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

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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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How can I make my thighs and calfs slimmer?

I have done a lot of cycling and stopped a few months back, any exercise (such as squats, lunges etc.) just give me huge thighs and what I do not understand is, everyone else seems to look really nice ...
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How to fix uneven shoulder blade

Hey guys i have this uneven shoulder blade problem for about 3 years .At the beginning i was having issues in tilting the neck to the right side (same side with scapula problem).I was wondering ...
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How can I prevent muscle loss (some strength loss is okay) when I incorporate Muay Thai in my training at the cost of losing some time for my workout?

Currently I workout as follows: 6 hours a week where 70-90 minutes of cardio in total. No bench press or squats (the why part isn't relevant here) Isolated muscle workouts for upper, abdominal ...
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Is it true that you do not lose ANY muscle mass if you're in a conservative deficit, eat high protein and do resistance training?

We are talking about people who are novices or early intermediates. There's no question that if you are advanced (i.e you are close to your genetic potential), you will lose muscle unless you take ...
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How much strength progress can I expect on a cut if I'm fat? Is it even required given that I don't want to get more fat?

Please help an early novice here! I'm fat (28%bf, 170lbs, 5'6'') and am following stronglifts 5x5 with some arm, forearm work. S:B:D is 143:95:225. I'm planning to cut down to 140lbs so I can lean ...
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Can supplements inhibit production of human synthesized molecules?

In the field of bodybuilding, various substances such as, growth hormone, testosterone, creatine and amino acids are naturally synthesized by the human body, nevertheless increasing quantities of ...
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Does neck bridge / roll targets all neck muscles?

Does the neck bridge/roll à la Mike Tyson target all neck muscles, and can it be used as a sole neck exercise,or should it be combined with other neck exercises? My goal is not to simply make my neck ...
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One arm won't fold after some reps while doing bicep dumbbell curls

Currently I am a beginner in muscle building and to train my bicep muscles I am using dumbbells and I am performing dumbbell curls with them. While performing the curls, after some reps my left arm ...
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When you become a more conditioned athlete, how has your body changed?

A boxer gets tired out in 3 rounds at his current physical state and health. He then trains in a way that would enable him to last a 12 round fight. What exactly is happening to his body that will ...
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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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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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Fixed workout routine (for 6 weeks) vs day-to-day variable routine?

There are tons of videos from fitness experts who recommend that you follow a fixed program for an average of about 6 weeks to maximize muscle growth. And this is also the philosophy with which I have ...
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Pike Pushup: Hands and feet closer a healthy option?

This is an example of Pike Pushups. One progression is to place your feet on a high platform to make it harder. I was curious if another method would be to have feet and hands vertical closer to ...
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does strength gain (without muscles getting bigger) lead to greater flexibility?

I notice that after injury people lose their flexibility. Rehab exercises will strengthen the injured muscle and also make the recovering person more flexible. But is this also the case when a regular,...
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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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Is working in orchard like workout in gym?

I have recently bought an small orchard and I work there time to time. Like shoveling pruning etc. Is this good for my health and muscles like gym? My purpose is not to build big muscles. I just ...
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Neck band rotation

For a while I've been doing neck extensions,side bends,neck flexions,neck tucks and neck grip holds with bands and plates Are neck rotations with resistance band good too ? I've seen football and ...
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Muscles involved in Walking with different way

When I am walking i observed I have two mode, in one I am walking normal way with all my body felling no tension, other one is in which my torso fill bit of stiff, it is feeling like walking by ...
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Extended chest pump - 1 and a half days

After a 6 month break after finishing a 10 week (5 day/week) fitness program, I restarted it last week. Last week I only went to gym 2 days out of five (Monday & Friday) and this week all the way ...
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Fast-twitch hand muscle exercises?

A friend who spent some time in the military told me about a silent language in which the hands are signed in short, rapid bursts. Really, really rapid bursts, actually. I've seen videos of both wing ...
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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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Rep Range Cycling Daily, Weekly, or more

After reading several sources about rep range recommendations, I know that: Low reps of heavy weight build strength Moderate reps of less heavy weight builds muscle High reps of low weight builds ...
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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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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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Impossible to naturally build muscle steadily without gaining fat?

I know there are other questions around that are similar to this one, but read on and see that mine has more concerns regarding muscle building vs. fat building. It's a common thing in bodybuilding: ...
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Muscle spasm/contraction

Recently I have started a program to strengthen(and learning to activate) specific muscles relating to overpronation(abductor hallucis, flexor digitorum brevis etc.). After a few weeks I'm now able ...
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Weighted press ups for abdomen

Loading with weight crunches is no viable because at the end of the movement the weight actually drags you forward making the movement way easier than without weight, it only becomes viable when doing ...
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lower pecs for chest workout not in gym

can someone create a lower pecs with no go to to gym?Could you give some workouts that someone could do at his home?
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