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What Muscles Do Planks Work
If I work out and then my muscles get soar, is it good to work out again on it even though I'm soar?
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
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
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
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
Biceps: Biceps and triceps are used.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not ideal: Not recommended -- muscles need rest too so they can recover and grow. ...Read more
Yes.: Primarily legs and buttocks!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Plank position & pus: Assume a plank position and push body up keeping back flat and arms apart ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm going to build my muscle mass by consuming some pills. What are best product to take that really work?
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more