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A 18-year-old male asked:

How to gain muscle without protein powder?

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Dr. John Hammes
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Exercise: Lift weights. Eat adequate (1gram /kg body weight) protein. No need for supplements. Testosterone and derivatives will build muscle but have harmful side effects and should be avoided. Some people's muscle mass will be limited (or very great) based on their genetics or inherited tendency to build mass. Careful technique (so as not to get harmed) exercise with weights is best and safest way ...

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A 20-year-old male asked:

How to gain muscle mass without taking protein powder?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 53 years experience
Exercise: Eat a generally healthy diet, with at least some fruits and vegetables and some form of protein like fish, meat, beans, etc. And do some form of resistance exercise. That is like weight lifting, isometric exercise, push ups, etc. Just pay attention and don't hurt yourself. Increase resistance slowly and don't jerk when lifting. That will increase muscle mass.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can eating more protein powder help you gain muscle?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not by itself: Protein can help but only if combined with strength training.
Last updated May 3, 2013


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