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Muscle building exercises online?

Muscle building exercises online?

Yoga: To my mind, the type of muscle tone and well being created and maintained by yoga practice exceeds the common physical culture of body muscle power building. Strength is good, but agility is better. ...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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Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles can be bigger muscles, just maybe not as large as those built through muscle building techniques specifically. ...Read more

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Would calisthenic workouts help build muscle?

Would calisthenic workouts help build muscle?

YES: "bodyweight training" is absolutely beneficial. Look at pictures of 1982 heisman trophy winner herschel walker from the university of georgia who went on to play in the nfl. His entire workout regimen consisted of nothing but calisthenics. Amazing results and very affordable ! ...Read more

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Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Yes: Running is an excellent exercise for building cardiovascular endurance; if you run distances you will improve your slow-twitch muscle tone and over time as you decrease body fat your muscles may appear more defined; if you focus on sprinting you will engage fast-twitch muscle and may see more of a "mass" effect; if you are trying for body-builder muscles strength training in gym is your best bet. ...Read more

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Building or losing muscle whilst losing weight?

Building or losing muscle whilst losing weight?

?? a good question: Hi, obviously i would choose that you lose weight and gain muscle as the same tim but, unfortunately, most patients can't do this it would require at least an hour of sweating exercise daily and low calorie intake simultaneously.It is usually better to eat less and create a weight loss first and then concentrate on increased exercise after the weight loss to build muscle.Exercise some daily. ...Read more

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Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

Probably not: Electric stimulators have a use in rehab, they keep muscles from atrophying. But there is no evidence that they build muscle, although it's easy to believe that they would. I remain skeptical. But you know what does build muscle? Exercise! ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation really help build muscle?

Can electrical muscle stimulation really help build muscle?

Not much.: Muscle hypertrophy is maximed when the nerve to the muscle tells it to contract. Some benefit can occur, but is slight compared to "real" exercise. Can help to prevent muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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Exercises to change bulk up pectoral muscles?

Pushups, for one. : Push-ups, and bench presses are the most common. Make sure that you are also doing exercises that build your back and biceps so that you keep your posture stable. ...Read more

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Might heavy lifting burn fat while still building muscle mass?

Might heavy lifting burn fat while still building muscle mass?

Diet and exercise: Are the key. Watch your calories, increase your baseline metabolism by working out; this increases muscle mass and you'll burn more calories. And maintaining a positive nitrogen balance by eating enough protein is also important for building muscle mass. Don't expect miracles overnight, but set a reasonable goal to look better in a month and go from there. ...Read more

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Do carbs or protein build muscle?

Do carbs or protein build muscle?

Building Muscle: If you are trying to build muscle then you need protein. Most people consume too much carbs. Also you are much better off having 5 meals a day then 3 meals. I supplement between the three main meals with a zero carb protein shake. It provides the carbs and keeps your body fueled. You need at least one gram of protein per body pound per day to maintain and build muscle mass. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is isometric exercise good for muscle building?

Not very good: but... it sure can increase muscle tone. Stimulation of muscle that increases building is controversial and includes: damage from overwork lack of oxygen to muscle from overwork acidity/lactic acid in muscle from overwork hard to do with isometric. Also, not sure if it helps prevent muscle loss with dieting nor if it lowers risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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Can resistance band help build muscle mass?

Can resistance band help build muscle mass?

Absolutely: Using the appropriate resistance bands in a supervised exercise program can definitely increase muscle mass. Please consult your primary care physician before embarking on any exercise program. ...Read more

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How to build muscle mass instead of endurance?

Strengthening exc: If you want to build muscle mass, you should do strengthening exercises (lifting weights, body weight exercises). And also eat a balanced diet with enough protein. Check this article i wrote on my blog: http://otwithmd.Com/4-healthy-ways-to-bulk-up/. ...Read more

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Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Use a trainer: The important muscles to build are the latissimus, pects major, trapezius, deltoid, biceps and triceps. Please make sure that the training is under supervision from someone experienced in training. ...Read more

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Can an endomorph build muscle by only doing body weight excersizes? Such as push ups, pull ups, sit ups etc.

Can an endomorph build muscle by only doing body weight excersizes? Such as push ups, pull ups, sit ups etc.

Yes: But your muscle growth is limited with only body weight exercises. Resistance training with heavier weights will grow your muscles larger. ...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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Can the workout video insanity burn fat or just gain muscle?

Both: But you have to consider that the fat loss and inches lost won't be replaced by bodybuilder type musculature. It builds more muscle fibers and stonger bodies, so the answer is both. But that level of cardio prevents people from packing on size. ...Read more