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Weight Vs Lean Muscle Mass Fat Mass
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
Thyroid: Unless you are exercising excessively or taking stimulant medication at too high a dose (or drugs like cocaine) I would be concerned about an endocrine problem such as hyperthyroidism. That condition speeds up your metabolism and usually causes weight loss, fast pulse, elevated BP and temperature regulation problems. See someone. ...Read more
I am looking so lean, how to increase the muscle mass and weight by natural method without any side effect?
Exercise: Exercise is the best way to increase your muscle mass. Would not suggest any supplements. Depending upon the specific area of your body a personal trainer should be able to guide you through specific work-outs. Also eating a balanced, healthy diet should complete the recipe for happy muscles. ...Read more
When we gain weight as an adult say after 50, is it mostly FAT or bone & muscle mass also increases?
Good question: It is probably mostly fat. As we age many people are less active and gain weight. Also it is normal to lose muscle mass as we age. Bone does not lose mass. Exercise and good eating habits are the best way to maintain proper weight and muscle mass & strength as we age. Walking, lifting weights, swimming etc. Are very good options. ...Read more
How can I get down to 8/10% body fat while mantaining muscle mass...As I am an endomorph & already do a lot of cardio & weight train 2x per week?
Increase: Increase your weight bearing exercises to four times a week. ...Read more
How to build lean muscle mass without accumulating fat, as I am an endomorph, should I completely remove carbs from my diet?
Hi I would like to build muscle and lose body fat. I used to weight train and have good muscle mass but since stopping training my muscle has gone.
Get back: You get to bounce back to it. Have that bouce back attitude since you are thinking about it. ...Read more
Why does BMI increase when one starts weight training and replacing fat with muscle mass? Weight increases while becoming leaner, but BMI increases?
Not perfect!: Bmi only takes into account weight and height. That is good enough for most people but for people that exercise a lot and have a lot of muscle it is not a good reflection of their actual fitness. Muscle weighs more than fat so the bmi can increase even though you are in better shape. Most pro athletes have bmis that are in the "wrong" range. Worry about your overall health and not the number. ...Read more
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How can I lose fat around my stomach if I lift weights everyday and don't wish to lose muscle mass?
Sure: Depending on your specific metabolism, gaining weight and muscle mass is just a function of working out, combined with proper nutrition- in a lot of ways a pancreas friendly diet is the same as a good balanced diet that is recommended for diabetics, heart patients, obese patients, etc. Go to a certified dietitian they will be able to help design a diet for you to achieve your goals and be healthy ...Read more
Should I do strength training and cardio to help gain muscle mass (because I need to gain weight) and also lose belly fat?
Yes: Strength training in addition to proper nutritional supplementation will help build muscle. Cardio interval training will help burn fat. ...Read more
Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?
What's the best way to gain lean muscle mass, lose body fat and increase testosterone levels? What types of food / supplements recommended?
Well: No way to increase your testosterone. Eat healthy meals that are balanced in nutrition and exercise that is balanced with cardio and weights and strengthen your core. You might benefit from a personal trainer to get that six pack look you want. Supplements really do more harm than good. Healthy eating supplies your supplements! ...Read more
Notice veins in forearm and bicep beginning to bulge. What can cause this? Not exercising or using weights. Also think im losing muscle mass and fat.
Building: Muscle will cause this to happen and it a good thing. ...Read more
Good diet, & a good-: Weightlifting program. A health club can hook U up with an AT-C, who can set up a challenging program of weightlifting as well as cardio 4Ur days in between. A protein supplement during & especially after Ur workouts. Have 2 be consistent. 1 on 1 sessions @ 1'st then on Ur own. The program will be set up 2 suit Ur needs & abilities. B careful & read labels on protein sups. Whey protein is a good 1 ...Read more
Eat well & exercise: That's the best combination combined with perseverance. Adequate protein intake to maintain a positive nitrogen balance is also necessary. There are lots of programs to get you started working with a trainer at a local gym, getting info off the internet or even ask your family doctor. ...Read more
Gain Muscle Mass: You are what you eat. Consume more protein and add exercise and you gain muscle. Overeat carbs and fat and don't exercise and you gain fat. You should eat 1 gram of protein for every pound of ideal body weight. For instance, if your ideal body weight should be 180 pounds, then you should eat 180 grams of protein a day...As long as you don't have any kidney disease. ...Read more
Exercise and proper: The only way to build muscle mass is to exercise daily especailly resistence exercises such as weight lifting. Along with exercise eat generous amounts of proteins which can be found in fish, eggs, low fat dairy, soy products and nuts. Avoid animal fats and use only lean meat if any. ...Read more
Do: It right. Eat meticulously and work on accordingly. ...Read more
High Protein Diet: And resistance exercises such as weight lifting, machine exercise, and strength exercises like pushups, pullups, squats and lunges. Consider a weight vest during aerobic portion of your work outs (Walk don't run with the vest) Avoid the temptation to use any anabolic drugs or supplements. They can be harmful to your liver. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more