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What Happens To Muscles When They Are Vigorously Exercised
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
Anterior and...: ...Anterolateral muscles: obliquus externus. Transversus. Obliquus internus. Rectus. Pyramidalis. ...Read more
"No pain, no gain": Technically your muscles don't have to get sore for you to realize gains, but the soreness does suggest that you had a solid weight training workout. The soreness a day or two after exercises presumably comes from muscle fiber micro trauma; the repair process helps strength and conditioning. ...Read more
They can: If you over do it, or use new muscles or new exercises, you will feel soreness. Swelling may occur a couple of days later in what is called delayed onset muscle soreness, it is believed that micro tearing or bruising of the muscle fibers causes the inflammatory infiltrate that is swelling. It is self limiting and subsides in a few days. ...Read more
Yes: I think you are asking that if you stop exercising, will your muscles reduce in size, and the answer is that yes, it is certainly possible that if you have been exercising regularly and have noticed increased muscle mass, then conversely, if you stop exercising, you will eventually have loss of your muscle mass. Hope that helps! ...Read more
AB Workouts: Yes, it is very important to tighten your stomach muscles before doing abdominal exercises. This helps protect your spine, plus pre tones them preventing excessive jerking in some exercises. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more
Nervous system: Weak abdominal muscles refers to the muscles of the abdominal wall, which are voluntary skeletal muscles. The diaphragm, in contrast, is a separate organ of skeletal muscle controlled by the nervous system and has both voluntary and involuntary innervation - the involuntary innervation is what keeps you breathing all the time even when you're not thinking about it. ...Read more
Can 6 months of atrophied calves muscle not feel a burn when they are worked out? and what does it mean?
Neurologist: If there is no obvious reason for the calves to atrophy and there is true loss of sensation, a neurologist should be consulted for diagnosis and ordering of appropriate tests. However if sensation is normal and atrophy is from disuse,then physical therapy is needed and soreness after therapy may or may not occur depending on how vigorous it is. ...Read more
muscle relaxers? Why do doctors say they do nothing to relax muscles that they just make you sleep? So why are they call muscle relaxers then?
Short term relief: Popping your joints in your neck/back may feel good for a season but ultimately accelerates the degeneration of your joints which naturally occurs with time. A normal range of movement in your neck or back can cause popping but don't go out of your way to make it pop. Gentle stretching and avoiding of extreme movements is best to avoid aggravating your spinal joints. ...Read more
Why do wisdom teeth often seems to come when you are tired/stressed? Do they cause you to feel run-down, or is it the other way around?
Where is the spasm?: Skeletal muscle spasms are caused by involuntary and sustained muscle contractions. They can be acute or chronic, interment or constant. Sometime we don't know why a muscle is in spasm. Often it is followed by an antecedence sprain and the sprain does not have to be acute. Generally speaking, they are do to intrinsic or extrinsic disturbance of one component of neuro-musculo-skeletal systems. ...Read more
What happens if you are doing a light workout and your muscles are not sore, is it ok to workout everyday?
Yes: Based on your lack of symptoms, it should be fine to progress to everyday workouts and/or longer workouts, but of course be aware of any new symptoms in your body. ...Read more
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