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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How to burn fat and build muscle at the same time? [duplicate]

My cousin, whom is a professional bodybuilder suggested I start a diet plan. I am 5' 8" tall and weigh 69 kilograms. I want to build muscle and lose belly fat at the same time and was skeptical as to ...
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Eating not right -gain muscles or no

Eating right has many advantages on our health and can help building muscles. On the other hand fast foods, sugar etc. are detrimental for gaining muscles. What is the reason for this? If a thin guy ...
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Why is it that my Deltoid muscle cracks sometimes when I lift my arm?

I have come to situations where I finish exercising, or not even exercising , I lift my right arm, and within the shoulder muscle (Deltoid); the muscle cracks (inside the muscle). My left shoulder ...
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Losing Lean Muscle Mass (Detraining)

I have never fully understood how this exactly works. These questions pertain to the long term effects of strength training only. Basic Physiology of Hypertrophy (what is understood) During muscle ...
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What factors affect underwater swimming endurance and how to improve it?

I have a good 45 minute cardiovascular workout just before swimming. Although I’ve got my breath back when I go in I imagine my body is still depleted in some way? What factors affect my (or anyone’s)...
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Benefit of repeat hypertrophy

I am able to do dumb bell curl with 25 pound but if I don't do exercise for 3 weeks, i am still able to curl 25 pound but now with pain afterwards, i am assuming hypertrophy, This repeat hypertrophy y ...
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Exercises for this muscle

there are many who has this muscle. I don't know the name of the muscle or how can I do it so open.I cut the picture from a bodybuilder just to show you this.How he did this ?I train my body abs ,...
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Muscles Won't grow even after following Good diet and Routine

I have been lifting weights for the past 1 year or so and my muscles barely show, i can see some growth but nothing more then that. Before starting lifting i was skinny fat(mostly around the waist ...
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Push-up Range of Motion

What is the normal range of motion (in degrees) expected from the most proximal joint during the push-up movement i.e. shoulder for pushup?
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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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Is there an accurate way to assess the fast/slow-twitch muscle fiber ratio in your legs?

I've been running on and off for the past 12 years, having originally started in high school with XC. Given that fact, I've typically always been interested in running longer distances, however, ...
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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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Putting weight on stomach

Does putting weight on stomach and then hardening abs, helps in building abs? was doing some excercise in which i had to keep weight on my stomach before carrying with hands.
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Muscle helping Arm lowering

What muscle are worked if I lower my arm? It can't be the deltoid, as front and lateral raise use deltiod. But lets say I am upside down and lower my arm, which muscle I will work out? Just like ...
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Identification and Effectiveness of excercise

I saw this exercise and i cant remember where but it is a chest exercise, You lie down on floor, put dumbbell on your chest, grab it firmly with both hands in middle and raise it to top and them back ...
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Influence of breathing on posture (NOT posture on breathing)

To maintain a good posture during sitting or standing still, one has to use spinal and abdominal muscles (in a perfectly healthy individual it is supposed to happen unconsciously) quite a lot. ...
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I can't touch my butt with my heel

I'm having a long existencial issue with touching my heel with my butt as part of stretching, I see most people can do it, why can't I? I can't even squat well! I'm afraid of over stretching the ...
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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 ...
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Lifting heavier weights with my right arm

I have differently shaped shoulders through a disability so I purposely work my right arm with heavier dumbells. What is the consequence of doing this to the left side of my body? I mean is there ...
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Point of cross body hammer curl

what is point of cross body hammer curl , aren't they same as hammer curl work same muscle, is their any benefit except tat they can carry more weight ?
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What does "genetic potential" really mean? Does it really mean anything?

Often times people devise formulas and objective/subjective viewpoints on how far one can take their progress in fitness and weight lifting/muscle building/strength/etc. I have found that there's no ...
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Weight difference in excercise for same muscle

I wanted to workout by posterior delts, so I was doing revese chest fly on machine and I was able to do it with 80 pounds, but when Dumbbell Bent-Over Reverse Fly i am doing i can take only 10 pounds ...
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Better muscle memory(dancing) after weight lifting

I tend to learn dance moves much more quickly after I've had a weight lifting workout or even during. Of course, not from the very exhausting ones, but still with huge muscles pump. Why is that? One ...
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Is it possible to gain muscle while being on a calorie deficit?

I know in order to gain muscle you have to be in a calorie surplus, and I know losing fat and gaining muscle don't mix together. But I'm just wondering why can't it be possible for someone who's in a ...
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Advantages and downsides of route with slopes

I am currently jogging every day. I am not in very good shape (hopefully this will change), so I am not jogging a very long route. I am making a loop about 3km long, starting home and ending up back ...
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Adding Muscle Mass using "NO LOAD" resistance training [closed]

Updated : https://bretcontreras.com/do-we-even-need-to-lift/ Bret gets it. LOL Regarding the small sample size. You do realize how common studies of less than 20 people are? Large RTC studies are ...
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wrist curl and reverse wrist curl

Why reverse wrist curl is difficult as compared to wrist curl, I recently started training my wrists and I find it, are muscles for reverse wrist curl weaker by nature?
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proper wrist extension movement [closed]

When doing wrist curls or reverse one should dumbbell should move in plane perpendicular to ground or should it follow normal curved path as ulnar is shorter so weight moves toward ulnar side ...
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Does running/biking suffice as a leg workout?

I'm currently overweight and have been doing the 5x5 program pretty consistently but want to integrate more cardio into my workout plan. After jogging, my legs/knees feel pretty tired as it is and am ...
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Proper way to carry weight for long distance

What is the proper way to carry a fellow human being when they are incapacitated? I usually go for high altitude hikes and I find I need to be ready for an emergency. Which muscles would do better ...
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Is it actually possible to control stomach muscles to the level done by the Aikido instructor in the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie?

This is about the stomach movements done by the "Aikido instructor" in the "Incredible Hulk" movie from 2008. A GIF image showing this scene can be found here (the GIF is from this page). Is this ...
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Is a "six pack stomach" dependent on only a handful of exercises and if so, what are they?

I wanted to get an idea of which exercises are used for developing a six-pack stomach. In this case, let's say that the individual already has a relatively small stomach with very little fat on it. ...
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Gaining muscle/strength while losing weight [duplicate]

TLDR: What can I do at gym wise, the gym is Planet Fitness, and nutrition wise to gain strength and muscle and also lose weight? I'm 17, going to be 18 in August, and I've wanted to be muscular and ...
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Exercise band lateral walk muscles used?

What muscles are used in sidewalking with a resistance band?
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Angle importance in Inclined Chest fly

How important is angle in inclined chest fly, i found that if angle is low chest fly become more difficult and my biceps also get engaged but if angle is high near 90 than more pressure in chest? ...
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Walking faster V/s Running

What is difference b/n walking fast and running, which different muscles get activated are they different for both? I am asking cause I found my calves getting tightened more while walking fast while ...
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Can't get big arms in a sparing calorie deficit?

I don't count calories, but know I'm getting leaner on my current diet and it's 100% fat loss. I am having trouble building biceps size however. I have worked my biceps for a long time and they do not ...
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Cable Pulldown wrong muscle activation

I am doing this excercise for back. But what I felt was that my biceps were getting more tensed than my back, what is I am doing wrong? P.S. my trainer is worst, dont teach much , but office gym so ...
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Effectiveness of Abdominal Vacuum [duplicate]

How effective is the Abdominal Vacuum? I like the exercise because I can do it anywhere, sitting on a chair, walking, sitting in bus, but I don't feel any pain like I do in other muscles after ...
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Dumb bell pullover muscles

I am doing dumb bell pullover as shown in excercise Except that i lie down completly on bench, when I bring DB up i kinda feel twitch around my delts , is it normal , does shoulder also involve in ...
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I pulled my toddler in a wagon almost all day yesterday [closed]

My ribs on both sides hurt extremely bad when I move. However, if I'm resting they don't hurt. Is it possible I pulled some kind of muscle?
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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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Can you effectively put on mass while being highly active/fit?

It's believed by some that too much fitness destroys muscle. How can one know that line? Some arguments point to long-distance runners/marathon runners as an example, which are not known to be the ...
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Gym accesories for less force for grip

I am new to weight exercise and don't know much about different accessories in gym, moreover i have problem in my pinki finger controlling muscle so i want to avoid tighter grips, I found lifting hook ...
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What can help me build muscle faster than diet, exercise, and rest alone?

I was thinking of doing an amateur bodybuilding show, but I'm drug-free and build muscle super-slowly no matter what. I am in need of going to a local bodybuilding show that I signed up for, but it's ...
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Is there any sport that helps increase height? [duplicate]

im 13 and i want to be taller is ther any sports can help to increase height cause im Short compared to the same age hope find a sport
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Abdomen training window

Why most trainers recommend you to train your abs every day? Why are they not respecting the 24-48 hour training window?
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Does pushing yourself harder have any benefit to your results?

I am wondering i there're any specific benefits to pushing yourself extremely hard vs. just pushing yourself a little hard. Does pushing harder create more muscle? Make you stronger? To simplify, ...
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Plank Workout Ruotine? [closed]

Ok guys I'm working on tightening my core and getting a six pack back. Currently I max out at 60 seconds for a single plank I was wondering if anyone could help me set up a plank workout routine. ...
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Weight has gone down several pounds, but not trying to lose weight and feel fatter. Why?

I have been working out intensely as usual, but notice that my weight has begun to average around 3-5 lbs. lower than what it mostly would sit at. I feel like I've been getting fatter, but at the same ...

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