Muscle

Muscle tissue is found all over the body, and is divided in to three categories — Skeletal, smooth, and cardiac. Skeletal muscles are those that we classically think of in relation to working out. Smooth and Cardiac muscle are those that make up our internal organs. Find out more about muscle (and some ways to treat the sore ones, too!) here:

Working out on an empty stomach can build muscle and strength
There aren’t many fitness topics as controversial as this one question: Is it bad to work out on an empty stomach? Here, Greatist dismantles some old myths, once and for all.

Just because the pounds don’t change doesn’t mean all that exercise is going to waste. Muscle has a greater density than fat, meaning it's possible to look and feel slimmer without a significant change in weight.

Weights feel heavier? Treadmill seem faster? Find out how long it takes to lose muscle mass and strength and what you can do to keep fit even during breaks.

Try a foam roller for a budget-friendly solution to muscle pain and soreness.

Cramps, stitches, and spasms — oh my! They sure are painful, but can we stop the pain or prevent them from happening in the first place?

Goodnight moon; good morning muscle. New research suggests consuming some protein before bed could help muscles recover quicker after exercise.

Pages

When it comes to muscles, not all are created equal. The body’s skeletal muscle fibers are split into three types— and they all have strengths and weaknesses.

Working out on an empty stomach can build muscle and strength
There aren’t many fitness topics as controversial as this one question: Is it bad to work out on an empty stomach? Here, Greatist dismantles some old myths, once and for all.

Shaking muscles may be a common phenomenon during exercise, but could that quiver be a cue to back off?

While some shy away from nighttime munchies for fear of weight gain, recent studies suggest going to bed on an empty stomach can result in a loss of sleep and even cause the body to break down muscle mass overnight.

Protein helps us get big and strong: without it, muscles and bones would deteriorate. But protein alone won't help people bulk up, and packing on the protein is linked to health risks like kidney problems.

Supersets not only speed up a workout— they can also help build muscle and boost the aerobic exercise.

Pages