are one where one uses muscle strength against an immovable or difficult to move resistance...Like standing in a doorway and with the arms at your side pushing against the inside of the door with the back of hands as hard as possible and maintain the push. This helps mainly the long muscle fibers definition and strength. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle aches after exertion?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle aches after exertion?

Muscle aches: After exertion= muscular pain following strenuous physical activity ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Progressive weakening of breathing muscles?

See below...: This usually means your diaphragm and intercostal muscles are weak and are getting worse over time. Diseases like ALS will cause this. ...Read more

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Can chronic venous insufficiency cause a muscle to lose its definition and become more rounded? If not CVI, what might cause this?

Can chronic venous insufficiency cause a muscle to lose its definition and become more rounded? If not CVI, what might cause this?

No the opposite: Chronic venous insyfficiency will cause edema and swelling can cause pain and can cause skin pigmentation and discoloration and could cause an ulcer patient with CVI are high risk for DVT
arterial insufficency can cause pain with walking it called intermittent claudication can cause muscle atrophy and skin will be bright abd shinny and hair loss in men
it depend on age and history of smoking ...Read more

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135 lbs, 19, 5'4 and my weight is healthy but I don't look it. I have love handles no definition in my abs anymore and am losing my muscle def.?

135 lbs, 19, 5'4 and my weight is healthy but I don't look it. I have love handles no definition in my abs anymore and am losing my muscle def.?

Exercise: Start on either aerobic and anaerobic exercise to reduce body fat and build muscle. Do this under the care of a physician who will also guide your diet. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Weak muscles?

Real or not.: Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including but not limited to, age, nutrition, disease and trauma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle wasting?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle wasting?

Atrophy: Muscle wasting is a general term to describe the gradual loss in muscle mass and can have a umber of potential causes. Atrophy is a similar term. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness?

Clinical, perceived: Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from brain to muscle itself. ...Read more