Questions tagged [muscle]

How to safely and effectively build muscle, whether for looks or for strength. Also, how muscles work physiologically.

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What is the optimal length and amount of sessions per week for optimal muscle gain?

For maximum muscle gain, one is recommended to do 3-5 sets 8-12 reps, the less reps the more strength training it becomes. Now in regard to the number of sessions per week and the length of sessions I ...
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Why and how does fat also make you stronger?

If a 200 pounds man gains an additional 50 pounds of fat he will be stronger than before. Why is that? How does fat contribute to lifting stuff?
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uneven pull ups

when i do a pull up my right shoulder seems to be higher and i don’t know why. anyone know how to fix this? i am right handed if this helps
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How to get huge triceps?

I have very weak triceps (15.3 inches) and chest (44 inches). I'm working out for almost 4 years but my bench press still under 154lb. The last few months I worked out harder on this muscle group, but ...
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Does shoulder strength and flexibility affect your pullups?

I am an intermediate athlete who has been training seriously for 3-4 years, and recently I am experiencing a bit of pain in my rear delts when doing pull-ups. My biceps and my lats are both enjoying ...
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Hypoventilation training

Hypoventilation training is used by many top tier world athletes to perform better in their sports and require less training overall. Basically exhaling and then holding your breath as you perform ...
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How much does nutrition affect muscle / joint health?

I've found over the last few years that the amount of problems I've had with trigger points and muscle tightness has been unbelievable. It has really affected my fitness routine as it means I'm often ...
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The science behind the distribution of muscle mass, and how the body decides where to build or breakdown muscle

May I know if there have been journal article reviews or studies that deal with how the body decides where to build or breakdown muscle first, and the metabolic/endocrinal/molecular mechanisms behind ...
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Core Workout - efficacy of doing Pallof Press and Cable Woodchopper exercises together

I'm looking to build the frontal (rectus) and oblique (side) abs a bit with standing exercises. I've started doing cable woodchoppers (chest height) and pallof press' (with legs practically together). ...
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What are risks of bodybuilding? [closed]

Are there any risks of bodybuilding? Every exercise has it's features, and bodybuilding has it's too. What are risks that these features could possibly cause? Or risks from other than these features? ...
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Best exercise to do with a dumbbell to build arm/shoulder muscles? [duplicate]

As the title implies, I have very limited equipment. Just a dumbbell and a floor where I can do sit-ups and push ups. What would be the best way to build arm/shoulder muscle with just these methods?
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Body building is sore, slow, and needs rest, but the heart doesn't. Why?

I have a question about heart muscle rebuild after high intensity cardio. I wonder if it is a proper question in this forum. If you think not, please kindly tell me where it should be. Building muscle ...
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Does having muscular areas deter fat buildup in those areas?

My question is mostly stated in the title. Let's say you have particularly muscular abs or arms. Does that mean when fat starts building up, it will not build up in those areas? Much thanks
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Do muscles deform bones?

I remember reading about bones can have their shape deformed by muscles pulling on them. also this website suggets that bones along the shaft get wider and thicker These forces squash, twist and bend ...
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Is physiology of muscle growth a pseudoscience?

It seams that there is no actual scientific research in the physiology of muscle growth. All the studies done are far from scientific since all of those are statistical studies, the results of which ...
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Difference between landmine row with rope versus v-handle

What is the major difference when using a landmine row with the following attachments in terms of muscles worked?: v-handle rope (do you spread the rope at the top?) classic t bar eyelets
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How to make sure all parts of my body are developed while working out?

How do I make sure I have a well rounded physique? That is, how to ensure that my for example back muscles are proportionally strong/large with my leg muscles and so on. Even if I train different ...
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Does cardio build muscle?

One of the factors of muscle growth is mechanical tension which can be achieved throughout various methods. One of them is moving weights around, the other is pushing maximally against an immovable ...
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How to gain muscles and be fit with low testosterone?

I am male,35 years old, 75 kg (with a lot of fat around the chest and belly), and 180 cm. I have been doing Karate for 20 years since I was 7 years old. I was very fit but after my back injury (I have ...
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Teres major pull-ups

Since the teres major does most of the actions of the latissimus dorsi, except spinal extension and scapular movement because it is not attached to the spine but to the scapula. I was wondering that ...
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Muscular growth and genetic limit

Many people go by the belief that people have a genetic limit for how much muscle they can build in a lifetime and the closer they get to the limit the slower they gain muscle. I wanna know what ...
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How does absorption differ between vegan and animal protein powder?

Post workout, will an animal based protein powder (such as casein, whey) be better absorbed or utilized by the body than a vegan one (pea, soy, rice, blend), even if they contain the same exact amino-...
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Most time efficient training

This is not asking about opinions on what everyone thinks is best or their preferences. I'm looking for the most time efficient workout. Requirement are as follows: train at least 5 different ...
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How to build an even body with bodyweight only

I do body-weight only, and with clothes on I look skinny. With clothes off I look deformed because the only parts of my body that get bigger are the back and the butt. How does one adjust their ...
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More protein = more potential for muscle growth?

I remember reading some researches some months ago which suggested that after a certain treshold increasing protein intake does not increase muscle growth and a small amount was more than enough for ...
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Brain and brawn

Usually bigger animals have bigger brains, supposedly because the brain needs to control more overall mass. Males have Biggers brains than females, or must I say taller humans have bigger brains ...
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When does muscle collapse on its own mass?

When talking about muscle to structural level but not cellular level Bicep brachhii vs single muscle cell How big can a muscle get before it collapses on its own mass or becomes unable to flex ...
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Is muscle pump alone enough to stimulate muscular growth?

The idea is that muscles won't keep growing once you achieve a certain amount of strength, and you need to always make the exercise harder. But is it the only way? Is there any evidence that muscle ...
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Does the pectoral muscle serve any role in the sports practiced in this modern Era?

By sports I mean games of competition where brain and brawn matter, therefore bench press competitions like in strongman or powerlifting are not classified as sport but pure strength game as those are ...
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Effects on muscle growth of not taking rest days

Is there any evidence that humans suffer muscle loss or inferior muscle growth when working out 7 days out of 7? Or is the idea based on the evidence suggesting that growth happens during rest, thus ...
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Finger push ups

Push ups variation where you support your body on fingertips, does this variation actually build forearm strength ir is it mostly about pain tolerance to the skin being pressed by the sharp finger ...
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Rep ranges and the effect of “breaking” up a set

I understand there are lots of unresearched questions here about rep range. This question is not about what rep range is "best" for some purpose. The research on this topic is well summarized in this ...
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Will my body eat up muscle mass if don’t eat anything for 30-40min after workout?

What will happen if I don’t eat anything after finishing my workout and eat after around 1hr. Will my body use muscle mass to compensate for the protein it need?
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Flexibility and Strength training, which muscles is are being trained in this video

I lift weights and I do yoga regularly. I did notice I'm a bit stiff so I was looking for some stretching/mobility exercises I could integrate maybe after/before I do weight lifting or even ...
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Increase bench press 1RM

I want to increase my 1RM on bench press. I lift about 2 years. At the beginning it went great and fast. But when I reached 220 lbs it stopped. It hasn't changed in the last year. I go bench press ...
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What's up with my body?

The attached profile images are views of my body from a few angles. I've been living with this body for a while, but it wasn't until a couple of months ago I really started to question myself. "Why is ...
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Impact of bicycling on muscle loss

I think one of the most effective methods for calorie burning is cycling , but I'm not sure can cycling actually cause muscle loss? I mean cycling for 1 hour a day , 1 or 2 months regularly and with ...
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Calorie timing with workouts

When it comes to gaining, I usually go for a 3500 calorie a day diet, work out four times a week and end up gaining weight as both muscle and fat. I’m working on a plan to calculate my macros more ...
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How to incorporate progressive overload into my “plateauing” situation

So I have been going to the gym for a decent while now (a couple of years) and have always noticed a problem that I may not have addressed ever and I might be going at the wrong way. I am aware that ...
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Is there anyway carrying additional fat on the body could be an asset for lifting weight?

Such as the body will take the energy to burn fat for recovery, or weight lifting on an empty stomach? Or does it not work like that?
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What percent of mucle growth is possible without steroids consumption? [duplicate]

I am interested to know, if someone does bodybuilding exercises with good rest, enough protein, high presure workout, etc, but without consuming any steroids, how much of muscle gorwth is possible for ...
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Muscle spasms in legs during long distance running

Last spring I ran a half marathon. I trained rather well for it and hit distance close to and equal to 13 miles in my training. I managed these training runs without incident. However, during the race ...
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How does being in a calorie surplus prevent muscle breakdown?

From my knowledge, being in a calorie deficit causes more muscle breakdown because your body requires protein which it gets from the muscle. However, being in a calorie surplus regardless of how much ...
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Are there studies on the number of sets that should be performed per exercise?

It's now well established that the number of hard sets correlates well with hypertrophy. Are there any studies that investigate how a given number of sets should be distributed among different ...
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Should you eat sugar before a muscle building workout?

Is eating sugar before a muscle building workout a good idea? Eating sugar could boost your energy levels and make you perform better. However, excess sugar turns into fat and if you don't exercise ...
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How varied should a strength training workout be?

I want to do strength training so that I can increase the size of my glutes and thighs and tone my waist. I normally do a workout with about 12 exercises (4 exercises per body section) with a minute ...
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Nutrition Planning Help for Lean Muscle and Strength

Right now my main goal is total body transformation. I am on a caloric deficit and getting stronger each week and have lost about 10 lbs of fat so far from 170 to 160. My target weight goal is 150. ...
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Muscles activated when you are running on the street compared with treadmill

Does anyone know which muscles are activated when you are running on the street compared with running on the treadmill? I'm wondering if there is any scientific study.
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What are realistic rates of muscle growth?

As a preface, there are obviously several factors that go into such a consideration. Therefore simply assume that we are looking at a genetically average individual who has gone through puberty and is ...
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Is lactate threshold different for different activities and/or muscle groups?

Is the adaption resulting from lactate threshold training mainly in the trained muscles, in the cardiovascular system, or both? If I improve my lactate threshold through one kind of training, ...

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