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A 23-year-old male asked:

Will you gain more muscle mass if you lift 5 days a week or 3. i also take creatine and whey protein. and cardio 3x a week.

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Dr. Peter Gerbino
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Complicated: In general, muscle mass is best increased with high weights and low (
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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I think Dr. Gerbino meant to finish with "low reps." Be aware that, unless you're a strict vegan, you don't need supplemental creatine or whey protein. Excess dietary protein converted into carbohydrates not muscle..
Mar 5, 2015

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