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What Happens To The Muscles When A Weight Lifter Becomes Sedentary
When weightlifting is it possible to gain strength without gaining weight or mass? If so what change is occurring to the muscle when strengths gained?
Yes: When u become a regular weight lifter the muscle cells hypertrophy( become larger) but they don't increase in number.Your muscles also become more efficient .If you incorporate a cardio workout in w/ your weight workout (3-4 days per wk) u can add muscle and "tone" w/ o gaining weight.See a good personal trainer for assistance. Good luck! ...Read more
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
When lifting a 25 pound dumb-bell, does whatever muscle you feel a stretch in get bigger when you lift?
Exactly: You'll know it's working when you feel a "burn" after the last few hard reps. I'm very glad you're lifting. It's fun, you'll put on some muscle, and it gets you into a fitness culture that'll go far to promoting your health. ...Read more
Right side of lower back painful when i walk. How to stretch this muscle? How to change gait to avoid straining this muscle? Any exercise suitable?
Being a short person, does jumping rope stress my spine to keep it stronger and make it unlikely for me to lose height when older?
Short or tall: Weight bearing exercise: walk, run, jump (rope or sports) help to keep bones in spine and hips strong. Of course need to get enough vitamin d, calcium, etc. Eat right, exercise. Stay active. May need a vitamin d supplement depending on location, sun exposure, and dietary intake. ...Read more
How much muscle is too much muscle for a 6ft bodybuilder before it becomes counterproductive and starts damaging the heart?
As someone gradually continues to lose weight it seems harder and harder to lose that last bit of fat, why is that exactly ?
Automatic adjustment: The body makes automatic adjustment to your metabolic rate and the amount of energy absorbed from food that runs contrary to your efforts to loose weight. Fat is needed as a storage mechanism for future energy needs. ...Read more
If a 16-year-old works out and gets a lot more muscular, can the muscles pull his scoliosis towards normal?
After losing weight should I go right into building muscle or do it while i'm losing weight? Is building muscle the same thing as toning?
Don't understand: A free wt has a hole that fits onto a bar and is locked on by a mechanical devise a barbell is a unitized one handed weight used in pairs. What hole do u mean..? ...Read more
What happens if the will is exercised, will it grow stronger, like a muscle, to the point of developing psionic powers?
No: Anyone offering to teach you to develop psychic powers is either a fool themselves or playing on your gullibility. Further, these programs teach people vanity and waste their time. Even the mainstream religions do not urge the faithful to seek supernatural powers -- but advise that if they exist, they are graces granted for the service of others in a spirit of love. Be VERY careful. ...Read more
Why is it said that to build more muscles you have to lift heavier by activating fast twitch fibers? I only get the pump with light weights.
Strength: fast twitch fibers are involved with strength, slow twitch with endurance, so the former tend to grow in size and volume. ...Read more
Why is it more difficult to maintain muscular tone and lift the heavier weights i used to when i was 10 years younger (walking is no problem)?
Stage of life: It is wonderful that you are active, strong and healthy enough to do all those physical things. Your change of age is the reason that things are different with your body. Well maintained bodies can last and function well for a long time, but they are not the same as younger ones. Just stay as well & strong as you can. Don't be peter pan. Drink from the fountain of life, not the fountain of youth! ...Read more
No: But not bigger like you want them to be ...Read more
Is it good to do masterbathing after going to the gym?Will it be a problem to gain muscles and weight? I'm a very thin guy.
Why is it difficult to lose weight after c-section or have flat abs again? When is it ok to workout your abs ?
Ur body does change: & U get older so it is hard but not impossible. U need proper diet, & as soon as Ur Surgeon gives U the go sign. Then a well balanced exercise program, both cardio & weight training, & concentrate on abs. Ease into it, C an AT-C @ a health club, 1 on 1 to set up a program 2 fit Ur abilities & needs. Keep track of cal in Cal out & keep a neg balance. Takes time & dedication, GO 4 IT! !! ...Read more
Refeeding: When a person who is starved starts to eat again, it has to be done very carefully. Too many calories at once can lead to electrolyte imbalance. Just like you didnt start starving overnight, you should slowly increase your calorie intake, perhaps under the supervisioin of a medical physician with training in nutrition. ...Read more
How fast could a beginner to weightlifting gain weight training 3 times a week? Would this be water weight or muscle; how fast do each usually occur ?
How to tell if it's the masseter muscle problem or its natural? What happen when overused? Does it affect the jaw bone, making it more square?
Enlarged?: I assume you mean your masseter muscles are enlarged. Can be due to overuse. It can affect the jaw bone, making it more square. Seek evaluation by an oral surgeon for your specific case. ...Read more
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