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how to build muscle as an ectomorph

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Depends!: You can get in much better shape. This is what exercise is primarily for. Looks are important but secondary to this goal. Whatever your build, howev ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Hard gainer: Subscientific term for a light-boned man who gains mass slower than others. Sure you can. To build mass, work the muscle group in question hard. Maxim ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Hit it hard: A light-boned man may be an easy or hard gainer. If you do resistance exercises 3 sets of 10 reps maximum weight 3x/week for each muscle group, you wi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
A few tricks: Most women prefer a lean, defined man and many especially like your 'swimmer's build.' Creatine and perhaps an electronic muscle stimualtor will help ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Enjoy your body: Most women prefer a lean, defined man and many especially like your 'swimmer's build.' Creatine and perhaps an electronic muscle stimualtor will help ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not a good idea!: Being skinny is not a disease. If you are otherwise healthy, leave it alone. Taking steroids will cause you more grief that it would be worth. You wil ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Gaining weight: See a nutritionist to gain weight sensibly.do not use steroids
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Weight training: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. It is not feasible to target fat loss to a particular area, you will need to redu ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Yes!: First get clearance from your family physician or geriatrician, then start exercising. There's no day like today to start! you don't need to go to the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multiple factors: diet with additional protein. strength training. diet balance willl control fat vs. muscle. higher protein can help build muscle

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