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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.

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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 32-year-old member asked:

How quickly can you gain muscle?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No answer!: To many age, hormonal, and exercise variables, including machines versus free weights, intensity, repititions, length of workout, etc. However, the gains made early are neural gains, where you learn to contract muscle in synchrony and relax opposing muscle. Muscle cell growth starts 2 & 1/2 weeks after starting a program and will continue for months!
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 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I gain serious muscle mass?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
You eat a healthy-: -diet, & work out lifting weights either free or machines. I prefer free weights. The workouts are hard, repetitive, and done every other day, with cardio in your day off.

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