Questions tagged [mass]
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How is the weight gain formula consistent with the law of conservation of mass?
Here are some points I have come to understand: Weight gain is a result of caloric surplus; specifically, every 3500 calories of surplus consumed corresponds to about 1 pound of additional bodyweight ...
Is there a way for a 300lb man to be stronger than a 500lb man?
Let's suppose that you have 2 male humans who are physically fit. One is 500lbs and the other is 300lbs. Are there some physiological forms that would allow the 300 lb man to be stronger than the 500 ...
Are mass gainers useful to meet calorie requirements?
I am trying to hit 3000 kcals. I get about 2000 cals from normal food. Is it ok to use mass gainer (like Optimum nutrition) to get the remaining? What are some side effects I should watch out for?
When should someone with skinny physique buy mass-gain powder?
My goal is to gain weight and muscle. I'm currently 55 kgs, 5"4. My workout routine consists of pushups, triceps dips, curls with a resistance band, and squats. I am looking at some mass gainer ...
Best split for intermediate bodybuilder wanting to gain mass and work on smaller muscles too
I have been doing 3 day full body workouts for almost a year, deloading when necessary and changing reps, exercises, etc.. an example of a day is this: Chest bench press or shoulder press/incline ...
Will I gain mass effectively with this program? Slightly modified stronglifts 5x5
I'm very skinny (184cm, 61kg) and I have a really hard time gaining weight. I'm completely free for summer so I can sleep 9 hours a day and eat a lot of food, and I have no other stressors. I will ...
Is 6 strength workouts a week always a bad idea?
My situation: I've been to the gym before and done some weight exercises so I know the basics. Lately I'm extremely out of shape though (184cm and 61kg, with a really high metabolism). I would like to ...
How to Maintain Muscle During a Layoff
I've quit the gym due to my college exams. It will take like 3 months before I go back. Please give tips on maintaining muscle mass. I do have access to body weight exercises and if there is anyway to ...
Any tips for not losing muscle mass?
I won't be able to work out for at least 2 months (November 2017), I'm undergoing a surgery... I'm only able to walk... and that's it! SO, do you maybe have tips and tricks for not losing the muscle ...
List of muscles by volume in average man
Is there any research-based list of muscles and muscle groups by their volume or mass, in average men (or even any subset of healthy human population)? It's easy to find statements like gluteus ...
How much protein should I be eating?
I am 59 yrs old, 6'5" and I currently weigh 245lbs, up from my lowest of 230lbs, after having lost 110lbs last year. I have a desk job during the day and I work out with weights 3 times a week for ...
Homemade Mass/Protein Blend [closed]
I'm a classic ectomorph aged at 18, I've been hitting the gym hard for about a month now and have been able to observer some sort of progress with both machines and free weights. However, even though ...
15 minute regimen for bulky arms
What exercises would you recommend to be done in under 15 minutes for bulky arms. I have tried some weight exercises in the past, but they failed to show results because of lack of follow through. ...
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 ...
A possible way to increase an inch in bicep/tricep for a Diabetic person
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetics a year ago. For quite some time it was a shock to me. but with time I got over it. Now I have joined the gym. I want to increase the size on my biceps/ triceps /...
Mass doubling for a healthy man from marathon training (summer) to weight training (winter)? Normal?
I have trained a variety of sports such as soccer, swimming, skiing -- and later in the university got interested in weight-lifting. I do 6 months' fat-burning training such as marathon etc (summer) ...
Body weight leg exercises for mass
I want to make my legs more symmetrical to my upper body. They need to catch up slightly. I can easily achieve that with weights but I wish to achieve it with body weight exercises instead since I ...