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It is a contractible and excitable connective tissue found in animals.

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Does skeletal muscle injury cause hypertrophy or atrophy?

In the following diagram from the Love and Bailey textbook I see that injury causes a decrease in hypertrophy due to a decrease in the expression of IGF-1. Here Love and Bailey consider a skeletal ...
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Should different muscles be stretched with different amounts of time?

Should different muscles be stretched with different amounts of time? The following exercise mat seems to advise so: If so, what is the scientific consensus on the stretching time for each main ...
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What is the cause of flexion-induced muscle cramping?

Some muscles, especially the biceps femoris to the back of the upper leg and the biceps brachii opposite the elbow side of the upper arm, can be made to cramp by hard flexion, bending the leg at the ...
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How can I prevent muscles from becoming tight?

How can I prevent muscles from becoming tight? I am mostly interested in forearm muscles. My goal in preventing muscles tightness is to avoid perturbing the tendons that attach to the epicondyles at ...
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How does “water therapy” work to treat muscle tension?

I read on http://www.spine-health.com/glossary/muscle-tension: Muscle tension refers to the condition in which muscles of the body remain semi-contracted for an extended period. Muscle tension is ...
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Are “Class 2” prescription TENS units any better than OTC TENS units?

I have been prescribed a TENS unit for pain. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The medical equipment company is planning on selling me a Compass Health (aka Roscoe Medical)...
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Is there a difference in the repair processes of slow twitch vs. fast twitch muscle?

Working out, I noticed my fast-twitch-dominant muscles tend to get very sore and stay that way for hours to days, while my slow-twitch-dominant muscles tend to get sore briefly and recover quickly. ...
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Anabolic Effects of Beta-Ecdysterone

Should one expect similar gains in muscle mass from supplementing beta-ecdysteroid to anabolic steroids like Nerobol or Methylandrostenediol? From the research I have done so far it is clear that beta-...
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How do i lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?

Through diet, cardio vascular exercise and using a Low Level Laser Therapy machine I have lost 4.75St with a daily calorie deficit of approx 700 - 1100 calories below my BMR. My BMI is now 24 (in ...
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Would doing Kegel exercise by hanging weight to penis is really effective?

An advertisement of a Kegel equipment for men claims that hanging more weight to the erected penis while contracting the pubococcygeus muscle will help make it stronger. Superficially, this makes ...
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Is being deficient in vitamin D a possible cause or factor for muscle tension?

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/banish-muscle-tension/ : It has been found that people who suffer from excessive muscle tension, spasms and pain may be deficient in vitamin D. Why would being ...
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Muscle disorder causing exercise intolerance without an increase of creatine kinease levels

Has anyone heard of a disorder that causes exercise intolerance and post-exertional myalgia without any further symptoms (like generalised fatigue or joint pain)? Detailed investigation showed that ...
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How to calculate Skeletal Muscle Ratio(%)(SMR%) statistically by using formula(without using weighing machine or any online calculators)?

How are we supposed to calculate individual's Skeletal Muscle Ratio in percentage(SMR %) if we have results of an individual that includes: age gender weight height BMI and BMR? I have researched a ...
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Difference between Contusion, Haemorrage and Hematoma?

As per wikipedia these are the definitions: A contusion, commonly known as a bruise, is a type of hematoma of tissue[1] in which capillaries and sometimes venules are damaged by trauma, allowing ...
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Can facial mass be increased?

It is shown that it is not possible to reduce/gain fat in one area by exercising that body part alone[1].Facial fat is no exception. However, is it possible to increase the facial mass via exercising ...
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Is a muscle still a muscle after years without usage?

With no usage I mean no active usage because of not working nerves. So basically the question is wether there is like an end-state to muscle atropy where the muscle tissue changes and after what time ...
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Vascularization, good or bad for health/muscle growth

I have recently started at the gym and noticed an excessively flow of blood and bloated veins on my arm when I exercise them...I googled it...it says that is called vascularization but just that...and ...
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How much reduction of blood flow in the soft tissues can result from stress?

I read on http://www.spine-health.com/glossary/muscle-tension: Stress may change the body's nervous system by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood flow to the soft tissues, including ...
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How can I quantify muscle tightness?

How can I quantify muscle tightness? I'm mostly interested in forarm muscles. I could ask a physical therapist to assess muscle tightness by touching the muscle. What are other solutions? The more ...
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Are bodybuffers efficient to relax muscles?

Are bodybuffers efficient to relax muscles? Example of bodybuffer: http://www.bellebodybuffer.com/ I am mostly interested in forarm muscles.
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Can Steinert syndrome be developed passed the thirties?

Can a person carrying the gene responsible of developing the Steinert syndrome start suffering it passed his/her thirties? What are the chances of developing the syndrome if a person carries that gene?...
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Why do tennis elbow (epicondylitis) mostly affect the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB)?

It has been shown (1, 2) that tennis elbows (epicondylitis) mostly affect the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB). Why does it mostly affect this muscle, and rarely the other muscles attached to the ...
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Applying heat therapy: heat patch vs. hot towel vs hot water before exercise

The article Muscle Strains & Heat Therapy: Warming up Your Pre-Workout Routine says: Applying heat therapy to chronic injuries and taking preventative measures for strained muscles before ...
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Is muscle ache a possible sign of the body using muscle mass as a source of energy due to the lack of nutrition?

When doing maximal effort exercise after not eating for a long time (24 hours) before the exercise, and not eating for hours after the exercise, I feel moderate muscle aches the day afterwards. Is ...
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Why is it difficult to produce much force/power on a sprained leg during exercise?

Lately, during exercise, I've found it difficult to produce more force/power on my leg which is sprained, why is this? what's the physiological/anatomical explanation of this?
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What is the difference between “mild degeneration of the muscular attachment of the gluteus medius” and “mild tendinosis of the left gluteus medius”?

I have read the following two terms: mild degeneration of the muscular attachment of the left gluteus medius mild tendinosis of the left gluteus medius Do these two terms refer to the same medical ...
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Does running help to get rid of a product put in the body by intramuscular injection?

I receive an intramuscular injection of Haldol (Haloperidol) every week. Does doing exercise (such as running) helps in getting rid of the injected Haldol?