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Best way to add huge muscle mass?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Try: Although anabolic steroids can create huge, immediate muscle mass, the side effects of small testicles, heart disease and , steroid rage can be serious. The healthier alternative is to see your doctor and gym trainer to organize a diet and exercise regimen high in the normal protein and amino acids to build your muscle.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Weight training: To increase muscle mass, you must do resistance training for several hours several days a week. It takes years to increase muscle mass significantly, that is why there are no 16 year old body builders.
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Growth program: First with hypertrophy phase using linear periodization, follow by strength training in the form of 5x5. Adequate rest with one muscle group no more than twice a week with at least 3 days rest. Cardiovascular to no more than 15 minutes. Protein intake of 0.75-1.25 grams/kg of body wt. Good diet with complex carbohydrates and adequate essential fats intake.

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