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Weighted Dips And Muscle 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
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning. ...Read more
No data re this: Best way to increase muscle size is with exercise. But not sure what issue you are concerned w re these muscles. In women, kegel exercises can help. Applying the same concepts to male anatomy might help strengthen these muscles. Also making sure you are of normal weight can help w muscle definition. ...Read more
Yes. You can make-: -light weights into a hard work out by slowing down the speed that you lift. As an example curls, curl up for a count of 5 & lower @ a count of 5. Slow & use proper technique and light weights will seem heavy. ...Read more
Yes: Protein supplements with weight bearing exercise increase muscle mass and weight. But remeber excessive use of protein supplements and break down of excessive muscle (rhabdomylysis) is an imporant cause of kidney failure in yourng healthy person who inapproprately use these supplements ...Read more
Will type 2 diabetes diminish muscle and strength gains from weight lifting? And should insulin use be modified when lifting heavy weights?
Not if controlled: If diabetes is well controlled, it should not diminish the effect of exercise in increasing strength and muscle mass. In order to evaluate whether Insulin needs to be adjusted, you should measure glucose before and after exercise sessions; if the sugar is falling with exercise, you could have a snack before exercising, drink a sports drink during exercise, or decrease Insulin at the meal before. ...Read more
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more
It's complicated...: There is not a clear answer to your question. Lipids and carbs can be broken down in a way that they are used to create some Amino Acids in your body (those considered to be 'non-essential'). But you still need to eat protein to provide your body with other Amino Acids (those considered essential) that your body can't create. These Amino Acids are linked together to create lean muscle mass. ...Read more
Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more
Im trying to put on muscle mass by lifting weights. Question is, does masturbating cause muscle loss or the ability to gain muscle?
The latter: Masturbating causes the ability to gain muscle, as masturbating requires movement. Whichever muscles are moving (or working) have ability to gain size, strength, stamina, or all three. Of course, whether or not there is gain depends on how the muscles are working, such as longer periods of light muscle work vs. shorter periods of heavy work. For most folks, these muscle changes are not noticeable. ...Read more
Will larger reps of smaller weight ex: 5reps of 20sets of dumbbell curls at 10lb have the same muscle growth as lifting 2 reps of 5sets at 30lb?
For muscle growth,: Fewer reps of heavier weights are more effective. ...Read more
Yes there are : Strength training programs develop your ability to activate current muscle mass, while promoting slight size increases. Muscle-building programs focus on resistance-training induced intramuscular damage which results in increased fiber diameter and subsequent muscle growth after recovery occurs. ...Read more
What are BMI calculators don't calculate muscle mass and bone mass in addition to body fat do they?
push ups: While many muscle groups are involved, the chest muscles (pectoralis) are the main focus. ...Read more
Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?
Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more
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