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Doctor insights on: When Do You Start To Break Down Muscle While Exercising

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When do you start to break down muscle while exercising?

When do you start to break down muscle while exercising?

Immediately: If we are to be technical about it, your cells are constantly undergoing a life cycle and trauma of any sort can have an impact. Your body is designed to process the cell remains and then replace dying or broken down cells. Muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis) becomes a problem especially in the elderly or in those with kidney issues when the kidneys cannot process the breakdown products. ...Read more

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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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What is it called when tissure or muscles start to break down?

What is it called when tissure or muscles start to break down?

Atrophy: I think what you are referring to is tissue atrophy. This is when there is a lack of use of a body part and the tissue begins to atrophy (or "breakdown"). So if someone is paralyzed then their leg muscles start to atrophy (get smaller and smaller) due to the lack of use. ...Read more

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I am a 5"11 male weighing weighed 243 lbs, and went down to 229 without exercising or any physical activity. Is it muscle loss or fat loss?

I am a 5"11 male weighing weighed 243 lbs, and went down to 229 without exercising or any physical activity. Is it muscle loss or fat loss?

Probably fat loss: If there is not an ongoing illness, and if a person was doing the same amount of daily activities (even if it is "no" activity) earlier compared with now, then his body is unlikely to lose muscle. If he were more active earlier, and then became bedridden due to illness, then some muscle would be loss. ...Read more

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I have heard that eating protein after any workout helps feed muscles but i find myself choking down my food..Why?

Protein: Rather than eating a meal have a protein drink, try rice protein with complex carbs like baby spinach, kale or broccoli and obtain at least 15 grams of protein. My best. ...Read more

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I took a break from my normal workout routine due to a cold...Been off for four days i'm better now but every morning i wake up to muscle soreness.

I took a break from my normal workout routine due to a cold...Been off for four days i'm better now but every morning i wake up to muscle soreness.

Illness: Several reasons, you were ill and the virus can make you achey. 2, you might be a bit dehydrated due to the illness. 3. You might need more electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium. Take an epsom salts bath and drink more water. Epsom salts helps magnesium absorb through your skin. See how it goes. ...Read more

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How can you stop muscle hurting while exercising?

How can you stop muscle hurting while exercising?

Should not have pain: If you have pain during exercise, you are overdoing it, or something is wrong. Delayed soreness after exercise is normal, but pain during exercise indicates something is wrong! I am not talking about Lactic Acid build up in muscle which i experience when lifting weights or taking a mountain bike up an incline-that is normal. ...Read more