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Do muscles start growing evenly?

I've searched information about this but I'm not able to find anything. For example, when I started exercising, my pecs began growing near the armpits, and then the rest. Did this part grow faster ...
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Workout routine feedback?

I am a 19-year-old, 140lbs male. I have been using the routine below for about two months now (with somewhat frequent unstructured lifting before), and I've definitely gained muscle/strength (just hit ...
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Are there any good exercises to make pectus carinatum less noticeable and exercises that can help get rid of rib flare

I am 14 years old, 5'7, and weighed 118 last time I checked. One side of my sternum protrudes more than the other side leading me to believe I have pectus carinatum. It's noticeable even from the ...
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How much time -depending on dumbell size

I would like to know if 5kg dumbbell is enough to grow "big" biceps. Of course ,I know more kg can give faster results, but because I now re-start my workouts.I would like to start slow.I ...
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Scientifically valid ways of naturally increasing breast size? [closed]

I have read some stuff online about how to naturally increase your breast size. However, I don't know whether to believe it, because it looks commercial, so they have a good reason to hype it. So I'...
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Minimum sleep time to secrete growth hormones

Obviously sleep is the steroids of natural bodybuilding, cause while you sleep you grow your muscle, and it is well known that we need at least 8 hours of sleep a day. When you sleep your body ...
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Do Growth plates determine height [duplicate]

Having checked other SE answers and ongoing through one of the answers here, I got to know that fusion of growth plates determine the height. Does that mean that someone's growth plates have not ...
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Serratus anterior

Which one of the two exercises can build more the serratus anterior; scapular presses on plank(one arm) or scapular presses on handstand? first one consits on getting down to an one arm plank and ...
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No Pain when training abs [duplicate]

After the first two times I trained abs I had pain for weeks, but since then I haven't encountered any noticeable muscle pain. Do I need to stimulate the pain/ache sensation to get abs or will they ...
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What kind of weight training can I start my 12 year old son on?

My son is about to turn 12 years old he is 5'6" tall, he has a long and lanky body with no muscle tone. He plays basketball and most of the time he is the tallest kid on the floor yet he still will ...
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Can bone thickness be increase through exercise in adulthood?

There seems to be a general consensus in the bodybuilding community that bone density can be increase by weight-bearing exercises and that bone thickness(girth) will not change in adulthood(after the ...
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Does excessive running training like Marathon eat away muscle growth?

Alex Viada possesses the incredible strength of a bodybuilder together with cool-looking muscle. What's more, his best mile time is a 4:32. His half marathon is 1:31. A professional long distance ...
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Is it OK to do Cardio on a weight training rest day?

Right now I alternate between Push weights day, and Pull weights day. Then after that is a rest day. So the flow looks like: Weights Weights Rest Weights Weights Rest ... I do cardio for warm up ...
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Weightlifting for children?

Is weight lifting for children beneficial? Does it have ill effects? I searched about it but didn't get any answer on this site. It is a bit debatable. will it be beneficial for those aspiring to be ...
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I want to grow taller? [duplicate]

I'm 15 years old and only 5'2 and about 47kg. I can't help it anymore and I really want to get taller, as I hate seeing my friends grow to about 6'0 and i stay shorter as if i'm their kid. My dad is 5'...
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Thin face and body Not properly growing

My name is Amrit, Age 23, Height 5.6 and weight 63 Kg. My problem is that my body is not growing since I was 16. I did not take any medical assistance. The main thing is that my face looks very ...
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pass the limits to obtain muscle

If you do one day workouts for one part from your body but you training 6 hours would you see faster results? Example: Monday legs 3 hours in the morning and 3 before going to bed at night. The next ...
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Workout to the failure is enough to get stronger. What is the need to have sets?

As far as I understand, push the muscle to the failure state in 5 to 15 reps will help me increase muscle growth production. If I need to do more than 15 reps to get failure, I simply build endurance, ...
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Does Whey Protein cause damage to teenagers who haven't fully grown? [closed]

I am a teen, 15 I do quite a lot of gym work along with football. I am constantly sore and I feel that my work doesn't achieve anything because there isn't enough protein to repair and make my muscles ...
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Is it right that working out before 18-20 may stop growth [duplicate]

My coach always recommend me to start working out but my friends also say to me that when i start the workout i might never get taller and since i am a basketball player my height matter for me but i ...
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What are the implications of diminishing levels of soreness in Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)?

A while back, I sent out the following query to a subject matter expert (through a different social media platform), but did not receive a reply. Thought I'd post it here to see if anyone with ...
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Breaking Microtears by flexing?

Try to flex your biceps as hard as you can. It feels like if you were lifting right? So does this mean that microtears are getting broke and therefore we are having the same effect as lifting(Muscle ...
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Is sleep actually vital to muscle growth? [duplicate]

I think personally it is mainly diet and weights that contribute to muscle growth. Is sleep that important of a factor too? Are there substitutes for sleep, like meditation, for example?
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how to increase my shoulder width ? is it possible?

I am 19 yrs male. My shoulders are less width. my shoulder and waist not in golden ratio and suggest the exercise not including dumbbells and weight lifting because i also want to grow tall
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Cell Death and muscle synthesis

just a question out of curiosity! I went to a Science Live event last week, and one of the things they talked about was how cell death is essential for growth and replacement of cells. Does this ...
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Is a mainly cardio based schedule any good?

Currently I run every morning before work and follow that run up with some Chin-ups, Muscle-ups and Push-ups. I'm not trying to build muscle with these exercises but I just want to make sure I don't ...
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Is there any equipment/method that might help growing height?(20 yo male) [duplicate]

Sorry, this might be a dumb question, but I'm a 20 year-old male, only 170cm, I know I only have 1-2 years left for growing, and I've been trying everything to help me to grow height. Recently I just ...
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What type of exercise will cause growth retardation on my body.?

I like to workout a lot(once two hours a day) for a whole week and people keep warning me on my height and growth because I'm 17. Which exercise will cause growth retardation and height loss on my ...
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Will weight training stagnate growth in a teenager?

Will weight training stagnate growth in a teenager? Is this a myth or fact? If it does, how does it stagnate a youth's growth?
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I want to increase my height (teen girl) with the help of excercise routines and diet

I am a 15 year old girl and 5'5 in height. How can I increase my height in terms of food and exercise? Is there some specific diet plan or routine practice required that could accomplish this? I ...
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Why are my traps not growing?

Workout plan: http://teenbodybuilding.com/hagy3.htm So I've been following the guide set forth at the url above. I've noticed very minor gains in size and I actually think the growth is just swelling ...