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A 43-year-old member asked:

i'm not sure but is having a personal trainer the best or most recommended way to build muscle?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: There are good things about having s trainer, they can hold you more accountable for exercising than you might hold yourself, they may have an added expertise and access to equipment than you have. On the other hand, it is not really rocket science, if you are motivated and reasonably disciplined you can do it yourself.
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Dr. Dora Chizea commented
Anti-Aging Medicine 48 years experience
It also depends on if one is building Muscle for Competition or for self satisfaction and how much resource one has
Jun 13, 2017

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