A 28-year-old male asked:
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What should I do to increase muscle mass in chest? I am a skinny person.

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Exercise: Exercises that strengthen the pectoralis major muscles ("pecks") will help . Start with push ups.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017
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Weight: Body weight alone should not cause muscle or chest pain unless severe malnutrition is present.

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