Muscle building can be achieved by following certain exercises and by taking a protein-rich diet. The muscles undergo trauma when you do extreme exercise, like weightlifting. When these muscles get repaired, there is an increase in muscle fiber, which promotes muscle growth.
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I lost sensation in my biceps and triceps while working out. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been working out regularly for around three years. It felt great until a week ago when I noticed while training that my biceps and triceps did not feel anything. I do everything correctly. When I do the bicep exercises, I feel it in my forearms, not my biceps. I do not get a pum... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If you are not feeling anything in the biceps while working out, your form may need to be revised to load your biceps. Also, watch your wrist position, which might take the lead in getting loaded by its position and may be too bent forward. F... Read Full »
Can you please suggest a diet to gain muscle mass and to get rid of belly fat?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. My height is 191 cm, and my weight is 82 kgs. I was on a diet for six months earlier when I was 110 kgs. Now I have lost 27 kgs in six months. I am leaving my diet because I am feeling very tired. I think my body is in a nutritional deficiency state. I exercise ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. com. You have already achieved your target. In fact, your normal weight range is around 85 to 90 kgs. You have not mentioned what exactly you eat. Without knowing your food habits, it is difficult to give diet advice. I can give you general diet advice. You are young. It is... Read Full »
Can I take protein powder, fruits, and vegetables instead of food to gain muscles and lose fat?
Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old male with a weight of 87 kilograms and a height of 162 cms. I want to gain muscles but lose fat.Can I take protein powder alone as a substitute for food along with fruits and veggies salad for weight loss? Which protein powder do you suggest to me? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not a good idea to replace your food with protein drinks. You will be somehow able to lose weight, but it will not be sustainable as you cannot do it forever. So choose a way of balanced nutrition in combination with the workout. The result may be slow, but it wi... Read Full »
How to stop losing muscle mass in the body?
Query: Hi doctor, I did exercises to relax and tighten the neck muscles. The exercises that I did has affected my entire body. I have lost muscle mass all over my body, and I have gained muscles in thighs and all the wrong places. I eat apples to stop muscle loss, as I read that eating apple stops muscula... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you tell me what kind of exercises you did that resulted in such a situation? If you did exercises of the neck, then it cannot move the muscles on gluteus or back. I suggest you try doing the following. Go for a full body checkup. Stop doing exercises abruptly. Have... Read Full »
Is it reasonable to take supplements to build muscle?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a professional stunt rider. I like to build muscle and reduce belly fat. Currently I am taking whey protein, BCAA, creatine, and Hydroxycut fat burner. Are these type of supplements safe? Will they give any side effects? My height is 173 cm, and weight is 75.8 kg. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you take supplement alone without doing any exercise, then it can cause the following problems. Digestive problem. May decrease liver function. May cause muscle damage. Sexual problem like decreased sex desire and premature ejaculation. Hormonal problem like anxiety, d... Read Full »
What is the reason to have a protein shake after doing a workout?
Query: Hi doctor, So often, we do things that we know to be healthy but are not aware of the reason. I am looking at the specific items such as drinking protein shakes after a workout, doing 10 to 12 repetitions in strength training, stretching before a run, avoiding food before a workout and eating the ra... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, very often we follow the necessary safe and healthy things that should be observed in our day-to-day life, but many people are not aware of the reason of these lifestyle changes. They simply know that it is good to follow but are not aware of the reason to follow. Ma... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to get lean for the past one month. But, still, I have stubborn fat around my lower abdomen. I am doing full body lifts every day and high-intensity cardio exercise one to three times a week. I cannot lean out around my stomach 100 % while everywhere is fine. I know stubborn ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. To lose body fat, we need to track our calorie budget and burnouts. First, work on your food groups, make sure you divide your meal into a right combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. As well to see good results it is always essenti... Read Full »