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I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

Patience: Building muscle takes time and effort. Depending on your age, fitness level, body composition, etc. You may see a difference within a month, but it will take 3 months or so to build significant mass. In a study of div I football players, they put on about 12 pounds in 3 months. With the increased exercise, you will need extra calories and protein, but if you overdo it, the extra gets stored as fat. ...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 work out in the gym with moderate weight training but I loose my muscle mass pretty quickly at my age. What gives?

I work out in the gym with moderate weight training but I loose my muscle mass pretty quickly at my age. What gives?

Another "old" thing.: This is known as sarcopenia. We simply lose muscle mass as we grow older. It might be possible to slow the process by exercising harder but the loss is usually only slowed. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight (or fat) but also want to put on some muscle. Will weight training work against weight loss? Lost around 13 kilo so far.

I'm trying to lose weight (or fat) but also want to put on some muscle. Will weight training work against weight loss? Lost around 13 kilo so far.

No: The term losing weight is imprecise. What you want to do is loose fat.Weight training and building muscle will help you loose fat and at the same time help to reduce the loss of muscle that accompanies caloric restriction. Not only will you burn more calories during weight training but muscles burn more calories than fat even when you are at rest. See> http://bbcom. Me/1Kt7vbI ...Read more

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I work out regularly, weight training. My muscles have been getting very tight and sore after. What can I do to relieve? Can't take nsaids d/t GI prob

I work out regularly, weight training. My muscles have been getting very tight and sore after. What can I do to relieve? Can't take nsaids d/t GI prob

Drink water: You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) for mild soreness after exercise and weight training is normal but if you're having severe soreness in your muscle and your urine color is turning dark then you should consult a physician to rule out rhabdomyolysis which is caused by excessive breakdown of muscle tissue and lead to renal failure sometime in the meantime stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Hi. I pulled a muscle in my back while deadlifting and powercleaning. I'm in so much pain I had to stay home from school today. What can I do to ease?

Hi. I pulled a muscle in my back while deadlifting and powercleaning. I'm in so much pain I had to stay home from school today. What can I do to ease?

Acute Muscle Strain: You pulled back muscle while dead lifting.
Rest in bed, not in chair, with intermittent, standing and walking can help.
While in bed on back lay on back, pillows under, knees.
Taking, Aleeve, Motrin if you are not allergic to them, post meals, can help. Cannot dose, not knowing details.
Stretching exc, bringing, knee to chest whilel laying on back, breathing out while bringing knees to chest.
Gradual wt. Tra ...Read more

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I'm very desperate to gain weight. I do weight training 3x/week, easy to lose fat but it is very difficult to increase muscle mass. 115 lbs, 5'6"?

I'm very desperate to gain weight. I do weight training 3x/week, easy to lose fat but it is very difficult to increase muscle mass. 115 lbs, 5'6"?

Muscle confusion: Don't do same routines every time. Always keep your muscles guessing. Make sure you have a nice healthy protein load within 30 minutes of your workouts. And keep eating small meals throughout the day after you work out. Don't starve yourself. ...Read more

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What's the best food to eat after weight training to gain muscle faster?

What's the best food to eat after weight training to gain muscle faster?

High protein: High quality lean protein is best: protein shake, chicken breast, grilled fish. Lean cuts of beef and pork are ok in smaller amounts. Cottage cheese. A few carbs will help, but limit it to a small piece of fruit like half an apple.
For best results, try to eat within 45 minutes of working out.
Good luck! ...Read more

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How long should a weight training session last? How many sets, reps and exercises per muscle for muscle growth?

How long should a weight training session last? How many sets, reps and exercises per muscle for muscle growth?

This can vary as to: Whether you break up workouts in terms of upper and lower/trunk workouts or do them together. There are 2 types of regimens-1st is traditional sets of 3 of 8 to 15 reps at 80% maximum weight v 2nd type of 1set of 8-10 reps at maximum weight. In either regimen, 3 times a week so about an hour for the first type with short rests and the other almost as long with longer rests. ...Read more

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Hi. Does stretching my calves muscles after weight training hurts my muscles?

Hi. Does stretching my calves muscles after weight training hurts my muscles?

Should be fine: Gentle stretching and massage of muscles after weight training or other workouts is fine to do. I should not cause any harm to the muscles. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I run for 40 minutes after weight training, do I lose muscle?

Can you tell me if I run for 40 minutes after weight training, do I lose muscle?

No: Assuming your weight training workout wasn't at a pace that keeps your heart rate at your 80% max, you will not deplete your glycogen stores. Therefore, you will burn muscle for fuel. ...Read more

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I pulled muscles in upper back doing weight training. What should I do to heal them?

I pulled muscles in upper back doing weight training. What should I do to heal them?

Rest, water: Rest them, get a massage, and drink plenty of water. Typically muscles should heal within a week if you do those things. Not improving....See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....

What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....

Weighs the same: A pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle. Fat is less dense, takes up more space. As you get leaner, clothes tend to get looser, even at the same weight. Add muscle mass to that and clothes may get snug, e.g. Broader shoulders, bigger biceps. Want weight gain? Will need to increase calories in, and/or decrease calories out. ...Read more

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I strained my lower back muscles deadlifting. The pain is not sharp but is dull and annoying. How long will recovery take and how can I speed it up?

I strained my lower back muscles deadlifting. The pain is not sharp but is dull and annoying. How long will recovery take and how can I speed it up?

Back strain: Recovery from a strain can take up to 6 weeks; take frequent walks, short jogging and drink plenty of fluids. Sometimes ultrasound and massage makes the pain go back more quickly; phase back into light workouts in 3-4 weeks and you should get better without too much else.
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I strained my lower back muscles deadlifting. The pain is not sharp but it is dull and annoying. How long will recovery take and how can I speed it up?

In general, most: Back problems get better over time. Rarely do they persist even if they are more than muscular in nature. Most are better within weeks. If symptoms do not improve or progress, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I hurt my pelvic muscles badly over a year ago deadlifting. Since then, left testicle hangs higher than it used to. What could this be? Thanks

Could be normal: Most of the time right testicle is slightly lower than left (left will be up) and pelvic muscles has no roll. You see your doctor, you may have developed a hernia. ...Read more

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I'm weight training & running to gain muscle and lose belly fat. Best protein/carb/fat ratio? How many calories, more or less than bmr?

I'm weight training & running to gain muscle and lose belly fat. Best protein/carb/fat ratio? How many calories, more or less than bmr?

The Best Diet: Good question.
Here is the science:

a diet of 1500 kcal's made up of
60% protein
25% carbs (complex carbs as the majority)
15% fats (vegetable fats best). ...Read more

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Is bariatric surgery safe? I'm 5'6" 213 with a lot of muscle due to weight training. Just can't lose the fat. Am I weight loss resistant? Help!

Is bariatric surgery safe? I'm 5'6" 213 with a lot of muscle due to weight training. Just can't lose the fat. Am I weight loss resistant? Help!

Weight loss surgery: Two answers: first, bariatric surgery is safer than its ever been. It is safer than heart operations, safer than hip operations. The death rate today for a gastric bypass is 1 in 900. 1 in 2000 for a lap band. But, at your height and weight, your bmi is 34.3 and you wouldn't qualify for the surgical procedures. I am sorry. Today, a bmi > 35 with medical complications of obesity is required. ...Read more

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If we do weight training, does the body body burn the extra fats and use it as energy for the muscles?

If we do weight training, does the body body burn the extra fats and use it as energy for the muscles?

Kind of....: Not while you are working out. Adding lean muscle will increase you metabolism. In fact, for every pound of lean muscle you gain, you burn 69 extra kcal per day. Unless you are working out extremely hard (using all your stored sugar) or in the morning before eating, you won't really utilize fat for energy (you'll use protein first). ...Read more

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I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

Patience: Building muscle takes time and effort. Depending on your age, fitness level, body composition, etc. You may see a difference within a month, but it will take 3 months or so to build significant mass. In a study of div I football players, they put on about 12 pounds in 3 months. With the increased exercise, you will need extra calories and protein, but if you overdo it, the extra gets stored as fat. ...Read more

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Will I gain muscle weight by doing Bodypump (weight training + some cardio) twice a week? I got paranoid about having much muscle, I just want to tone

Will I gain muscle weight by doing Bodypump (weight training + some cardio) twice a week? I got paranoid about having much muscle, I just want to tone

Most likely no!: Increasing muscle mass takes resistance training several hours a day several days a week. I would suggest you do your routing 3 x a week Twice a week exercise makes it harder to adapt and improve and it will seem like it never gets any easier. 3 x weekly is best. ...Read more

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I am now weight training and building some toned muscle mass. Will I gain weight just by the more developed muscles? Or, no effect whatsoever?

Yes: Muscle weighs more than fat so with muscle development from lifting you will gain some weight unless you are losing fat also But developed muscle does weigh more ...Read more

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Why does BMI increase when one starts weight training and replacing fat with muscle mass? Weight increases while becoming leaner, but BMI increases?

Not perfect!: Bmi only takes into account weight and height. That is good enough for most people but for people that exercise a lot and have a lot of muscle it is not a good reflection of their actual fitness. Muscle weighs more than fat so the bmi can increase even though you are in better shape. Most pro athletes have bmis that are in the "wrong" range. Worry about your overall health and not the number. ...Read more

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If I woke up at 5am and took an energy drink then went running then went to my weight training at 5 pm will I lose muscle or I will lower my body fat?

Energy drink: It depends on the nature of your workout. By itself, an energy drink will not cause you to lose muscle mass or lower body fat. If the energy drink is high calorie, this may contribute to a higher body fat. ...Read more

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How to increase muscles without way protine or athor any supplements? I am vegan and doing weight training.?

Weight Training: Physicians are faced with this question frequently, especially in the vegan community. But, to us it makes very little sense. You need protein. The majority of your calories should come from protein. There are non-animal proteins and there are non-animal supplements. The only way to stay healthy, let alone build muscles is through ingesting appropriate amounts of protein. ...Read more

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Why is it that some people get temporary tinnitus when doing weight training that emphasizes the cervical neck muscle area?

Why is it that some people get temporary tinnitus when doing weight training that emphasizes the cervical neck muscle area?

Get eval: This is a worrisome sign and you made need an mri. I would discontinue working out till cleared by a physician. ...Read more

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I'm under going weight training to get lean n firm muscle. I was underweight. Is it possible to gain lean muscle without taking protein powder?

I'm under going weight training to get lean n firm muscle. I was underweight. Is it possible to gain lean muscle without taking protein powder?

Yes but only if. .: Eat lots of protein whether legumes, eggs, chicken, fish, etc. Try to eat some protein w/every meal. Don't forget your fruits & veggies. Stay away from simple carbs eg rice, pasta, breads etc as well as fast food. Learn to read nutritional labels if you must buy prepared food. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/healthy-kitchen-11/how-much-protein. Plan on up to 1g protein per pound of body weight. ...Read more