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What Supplement Can I Take To Prevent Muscle Soreness
Muscle soreness: Calcium, magnesium and zinc along with co q 10. Minerals need to be in forms that are well absorbed. Cal mag zinc in hydroxy acid oratates is good. Or take magnesium malate for good absorbtion. For co q 10 use the ubiquinol form which is eight times more absorbed than ubiquinone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cramps: Sometimes cramps are from a lack of vitamin k or calcium or magnesium or water. The key is moderation, keep well hydrated, eat a banana and at the first sign of a cramp, rest, massage and relax the muscle before it goes into a severe spasm that will leave you with discomfort for a prolonged period of time... ...Read more
Diet and exerfcise: Healthy, balanced diet is essential (get a good book--free at your local library). Heavier, wt bearing exercises will build larger muscles, lighter wt and more reps will create better definition of your muscles. You should exercise all parts of your body--balance/more proportionate is better. I rescommend consulting a nutritionist (or your doc) along with a trainer. Good luck. ...Read more
Hmmmm!: You may wish to premedicate with an Ibuprofen type of drug if you are in good health, have no hypertension or on medications that would be adversely affected by Ibuprofen or other nsaids, or have other medical conditons that this would aggrevate. I would not do this often & would try to slow down a bit, stretch alot and use alot of ice afterwards. Moderation, moderation, moderation! blue slopes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ideas here: Creatine is a safe and effective supplement to a well-thought-out program of resistance training and adequate protein intake. I hope you'll decide against anabolic steroids; i've known men who've tried them and all were sorry in the long run. Remember most women prefer a lean man with moderate muscle mass to a man who's "huge". Good luck with this project. ...Read more
Daily or at least 5 : Daily work out is best; minum is 5 days per week for 30 minutes or more. You should do weights every other day on top of your regular work out. ...Read more
Hard work: Glad you train. For bulk, it's few reps at the heaviest weight you can handle. Creatine and (if ok with your physician) an electronic muscle stimulator actually work; the "supplements" are unlikely to do much good. For definition ("ripped"), it's reprogramming yourself to eat only when are truly hungry & shun greasy & sugary stuff & do a lot of cardio. Doubt mr. Jackman uses supplements. ...Read more
Real, healthy food.: Supplements market to weightlifters are not regulated by the fda, are not tested like medicines, and are at best mostly useless, and at worst dangerous. A balanced diet of fruits and veg, lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy will more for you than anything else. If you are trying to gain muscle, about 1.5-2.5 g/kg lean protein body weight is optimum. ...Read more
Work on opposite mus: If one group of muscles is too strong the logical idea would be to work on the muscles with the opposite function. If you have some muscles which are much stronger than the antagonist muscles you want to concentrate on strengthening the opposite ones to correct the imbalance (ie quad/ hamstrings). ...Read more
Eat balanced diet: A balanced diet of proteins, carbs and fat gives you adequate protiens. Most people need about 75-100grams of proteins a day which can be achieved by having one or two food items with good protein levels daily. This should include dairy products(milk, yogurt), eggs, fish or other meats/poultry, soy products and nuts. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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