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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can i do to effectively gain muscle mass?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Muscle Training: When you strength train, supported by appropriate protein content in your diet, you will gain muscle mass. I suggest you want to stay within a reasonable weight category and receive blood analysis for nutritional, kidney and liver function periodically. Get a trainer or sports nutritionist to help you if you are aggressive in your time frame for this goal. Also, remember your calcium + d.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I gain muscle mass quickly?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: Exercise is essential to gain muscle mass. Weight training may be better. However, some people are not genetically equipped to add much muscle mass, no matter how much they exercise. Maintain protein intake of about one gram or more/kg of body weight.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to eat to gain muscle mass?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See below: The rule of thumb is that you need between 1 and 1.5 times your body weight (if you are overweight, then substitute your target body weight) in grams of complete protein. Complete proteins are eggs, meat, fish, cheese and milk. This will work better than incomplete protein, i.e. Soy or plant based. Include more carbs at breakfast and eat healthy fats. Don't skip meals and drink plenty of water.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can you best gain muscle mass?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Resistance training: In men and women, resistance training (lifting weights) will build muscles....More in men than women. Stronger muscles tend to burn more calories that weaker muscles even when you are not using them...That helps reduce fat. Lifting with proper form to the point of momentary failure seems to be the best way to get the muscles to respond.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I gain more muscle mass?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Exeercise: No shot cuts> take up weight lifting.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How to gain muscle mass if i'm skinny?

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Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Mass gain: You have to eat a high calorie, high protein diet. You also have to exercise regularly and do strength exercises, or lift weights. (please do it safely).

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