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Doctor insights on: What Muscles Do Planks Work

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If I work out and then my muscles get soar, is it good to work out again on it even though I'm soar?  

If I work out and then my muscles get soar, is it good to work out again on it even though I'm soar?  

Need recovery: Weight training involves microinjury to the muscle which is one cause of muscle soreness. You need 1-2 days of rest before training those muscles again, allowing for a recovery period. Working out with mild resolving soreness is fine. ...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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I have least muscles on my chest...Even if I'm fat and doing some work out I'm unable to gain muscle on my chest. Please suggest?

Genetics rule: Unfortunately we are all given a genetic MAP for our body we cannot escape. Skeletal muscle cells do not increase in number only size with exercise so your existing muscle gets larger. You should know that many body builders have plastic surgery implants performed to make their muscles look the way they want them to. Exercise, lose weight and see what you look like then, there are no shortcuts. ...Read more

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Does cycling standinh up work muscles?

Does cycling standinh up work muscles?

Of course: Every time you stand up and cycle, your glutes muscles help power the movement. ...Read more

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What muscle does the wheel pose work out?

What muscle does the wheel pose work out?

Wheel pose: Is backbend yoga workout strengthens upper back & thighs, & improves spine flexibility. ...Read more

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What muscle does the upward dog pose work out?

What muscle does the upward dog pose work out?

Upward Dog: The upward facing dog pose strengthens the spine/arms/wrists, stimulates abdominal organs, & improves posture by stretching anterior spine & strengthening posterior spine, stretches chest/shoulder/abdomen, relieves depression/fatigue/sciatic pain, & helps with asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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What muscles does the front barbell raise work?

WhatWouldArnoldSay?: You mean raising the arms straight up in front of you? Well, it puts a big strain on your back muscles, so be careful. In fact if you move up to heavy bells, for any exercise that unbalances you like that, try doing it against a wall. As far as the arm muscles: primarily the deltoids, but the whole rotator cuff engages in order to stabilize the shoulder. Also, to a small degree, the forearm extensors ...Read more

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What muscle groups are best to work out together?

Muscle groups: Opposing groups like biceps and triceps in the upper arms.
Quads and hamstrings in the thighs.
This way one group does not contracture and over power the others.
Muscle balance is the key.
Good luck ...Read more

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Can I safely work out the same muscle 5 times a week?

Not ideal: Not recommended -- muscles need rest too so they can recover and grow. ...Read more

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How can I work out both for muscle size and strength?

How can I work out both for muscle size and strength?

Vary your program: Low weight, low speed, high number of reps - bulk

high weight, low speed, low reps = strength

low weight, high speed, medium reps = endurance

do one pattern one day each week.
Don't do any body part two days in a row. ...Read more

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What actually happens to your muscles after you work out?

What actually happens to your muscles after you work out?

Varies: It can vary depending on the workout. Certainly a heavy weight workout is different than a light one and a long cardio is even more different. A common thing is that the muscle needs to repair itself and replenish the chemistry needed to make it work efficiently. That is why rest is so important. Diet is also very important to supply the needed nutrients. ...Read more

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What foods that help you gain muscle and weight actually work?

What foods that help you gain muscle and weight actually work?

Muscle building: Protein enriched food. Highest quality protein rich food are highly digestible >95%, and that the indispensable Amino Acid composition closely meets human needs. These properties apply to animal protein, milk protein, meat, and fish, where as vegetable protein has a lower digestibility (70%-80%). If you mix plant proteins from diff
legumes and cereals. Absorption rate is high. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to work the muscles on ones side in bed?

Are there any exercises to work the muscles on ones side in bed?

There is a possible: Exercise for almost any position. In the one you describe why not lift the leg up in the air hold it there then bring the leg down and do repitions of this. ...Read more

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Will two months of hard works out show a difference in my muscles?

Will two months of hard works out show a difference in my muscles?

Regular exercise: It is important to realize that the best results from exercise are seen in those who sustain their efforts and make it a routine to exercise regularly and watch their diets. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if muscle memory actually works and is a real thing?

Can you tell me if muscle memory actually works and is a real thing?

Muscle memory is: Real. It is why I don't need to look when I knit - my brain & fingers are working smoothly together. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some good super body work outs to build muscle?

Please tell me what are some good super body work outs to build muscle?

No such thing!: Your body build is genetically controlled. You can gain muscle with a good rounded program. Start with 1 on 1's with an AT-C & get a program set up for your goals & abilities. If beginning don't try to go from 0-60, but start slowly find your ability & go from there, listen to your body it tells you when you're doing 2 much 2 fast. Always a day off between heavy lifting, do some cardio. ...Read more

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What happens if you work out, how do you alleviate your pain in the muscles?

What happens if you work out, how do you alleviate your pain in the muscles?

NSAIDs, rest: Typically rest, stretching, modification of the workout program, ice/heat, massage (i.e. rollers), and/or use of NSAID medications (ibuprofen, naprosyn) will help. ...Read more

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23 years old 5'7 and weight 130. What's a good work out to gain some muscle?

23 years old 5'7 and weight 130. What's a good work out to gain some muscle?

See personal trainer: I would suggest seeking the help of a skilled, experienced personal trainer to achieve your goals. .. (what I do is run/ jog 5-6 days a week and incorporate a twice weekly weight machine workout to maintain muscle tone). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Want to build muscle today. How long each day, and how many days should I work out?

Want to build muscle today. How long each day, and how many days should I work out?

Muscle enlargement: Building muscle does not take days or weeks; it takes months and years. Your work-out should consist of both weights and cardio, for at least an hour a day and daily if you have time. Therwise at least 3 to 5 times a week will be good. Don't go for the heaviest weight you can lift right away otherwise you will rip your muscle fiber and not obtain the results you want. ...Read more

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I heard that the bigger your muscles are, the more work your body has to do. Is this true?

I heard that the bigger your muscles are, the more work your body has to do. Is this true?

False: "the bigger the muscles in the body, the more work your body has to do", is incorrect as they need less work, . ...Read more

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Had orcheictomy in november 2012. Felt pain in muscles few days back. Is it just a normal exertion work load pain? I continue my regular work life.

Had orcheictomy in november 2012. Felt pain in muscles few days back. Is it just a normal exertion work load pain? I continue my regular work life.

Orchiectomy: Without further details of your medical history and the festivals of your "regular work life, " it is hard to say whether the pain is connected to the surgery and the original problem. Was it a tumor? You are less than 6 mos out from your surgery, so it is best to check with your urologist/ oncologist to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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I've been training yesterday and normally I don't train the following day as my muscles hurt. But today I don't feel any pain so can I work out today?

I've been training yesterday and normally I don't train the following day as my muscles hurt. But today I don't feel any pain so can I work out today?

Lactic acid buildup.: Muscle soreness from lactic acid buildup is mostly why the muscles hurt the following day. Even if you don't feel pain, you may still have some muscle fiber damage that needs time to heal. Weight training should be done every other day, and stretching and cardio exercise on off days should keep you healthy and happy. ...Read more

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I'm 16& a guyHow do you do a proper push-up the ones that work the chest muscles?

I'm 16& a guyHow do you do a proper push-up the ones that work the chest muscles?

Plank position & pus: Assume a plank position and push body up keeping back flat and arms apart ...Read more

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How can gaining muscle work?

How can gaining muscle work?

By..............: Increasing your resistance with weight training gradually, and having adequate protein in your diet! ...Read more